Foam Board Printing | Custom Foam Board Signs
Foam Board Printing
Foam Board Printing
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Customize lightweight, durable foam signs in various shapes and sizes. Upload your design to create your own foam board sign today! No minimums required Read More

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  • 1" All Corners $2.00
  • 3/4" All Corners $2.00
  • 1/2" All Corners $2.00
  • 1/4" All Corners $2.00
  • 3/8" All Corners $2.00
  • Halo $7.17
  • Circle $0.60
  • Oval $0.60
  • Special $7.17
  • Top Corners $2.00
  • Top & Bottom Center $2.00
  • All Corners Only $3.00
  • Top Center $1.50
  • 3" White Easel $1.75
  • 5" White Easel $2.00
  • 7" White Easel $2.35
  • 15" White Easel $3.50
  • 18" White Easel $5.00
  • 24" White Easel $6.00
  • 36" White Easel $13.50
  • Dry Erase $10.00
  • Top & Bottom Center $3.00
  • Top Corners $3.00
  • All Corners $3.50

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Foam Board Printing


Any Custom Size - Double-Sided - Same-Day Production

Foam board printing is a cost-effective way to print vibrant pictures like family portraits, school projects, or even artwork. Foam board (also known as foam core posters or ″foamcore″) signs are lightweight, rigid, and have a foam center with a paper backing on both sides. It comes in two thickness options, 3/16″, and 1/2″ and can be specially cut to any custom shape that can be printed on one or two sides. They are great for adding visual interest to storefront windows and tables, as advertising, and adding memorable personalized photos to your home or office walls. Our custom foam board signs give you extra flexibility that allows you to showcase your collection of artwork with high-quality style at budget-friendly prices.

A Foam board sign is a versatile, sturdy board that is easy to manufacture. It has a natural matte finish and features various display mounting options for you to choose from. Foam board signs are robust but can dent, bend, and crease easily. Gatorboard is another affordable, inexpensive alternative for a more rigid product with black siding. Still, these personalized foam board posters are the preferred medium for many advertisers, and foam board printing is still considered the most versatile option in our printing service.

Custom Foam Board Signs Features

Any Size or Shapes

Any Size or Shapes

Forget your basic square/rectangle signs! Order any popular shapes sizes or custom sizes from 4"x4" up to 48"x96", with a manufacturing tolerance of .004"+ or - in either direction. You get precision-cut professional foam board signs when you order with FoamCorePrint!

Double-sided printing

Double-sided printing

Looking to display professional advertising printed on both sides? Then double-sided signs are the perfect option for you. You can choose to print the same design on both sides or mix it up with a different one to be printed on the back.

Lightweight & Portable

Lightweight & Portable

Our foam sign is the lightest printed sign option, ideal for advertising on the go, tradeshows, popup events, and more. Popular display methods include an easel back for table tops and adhesive strips for hanging your sign temporarily on the wall.

Direct Printing

Direct Printing

Your design is printed directly onto the foam board with UV-resistant inks. It produces a professional photo-quality finish and a long-lasting, fade-resistant display.

Popular Standard Sizes For Foam Board Signs Include:

  • 16x20 (standard foam prints poster size) - best for general decorative use

  • 18x24 - great for informational signs and advertising

  • 20x30 - perfect for artwork, movie posters, and similar

  • 24x36 foam board - great for trade shows, exhibits, and malls

  • 36x48 foam board - academic research including commentaries

  • 40x60 foam board - ideal for bus shelters or subway

Family portraits on custom foam board posters are a great and affordable personalized gift for the holidays and a way to liven up the walls in your home. We pride our service on bringing you the best quality foam board signs at the lowest possible price. You can rest assured that when you place your order with FoamCorePrint, you're getting the best photo quality printing printed directly onto foam board at the best possible prices.

