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Pavement Signs: A Complete Guide To Outdoor Advertising Boards

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19 January 2021

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Pavement Signs: A Complete Guide To Outdoor Advertising Boards

There are many different ways you can choose to advertise your business, from public notice boards to in-house displays, but Pavement Signs offer a great option if your business is based on a high street or road side.

Pavement signs are freestanding, and designed to be portable so you can move them into the best position to advertise your business. Created as a tactical advertising tool, these signs can be used not only for marketing purposes to attract new business, but also to communicate with customers.

The communication aspect of pavement signs has been highlighted during the Coronavirus pandemic, as many businesses have been using pavement signs to communicate changes in trading hours, social distancing measures, operational aspects and much more. From advising customers that services are now ‘takeaway only’ to reminding people to wear masks when entering, from designating queue start points to highlighting sanitising stations, pavement signs are useful for so much more now than just advertising.

Our collection of pavement signs includes a wide range of styles and sizes, available with or without personalised printed posters. 24 hour dispatch is available on selected sign boards and printed posters, and we offer a minimum 1-Year Warranty on all XL Displays signage.

Our pavement signs fall into six different categories. Browse below to discover which kind of pavement sign you need for your business.

A-Frame Board Signs

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Designed for outdoor promotions, our range of double-sided A-Frame Pavement Signs, also known as ‘sandwich boards’, allow you to promote your business and services in both directions, offering maximum promotional reach.

Typically used for outdoor promotions and advertising to help alert customers to your offers and drive people inside your store, these a-frame boards work particularly well in personal services such as hairdressers, beauty salons, nail bars, barbers, tattoo studios as they can advise customers that walk-in appointments are available or to promote new services, treatments and offers.

These weatherproof a-boards have been designed specifically for outdoor use. They are strong and sturdy when deployed but can be folded up flat to store inside overnight. The snap frames and clear protective covers protect your advertising materials and allow you to change them quickly and easily when required.

A1 A-Boards are one of our most popular sizes, but we also offer A2, A0 Pavement Signs and other sizes such a 30 x 20 and 40 x 60.

Wooden Chalk A-Boards

For a stylish, durable and eye-catching sign display, choosing a traditional Wooden Chalk A-Board Sign gives you plenty of options. The chalkboard surface gives you a blank canvas on which to display your chalk writing skills using our multi-coloured liquid chalk pens. The bright colours and the hand-written style give a classic feel and a personalised touch.

These advertising boards are also flexible, as the chalkboard can be easily wiped down and updated as often as required, without additional poster printing costs. The wooden a-frames give a rustic and natural feel which is ideal for many types of businesses including restaurants, bars, cafés and pubs as pub menu signs.

The wooden a-frame shape means these signs are sturdy and stable, and can be placed almost anywhere - from entrances, pavements, car parks or inside your business. These double-sided advertising boards are weather-resistant and built to last; plus they’re available in a range of different sizes and styles.

Water Base Pavement Signs

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Our collection of Water Base Pavement Signs are manufactured with hollow plastic bases that can be filled with water to offer strength and stability for your outdoor advertising signs. The durable bases are finished with spring-loaded poster boards that are flexible in the wind to prevent them from falling over when used outdoors.

A larger and more heavy-duty alternative to traditional A-Frame signs, our water base pavement signs are available in larger A1 and A0 sizes (typically the most popular dimensions for outdoor signage). Despite their size, these signs are easily portable thanks to wheels on the base which allow you to roll the signs indoors overnight or when bad weather is forecasted.

Ideally suited for garages, retailers, shops, petrol station forecourts and roadside promotions, these water base pavement signs have been designed specifically for outdoor use and built to be durable in all kinds of weather conditions.

Poster changes are quick and easy; most of our water base pavement boards feature snap frames that open and close with a simple flick movement. These are then finished with a plastic, anti-glare poster cover that is water-resistant to protect your advertising materials.

Our water base pavement signs are available to purchase as is, or you can add laminated posters to your order which we will install into your sign before dispatch, so you can begin to use it immediately when it arrives.

Forecourt Signs

Designed for use outdoors on pavements or plazas, our point-of-purchase display Forecourt Signs are large-format pavement signs with sizes ranging from A0 and larger.

Despite the large sizes, our forecourt signs are easily portable, so they can be manoeuvred around your site depending on your advertising requirements. Many of our forecourt signs feature water-filled bases that weigh down the sign, allowing it to remain stable and in-situ overnight should you not have room to store them inside. Alternatively, the Whirlwind forecourt sign features spring-loaded poster boards that enable the board to adjust with the wind conditions meaning it can withstand stronger winds.

All of our forecourt signs feature built-in snap frame poster boards, which are weatherproof and finished with an anti-glare poster cover to ensure your advertising materials remain in good condition. You can choose to purchase the signs alone, or include laminated printed posters with your order. We recommend laminated posters for all outdoor advertising, and we sell these in a range of sizes suitable for all our pavement displays.

Swing Signs

Our collection of Swing Signs are some of the most flexible pavement boards we offer, available as a printed graphic panel, with an easy poster change pocket, or with a chalkboard surface. They are versatile in use and are suitable for shops, convenience stores, retailers, cafés, pubs, bars, restaurants, and eateries. Designed with either a solid rubber base or a water-filled base, these signs are wind-resistant and suitable for outdoor use. 

Our custom-printed panels are designed as a permanent pavement marketing display, as you would need to order a new panel to change the promotion or message. They are made with a digitally printed vinyl graphic mounted directly onto the panel board. The poster pockets offer a quick and easy way to switch up your advertising materials by replacing the laminated posters. The chalkboard surface allows you to wipe and rewrite any promotion you wish at any time.

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Flag Banners

For something a little more eye-catching, why not invest in a Flag Banner? These versatile printed promotional flags offer a high-impact display solution for any business and can be fully customised with your branding.

Suitable for a wide range of applications including events and exhibitions, trade shows, sporting events, festivals, country fairs, front of business and forecourts; our range of promotional flag banners can act as directional signs and social distancing markers to help direct the flow of foot traffic. 

Available in a wide range of shapes and sizes, with different base options to suit the location of your business, our flags are printed using the latest dye-sublimation printing process, a technique that uses heat and pressure to fuse the ink directly into the weave of the fabric. This creates exceptional print quality that won’t crack, peel or fade over time giving you longer-lasting, more vibrant artwork.

Your flags can be printed with custom-designed artwork put together by our in-house graphic design service - or you can provide your own print-ready artwork.

Please Note: Although our pavement signs are designed to be safe and stable, we recommend bringing them inside during gales, storms and very inclement weather. 

For more information about our range of Pavement Signs, or to discuss which is the right sign for your business, speak to our team on 01733 511030 or get in touch via our Contact Us page.