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6 Temporary Signage Ideas for Your Business or Organization

Is your Alexandria or Arlington business gearing up for an event? Temporary signage from AlphaGraphics can help you advertise and promote it more effectively. When compared to traditional permanent signage, they will offer you the following benefits:
  • Cost-effective
  • Ability to change info on the fly
  • Re-usable
No matter the type of event you’re having, a temporary sign will allow you to get your message out to as many people and in the most cost-effective way possible. Read on to learn more about the five most popular temporary signs that will make the most significant impact possible.

Yard and Site Signs

Yard and site signs come in many shapes and forms. From the traditional real estate signs to folding signs, they offer you a wide variety of choices that will allow you to promote your event effectively. You can choose from one of many different materials, such as PVC plastic, wood, and aluminum. Specialty finishes will allow it to stand up to any kind of weather that Washington D.C. throws at it.

A-Frame Signs

Also known as sidewalk signs, A-frames are great for temporary events that recur regularly. The nature of their design commands attention from pedestrians and cars alike as people are forced to pay attention to them. What makes them so great is that while they are great for promoting temporary events—they can also act as a re-usable permanent sign. Chalkboard, dry-erase, and magnetic signs offer your business a proverbial blank slate that can also be used over and over again.

Window Clings & Lettering

Window clings allow your business to quickly and efficiently promote an event or sale from your storefront windows. While you can have a dedicated window cling printed up, you can also have the entire alphabet created in window clings. This will allow you to customize your marketing messages throughout the year. Thanks to the state-of-the-art printers at AlphaGraphics of Alexandria and Arlington, we can create life-like vivid images that will wow and amaze all those who view them. They’re very easy to install, and you can reposition them with little effort.

Floor Graphics

There’s no better way to grab the attention of pedestrians than to use floor graphics. It’s literally impossible to miss a brightly colored floor graphic. You can use them for directional information, wayfinding, or to promote a sale or event. Thanks to the durable vinyl, they will stand out to heavy-duty foot traffic and still look as new as the day they were installed. Many Alexandria and Arlington businesses take floor graphics one step further and use them to promote social distancing. Grocery stores will create one-way traffic patterns that help prevent patrons from bunching up in aisles. They will also use them to remind people to stand 6-feet apart when in the checkout line.


Indoor or outdoor banners are one of the most versatile temporary signage options out there. You can use them to promote an outdoor event, such as a Farmer’s Market, or string them up in your parking lot so that vehicle traffic can read them from far away. If the wind is a concern, you can opt for a perforated banner with thousands of tiny little holes that allow the breeze to pass harmlessly through it. UV and weather-resistant inks will let your banner stand up to anything Mother Nature throws at it and still look as new as the day it was installed.

Coroplast Signs

Affectionately referred to as the “Swiss Army Knife of advertising,” Coroplast signs can be used in a wide variety of ways for any kind of event such as:
  • Garage sales
  • Open Houses (real estate)
  • Wayfinding or directional signage
  • Political signs
  • Menu boards
  • And more!
Coroplast is a lightweight, corrugated plastic. It’s non-toxic, waterproof, and completely customizable. Grommets, easels, suction cups, Velcro, and stakes are just a few of the many mounting options available. Unlike cardboard, Coroplast can stand up to the elements and won’t fade or rot over time.

Temporary Signage in Alexandria and Arlington

If you’re looking for the perfect temporary sign that will last for a long time and won’t break the proverbial bank, give the professionals at AlphaGraphics Alexandria and Arlington Va. a call at (703) 549-2432 or contact us via our website. We’ve helped countless Alexandria and Arlington businesses and organizations create and design the perfect email marketing campaign. Give us a call today, and one of our experts will set up a secure online custom portal that will allow you to remotely manage access and all of your printing and re-ordering needs!

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