Why Choose Custom Foam Board Posters

Foam board posters are an affordable option for executing uniquely shaped boards. Photo booth owners use foam board poster printing (see also canvas poster prints) to develop craft ideas as photo props. We have done everything from speech bubbles with nifty sayings to 3D popup displays for trade show stands. Custom foam board printing is at the pinnacle of the most utilized advertising indoor substrates, and you can even get them mounted yourself in no time. Getting a custom print photo on foam core has never been more accessible or affordable!

Custom prints on foam boards are a tried and true indoor advertising method used in schools, malls, and trade shows to display unique advertising and artwork. Their versatility and durability make them extremely popular. Foam board poster printing is considered a low-cost option and is always most attractive to new business owners trying to spread their message and attract new customers. It is easily shaped and provides bright, vibrant colors with UV-resistant inks. Foam board posters are the most versatile and, at the same time, most cost-effective medium in today's market. All these factors combined have made foam board poster printing the most utilized form for indoor use to date!

Foam board printing methods are excellent for the long term. Foam board signs last a long time and maintain a similar quality level, making them ideal for those who want to get a lot of usages. Foam board posters are available in various sizes. So, whether you're looking for small poster boards, a medium-sized one, or a large one, you'll easily be able to order the custom size you need. Best of all, there are various options for the thickness of your foam board posters. Thicker foam posters last the longest, but you don't always need a thick one - it depends on the usage. If it sees low usage, then having a medium or thinner board will allow you to save a little bit on cost, but it will still last long enough to get some good "mileage" out of it.

Indoor Usage

A Foam board sign can effectively be used for indoor advertising and is very easy to mount. This is one of the reasons why our clients love customized foam boards hanging from ceilings in large stores, office rooms, or exhibition halls. Our high-quality prints, in synergy with your business or personal needs, are a win-win option. Easy to maintain, they will complement your work or living space with no hassle and many styles.

Outdoor Usage

Foam board signs are intended for interior use only. Using them outside, where they will be exposed to the elements, will damage the signs. Whether rain or strong winds, the foam board sign isn't designed to be used outdoors. We have weather-proof alternatives like aluminum or Sintra signs to accommodate your advertising needs.

How to Display Your Foam Board Sign

  • Use tabletop or floor easels for large displays

  • Lean/prop against a wall

  • Metal or plastic free-standing stands

  • Suction cups

  • Drilled holes

  • Hang on walls with 3m adhesive strips or double-side Velcro tape

  • Add grommets placed on all four corners to hang with zip ties

  • Command strips

Design Advice

  • Use limited text for a better display.

  • Use high-quality photos, especially if your foam board is large

  • If you are stepping up your physical advertising, then there is no reason not to get foam board prints today. Improve your branding and visibility with your own custom foam core signs.

Foam Board Sign Use Cases

Here are examples of the ways you can use foam board posters.

Home Use

Ideal for decorating your living room, bedroom, or nursery. The designs you choose can be anything from vacation photos, family portraits, memorable moments, or landscapes you like - you name it, we can provide it. Your kids can have their favorite action heroes, musicians, or movie stars. On foam boards, you can print photos of your favorite cars in your garage. Options are limitless!

Commercial Use

Traditionally used as visual aids during company or product presentations and as signage to inform customers of ongoing promotions or deals. They are perfect as point-of-sale displays or any other indoor business, political, or educational signage application. Take your marketing to a whole different level with personalized foam board poster prints! This will give you the competitive edge every business or institution strives for! Apart from foam boards, you can take a look at what other kinds of foam board signs you can go with that we have on offer:

Board Signs

Acrylic Signs

Perhaps one of the most versatile materials, an acrylic sign is an excellent choice for just about any business. The flexible plastic from which the acrylic signs are made is durable and lightweight. So, whatever your need, there is a strong chance acrylic signage can provide a permanent and durable solution. Contact FoamCorePrint today to discuss how we can solve your event signage needs! Learn More

Acrylic Signs

PVC Signs

PVC Signs are made from lightweight compressed foam boards made of rigid material known as polyvinyl chloride. PVC signs are typically used as outdoor signs; their longevity depends on the weather, direct sunlight, and material thickness. Foam board PVC signs are everywhere - outdoor advertising, retail stores, and even your home! One reason why they're so common is that they're easy to manufacture and install. Learn More

