DSA Phototech has been a leading manufacturer of indoor and outdoor menu boards and signage.
Whether you operate a quick service, fast casual, or tableside dining establishment, we have light box and digital signage solutions to help you reduce your overall operating costs, increase revenue, and engage your customers. Static and digital menu boards are available in a wide variety of sizes and layouts.
We pride ourselves on our custom capabilities, customer focus, and quick turnaround times.
We offer three types of menu boards, indoor illuminated (aka static) menu boards, drive-thru menu boards, and digital menu boards. Illuminated menu boards use an edgelit LED, backlit LED, or fluorescent lighting source and a printed menu graphic is inserted for display. Our drive-thru menu boards are for outdoor use with durable, weatherproof enclosures. Illuminated fluorescent lightboxes, LED lightboxes, or digital panels can be used in our drive-thru enclosures. Drive-thru menu boards can be wall mounted or freestanding. Digital menu boards use digital LCD displays and a media player to digitally deliver content across one or more display panels.
Each type of menu board has its advantages. In general, fluorescent menu boards have the lowest upfront cost. LED menu boards have a higher initial cost but the energy efficiencies of LED lighting save on operating costs over the life of a menu board. LED menu boards also have a much slimmer profile than fluorescent menu boards. Any illuminated menu board will require printed graphics which must be reprinted if updates are needed. If the menu is for a drive-thru, then the housing, the ability to change graphics, and security are important factors. Digital menu boards are more upfront but they eliminate all future graphic printing costs and add amazing flexibility for content control, POS integration, and customer engagement.
A fluorescent menu board includes fluorescent bulbs, ballasts, white acrylic diffuser sheet, and clear cover sheet. An LED menu board includes LED lighting, built-in etched acrylic panel, clear cover sheet, and power supply. Drive-thru menu boards include outdoor housing, lighting source (fluorescent bulbs or LED lighting), acrylic sheet or panel, clear cover sheet, and a power source. Digital menu boards include one or more digital displays, a media player, content creation software, mounting system, SD card and HDMI cable. Digital menu design services are available but offered separately.
We can print a finished graphic/menu design, but typically recommend you contact a local print shop to have graphics printed. Graphics printed on an backlit film 8ml substrate such as Kodak Universal Backlit Film are acceptable for use with our lightboxes. Graphics can also be printed directly onto an acrylic sheet, however, if you're considering this, we strongly recommend that you contact a local printer to assist you. We do not offer printed menu design services.
Yes, if you would like to convert a printed menu to a digital menu or create a new digital menu from scratch, we offer several content creation packages. Our digital media players also include easy to use content creation software that allows you to create digital menus on your own.