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.

Your Local Hand Painted Blade Signs Makers and Installers in NYC Area

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.

Types of 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

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. 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.


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.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions and Resources

What is a Blade sign?

A blade sign is a sign that is projected on the storefronts or attached to the surface that is perpendicular to the normal traffic or is projected on the pole. These signs are a great way to attract customers to your business.

How do I know what type of blade signs will be best fit for my business?

You can note down the requirements that you would want in your signs from the color, material, and style to any other specific detail you would like in your sign. Then you can see which style fits your requirements best and get that type of blade sign made.

What material types are available for blade signs?

As these signs are exterior signs we have wood, metal and plastic materials that you can choose from as all of them are best for the exterior use.

Can you help me with my blade sign design?

Yes, we absolutely can. We have a team of professional graphic designers, we can connect you with them and they can help you design the best sign for your business.

Do you offer custom shapes and sizes in blade signs?

Yes, we do offer custom shapes and sizes for our blade signs. We have a variety of different sizes and shapes that you can choose from. But the standard size for the blade signs is 30″ to 50″ for a rectangular blade sign.

How Do I install my Blade sign?

You can install your signs by screwing it with the wall of your storefront or you can also get a special pole installed for your sign to be hung on.

How Can I Clean my Blade sign?

You can clean the blade sign with a soft brush and use a dishwashing solution with lukewarm water and then dry it with a dry nonabrasive cloth.

How long does the blade signage last?

The life of blade signs depend on the type of material that you have chosen, the weather conditions and how well you take care of them. They can last years if taken care of properly.