Sidewalk Signs

Metal A-Frame Signs

Sidewalk Sandwich Board Signs For retail Stores & Restaurants in NJ

A-frame signs, also called sandwich board signs or sidewalk signs, are the perfect combination of sturdy, portable, and customizable for advertising a sale or event. Placed directly on the floor near high traffic areas, these signs are easily displayed and moved for a custom, versatile sign that is certain to assist you with your advertising and messaging goals.

If you want the best of both temporary and permanent signage categories, A-frame signs are the way to go. At Blue Dot Signs, we offer many customization options for this popular type of sign, and we are ready to get started crafting the perfect A-frame sign in NY for your marketing needs. Contact us today to get started.

Available Sidewalk Signs

Named for the way they are often placed on a sidewalk outside a storefront, the signs are meant to get the attention of people walking by. Your sidewalk sign can include printed graphics that can be swapped out when needed, or a chalkboard surface to write your own message on. The customizable messaging makes this sign a lasting investment for a business.

Custom A-Frame Signs

A-frame signs are freestanding signs that are easily distinguishable by their standalone, “A” shaped appearance. They consist of either a:

  • Folding Frame – These are shaped like a capital letter A with a handle on top to make them extra easy to fold and transport.
  • Panel Stand – These are made of one large, tall panel connected to a base filled with sand to stabilize it.

Both models are double-sided so that the message on them can be seen from either direction.

The panel stand frames are available primarily with face dimensions of 28”x44”. The folding frames have more face dimension options, including:

  • 13”x24”
  • 18”x24”
  • 24”x24”
  • 24”x36”

The height is also variable for folding A-frame signs, from 31.5” to 46” depending on the particular model.

Options for Sidewalk A-Frame Signs

We offer three kinds of face designs for A-frame signs, with each type presenting different advantages in different circumstances. These face types are:

  • Message Boards - These simple faces offer five or seven lines depending on the model for letters, numbers, and symbols to communicate simple messages that can be quickly read and understood by passersby.
  • Chalk Boards - If you want to change your sign frequently, if your business is a restaurant with daily specials, for example, a chalkboard a-frame lets you erase and rewrite a new message as often as you want.
  • Interchangeable Inserts - These have the advantage of being able to perfectly replicate your logo, photographs, and any other graphics you want for your sign. You can get multiple, full-color inserts printed for your menu, ad campaigns, or any other purpose you want and change them in and out of your frame.

The signs are made of metal or plastic and can be kept outdoors for longer periods of time, although they should be taken inside and properly stored at the end of a day or event to help them last longer and keep them safe.

Benefits of a Custom A-Frame Sign

Outdoor message boards are a long lasting sign that many companies use to share a temporary message. Their design and flexibility offers several benefits such as:

  • Convenient - With easy set up and the ability to change out messages, A-frame signs are simple to manage in terms of placement and graphics.
  • Noticeable -A-frame signs are generally placed in walkways where their closeness to the ground puts them in people’s line of sight.
  • Durable - Plastic and metal frames help A-frame signs endure exposure to outdoor weather conditions like sun, rain, and wind. They should be brought in during more extreme conditions to lengthen their lifespan.
  • Portable - Whether made from plastic or hollow aluminum, A-frame signs can be folded flat and lifted by almost anyone, making it convenient to transport them from place to place, or simply to bring them inside at night.

Perhaps the best part of these signs, besides their durability and portability, is the fact that they’re able to be reused. With interchangeable inserts, chalkboard faces, and message board faces, once your event or ad campaign is finished, you can easily take it off your A-frame and replace it with something new.

Uses of Sandwich Board Signs

A-frame signs in NJ are often used to draw more foot traffic into your store, announce a product, service, or special, or direct event attendees looking for where to go for their next meeting. Businesses that most often use A-frame signs include:

  • Movie Theaters
  • Restaurants and Cafes
  • Shopping Malls
  • Car Dealerships
  • Spas and Health Clubs
  • Amusement Parks
  • Supermarkets and Pharmacies

They also work well at events such as parties and weddings to let guests know where the event is being held and provide directions.

High-Quality Sidewalk Signs

No matter what kind of custom sign you need, Blue Dot Signs can offer you the best designed and constructed version of it. We serve the New Jersey and New York City area and are known there for providing personalized signs that few others in our industry can. If you want more information about our signs or want to get started on designing and ordering your ideal a-frame sign, give us a call today at 908-486-7000 or email at info@bluedotsigns.com. Our team of experts will ensure that you get just the sign you’re thinking of.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Can A-frames be kept outside for long periods of time?

    Unless there’s extreme weather, yes. It is recommended that they must be taken inside when their immediate purpose is finished, such as at the end of the day or event. This will keep them looking better for longer, avoid theft, and make sure that the signs aren’t knocked over and damaged.

  • Can you help with sign design?

    Yes. If you don’t know what you want your sign to look like, we can help design one that best reflects your business and its brand.

  • How do I clean my A-frame sign?

    You can use a soft, slightly damp cloth with mild dish soap and lukewarm water to gently wash off any dust or dirt. Make sure the sign is completely dry before storing it.

  • How long do A-frame signs last?

    With proper maintenance and storage, A-frames can last up to about five years or more. Keeping it dry as much as possible, inside when not in use, and stored in an upright position is ideal. Often the only limitation to A-frame signs is the type of design that is displayed in the front, and whether it is still relevant over time. That is why most people come back for future sign faces.

  • How much do A-frames weigh?

    Depending on the dimensions of your custom sign, about 18 pounds. This doesn’t take into account the sand that the base of the double-sided panel signs contains, which can add another 10 pounds when full.