PVC Signs

Yard Signs

Coroplast or Yard Signs are pressure resistant and defy crushing, warping, and punctures with regular usage. Completely waterproof, they are a top choice for temporary outdoor use. Yard signs are waterproof, hold UV inks exceptionally well, and, most importantly, do not discolor or bend easily. Foam board yard signs are utilized as trade show signage, "For Sale" signs, yard sale signs, and even sign spinners or twirlers on the sidewalk bringing in traffic from the busy street corners! Learn More

Yard Signs

Styrene Signs

Styrene signs are a unique material that can be used indoors or outdoors. Commonly used for restaurant menus and trade show displays, they are very convenient because they are lightweight and can uphold harsh conditions. When printing on Styrene, make sure your photos are high-resolution, though. Otherwise, your foam board photo printing won't turn out with the highest quality possible.

Styrene Signs

Magnetic Signs

Magnets are weather resistant and won't suffer in quality. If they are correctly maintained and cleaned, they typically last 1-2 years. If you rely on your vehicle for business, a custom magnet car sign would be the best solution to spread your message or improve your branding day in and out. As far as magnetic vehicle signs go at FoamCorePrint, your satisfaction is 100% quality guaranteed. Learn More

Magnetic Signs

Cardstock Signs

Cardstock prints are trendy at weddings and children's parties. Custom invitations or cardstock printings are a fantastic way to deliver a personal message or thank you cards for any given upcoming or past event. Cardstock signs have become a standard on any formal occasion and are affordable to deliver any message to your closest friends and family members.

So, don't be afraid to start a live chat or contact us to help you select the best product for your next project. Learn More

Cardstock Signs

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Frequently asked Questions

FAQ

What is foam board printing?

Foam board printing is a type of sign-making that involves using foam boards to create custom signs. Foam boards are made from polystyrene, an inexpensive material that can easily be cut with a knife or hole puncher. They're extremely light and easy to transport, making them ideal for businesses on the go. The most popular sizes include:

  • 12"x12"

  • 12"x24"

  • 24"x24"

  • 18"x36"

  • 24"x36"

How long does foam board last?

Foam board posters last for a long time, but the lifespan of foam board depends on how it is treated. Proper care and maintenance allow you to store your foam boards in a dry place and out of direct sunlight; they will last longer than stored in humid places or outside.

Can you print on foam board?

Yes, all the materials can be printed directly onto the surface at 1000 dpi in full color. In the printing industry, using flatbed UV digital printers is called "Direct to Substrate Printing."

Does foam board come in black?

Unfortunately no. At this time, the foam board does not come in black. However, we offer a much more rigid product called Gatorboard that is dent, bend, and crease-resistant. Gatorboard is compressed black foam in 3/16" and 1/2" thickness, featuring a smooth surface and beautiful clay face.

Can foam boards be cut in special or unique shapes?

Absolutely! Foamboard is perfect for cutting into unique custom shapes like the contour of a logo or even 3D lettering; use the cut option "special."

What is a cut option?

A Cut option is not required; it is a unique finishing option for custom shapes other than squares/rectangles. Here is a list of our Cut options styles;

  1. Circle-Cut (perfect circles) We prefer you submit full-scale square designs with your colors flooded edge to edge; you will see the final circle layout in the proofing process.

  2. Oval-Cut (perfect ovals), same as the circle above; we prefer you submit full-scale rectangle designs with vibrant colors flooded edge to edge.

  3. Halo-Cut (you are in control of the path the CNC machine takes, unique custom outside shape) 

  4. Special-Cut (custom shape, inside and outside cuts are okay) Both Special & Halo Cuts require additional art set up; check out How to Set Up-Cut Files.

Is Foamboard waterproof?

