Danny Recommends: Signicade
Every so often we dip our toes into a series called Danny Recommends:, posts that tip you off to the stuff that I…you know. The recommendations might be products for use in your ministry, resources that will help you develop leaders around you, or just fun stuff that you need. Want. Whatever. I have a full list of recommended books and such over at the Reading List, but these posts will go into further detail. For other posts in the series, check out the link at the bottom.
If there’s one thing that church nerds love, it’s portable signage. We put out portable signs like it’s our job. (Maybe because it’s our job.)
For nigh upon many moons, our team has used the old faithful a-frame option from Signicade. It’s rugged, durable, and highly portable at just 20 pounds.
The Signicade a-frame uses a 24″ x 36″ corrugated vinyl insert that’s 3/16″ or less (most local print shops can push this out).
They’re not necessarily cheap…one sign will set you back about $90…but they’re practically indestructible. We’re still using some of the very first ones we bought 14 years ago.
The one drawback is they don’t like wind. Normal breezes or sudden gusts will simply knock ’em over flat. But I have seen a sustained gust take one airborne or toss it into traffic. That makes for a bad day.
Oh, and a pro tip: wherever you order from, make sure you’re ordering the Signicade Deluxe, not just Signicade. The Deluxe model has the inset frame for the corrugated insert. The regular Signicade requires you to permanently affix your corrugated sign. So don’t just click on the first link you see, order 20 of them, and then have to have to avoid eye contact with your UPS driver when he has to turn right back around and pick those suckers back up and ship ’em back because you’re a moron who doesn’t take his time when ordering stuff.
You know. Hypothetically. Because that’s definitely never happened to me.
[March 2023 update: I’ve started toggling between ordering from Amazon and SignsDirect, who sometimes has slightly lower prices and quicker delivery times. Check ’em both before ordering!]
Disclaimer: FTC watchdogs will probably want to know that the podcasters listed / linked above did not ask for this endorsement, nor did they provide me with free swag in order to do so. I’m just a really satisfied fan who wants to let you know where you can hear some great information and entertainment. I only promote items that have benefitted me and that I believe will benefit you. So there.