Foam board signs are some of the most commonly used rigid signs for trade shows and short-term events because they’re low-cost and lightweight, with fast printing times and easy installation. With our foam board signs and stands, you can have the perfect custom printed sign for whatever your advertising and branding needs may be.
Blue Dot Signs can fabricate a foam board sign that will exceed your expectations, and we can supply you with the ideal stand to display it with. For more information, or to start your order for your next New Jersey foam board, contact Blue Dot Signs today.
When temporary signage is needed, many companies, event planners, and individuals use foam board signs. These signs are rigid and smooth for a professional look, and while they are designed for short term installation, they can often last for months or even years with careful handling. This makes them a more affordable option that can be changed out and updated as needed.
Foam board signs, also called foam core signs, all have one thing in common: a firm, polystyrene foam center that makes them simultaneously rigid and lightweight. The core is then laminated on either side with an exterior material that offers protection and serves as the surface for printing. Some options for exterior materials include:
When choosing your sign’s exterior, durability is the most common concern. Where you’d like your sign to be, how long you’ll be using it, and how much wear and tear will be expected will determine whether paper, plastic or wood fiber veneer is needed.
How thick the sign is will impact its rigidity with larger signs generally needing a thicker base material. Foam core, ultra board, and gatorboard are all available in thicknesses of:
3/16” 1/4” 1/2″ 1”
These materials are also available with white or black cores so that they foam interior showing around the edge of the sign matches the final design. Many foam board signs are rectangular, but they can also be cut to a custom size or shape. We use a CNC router or laser cutter to automate the cutting process, making shapes like letters or logos an option with sharp corners and added detail. The paper, plastic, or veneer used to coat the sign is most generally produced in white. This allows for colors to show up accurately on the sign when printed, and to stand out from the background.
For printing, the design is rendered directly on the sign’s surface with UV-resistant ink. Designs in any size are possible with large format printers, and we use Pantone color match to replicate the shade of your business’s color scheme or design for the sign. Signs are finished with a matte or gloss finish over the printed graphics which both protects the ink and offers an additional way to customize the appearance.
Foam board signs can be displayed in multiple different ways, depending on your needs. The two primary display methods are:
If you need them, we can provide foam board stands along with your signs so they can be placed at your business or event and removed later.
The available options for designs and the rigidity of foam board make it an option for short term signage that can be used for most indoor signage needs. Benefits unique to foam board signs include:
When foam board signs are carefully handled during transport, or left in a single location away from sun, water, and heat, they can also be durable and long lasting. Many foam board signs last for several years and can be reused frequently.
Stronger than paper poster board, foam board provides additional stability in signs that need to look more permanent or offer more durability. These signs are often used at:
They are also used at trade shows and conventions either on a table top or stand to advertise a new product or draw attention to a display.
With a wide inventory of foam board products, large format printing, and a range of customization options, Blue Dot Signs can quickly produce a professional rigid sign. We also offer rush orders for those who need their sign-in time for an event or product launch. For all other orders, we have a rapid production process that prioritizes quality signage. If you’re interested in ordering or finding out more about some of the best foam board signs and foam board stands in NJ, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. Double sided printing is possible, and display options that show both sides are available.
No. This type of sign does not hold up well when exposed to weather, and is difficult to completely protect against weather damage. They are best used as indoor only signs. If you need a sign for outdoors, we have plenty of options to choose from and are happy to consult with you to figure out which one would be best for your needs.
Yes. We are able to Pantone color match to ensure that the exact shade of your business’s color scheme and logo is what appears on your sign.
Our large format printers allow us to print much larger and unusually shaped signs than our competitors. We take pride in our ability to fulfill unique custom orders.
No. We can cut your sign to whatever custom shape is needed.
They typically last two or more years if well cared for. Foam board signs with paper exteriors are usually intended for limited length events and have shorter lifespans, but Ultra and Gator boards have a much longer lifespan depending on the amount of abuse they receive.
We can make your sign 3/16”, 1/4”, 1/2″, or 1” thick.
Unfortunately, creasing that occurs after a foam board sign is bent or folded can’t be removed. To prevent this, you should store them by laying them flat away from any heavy objects that could bend them. You can also place them in between large pieces of flat cardboard for added support.
Yes. We don’t print onto a vinyl sticker or decal that’s adhered to the foam board or on top of any finishes. This keeps your design from looking blurry and makes the colors appear brighter.
They are made of a firm, polystyrene foam core with an exterior made of paper, plastic, or wood veneer.