Outdoor Reader Boards
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Budget-Friendly Outdoor Reader Boards
Outdoor reader board signs are a simple yet classic way to publicize news and information to people walking or driving by. These traditional display boards are still used and popular today because they're easy to use and offer some old-school charm, unlike more digital contemporary advertising. You can put up event announcements, daily specials, promotions, inspirational messages, or create a humorous sign on a reader board. You don't need to be a master programmer or electrician to update them, either — slide the letters and numbers cards in and out.
Make your latest announcements easy to read by using a marquee letter board. Letter board displays are built for long-term use in any outdoor environment, including schools and universities, retail stores, churches, community centers, parks, sports grounds, and other locations you'd like to display a changeable message. Browse our value line of outdoor reader boards to find a wall-mount or freestanding marquee sign that fits your needs and budget.
Each exterior reader board comes with a set of 300 4-inch black letters and red numbers so you can spell out any message. You can purchase additional letter sets in different sizes, including 2, 3, 4, and 6 inches high. These letters slide into the tracks on the marquee board with minimal effort, making these signs great for buyers who need to update their postings frequently. The black letters stand out against the white background — and some marquee boards have red numbers if you want to call attention to dates, quantities, or dollar amounts.
Built to Withstand the Outdoor Elements
Every outdoor marquee display board in our collection resists weather damage, so neither rain, sleet, snow, nor the dark of night can dampen your announcement. These enclosed reader boards have all-weather design features; a weather-resistant aluminum cabinet, weep holes to drain water and prevent condensation, and a moisture-blocking silicone sealant. Each information board feature helps protect against weather damage, so your outdoor changeable letter sign looks as good as new even with daily outdoor use.
In addition, you can choose a weather-resistant frame finish that complements surrounding fixtures. Our frame finishes include Black, Satin Silver, Bronze, Satin Gold, and White.
You don't want an outdoor letter board to be victimized by vandals or practical jokers, so we provide the needed security features. Beyond protecting your marquee letter board from weather damage, break-resistant acrylic or tempered glass windows prevent the public from altering your interior message. In addition, some of our marquee reader board signs include a security cam lock and key for extra protection against tampering.
Once unlocked, the top hinge allows you to swing open the case from the bottom to access the letterboard and insert your necessary letters. Remember to check what the viewing area is, so the ends of words don't get cut off — that's like being your own prankster! Prop arms keep your case open to make changing your letters easier.
Wall-Mount or Freestanding Marquee Boards
If you want passersby to notice your announcements and advertisements instantly, height can help. Our freestanding marquee display boards come with 8-foot posts, so your sign is visible above crowds and from a distance. The tall free-standing reader board signs are excellent for use in outdoor areas like school grounds, shopping centers, nature preserves, and community centers.
When installing, pre-drilled holes are provided on the posts so you can easily mount the enclosed reader board display case. Each post must be inserted at least 3 feet into the ground to ensure stability and safety.
While the height of freestanding reader boards attracts attention, wall-mounted marquee boards are more useful in some settings. For example, with a wall-mounted changeable letter board, you can hang the notice board outside your storefront, library, office, or visitor center. Having it nearby allows you to quickly display your schedule, hours of operation, specials, sales, and more before patrons enter your establishment. Everyone will be on the same page with a wall-mount quick change letter board.
Customize Your Reader Board
Every Displays4Sale outdoor announcement board is built to order, and we offer multiple ways to customize them, so they're not just another run-of-the-mill display. A personalized message header is a great way to set your message board apart from others. We can print any name or message you'd like in uppercase black Helvetic lettering for no additional charge when you select a marquee board with a header. For example, your message header can present your town, school, sports team, business, or church name — or use any general title. Additionally, we can print your specific logo or use a unique font and color on your message header for an upcharge. Also, you can leave the header title blank if you'd like to print it yourself, have a sign shop create it, or elsewhere.
Consider selecting an outdoor reader board with LED lighting to keep your announcements visible at nighttime. These long-lasting and energy-efficient LED lights are installed on the top of the frame or along the entire perimeter. Either lighting option will undoubtedly have passersby stopping to view your message. LED lighting illuminates your sign and is readable even if there aren't many nearby light sources when displaying important information outdoors. Furthermore, LED outdoor marquee boards are efficient and can last up to 50,000 hours, so there's no worry about these lights going out and losing passersby's attention.
Large Reader Board Sizes and Custom Sizing Offered.
Our outdoor marquee boards for sale are available in large sizes to increase the number of viewers. Our 48" x48", 48" x72" and 48" x96" boards are easily visible from a distance. While many businesses and organizations frequently use these reader marquee board sizes, we also offer custom sizing if you need a reader board to fit a unique location. Each outdoor enclosed reader board is U.S.-made, so we have no problem building a custom display that meets your needs. Contact our customer service by phone or email — we're happy to provide more information about custom sizing.