Blade Signs

With so many people walking through NYC, your storefront sign needs to capture people’s attention. A blade sign is the perfect option. Blade signs can be hung or mounted outside your business to let people know where to find you no matter which direction they’re coming from. With a distinctive look all their own, you can customize these attractive signs to showcase your brand to passing customers.

Hand Painted Commercial Blade Signs Fabrication in NYC

A custom hanging sign outside a business is a special way to attract visitors. These signs can be quaint and welcoming or bold and eye catching. With so many options for customizations, they can showcase your brand like few other signs, and they become both a tool to attract business and a way for others to remember your location.

Blade signs are popular with retail stores, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, bars, and offices. At Brooklyn Signs, we offer a variety of blade signs from hand painted signs to lighted acrylic signs. Our storefront signs can be hung, bracket mounted, swinging, or stationary. We’re happy to work with you to design a sign that showcases your creative ideas. Give us a call at (718) 252-7575 to get started.

Examples of Our Blade Signs

What Are Blade Signs?

Blade signs are a term that takes after the way they look like a blade as they project over a walkway, blade signs are mounted or hung from the side of a building. They are perpendicular to the building’s face, making them visible to traffic in both directions. Blade signs have been in use for hundreds of years and are one of the most popular signs to draw pedestrian attention to a storefront. While they are historically flat and rectangular, they can also be made in many different styles. Types of blade signs we offer include: :

  • Hanging Signs
  • Swinging Signs
  • Scroll Bracket Signs
  • Illuminated Signs
  • 3-Dimensional Signs
  • Push Through Letter Signs
  • Hand Painted Signs
Since blade signs are generally used outdoors, it is best to craft them from a material that can withstand the weather. Based on need, they can be made from:
  • Wood
  • Metal/Aluminum
  • Acrylic/Plastic

We can also customize the way a blade sign is mounted. This includes creating the pole for hanging signs and bracket for mounted signs. Both can be specifically designed to meet the requirements for sign type, spacing, wall material, and safety.

All of our blade signs are designed with your specific requirements in mind, and can be customized for size, depth, and more.

Benefits of Blade Signs

There are many reasons blade signs have been one of the most popular sign options for businesses for centuries. These reasons include:

Classic Appearance

Whether highly customized or traditionally hand painted, these signs have a classy, welcoming look that stands out from more modern signs.


The possibilities are endless with blade signs. From size to material and design to mounting, every aspect of a blade sign can be customized to match a business’s brand. The right sign gives customers an impression of your business before they even step inside.


Because they are printed on both sides, blade signs are visible to pedestrians from either direction and ensure a business won’t be missed.

Brooklyn Signs also has more fabrication options, coloring choices, and even shape capabilities than most other sign companies, giving us the potential to create a sign for your business that is unlike those available elsewhere.

Why Choose Brooklyn Signs

Extensive Options

Brooklyn Signs produces over one hundred different types of signs, so options for customization are endless. We have the materials, machinery, and skills to design almost any sign, and can recommend other sign types if needed.

Full Service

In addition to design, we also offer sign installation, sign removal, and sign repair/restoration services. Whether you’re looking to install a new sign or restore an existing one, we can work with you at any point in the process.

Licensed and Insured

Brooklyn Signs is fully licensed. Having worked in NYC for decades, you can trust us to design and safely install your sign with our insured staff. We can even partner with you to obtain any necessary permits to hang your sign.

Contact Brooklyn Signs Today for Blade Signs

Let Brooklyn Signs help you stand out from the crowd with a custom hanging sign. With nearly limitless options for designs and customizations, as well as hundreds of other sign types to choose from, we can create the sign that brings you creative ideas to life. We offer all services in house and because we don’t rely on third parties, we can create your sign quickly and efficiently. Our average lead time for blade signs is 10 days so give us a call today to get the process started.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Resources

What is Your Return Policy?

Your satisfaction is our goal. While we cannot offer returns on most custom products, we will accept any returns when it is our error, and we have created something outside of scope. Any time we have made an error, we will accept a return and discuss the idea of creating a new sign in its place. If you ever receive a broken sign, or you find that a sign isn’t working properly (such as a neon sign), please let us know right away.

What Signs Are Best For Indoors?

All signs last longer when they are inside of your property. Some signs, like neon signs and foam board signs, are almost exclusively meant for indoors. However, metal signs, vinyl signs, aluminum signs, wood signs, and nearly all the signs listed above for outdoor signs also work great as indoor signs depending on your needs.

What Signs Are Best For Outdoors?

There are many different signs that are durable enough for the outdoors. Some of the best materials include wooden signs, aluminum signs, plastic signs, and PVC signs. Banners and vinyl signs can also be great outdoors, but may not be meant to provide you with a permanent sign solution as the weather can cause staining and wrinkles. Many types of lighted signs, such as channel letters and light box signs, are meant for the outdoors.

What Are “Wraps” and How Do They Work?

Wraps are pieces of thin, self-adhesive vinyl. They fit on flat surfaces, such as metal and glass. They can come in black and white or full color, and they pop from whatever surface they are affixed to. We create primarily vehicle wraps and window wraps, branding your property, cars, and trucks and making sure that they provide you with a rolling advertisement that is designed to last.

How Can I Care For My Signs So They Last Longer?

Every sign has its own unique needs. Small metal signs need only be wiped down when it is dusty, and can withstand heavy cleaners. Banners can only be cleaned with gentle soap and water, and can only be rolled up – never folded – or they will have permanent creases and possibly damage the lettering. It is best to ask us after you order your sign, and we’ll gladly give you the information you need to continue to care for your sign.

What Are Sign Rentals?

Creating a custom sign takes time and effort. But not everyone needs a custom sign. Often we’re contacted by those looking for everything from common and unique signs that they can use for a variety of projects – from filming movies to creating a theme at weddings, and more.That’s why we have many different sign rental options available. We have unique bathroom signs, “OPEN” signs, grand opening signs, adult signs (for themed events, plays, and movies) and more. We can’t guarantee that we have every sign in stock, but we do have a huge selection of sign rentals to choose from. Contact us to find out If we have a sign available, and what it would cost to create the sign if we don’t.

Do You Offer Design Services?

Yes. If you have an idea, but need someone to design the sign for you, we can help. We have expert design services with decades of expertise that can create beautiful custom signs that are specific to your needs. We also work with legal and regulatory signs, and can create signs that are easy to read and long lasting.