A-Frame Signs

NYC is a walking town. Heading down a busy street in Manhattan or Brooklyn, you are sure to see many sidewalk signs by storefronts and along the curb. There is no better way to capture the attention of pedestrians as they walk by. A frame signs are the perfect way to advertise that you are open or share a featured menu item or big sale. These signs can also be used to direct traffic and draw attention to an emergency.

Your Local A-Frame Signs Makers for Sidewalk Cafes

Set yourself apart from the competitors on your street by displaying a folding A-frame sign in front of your business. These outdoor cafe signs can showcase your dinner special, advertise a sale, or feature your newest blend of coffee. Another great use of a metal sidewalk frame is to market for a special event or highlight an upcoming store promotion.

Brooklyn Signs has been designing storefront sidewalk frames for decades. We take pride in the quality of our signs as well as the many customs looks that we can create for our customers in Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan, and Jersey City. Give us a call at (718) 252-7575 to talk through your signage ideas.

Types of Sidewalk Signs

Customizable Options for Folding A-Frame Signs

We can create any type of sidewalk sign, including permanent displays, banner stands, and many others. But when most people think about sidewalk signs, they're referring to portable A-Frame signs.

Folding sidewalk signs typically come with either a metal or plastic frame, although wood is also an option. Plastic sidewalk signs are lightweight and often more cost-effective. However, metal sidewalk frames are more durable and wind-resistant. Both are weatherproof and provide a professional way to grab attention. Both also allow the option for sign inserts that can be removed or replaced.

Graphics can be printed for either a metal sidewalk sign or a plastic A-frame sign. Your message or logo can be printed on styrene, coroplast or metal and stuck directly onto the frame. The material used depends on the look that you want to create:

  • Styrene – is an organic compound that is used to manufacture plastics. Styrene is both inexpensive, water resistant, and long lasting.
  • Coroplast – is the patented name for corrugated plastic. The thin sheets of plastic are lightweight and are also cost effective and durable. Think yard signs – the material allows for crisp, colorful designs and lettering.
  • Metal – is most commonly used for traffic signs and other signs that will receive a lot of wear and tear. Depending on the print, they can also provide a nice sheen for custom printed signs.
Another option for your sidewalk sign is either a chalkboard or dry erase surface. These allow you to change the message daily or as often as needed. This option is great for the outdoor cafe sign that changes as often as the menu, or for the retail store with special sales that change frequently. The only part of these signs that is not waterproof is the chalk or marker writing.
Many a-frame signs that use chalk are designed by the sign owner, but we do offer hand drawn and hand painted signs if you would like us to create the first design.

Benefits of Sidewalk Signs

A-Frame Signs are a cost efficient, effective way to attract attention to your store from anyone walking by. This is useful in any city, but in places like New York City, Jersey City, and other pedestrian rich areas, they become especially valuable as they attract the eye from those passing by.
In addition, these specific signs have several benefits that make them a great choice for businesses that extend beyond the cost and placement. These include:


A-Frame signs are easy to fold up, store, and move. You can pace the sign in the sidewalk every day and take it away at night without much difficulty.


Changing your sign, or changing your message (for chalk signs) takes only a few moments. Signs can be long lasting, used for years at a time, or temporary, changed daily or every few days.


A-frame signs are visible from both directions, which means more opportunities to capture attention in a visible, professional way.

On top of all these benefits, folding A-frame signs are classy and popular among many business owners, from restaurants and cafes to retail and clothing stores to realtors.

Why Choose Brooklyn Signs


Brooklyn Signs is located in the heart of New York City, so we know best what signs will make a lasting impression on residents and tourists alike. We are also convenient throughout all 5 boroughs and Long Island.


With our efficiency and productivity, we are able to provide A-frame (and other sidewalk signs) faster and with a lower cost than many other sign fabricators in the area. We can also print replacement signs for similarly low prices.


We have three different materials for A-frame signs, several color options, and many backing options including those that can display pre-printed signage and chalkboard style for those planning to draw their signs.

Create your Customized Order Today

Brooklyn Signs will work with you from conception to installation. Our in-house design team will take your ideas and bring them to life. We are licensed and insured, so you can feel confident that our signs will meet or exceed your expectations. Our sidewalk signs are only one of the hundreds of types of signs we can create.

Call us at (718) 252-7575 to start collaborating with Brooklyn Signs or to find out more about how Brooklyn Signs can help you stand out from the crowd with our sidewalk signs.

Frequently Asked Questions and Resources

What is an A-frame sign?

A frame signs are basically signs that are A-shaped, oracle, and durable signs. They are a perfect form of advertisement for outdoors as well as indoors. These signs are also known as sandwich board signs.

Why do I choose an A-frame sign?

A-frame sign has great advantages over other signs as they are completely portable and durable. They can be a cost-effective way to attract customers, and they also come in different designs too.

What sizes do these signs come in?

We use different materials in our A-frame signs that include 45"H x 25"W x 3"D. But these signs can be customised to any size or design that you want.

What Material types do you use for A frame signs?

We use styrene, coroplast or metal to make these signs. We also offer chalkboard or dry erase surface signs too so that you can change messages on them whenever you want.

Are both plastic and metal A-Frame signs waterproof?

If you use those signs that have messages printed on styrene, plastic or metal are waterproof but the chalkboards or dry erase signs are not waterproof as rain can ease the message printed on them.

Will my A-frame sign be printed on both sides?

Yes, one of the advantages of A-frame sign is that the message is printed on both sides so they are easily visible to passersby.