Choosing the Right Sign Holder
Clear plastic sign holders are a great visual merchandising aid for many business such as retail stores, hotels, banks, cafes, museums, cafes, restaurants and offices. They are also regularly used in restaurants and cafes as menu holders.
It is easy to simply slide out the paper with the message and replace and update it in seconds – so messaging can be regularly updated. With low cost digital printing it is easier than ever to keep messaging fresh and up to date.
Sign holders generally come on 2 main sizes – A4 and A3 (which is half of A4 size). They are also available in the larger A3 size and smaller A6 and DL sizes. Not surprisingly, A4 is the most common – as this is the size of a standard sheet of paper. Our two most popular sign holders are the Single Sided A4 and Double Sided A4 sign holders. The 2 main styles are double sided (also called T-shaped) and single sided (also called L-shaped). Double sided versions generally sit vertically, whereas single sided sign holders normally tilt back at a slight angle.
Sign holders are generally constructed from a clear plastic-type material. The three most common types are acrylic, polycarbonate and polystyrene. Polycarbonate and acrylic are more durable than polystyrene – but are also considerably more expensive. Generally polystyrene is good enough quality for most applications. We tend to use polystyrene – as it can be injection molded easily into a single piece design.
They are very easy to source for your business. A number of different styles are available in retail shops and stationary suppliers, however the largest range is available online – and these are usually considerably cheaper. A number of companies specialise in selling sign holders, brochure holders and other display stands to businesses nationally. We recommend that you determine how many you will need in the longer term and buy all together – as bulk discounts usually apply especially from the online suppliers.
Most sign holders are constructed from a single sheet of material that is folded, and the sign is slid in through the side or bottom. Though easy to insert, the sign can slide out the side or bottom and/or look a little untidy. Show Off Displays developed a new, innovative design where the sign slides in through the top of the sign holder. It has sides and a bottom that hold it in place, so it sits firmly in place, looking neater – and unable to slip out.