Effective retail signage is eye-catching, versatile, and reusable; each display needs to draw the attention of passersby and serve multiple functions to increase return on investment. 

A-frame signs, also known as sidewalk, folding, or sandwich signs, are freestanding signs commonly placed outside of a building’s front door. This placement makes it easier for people to see, as it is sitting on the floor rather than plastered on the wall. They can also keep people updated on hours of operation, upcoming events, sales, and specials. 

Depending on the sign chosen, messages on Design 4 A-frame displays can be easily updated. This ensures relevancy and long-term use.


The countless uses for A-frame signs make them a popular choice for retail stores and restaurants.

Retail Stores

Keep people updated on sales, upcoming events, incoming products, promotions, and more. Placing an A-frame display outside your door with messages like “All Sale Items 50% Off” or “Free Gift With Purchase” can quickly draw in customers that would have otherwise passed by. 

Retail stores that can benefit from A-frame signs include:

  • Malls
  • Department stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Convenience stores
  • Drug stores
  • Boutiques
  • Thrift stores
  • Family-owned businesses
  • Specialty stores
  • Kiosks


Keep people updated on specials, limited-time menu items, hours of operation, and more. Since the start of COVID-19, A-frames have also become the go-to for restaurants to display their pick-up and delivery options. Put a message on both sides to catch the attention of people coming from either direction.

Restaurants that can benefit from A-frame signs include:

  • Bars
  • Pubs
  • Bistros
  • Cafes 
  • Fine dining restaurants
  • Casual dining restaurants
  • Fast food restaurants
  • Family style restaurants
  • Food trucks, carts, and stands
  • Cafeterias
  • Coffee houses
  • Diners
  • Pop-up restaurants
  • Bistros


A-frame signs come with several benefits, the top three being affordability, versatility, and easy setup. 


A-frame signs work on any budget. One purchase, and they can be used over and over again in any location of your choice. Depending on the type you choose, the message can also be updated as often as needed. Design 4’s durable materials ensure your display will last in harsh conditions, including rain, snow, and everyday wear and tear.  


Messages can be altered easily to promote any message. Keep them up-to-date with recent news, special events, and the changing seasons. A one-time purchase is all you need to have a sign that can be utilized in almost any scenario. 

Easy Setup

These signs are alternatively known as a sandwich or folding signs to hold up like a sandwich. This allows for easy storage in closets, vehicles, and tight spaces. They are also light and come with handles for effortless transportation. Simply fold them up and carry them anywhere you desire. 

Design 4 Options

Design 4 offers a variety of A-frame combinations, with selections in displays and frames. 


Prints: Choose from a standard graphic, or customize your own. Our digital printing services offer a full spectrum of colors to ensure you get a sign that matches your aesthetic and promotes brand recognition. 

Dry-Erase Boards: Update your sign frequently with a dry-erase board. Include particular messages, fun drawings, and patterns, and use various colors to keep your audience informed. When you want to change your display, simply erase it and start anew.  


Metal: Our aluminum and stainless steel frames offer affordable solutions to display your messages in any environment. Outside or inside, your sign will be protected from harsh weather, scratches, and dents. 

Plastic: Plastic signs are the lightest option, making them easier to transport. Our durable frames ensure your display will last in any weather, making them a popular choice for indoor or outdoor signage. 

Contact Us

Scheduling a consultation with Design 4, Inc. to discuss your needs is easy. Tell us what services you are interested in on our Contact Us page, and we will coordinate a time to design your 100% customizable signage. Our selection of ADA-compliant features ensures you will have a durable design that complements your brand, and visitors can use it for years to come. 

Call Design 4 at (402)339-6856 for more information.

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