Sidewalk Signs: A Buying Guide

Sidewalk Signs Explained

Posted on 12, August, 2015

Last Modified on 13, August, 2015

Who would have thought so many different types of sidewalk signs exist? From weighted bases to write-on boards, we're here to help you navigate the in's and out's of your sign display.


1. A-Frame: These A-shaped sidewalk signs come in a variety of materials, colors, and sizes. Their folding design is great for portability and the slide-in style signage is easy to change out.


  • Folding & Portable
  • Durable
  • Quick Sign Changes
  • Double-Sided
A-Frame Sidewalk Signs

2. T-Base: These double-sided pavement signs feature a wide, sturdy base in the shape of a "T". Springs support the sign frame and have limited flexibility to ensure the display stays upright and won’t tip over in the wind. Non-spring models are also available.


  • Spring Loaded - both wind resistant & attention getting
  • Weighed
  • Double-Sided
  • PVC Lens - protects graphics
T-Base Sidewalk Signs

3. Swinging: This style of display holds graphics from the top only, allowing the rest of the sign to sway in the wind! Great for outdoor use, this sandwich board design is sure to get your customers' attention!


  • Wind Resistant
  • Attention Grabbing
  • Weighted Base
  • Double-Sided
Swinging Sandwich Boards

4. Weighted Base: Don't let your store's signage blow away in the wind! Choose a sidewalk sign with a weighted base to make sure your display will stay put!


  • Prevents Damage & Movement in the Wind
  • Deters Theft
  • Safe - will not fall on customers!
Weighted Base Sidewalk Signs

5. Portable: Going somewhere? These popular portable sandwich board signs include built-in wheels, handles, or come equipped with trolleys for easy transport. Moving your store's signage shouldn't be a struggle!


  • Easy to Bring Inside at Night
  • Lower Risk of Injury
  • Great for Trade Shows & Travel
Portable Sidewalk Signs


1. Standard Poster Frame: These sidewalk signs hold and display posters in an upright, stable position, making them easy to spot. Try a snap frame style for quick sign changes or a slide-in style holder for displaying coroplast boards.


  • Available in Many Sizes & Styles
  • Easy to Use
  • Fast Signage Update
  • Works with Most Common Poster Types
Snap-Frame Sandwich Boards

2. Write-on: Great for restaurants or stores with frequently changing offerings, write-on signs are 100% customizable! Use with traditional chalk or neon wet erase markers to make a statement!


  • Dry Erase, Wet Erase & Chalk Compatible
  • Reusable - easy to clean with a wet cloth
  • Customizable
  • Colorful & Eye-Catching
Portable Sidewalk Signs

3. Message & Letter Boards: This style is great for those with changing signage needs! Switch up messages easily without having to print new graphics!


  • Versatile - great for a variety of industries
  • Customizable
  • Double-Sided
  • Letter Kits Included

Which style of sidewalk sign will you choose?

Changeable Message Board Signs
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