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Pavement Signs, A-Boards and Swing Signs, Which Is the Most Effective?

Pavement and Forecourt Signs is a general term for A-Boards, Swing Signs, Sandwich Boards and Wind Signs. They are able to feature messages to both sides and are used mainly outdoors but can also be seen in many other locations including shopping centres and malls.

It is important that your choice of frame has rounded corners as this will reduce safety concerns in pedestrian areas.

3 main types are generally used;


  1. Swinging display panels,
  2. Display panels which open out to resemble a capital A
  3. Vertical display panels.


Your posters are protected by an anti-glare cover which comes already placed inside the display panel, this will be a very good fit in the frame and may not be immediately apparent to you, so check carefully before you call us to tell us that the anti-glare cover is missing!

Choosing a panel size to suit your location and message.

These display units come in a wide range of panel sizes, from the smallest at A2 all the way up to the largest at 60″x 40″. So if you are planning to employ one of these units you need to think carefully about the space around for pedestrians. For example… a garage forecourt or paved area outside a shopping parade would be suitable for any size from A1 upwards whereas a unit on the footpath outside a shop would suit A2, A1 and possibly A0 display size.

What happens if I want to change my message frequently?

If you want to change your marketing or communication messages regularly it is best to purchase a sign which has either snap profiles or magnetic covers, either are very easy to use and simple to update the poster.

What happens if I want only one message on my Pavement Sign? pavement signs

If you want to keep the same message on your sign, the top choice would be to choose a panel sign. This means you can have a message printed and applied to both sides of the display panel for a permanent display, message or direction.

There are different bases, which one should I choose?

A-Boards are exactly as their name suggests, when opened out they appear to be in an A shape and the display panel is supported on legs to ensure the graphic is off the ground and more visible to the passer by. It is important to note that the cheaper A-Boards have short legs which do not support the whole display frame, this is an inherent weak spot and so these should be avoided. There are some A-Boards which have a metal loop welded to one leg, this is so that you can secure the sign with a chain or cable. These units can be easily folded and stored at the end of trading.




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