6 Creative Ways to Use Cardboard Signs

Whether you realize it or not, there are signs everywhere. We mean this in the most literal sense. Signs are all around us and play an important part in our daily lives. We look to signs for guidance in places like parking structures, highways, offices, and even event venues, and we also look to signs for inspiration through advertisements. Signage plays an important role in marketing, but sometimes, the cost can put a significant dent in your budget. However, it’s important to consider the affordable options that often get overlooked. A prime example of this is custom Cardboards!  

When you think of Cardboards, your mind most likely gravitates toward brown cardboard boxes, but did you know that Cardboards are actually an eco-friendly and wallet-friendly sign option? GotPrint’s custom Cardboard signs contain a white base with two core color options – white and kraft (brown) in either ¼” or ½” thickness. We have a plethora of different sizes and shapes, such as rectangle, square, circle, oval, star, octagon, and more! Best for indoor situations or temporary outdoor situations, this material is 100% recycled and lightweight, so they are the perfect choice if you’re looking for temporary, yet high-quality signs. Cardboards are ideal for a number of different projects in both professional and personal settings. 

 Here are just some creative uses for Cardboard signs: 

1. Professional Presentations

In business meetings, Cardboard signs are ideal to display things like visuals for quarterly reports, pitch ideas, and so on. That’s because they are extremely lightweight and temporary, so you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to make your presentation look put together.  

2. School Projects

Perfect for book reports, science project information boards, and more. Instead of writing everything manually on a board from your local office supply store, you can plan ahead with a digital design of what you’d like to showcase for any given school project. Pro tip: This will only work for you if you’re not a procrastinator!

3. Indoor Promotional Signs

When your storefront has a temporary promotion coming up, such as a flash or holiday sale, you’ll need some signs to advertise that – count on a Cardboard to do the talking for you. Cardboards are even ideal for food establishments that are launching new or limited-edition menu items.  

4. Temporary Parking Signs 

We see this often in front of construction sites or where special events are taking place – temporary “no parking” or “parking here” signs that are printed on regular paper or handwritten in sharpie using a cheap board material. If you only need parking signs for a day or so, a cardboard sign is the better alternative for these types of scenarios. Instead of printing on regular printer paper and having the sign potentially fly away, a small Cardboard sign can be added to a tree, lamppost, or stake. 

5. Branding Signs

In scenarios where you’re hosting a pop-up shop or have a booth at a convention or trade show, or have just moved to a new office, displaying your logo on a Cardboard sign is your solution for quick and simple branding. Our unique shape selection will help elevate your logo design.  

6. Welcome Signs

Welcome signs are essential for any event – company parties, baby showers, and weddings alike could all use a welcoming message at the entrance of the venue. A Cardboard sign is the perfect sign type for this if you’re looking for something affordable, yet durable. Once you’re done using your custom sign, you can throw it in the recycling bin guilt-free.  


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