Design your very own custom foam board signs for short or long-term use! Our foam board printing services let you create your very own design on your choice of 3/16” or ½” thick poster board with a foam core. This printed foam board signage allows you to showcase company information or a business logo, making the perfect addition to a presentation, trade show booth, or lobby. We offer foam board printing in full, unlimited colors so that you can capture the attention of your audience. In order to give these poster board signs versatility, different free-standing base options are available to choose from.
Full color custom printed foam core finished with cut sides
Signs ordered with Mount Sign Holders will have holes drilled at the bottom for mounting
Optional sign stand (details below)
1/2" OR 3/16" Economy Foamboard: Dent and warp-resistant polystyrene foam core with clay-coated paper surface
1/2" OR 3/16" Premium Foamboard: Dent and warp-resistant polystyrene foam core with waterproof polystyrene surface
What Is Foam Board?
Foam board signs are popular customizable displays made from dent and warp-resistant polystyrene foam core that is finished with a paper or water-proof surface. Business logos, company or school announcements, event information, and much more are printed on material to promote a company or event. Businesses often place these types of signs in their lobby or inside their booth at a trade show conference. Venues holding an event setup these signs at the entrance or anywhere else where they will easily be seen. Custom foam board signs are ideal event stands because their UV printing technique makes the artwork colors pop, making them grab the attention of everyone nearby. The bases also accommodate changing prints. New foamboard prints are easy to order and are setup on the same base. This comes in handy for such businesses as local stores that are constantly updating sales and promoting new products. Any business or event that has something to advertise can take advantage of custom foam board printing.
Base Options for Foam Board Signs
There are two types of bases that can be selected for this foam board. There is a water base made from PVC material. This sturdy floor sign stand includes fold out feet for easy storage and is compatible with custom foam board signs 18in or larger.
We also have Mount Sign Holders in three different sizes. These steel mounts are in a triangle shape and screw together with the included wing nuts and bolts. They are compatible with our 1/2in thick foam board.
Compatible with 3/16" and 1/2" thick foam board
Minimum width requirement of 18"
M Mount Sign Holder
Compatible with 1/2" thick foam board
Width must be 12", 24", or 36"
Base Options & Compatibility
Each of our base options is compatible with specific foam board sizes. Please reference the table below.
PVC base with fold out feet Holds 3 gallons of water or sand
18.5in x 8.5in
3/16in & 1/2in foam board Width must be 18in wide or above
12in M Mount Sign Holder
Steel M-shaped base (2) Wing nuts & bolts
11.75in x 3.5in x 15in
1/2in foam board Width must be 12in
24in M Mount Sign Holder
Steel M-shaped base (2) Wing nuts & bolts
23.5in x 3.5in x 15in
1/2in foam board Width must be 24in
36in M Mount Sign Holder
Steel M-shaped base (3) Wing nuts & bolts
35.5in x 3.5in x 15in
1/2in foam board Width must be 36in
How Custom Foam Board Signs Get You Noticed
Set up foam core signs where you want to advertise a message. Common uses for these kinds of foam signs include at a trade show booth, for retail sales, lobbies and waiting rooms, and for school or business presentations. These foam signs are great as visual aids and provide a professional appearance.
We recommend using bright, eye-catching colors in order to make an impression in a short amount of time. Our full color board printing allows you to print unlimited colors at an economic price point. We suggest keeping the wording brief so that passersby can comprehend your message in a short amount of time. Not everyone will stop to read a lot of words on a sign.
Foam Board Signs - Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer double-sided foam board printing?
Yes, we offer single and double-sided options. Single-sided means that the poster board will only be printed on one side. Double-sided printing means that graphics will be printed on both sides of the foam core signs. This leaves room for using the same image or two different images on each side.
Do you offer other foam board shapes aside from rectangle?
For the time being we mainly offer rectangular shapes. You can also get a square shape if you make the width and height the same measurement. For instance, a 12in x 12in sign would be a square, but a 12in x 24in sign would be rectangular.
Can I use foam core signs outside? Are they water-resistant?
Our foam board signs are made to be dent and warp-resistant, so they are made from stronger material than regular store-bought foam board. The economy version shouldn’t be displayed outside for a long period of time. It should also be brought inside if the weather is bad. The premium material is water-resistant, so it can stand more rain than the economy version.
What material are the foam boards made of?
The foam signs are made from either economy or premium foamboard. Both versions are dent and warp-resistant so that they won’t bend easily. The premium option, however, is made from water-resistant foam board, allowing you to use it outdoors for a longer period. We recommend the economy version for shorter term use.
What’s the smallest and largest foam core sign sizes available?
We offer custom foam board signs sizes. The width can be anywhere between 4in and 46in. The height can be between 4in and 94in. This means that the smallest size we offer is 4in x 4in and the largest size is 46in x 94in (or 4ft x 8ft). You can also choose between 3/16” and 1/2" thicknesses.
How do you print on the poster board?
We directly print the graphics on the foam board. This means that the print will feel like it’s a part of the material rather than like it was placed on top of it. This leaves a smooth finish. This kind of foam board printing also means that the print won’t peel off after being set up for a long time.
When will I receive my foam board signs?
Our average turnaround time is 3 business days. Standard production is required for poster board printing. Shipping can be calculated at checkout. Shipping is determined by where you live and whether you request a rush option or not. To see what shipping options we have for you, look at our “Delivery Estimator” at the top right of this page.
How is the price determined for the foam core signs?
As stated before, the number of colors you use in your design has no effect on the price. We use full CMYK color printing, which means that whether you use 2 or 20 colors, the price remains the same. Your price is instead determined on the foam board thickness you choose, how large your sign is, and whether you want single-sided or double-print foam board poster printing. If you order hardware with your print, then the price of the water base or mount is added to the order.
What are foam board signs commonly used for?
These foam core displays are often used to advertise sales or promote brand awareness. They are set up inside and outside of shops, in building entrances, by tradeshow booths, etc. Foam core signs can include slogans, logos, small boxes of text with information, pictures, and anything else you want to include.
How should I store the custom foam board signs?
Make sure you store your display in an area where it won’t bend. Our foam board material is dent-resistant, but if it does crease, it won’t be able to be fixed. The printed board should also be kept in a cool and dry place, like a closet, a basement, or an attic.
How should I clean the foam signs?
In order to remove dust from the custom foam signs, use a dry, non-textured cloth and wipe it across the surface. This can be done regularly to keep the foam board and print in pristine condition.