Types of Signs

Understanding which sign is best for you

Please review the information below to choose which is best for you.  If you don’t see what you need e-mail us and we’ll work with you. 

As part of our services, we place your sign(s) directly at your requested locations on campus and pick them up when the event is over. Please note that deliveries will not be made to apartments or residences.

Most popular signs


A-Frame (outdoor use)

32×24″ thin coroplast

horizontal orientation

print job or vinyl application

2″ space for grommets at top

Base (outdoor use)

24×32″ thick coroplast

vertical orientation

vinyl on white board or full-color print job

3″ space for grommets at the bottom

Easel (indoor use)

24×32 thin coroplast usually vertical print job or vinyl application

no grommet holes
indoor use only
easel stand not included

All signs types

A-Frames/Bases (outdoor)

A-frames and bases are temporary outdoor signs and are the most popular signs we produce.  The dimensions are 24”x 32” and can be horizontal (a-frames) or vertical (bases).  These signs are typically single-sided but we do offer double-sided signs as well.

If you plan to submit your own design, please visit the FAQ section for detailed design specifications. Don’t have your own design?  No problem! Our staff is made up of talented designers who are ready to do the work for you.  The cost of a new sign includes our design services, the production of the sign, and the use of the display stand for a maximum of 2 weeks.  If you would like the sign(s) out for longer than 2 weeks, you will need to pay a nominal weekly rental fee.

Our staff places your outdoor sign(s) directly on campus at your requested locations and picks them up when the event ends.  The display stands belong to the Sign Shop, but the sign is yours to keep if you wish.  We will store signs for up to one year if you plan to reuse them.  Please indicate on the order form if you intend to reuse/keep your signs or not.

List of Prices

Order Instructions

Easels (indoor)

Easels are signs strictly for indoor use, to welcome people to a particular event or area.  Easel dimensions are 24 inches by 32 inches, typically a portrait layout, but we can make them landscape by request.

The cost of an easel sign includes the sign board only and does not include the easel stand.  The sign will be delivered to your office prior to the event and it is your responsibility to set up and take down the easel stand at the event.

The Sign Shop does not provide an easel stand to place the sign.  You are welcome to use your own or borrow one from Building Services.  To request an easel stand(s) from them, please submit a Work Request.  Choose Category>Event Setup and Type>Other.  Please provide the date/time/location of your event and the number of easel stands needed in the description.

List of Prices

Order Instructions

Nameplates & Room Numbers

The Sign Shop is happy to provide room numbers and nameplates for individual offices and suites as needed.  If you need to request changes to an existing sign or need a new one altogether, please fill out a Work Request.

Nameplate requests take an average of 10 days to fulfill.  Please help us by filling out the entire form completely and accurately.  You will need a ruler to do so.  If you do not have one, you can print one here.

List of Prices

Order Instructions 


The Sign Shop makes banners of varying sizes for events and tabling purposes.  Banners come in heights from 1 to 4 feet, and in lengths from 2 to 12 feet.  The cost is per square foot.

Note: we do not produce retractable trade show pull-up banners.

Price List

Order Instructions 

Plaques or Routed Seals

Engraved plaques are available for dedications, expressions of appreciation, and remembrances.  Plaques are available in a variety of metallic finishes, including gold, brushed silver, and bronze.

We request as much advance notice as possible in order to ensure deadline completion.  Plaque costs are contingent upon the size and the materials used. Once you have chosen a size and finish, we can give you an accurate price estimate.

List of Prices 

Order Instructions 

Stick Sign

Stick signs are exactly what their name suggests.  They are small signs attached to a stick.  Typically, they are used within tour groups to help congregate or lead people.  Stick signs are typically 16 inches wide by 12 inches high.  The size can vary, however, and the cost will change accordingly.  See the “Smaller Signs” section on our Price List.

List of Prices – Stick signs fall under the “Smaller Signs” for prices

Order Instructions 

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10 Gainsboro St.
Boston, MA 02115

(617) 373-2725

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