As a sign company who has been in the business for 20 years we know that the sign frame can be just as important as the sign itself. Recently we were approached by a client looking for a custom built metal sign frame that could:

  • Advertise multiple products within 1 frame
  • Be used for indoor and outdoor applications
  • Allow for inserts to be changed quickly and easily
  • Be viewed from both sides
  • Be dropped shipped to locations around the US

When we heard about this project we were very excited because we love the chance to create a new product that fits our customer’s needs and budget. After our initial planning meeting with the client we decided that we also wanted the sign frame to:

  • Have a beautiful form factor
  • Be relatively low cost
  • Be wind resistant for outdoor use
4 Panel Metal Sign Frame

We ended up with sign frame constructed out of steel, that would hold four 10 mil coroplast inserts. These inserts are double sided and printed with UV resistant ink to withstand long days out in the sun. The steel frame stands a tall 75″ which means it will not go unnoticed by customers… and that was a priority! Here are a few unique features and things we love about this sign.

We ended up with sign frame constructed out of steel, that would hold four 10 mil coroplast inserts. These inserts are double sided and printed with UV resistant ink to withstand long days out in the sun.

The steel frame stands a tall 75″ which means it will not go unnoticed by customers… and that was a priority! Here are a few unique features and things we love about this sign.

Wind Resistant Design

Knowing these sign frames were going to sometimes be used outside of large stores around the country we wanted to make sure that they were resistant to strong wind gusts. A lot of sign frames use springs to connect the frame to its base, but we knew that would not work in this situation due to the height of our design.

What we ended up doing was suspending the inserts from horizontal rods, creating pivot points that allow the inserts to flutter… letting wind pass through when it needs to! Higher wind gusts cause the inserts to partially flip up horizontally, allowing more air to pass through kind of like a vent and basically allowing this frame to never blow over, which commonly happens with larger sign frames.

Wind Resistant Design

Knowing these sign frames were going to sometimes be used outside of large stores around the country we wanted to make sure that they were resistant to strong wind gusts.

A lot of sign frames use springs to connect the frame to its base, but we knew that would not work in this situation due to the height of our design.

What we ended up doing was suspending the inserts from horizontal rods, creating pivot points that allow the inserts to flutter… letting wind pass through when it needs to!

Higher wind gusts cause the inserts to partially flip up horizontally, allowing more air to pass through kind of like a vent and basically allowing this frame to never blow over, which commonly happens with larger sign frames.

Easily Changeable Inserts

Changing 4 inserts at once could be a head ache if not easily achieved. This frame design allows for the pivot rod for each insert to be removed, and then slide back into place through the horizontal flutes of the new sign in a matter of seconds. It is simple enough that we don’t even need to provide directions!

Metal Sign Frame Pivot Point
Metal Frame Insert Construction

Hinged Base

Like I mentioned earlier, many sign frames are connected to their base using springs. Since we do not need springs to help with wind resistance we attached the frame to it’s base using hinges, which allows you to vertically center the sign even if the base is not on a perfectly flat surface. The base can then also be removed or folded up for easier transport.

Indoor/Outdoor Hybrid Design

Most sign frames geared toward outdoor use tend to be bulky, while frames designed solely for indoor use usually do not hold up well under harsh weather conditions. We designed this frame to be thin, yet strong and made of all weather material so that it could truly be a hybrid frame! With a beautiful black coat of paint and a sleek design, this frame will look just as great next to a clothing rack as it would outside near your front entrance.

Indoor/Outdoor Hybrid Design

Most sign frames geared toward outdoor use tend to be bulky, while frames designed solely for indoor use usually do not hold up well under harsh weather conditions.

We designed this frame to be thin, yet strong and made of all weather material so that it could truly be a hybrid frame! With a beautiful black coat of paint and a sleek design, this frame will look just as great next to a clothing rack as it would outside near your front entrance.

4 Panel Metal Sign Frame with Sod Inserts

4 Panel Design

Being able to advertise 4 products or services at the same time without cluttering up a single sign is almost unheard of. While you do sacrifice the size of each sign, being able to separate different advertisements within the same frame is a cost effective way to reach more people and advertise more effectively.

Reusable Inserts

We print directly to the coroplast inserts using state-of-the-art equipment, and lowering the cost per insert. Many sign frames use thin styrene or paper signs, which get wrecked very easily when not in use or under extreme weather conditions. This sign frame holds 10 mil coroplast inserts which are very thick and very hard to damage. This give you the ability to store and save seasonal inserts, keep up with your latest sale items, or to just swap them out on a regular basis to keep things fresh. Having individual signs give you the ability to change just one or two if needed rather than having to change out everything in the frame.

Reusable Inserts

We print directly to the coroplast inserts using state-of-the-art equipment, and lowering the cost per insert. Many sign frames use thin styrene or paper signs, which get wrecked very easily when not in use or under extreme weather conditions.

This sign frame holds 10 mil coroplast inserts which are very thick and very hard to damage. This give you the ability to store and save seasonal inserts, keep up with your latest sale items, or to just swap them out on a regular basis to keep things fresh.

Having individual signs give you the ability to change just one or two if needed rather than having to change out everything in the frame.

Metal Sign Frame with Product Inserts

4 Panel Metal Sign Frame with Menu Inserts

We ended up drop shipping individual frames to some locations and bulk ship a pallet full to hubs around the US. Our customer was very happy with the final product and so were we. After we saw the potential this frame had in so many applications we decided to make this frame available to all of our customers.

Due to the size of this frame shipping is a little on the high side but we believe over time that cost can be outweighed by the impact this frame can have on your business. If you would like to learn more or to purchase this sign frame please contact us today!

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