Foam board signs are some of most commonly used rigid signs for trade shows and short-term events because they’re both low-cost and lightweight while also being highly effective. 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 rise to the occasion and 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.

Foam Board Signs Types

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. Some options for exterior materials include:

  • Paper – Called foam board signs, this temporary signage is the lightest and lowest cost of our foam core signs.
  • Plastic –Ultra Board signs have plastic sheets adhered to their foam center, and are sturdy enough for longer term signage than foam board signs with paper exterior.
  • WoodFiber Veneer – Also known as Gator Board signs, these are the most durable and resistant to warping, bending, and water damage type of foam core sign.

When choosing your sign’s exterior, the durability you need is the most common concern. Keep in mind where you’d like your sign to be, how long you’ll be using it, and how much wear and tear will be expected. That will help you determine whether you need paper, plastic, or wood fiber veneer.

Foam Board Installation

Foam board sign can be displayed multiple different ways, depending on your needs. The two primary display methods are:

  • Standing Foam Board – We have several different type of standing foam board options including easels, wedges attached to the back as props, and “Mightee Mount” foam board stands. Event display stand signs like “Mightee Mounts” are ideal for double printed signs as they keep both sides of the sign visible.
  • Wall Attachment – Command™ strips and tape are often used to adhere these signs to the wall or any other flat surface you want to display them on.

If you need them, we can provide foam board stand signs along with your signs to make sure that you have the items you need to use these signs right away.

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Even when made with a paper exterior, foam board signs can last several years with high definition, richly colored designs printed on them. At Blue Dot Signs, our goal is to provide the highest quality products and service possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Foam Board Signs

Foam board signs

Can foam board stands be printed double sided?

Yes. Double sided printing is possible, and display options that show both sides are available.

Can my foam board sign be installed outdoors?

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.

Can you print my business’s custom color and logo onto my foam board sign?

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.

Can you really print my large foam board 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.

Does my foam board sign need to be square or rectangular shaped?

No. We can cut your sign to whatever custom shape is needed.

How long do foam board signs last?

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.

How thick can I make my foam board sign?

We can make your sign 3/16”, 1/4”, 1/2″, or 1” thick.

I accidentally bent my foam board sign, how can I remove the crease that has occurred?

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.

Is my design printed directly onto the foam board sign itself?

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.

What are foam board signs made of?

They are made of a firm, polystyrene foam core with an exterior made of paper, plastic, or wood veneer.