The Best A-frame Signs in Canberra

Dr Print, one of Canberra’s most recommended a-frame signwriters.

Dr Print, one of Canberra’s most recommended a-frame signwriters. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

Looking to get great exposure for your business or event? Why not consider an A-frame sign. This type of signage is easy-to-use. It’s portable, sturdy and highly noticeable. It’s also available for indoor and outdoor use.

With so many choices, sizes and styles available, however, you’ll want professional advice on the best type of A-frame sign. This will help you make an informed choice. You’ll also want an A-frame that can be produced and delivered on time and within your budget.

In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a professional A-frame sign company, and share where to find the best in Canberra.

What makes a great A-frame sign company?

Choosing the right A-frame sign company will get you a quality sign that will do wonders for promoting your business or event.

It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a professional sign company.

  • Reputation. Research the sign company’s reputation, including their online reviews. Check how long they’ve been in business. Also look at recent projects.
  • Pricing. It’s wise to get more than one quote so you pay the right price. When asking a sign company to quote, provide the same specifications to each company. This way, you’ll be able to compare apples-to-apples.
  • Service. Not all A-frame sign jobs are urgent. If yours is, flag this with the sign company upfront. Also ask what their service levels are. Finally, ask about their guarantees.
  • Quality. You’ll want a sign company that provides quality and professional service. Check websites for the calibre of their clients. Also look at their gallery of work.
  • Advice. You’ll discover many types of A-frame signs to choose from. Some have metal frames and some plastic. Some suit outdoors and some don’t. Some are larger and heavier than others. Choose a sign company that will advise you on how best to meet your needs.

The best A-frame signs in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

DR Print

DR Print

DR Print has provided printing solutions across Canberra and Australia for more than 23 years. A full-service printing provider, DR Print specialises in digital and offset printing services. They also specialise in A-frame signs of all shapes, sizes and styles.

Many industries use the type of A-frame signs DR Print produces. This includes real estate, retail, schools, offices, construction, and hospitality. Most A-frame signs can be set up in seconds. They’re also light weight, easy-to-carry and compact. Many have heavy duty frames. Some are waterproof and great for outdoor use.

Styles available through DR Print include the Signflute Insertable A-frame. This is perfect for businesses needing flexibility because signs simply slide into the A-frame. The Evarite A-frame has an improved handle and hinge system. It only weighs five kilos. Changeable snap A-frame sandwich boards are available for next day dispatch. They have a clear perspex cover. Other styles include A-frame chalkboards. DR Print can also design A-frame products.

In addition to A-frame signs, DR Print handles other digital and offset printing. This includes business cards, posters of all sizes, flyers and postcards. They also print banners, including luxury, pull-up, mesh, extra-wide and vinyl. DR Print also binds, laminates and provides graphic and web design services. Finally they provide publishing services.

On Google, Tegan S Ficken wrote, “We have used Dr Print for our local business several times and each time they have been outstanding. We are always happy with the quality of their work and will continue to use Dr Print for future projects.”

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Capital Signs and Graphics

Canberra Signs and Graphics makes great signs that communicate. Sign writers and graphic designers make signs that get messages across. Their work includes A-frame signs. These are easy-to-use and carry. Canberra Signs and Graphics also produces banners, flags, decals, directory, safety and traffic signs, light box signage and vinyl lettering.

Cody Miller wrote on Google, “Thanks to these guys for always being able to provide very high-quality products, on-time and at a very reasonable cost.”

Sign World

Sign World ACT are premier sign designers and manufacturers. They’ve been designing and manufacturing signs for over 39 years. Their work includes A-frame signs that give great exposure for businesses and events. Signs can be inter-changeable or fixed metal panels. They’re printed in high resolution and have protective clear film. Different sizes are available.

Fabian Lopez wrote on Google, “Competitive pricing and go above and beyond the call of duty. Very happy with their service. Guess that’s a good sign!”

Instant Colour Press

Established in 1982, Instant Colour Press is locally owned. It handles all types of printing needs. This includes effective, versatile and convenient A-frame signs, with many styles available. Instant Colour Press also offers graphic design services. The team designs and prints for government departments, small businesses, large corporations, not-for-profits, schools and other organisations.

Anthony Smith wrote on Google, “Good workmanship, nice people and very quick. Hard to fault. Support local.”

Signlime Signage

Bringing ideas to life is what Signlime Signage Canberra does best. The company produces all types of signage, including A-frame signs. Two sizes of A-frame signs are on offer. Both are made with metal frames and have signage on both sides. Signlime also produces banners, billboards, 3D signage, vehicle lettering and large illuminated signs.

On Google, Jodie Smith wrote, “Fantastic service and attention to detail. The Signlime team are great to work with … highly recommend.”

If you’re looking for more information on signage in Canberra, you might like our articles on the best billboards and digital signage, best printers, best signwriters, best stickers and decals and the best pull-up banner and flag printers Canberra has to offer.

Your experience with A-frame signs in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the A-frame signs listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know what sign company to use?
You’ll want a sign company that has the right type of A-frame for your needs, and at the right price. Check websites for the type and style of A-frames sign companies offer. You can also call to discuss your project with them.
Do A-frame sign companies have to be qualified?
It’s best to choose a company experienced in producing A-frame signs. You may also want one that has graphic design services. Check online for qualifications and experience. Also check how long the company has been around.
Can A-frame signs be used over and again?
Different A-frame signs have different uses and purposes. Not all can be used over and again. It’s best to talk to a couple of A-frame sign companies. You can then explain what you want and they can advise on options.
How much does it cost to have an A-frame sign produced?
The cost varies on many factors. This includes the size, style and type of frame (metal or plastic). Another factor is where you’ll use the sign (indoors or outdoors). The type of printing can also affect price. So can special effects like design laser etching. You may even want a custom shape. It’s best to talk to sign companies and go from there.
Do printers follow environmentally friendly practices?
Today, more sign companies are operating to protect the environment. This includes with their choice of materials. Some even produce recycle A-frames made from palettes. If being environmentally responsible is important to you, ask the company about the way they operate.

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