People don't tend to buy signs every day so they often have questions about the various signs we offer. However we deal with signs every day, so to try and make buying signs easier we've tried to answer some of the more common questions we deal with. We hope you find the following information helpful
What is an A-Board?
The term A-Board refers to the shape of the sign, when viewed from the side you can see 2 boards joined at the top and with a strut between which forms the shape of a capital A. Most have a collapsible strut to allow for compact, flat storage.
Can I use A-Boards outside?
Some A-boards are more suitable than others for outdoors use but in general the answer is yes. The two main factors to consider are wind and rain, or how weatherproof do you need your A-board to be? If you plan to position your A-board in a sheltered area then you can opt for the cheaper and lighter A-Master boards or even the Budget A-Board. However those lighter A-boards will be less stable in stronger winds so we recommend our heavier Booster A-Board range where for example the smaller 20"x30" boards weigh in at 16kg and the larger A1 size weighs a sturdy 23kg. Most of our A-Boards have a water-resistant cover to protect your display from the rain. Although not waterproof enough to recommend them for use underwater they'll cope with even quite severe UK weather conditions.
Do I need to tell you what should go on the sign?
All our A-boards are sold blank. Some units allow you to insert posters while others are classed as permanent signage and will require special printing. All our A-boards come with details about the requirements for this printing however should you require assistance we are able to give recommendations or arrange printing on your behalf.
Using Posters in exterior display frames, A Boards, Forecourt signs and other types of exterior displays
Poster Recommendation of the type of posters to be used in exterior displays and in A Boards:
Use Exterior grade posters printed on water and damp proof media
Printed with water resistant solvent oil based UV inks in exterior signs (not Water Based Inks)
Blue back poster moisture resistant paper or even better 400 micron grey back white face Plastic tear resistant poster media. This has to be the best and long lasting.
It is condensation or humidity that spoils standard interior paper posters printed with water based inks used in exterior signs - few exterior signs are completly water proof only water resistant.
We do not recommend the use of standard paper interior posters printed with water based inks in metal exterior frames and a Boards for long display intervals.
This type of paper is prone to absorbing moisture.
Please ensure that the poster and cover sheets are always fitted correctly.
We print and supply exterior long life exterior posters.
If you have any questions at all about A-boards or any other signage please don't hesitate to call or email. Our helpful staff will be happy to share their knowledge and experience to ensure you get the display system that is right for your needs.
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