Large outdoor signs and billboard signs are highly visible, typically showing large, eye catching, sometimes witty slogans with distinctive visuals. These signs are mostly used by companies targeting the FMCG market, or marketers who are targeting the 'end user' / consumer. These large outdoor signs are also favoured by politicians.
Outdoor full colour electronic billboard / LED signs can display photo realistic graphics, run animations and even display full motion video on many of the models. Many of these signs have the ability to be remotely programmed, making them popular with marketers who want to focus their marketing on specific targets.
Electronic billboards (LED signs) range from single colour to having the ability to display millions of colours. Modern electronic billboards resolution can be almost HD in the quality of viewing, running any animation, message or video, enhancing the marketers ability to showcase products and services. Smaller electronic billboards and flat screen technology can also be used as dynamic store front signs, shop signs, notice boards and directory signs.
Electronic billboards (LED signs) come in a range of sizes from approximately 1,000 mm wide by 120 mm high to around 6,000 mm wide x 4,000mm high.
Free standing custom signs, or more commonly known as custom monument or custom pylon signs, offer businesses a higher degree of visibility at different eye levels, giving businesses or maximising a products exposure while allowing motorists to easily distinguish an establishment from other businesses while passing by. Because theses signs are custom made to suite your business's specific requirements these signs can be created simple or complex, architecturally low profiled or bold and bright. Some free standing custom signage is built to include LED display units, reader boards, or time and temperature display to further attract a larger viewing audience. They can be used as either directional signs, to increase visibility of your business premises or as pure advertising boards. Custom signs have no specific shape or size and can be made (or the face changed) to suite specific product or promotion requirements.
Pylon signs, also referred to as free standing signs and free standing structures, are large verticals signs that are concreted into the ground. They can be single-sided or double-sided, illuminated or non-illuminated, on single post or multiple post. Pylon signs generally refers to larger signs, although some people do refer to much smaller signs as pylons. While pylon signs are mostly made to advertise third party products, custom signs and custom pylon signs can be made almost any size or shape and can thus be business specific.
Also knowns as large outdoor sign boards, free standing signs, pylons, signboards, monopoles and bulletins. Billboard signs refer to a large outdoor advertising structures (generally no smaller than 6,000 mm wide for static billboard signs). Billboards are usually placed in high traffic areas where they can effectively advertise third party products and services (third party means that the advertised product or service does not belong to the owner of the billboard, rather the space has been rented to a third party).
Painted billboards are painted in very large studios. Painted billboards are projected in the series of plywood (or other substrate) panels that make up the outlines of the design, and then painted by artists, once the painted substrate is complete and the panels are installed the artists go up and touch up what needs to be fixed. Today a lot of the large painted billboards are painted directly onto a flexible substrate that can be rolled up, transported and installed on site.
UV Painted billboards is a very unique way of advertising. UV painted billboards are only detectable at night, during the day its a clear canvas, but at night everything comes to life. UV painted billboards can also have your regular advertising except at night it becomes alive, with an extra touch and design.
Digital billboard signs are created from computer programs and software. Digital billboards can be designed to display running text, display several different displays from the same company, and even exist to provide several companies a certain slot of time during the day.
An inflatable billboard is an inflatable framework with an attached banner ad. Most of them famously appear near sports events or exhibitions. Inflatable billboards can be installed nearly everywhere standing free. They are secured with counter weights and tensioning ropes. Inflatable blimps, hot air balloons and moving inflatables can also fall into the category of inflatable billboards.
Some billboards are not used only for advertising ends, they can be multi-purpose, meaning that they can have more than one function. So, an advertising sign can integrate its main purpose with telecommunications antenna or public lighting support.
Backlit billboards are illuminated with either fluorescent tubes, neon tubes or LED's. These self standing advertising displays provide a clear picture allowing you to see the life, theme, and style of your business. The advantage of back lighting is that there is no glare on the face of the sign, so the full message of the sign can be visible from a greater distance than when there are spot lights illuminating the front of the sign.
Poster billboards are digitally printed in large sheets of durable and specially made flexible plastic that can be pulled tight across the frame of the sign. Poster billboards can also be a treated paper what can be pasted to the billboard frame, such as seen at bus stops and railway stations.
Mobile billboards are also known as mobile outdoor advertising. Mobile billboards allow your business the flexibility to target a specific location for a specific time, and then move around. Mobile billboards include trailer billboards, truck billboards and bicycle billboards.