Use Sign Board to Make a Custom Sign Like a Pro

Making a do-it-yourself sign using sign board is a quick and low cost project.  Using poster board and board supplies like borders, transparency sheets, and other decorative materials will give your sign personality and help to draw people to your event.  Online, you can find a wide variety of board materials to make a unique sale sign.

To make the do-it-yourself sign pictured above, all you need is some  neon sign board, a printable transparency sheet, and some decorative borders.  Neon board is a popular choice for making sale signs because the colors are enticing and highly visible from a distance.  Printing the text for your sign on transparency sheets will help protect your sign from rain and natural damage.  All you need to do is clip the sheet against your sign board and your sign will look neat and professional to any passerby.  Finally, using adhesive poster board borders will make your sign attractive and welcoming.  The colorful borders used in this project are the Royal Brites ® Repositionable Bright Stripes and Royal Brites ® Repositionable Colorful Dots poster board borders.  Borders and other board supplies like adhesive lettering and stickers contribute to making your sign more eye-catching.

With sign board and a transparency sheet you can literally make a do-it-yourself sign in minutes.  To start, simply type the message for your sign in a word processing program.  For the purposes of this project, we need our page to have a landscape orientation, but you can keep the page in a letter orientation if that is your preference.  When you are satisfied with your message, print on your transparency sheet(s) using the “Mirror Image” setting—this will print your text backwards so the ink won’t be exposed to rain or other elements.  Once you have all your materials, simply place your transparency on your neon sign board and then line the top and bottom of your project with adhesive borders as shown in the picture.  Voila—your sign is done!  Display your sign using an inexpensive outdoor sign holder or secure it to your fence, telephone pole, or another area to instantly draw people to your sale.

Use Neon Paper to Make Successful Signs, Flyers, and More

Neon-Paper-GeographicsIf you need to make preparations for a professional or community event, neon paper can be a helpful material when it comes to making attention-grabbing announcements.  Typically, office supply stores sell neon paper in reams just like your everyday printer paper.  However, you will have a greater selection of colors and paper sizes when shopping online.  At online stores like Geographics.com, you’ll find an assortment of fluorescent neon paper as well as other neon-colored items (like poster board) that are great products to use for events.

Neon paper is an excellent type of paper for making inexpensive flyers, brochures, and information signs at large-scale events.  And because of the color variety it also makes a great addition to school and arts and crafts projects.  The neon paper at Geographics.com comes in packs of fluorescent pink, orange, and red as well as in color variety packs that include fluorescent green and yellow.  You can choose between the standard laser paper or the neon sign board.  Sign board is a thicker and more durable paper that can be used standalone or with a display board project.  Try mixing and matching colors to give your project a vibrant and engaging appearance!

Fluorescent neon paper or sign board works great as a poster board component because contrasting neon colors are easily seen from a distance.  You can add visual interest to presentations, such as that for a science fair project, by using neon paper to highlight different parts of your board.  You can also spruce up a sign for an event like a career fair by printing the company name on neon paper.  In doing so, interested viewers could easily locate the booth in a crowded environment.  Furthermore, neon paper is perfect for creating holiday-related displays and documents.  If you’re having a bake sale or a charity fundraiser, draw folks to your table by creating some festive neon paper flyers to give participants a clear idea about the goals of your event.

Try using neon paper in your next project, along with Royal Brites poster board, foam board, or other board supplies to make a memorable display.