Unfortunately, no, being foam board is derived from paper, it is not a great candidate for outdoor usage. However, we do offer other materials that are designed for outdoor usage that are water and weatherproof. Sinta signs or Aluminum are both great affordable waterproof options.

Can you frame foam poster board?

Yes, you can frame foam poster boards. The most critical aspect of this question is the frame itself! Standard foam board is 3/16" thick and may be too thick to frame for some hardware. Whereas foam poster board in 1/8" is the perfect thickness for framing. Always double-check to confirm the depth of the frame for the required .125" clearance, plus the matboard and backing.

How much does foam board cost?

The start price of foamboard signs with full-color direct printing costs $9.13 per sqft and can be as low as $3.65 an sqft.

Foam Board Cost per sqft. Breakdown

Units Size Cost Per Unit Sqft Discount Subtotal Total
1 12x12" $9.13   $9.13
250 12x12" $8.44 -$171.03 $2,110.50
500 12x12" $7.76 -$684.12 $3,879.00
1250 12x12" $5.71 -$4,275.78 $7,131.25
2500 12x12" $3.66 -$13,682.50 $9,132.50

What is a foam board poster?

Everything we do at FoamCorePrint is "custom to order," meaning the clients selects the exact finish size down to 100th of an inch. We can manufacture a foam board sign size as small as 4x4" and as large on one sheet as 48x96". Input the required dimensions and allow the system to price your project out quickly.

Is foam board durable?

Foam board is rigid and will allow supporting its weight even in whole sheets without folding under its weight; however, foam board is derived from paper and has a paper face. It can dent, bend and crease easily if mishandled. See our list of substrates that offer more durability.

Can you frame foam poster board?

Yes, you can frame foam poster boards. The most critical aspect of this question is the frame itself! Standard foam board is 3/16" thick and may be too thick to frame for some hardware. Whereas 1/8" foam board posters are the perfect thickness for framing. Always double-check to confirm the depth of the frame for the required .125" clearance, plus the matboard and backing.

What are common popular sizes?

Standard order sizes vary depending on the user's location in the world. In the US, the most popular size are 24x36 poster boards. Here is a list of additional standard poster boards sizes from small to large commonly ordered foam boards in the united states.

  • 5x7"
  • 8x10"
  • 10x12"
  • 11x14"
  • 16x20"
  • 18x24"
  • 20x30"
  • 24x36"
  • 30x40"
  • 36x48"
  • 40x60"
  • 48x60"
  • 48x96"
  • 60x120"

What size does foam board come in?

Everything we do at FoamCorePrint is "custom to order," meaning the clients selects the exact finish size down to 100th of an inch. We can manufacture a foam board sign size as small as 4"x4" and as large on one sheet as 48"x96". Input the required dimensions and allow the system to price your project out quickly.

Is foam board durable?

Foam board is a rigid material and will allow supporting its weight even in whole sheets without folding under its weight; however, foam board is derived from paper and has a paper face. It can dent, bend and crease easily if mishandled. See our list of substrates that offer more durability.

What are grommets, where are they placed, and how big are the holes?

Grommets are a popular hanging option and, when selected, will be placed automatically without anyone looking at your art files. Setting your grommets is crucial to avoid unwanted holes in your designs; your online proofs allow you to confirm your grommet's placement. Grommets are placed .75" in the center from each corner the option is selected, and the holes themselves are .37".

Do grommets go all the way through the board?

Yes, grommets go all the way through the board. When you add grommets, they will penetrate the surface through the foam center and board's backing.

How to hang foam board prints?

There are many ways to hang foam prints; here is a list of today's popular hanging solutions. Check out our blog post on the best ways to hang foam board prints for a more in-depth look.

  • Use tabletop or floor easels

  • Backed easel (available from 3" - 36")

  • Lean/prop against a wall

  • Hang on walls with 3m adhesive strips or double side Velcro tape

  • Hang from grommets

  • Standoffs

  • 3M putty

  • 3M adhesive-backed hooks

  • Hanging from strings

  • Framing

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