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Keep Your Message Fresh!

City, Town and Country how do you motivate that customer to walk, drive or stop in?

Each Kit comes with two boards with tracks, 375 letters and more!

Change the entire insert, or change the text on the insert, keep your message fresh!

Store owners are continually looking for unique ways to advertise to passers by and bring new buyers into their place of business. Some store owners are discovering that, when used effectively, A-Frame sidewalk signs are a convenient way to grabbing the attention of customers going by, with up to date ads. A-Frame sidewalk signs have been an great method of drawing in potential buyers for decades.  As a mater of fact they were born from sandwich boards carried by people over 100 years ago.

In today’s business climate retailers are rediscovering the unique nature of A-Frame sidewalk signs and putting them for use yet again to draw in customers off the street. A-Frame sandwich board sidewalk signs work because they can be fresh and up to date. Store owners generally use a-frame sidewalk signs to lure in passing pedestrians or vehicle traffic with a fresh sale or offer. The key is to have signs that are easy to change.  If they are always the same they become invisible.

A-Frame Sign with Bright Pink (Magenta) changeable insert

Direct Printed Easy to change bright eye catching "Pink" insert

The most popular is the a-frame sidewalk sign that have been many times seen in movies, on TV and on sidewalks in lots of little country towns and large cities everywhere.  The most successful A-Frame sidewalk signs are ones that can be easily changed with either letter track panels for letters, full color digitally printed posters or a chalkboard panel using wet erase liquid chalk markers.

Be creativity when implementing an A-Frame sidewalk sign advertising program. Change graphics and sign copy verbiage regularly to keep people engaged in the message. Many store owners like to put out clever sayings that are regularly freshened up along with their promotions to keep regular passing traffic coming back to the store.

Test a little to find out what motivates your customer. Keep a diary of just how they respond to various specials and you will develop an understanding of the words, promotions and different tricks and techniques that your new and existing customers respond to the best.

Fire Department Training and Emergency Scene Signs

Fire Department A-FrameLooking for something to help reduce the calls that came in when controlled burns for training are done a local fire department requested a special A-Frame sign to help with the job.

Needing a compact package that could fit in the already crowded command vehicles the specifications were something that could fold up in a small package but stand up and be seen on the roadway.

The Large On The Step A-Frame sign fit the mission since when folded it laid flat.  It was only 24 inches by 36 inches and just 2 inches thick.  The signs were protected in the unique frame and could be changed when needed to notify the public about a real emergency.

This versatile set of inserts and accessories are custom made for your Fire Department with your town or fire district name on the sign!  Just enter it at checkout we will produce it.

Home Burns in fire training

After shooting the "Fire Training Ahead" A-Frame sign on it's first use we headed up and shot some images of the controlled burn

Kit includes a Large On The Step A-Frame sign, two sets of inserts, the “Training Exercise” a white sign is reversible the back can be used as a wet erase board surface and a set of wet erase markers.

The markers provide a great way to make a quick waterproof information sign, or to even promote a volunteer fire departments event!  This local department has used the sign every year out in front of the central fire station to let everyone know that it is a 24 hour Toys For Tots drop off center.

Training, do not try this at home

Since the sign is easy to change it can be used for many events saving money and the need to buy new signs.

Special Kit Price

Priced separately this would be a $300 package.

Price: $280

So don’t just stand there! Place your order today for these Fire Department Training and Emergency Scene Signs.  Please note the firefighters were just having a little fun, this was a controlled burn with lots of support nearby.

If you like fire training pictures feel free to view the entire exercise in our “Darkroom” in Fire Training April 2007.