Gator Board Signs and Gatorboard Printing
Information About Gator Board Printing and Gatorboard Signs
What is Gator Board, Gatorboard, Gatorfoam Board, Gator Foam or Gatorfoam?
These are all familiar names, but the product is very similar. If you have never used Gatorboard as a material for your printing projects in the past, it is one of the best materials for your premium printing projects. Choosing Gatorboard printing material over a regular Foam Core Board gives you more strength and permanence in your prints that is worth the extra coin. Durability and strength is probably the most significant quality difference that Gatorboard and Gatorfoam have to offer over regular Foam Core Board. Gatorfoam board signs are great for tradeshow signs, conference signs, POP signs and office signs.
Gatorboard printing material is the most robust form of foam board available on the market. Gator Board has an extra dense, lightweight plastic foam center and has a face on both sides with two thin sheets of smooth, printable wood fiber. That gives Gatorboard and Gatorfoam board the strength and durability of wood with the weight and bulk of plastic foam. It's so lightweight that you can easily hang Gator Board prints from the ceiling without a particular weight-specific hanging system. Gatorboard printing material is warp and water resistant, bend and crease proof, and has a substantial impact capacity. Sounds fantastic, right? We agree; this is your option if you’re looking for lightweight, rigid printing material with superior durability. Gator Board printing is just right for multiple use signage and prints.
Gatorboard prints are not just for rigid signage; they can also work great for displaying custom artwork, photography or company core values. Printing on gator board is easy and fast with a 1-week turn around time. If you are ready to order Gatorboard prints, give us a call or an email with your artwork!
Protect your images with the durability of Gator Board Printing
Resistant to denting and warping, Gator Board printing is ideal for repeat presentations, tradeshows, or other events where you will use your materials regularly. Because of Gator Board’s resistance to warping and moisture, it’s an excellent substrate for mounting artwork. Ask any artists or frame maker. Gatorboard is excellent for printing right on the board itself; Gatorboard's smooth surface provides a natural base for photo quality posters. The lightweight nature of this sturdy substrate means that you can easily hang Gator Board Prints from the ceiling. That may be why Gator Board Printing is so prevalent in the restaurant industry as the substrate of choice for menu boards. We can print text just as quickly as we print images and we also offer custom Die-Cutting free of charge on any Gatorfoam Board Printing Order.
Custom Die Cut Gator Board & Gatorfoam Board Printing for any display
Gatorboard and Gator Foam board itself offers clean die-cutting options, giving you the opportunity to cut your sign to any size or shape. Create structural presentations that will last for years or easy-to-dismantle kiosks for conventions and trade shows. Ideal for dimensional displays such as exhibit information boards and permanent point of purchase stands in retail locations or hotels and restaurants. We offer Die-Cutting at NO EXTRA COST, If you have a custom project or design that you are looking to have custom printed and cut on Gator Board or Gator Foam, look no further Nonstop Signs has everything you need at the best prices available online or in store with an unbeatable turnaround time nationwide. We offer Same Day and Next Day Printing Services Nationwide.
Applications for Gator Board and Gator Foam Board Printing
- Trade Show Displays
- Display Systems
- Sign Display
- POP Signage
- Indoor Signs
- Wall Art
- Interior Design
- Gift Ideas
- Indoor/Outdoor Displays
- Promotional Displays
- Kiosk Displays
- Conference and Event display
- Job or Craft fair displays
- Trade Show Table displays
Gatorboard and Gatorfoam Board Printing Features
One useful feature about Gatorboard printing is its surface and the ability to be directly printed. It is specially meant for permanent signage and creating backing pieces for artwork. Gatorfoam Board printing is also very useful for yard signs or real estate signage although we recommend Coroplast Printing for the long-term outdoor application of both.*
- Long-term usage.
- Fade Resistant UV Inks.
- Print Any Photo, Image, Graphic or Artwork on Gator Board.
- Gatorboard is Perfect for Die Cutting and can cut to any Shape or Size.
- Custom order Gator Board Prints in any size up to 48 X 120 single pieces.
- Dense Polystyrene Foam Core with a Solid Wood-Fiber Veneer Finish for added strength.
- Paintable & Direct Digital Print Ready
Gatorboard printing is the best professional option for mounting exhibit pieces and signs where rigidity, strength, weight and warp resistance are a must.
Gator foam board prints are great when displays need to be transported from one location to another multiple time. Set yourself apart from the competition, we only use the highest quality UV inks available, guaranteed to grab your customer’s attention. Our Gatorfoam Board printing is an ideal asset for trade shows, presentations, and special events.
The Life Span of Gator Board and Gatorfoam Board Printing:
Gatorboard printing is a dent, crease, and moisture resistant foam board. If cared for properly it will last for several years when used indoors. Extreme weather may affect the quality and lifespan of Gator Board Prints, but with proper care and use, they will last long enough to serve you well. Using the gator board indoors will increase their lifespan. When storing Gator Board Prints be sure to lay them flat and keep them in a cool, dry area, leaning the prints against the wall or putting them on an uneven surface for an extended period will result in the prints warping and or bending. We do not recommend Gator board for extended outdoor use in inclement weather. However, gator board prints can be used outdoors for years if they are cared for properly and brought indoors during rain or snow.
Gator Board Printing FAQ
What is the most common Gatorfoam board thickness?
Gatorfoam board comes in 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/2″ and 1″. But the most common board prints we see are 3/16″. If this is for outdoor Gatorfoam boards, then you may want to consider 1/2″ thick signs.
- 1/4″ Gatorboard
- .5″ Gatorboard
- 1″ Gatorboard
- 2″ Gatorboard
- 4×8 Gatorboard
- 5×10 Gatorboard
- 22×28 Gatorboard
- 24×36 Gatorboard
How is Gatorboard made?
Gatorboard is a brand name foam board similar to Foam core but much higher quality. Gatorboard comes with an extruded polystyrene foam interior which makes your signs and prints much more durable.
Do you mount Gator Board signs?
Many years ago we used to mount all of our Gator Board signs, but about five years ago we purchased a machine that digitally prints directly to the board prints. Digitally printed direct print Gatorboard signs are the highest possible quality because they will never peel or bubble-like traditionally mounted Gator signs and prints do. While Gatorboard mounting is still an option, we do not recommend it for traditional custom signs. Gatorboard mounted copies are always an excellent option for high-end photography.
Do you offer Gator Board Printing Laminating?
We do laminator our gator board printing although it is not required. 95% of Gator Board prints will not have a laminate because our inks are UV safe and scratch resistant. If you choose to laminate your Gator Board prints, we offer a matte finish, glossy finish, and luster finish. If you are producing these as a poster for in-store POP displays, we recommend laminate on a 3/16″ thickness print with a die cut.
Can you die cut Gator Board signs?
We have a particular routing machine that can die cut Gator Board to any custom size or shape. Mounted photo prints are often hard to custom cut on Gator Board because the print can peel up. We stock round Gatorboard in all sizes and colors.