What is Foam Board Printing?
Foamcore or also referred to as Foamcore, Foam core, poster board, Foamboard, or foam board. Although there are several different manufacturers, all of those products are the same. Made of a rigid, extra dense, lightweight plastic foam center and is faced on either side with two very thin sheets of smooth, printable coated paper. That gives Foam Core unique strength properties while having the weight and bulk of plastic foam. It’s so lightweight; you can easily hang foam core prints from the ceiling without a unique weight-specific hanging system.
Foam Core is water resistant, bends slightly but is not crease-proof, and has a semi-strong impact capacity. Sounds amazing, right? It is your best option if you’re looking for lightweight, rigid dimensional signage with quality durability at the lowest cost. If you are interested in cheap foam core printing or looking for a one time use tradeshow sign, this is your best option.
These are ideal for lectures, presentations, trade show booth signs & trade show displays, the point of purchase displays, menu boards, conference signs, temporary signs, and high-quality photo poster printing. It is available in 1/8″, 3/16″, 3/8″ & 1/2″ thicknesses. We can custom die-cut foam board prints to any shape and size.
We offer both blank and custom printed foam board in any size, shape or quantity. If you want to order a blank board, then we have several options to choose from. Keep in mind we can ship to any state in the US and Canada. All sheets start as 4’x8′ in size and are cut down from there. Here are a few of the colors we have:
This comes with a matte black finish. Both the outer liner and the inside are black. Comes in 4×8 sheets but we also offer 2×3 foot, 40×60 or 30×40. Is also a popular size.
Also is sold in a dull matte finish and comes in 4×8 size. We can cut the sheets down to any size you choose. As noted below we can also print directly to this material.
Comes in a dull royal blue finish. If you are searching for different shades of blue, we can help we can custom print the blue, but it will be more expensive. Generally comes with a 3/16″ thick finish and 4×8 foot sheets.
Recently pink has become more famous for wedding signs and bachelorette party signs. If you are looking for one sheet, we recommend Michael’s. If you need pink sheets in bulk, we can help with that.
We think laminating is an excellent idea if you want to extend the life of your signs. Laminating posters will put a thin film over your print to protect it from scratching. That will add about 20% to the price of your print. If you want your posters laminated, we offer two different laminate finishes. The most popular laminated poster finish is glossy which adds a bright sheen. The other option for your sign is matte laminate which adds a dull finish and will reduce glare. Unfortunately, we will not laminate foam board printing that you had printed elsewhere.
Double Sided Foam Core Signs
We offer single sided as well as double-sided printing. This is a must-have for any application requiring the print to be seen from both directions or be hung from the ceiling. Another excellent use for double-sided printing would be utilizing it in a presentation; you can use the board around to use the backside for secondary information or a new topic. By taking advantage of double-sided prints you can save some money and the hassle of lugging around extra prints to your next trade show or presentation.
Heavy Duty Foam Core Signs
Instead of using the standard 1/8″ or 3/16” material, you have the option of upgrading to a 1/2” heavy-duty foam board. This 1/2″ heavy-duty material is more durable, longer lasting, and is less prone to bends and creases. Thick foam board is a better idea if you need it to last a long time. We stock this up to 2 inches thick.
Printing Direct vs. Mounting
Most print shops will mount their prints or signs instead of spending the extra money on machinery to print directly to the board sign itself. They will go about telling you how their method is better and prevents against warping or creases or creates some airlock barrier against fading and damage, that’s the entire opposite of what will happen.
Mounting is the last resort in our shop unless it is specifically requested by a client to match previous artworks. When mounting vinyl, it WILL shrink, peel, and warp no matter what it’s just a matter of time. Mounted prints can shrink and peel in as little as three days depending on the climate the print is stored or displayed in. Here at Nonstop Signs, we print directly onto the sheet; its smooth, sturdy surface provides a pristine base for photo quality prints or posters and assures that the print will NEVER peel.
We can produce these in any standard poster sizes. The most common formats we offer are 2’x3′, 22″×28″ and max is 48″x96″. If you are looking for larger sizes, we recommend 3×4 and the largest size we offer is 4×8. If you need a custom size, just let us know, and we can cut your sheets to any shape or size.
Can you ship?
Foam board printing makes a great gift, and we can ship your prints anywhere in the USA or Canada. The product fits any budget, and we are your one-stop print shop, delivering high-quality products at affordable prices and unbeatable deadlines. How do we do it? We print a lot, I mean A LOT and with as much as we order we get great prices on our material & shipping, in turn, we can offer and pass on great savings to you. Not to mention we have a full-time in-house design and production team operating 16 hrs a day to get your job done ASAP.
How long will my prints last?
The lifespan of your print ultimately depends on how the print is handled. These prints damage quickly and are best suited for short-term or low traffic use. We recommend gator board for long-term applications where the media may travel from one event to the next. If you place your print into a metal hardware frame, it will last for years.
Foamcore Printing Specifications
- Custom order any size up to 4’x8’ sheets
- Standard Sizes: 12″x12″,11″x17″, 16″x20″, 24″x12″,24″x36″, 36″x18″, 2’x4′, 4’x4′, 4’x8′
- High-Quality, High DPI Print capabilities up to 1440 DPI
- Custom cut to any shape or size
- Weight: 0.1437495 lbs per square foot (about the weight of 14 quarters)
- Thickness: .1945″ or 4.9403mm
- Print Method: Five color digital print process CMYKW, eco-friendly, fade, abrasion and weather resistant to UV inks.