What is the best kind of Sandwich Board Sign?
Sandwich boards, or A-boards, are popular sidewalk signs. They come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, but not all are created equal.
What is included in the order?
You get the metal sidewalk sign frame in the size of your choice and two 4mm coroplast sign inserts.
Sturdy construction of Metal A-frames
Our sturdy, double-sided metal outdoor A-frame holds a 4 mm corrugated plastic sign on each side. The frame is constructed with rust proof powder coated 2cm steel tube.
Solid hinged braces and rubber feet keep the frame from collapsing.
A rubber coated handle makes moving the frame easy. In a nutshell, these sandwich boards are stable and weather resistant, but not too heavy to move around.
Sidewalk Sign Size
The size you select when ordering is the overall sign size. The legs of frame add 4″ to the height of the sandwich board.
To illustrate, the 24″ x 32″ sandwich board, when it is open and set up on the sidewalk, measures 36.25″ tall, 24.25″ wide, and the feet are 22.5″ apart at the base.
Because the sign slides into the frame, .25″ along the both side and bottom edges is not viewable.
We offer several sidewalk sign frame and insert sizes. 24″ x 32″ and 24″ x 36″ are the most popular sizes. The 24″ x 32″ sign weighs 5 pounds.
It is important to make check what size of signs is suitable and permitted for the sidewalk outside your shop or restaurant.
The Advantage of Metal Frame Sandwich Boards
In a word, the best quality of metal frame sandwich boards is flexibility. Changing your sign is easy and relatively inexpensive.
The sign inserts slide easily in and out of the frame, so you can easily have your lunch special on one side of the insert and your dinner special on the other side.
Instead of getting two sandwich boards, just turn the inserts around.
We offer single and double sided signs (replacements sold separately) to fit. Replace your inserts and your sandwich board is like new again.
Is it necessary to laminate the sandwich board inserts?
We use only high quality, Roland Eco Solvent inks that are scratch resistant and look great for years outdoors. Still, it can be beneficial to cover them with a clear vinyl lamination.
Think of it as insurance. Laminated sidewalk signs withstand the weather and vandals better.
A-frame signs with arrows
Sign inserts with arrows on them require 2 artwork files. On one side the arrow will point to the left and on the other the arrow will point to the right.
That way, both arrows will point in the same direction when the sign is on the sidewalk.
Sandwich Board Bylaws
The City of Vancouver, BC has bylaws governing the use of sandwich board signs on sidewalks. Do a quick search for rules for your city.