Foam Board Printing

Foam Board Printing

We offer many different types of custom foam board printing. Foam board prints are great for posters, trade show signs and other types of advertising.

  • 1/8"
  • 1/2"
  • 3/16"
  • 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 $5.48
  • Circle $0.30
  • Oval $0.30
  • Special $5.48
  • Top Corners $1.50
  • Top & Bottom Center $1.50
  • All Corners Only $2.00
  • Top Center $1.00
  • Gloss $0.30
  • Matte $0.30
  • Dry Erase $1.25
  • 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

Foam Poster Board Printing

Foam Board Printing is most used as an affordable way to print high gloss vibrant pictures like family portraits, school projects, or even artwork. Foam core posters are lightweight and rigid, and they have a foam center with a semi-gloss paper backing on both sides. They are available in 1/8”, 3/16″, 1/2″ thicknesses and can be specially cut to any custom size and can be printed on one or two sides. Our custom foam board signs give you extra flexibility if you want to put memorable photos on your order.
Foam boards are very cost-effective, lightweight, and easy to manufacture. Foam board signs are robust; however ever can dent, bend and crease easily. Foam board signs have both matte or high gloss finish options available if specified on the particular options when placing the cart. Gatorboard is another affordable, inexpensive alternative for a more rigid product with a black siding. However, the finish on standard gator board printing is only available with a matte finish due to the limitation of its clay face. Still, these custom foam board posters are the preferred medium for many advertisers, and foam board printing is still considered the most versatile option.

Popular Sizes For Foam Board Signs Include:

  • 16x20  (standard foam core poster size)
  • 18x24
  • 20x30
  • 24 x 36 foam board signs
  • 36 x 48 foam board signs
  • 40x60 foam board signs
Printing high-quality family portraits on Foam Poster Board is a great and affordable gift for the holidays, as well as a way to liven up the walls in your own home. We pride ourselves on bringing you the best quality foam board signs at the lowest possible price. You can rest assured that when you place an order with us, you’re getting the best quality products at wholesale costs, whether you’re getting small or large, thin or thick posters. Order your custom foam board signs today from FoamCorePrint to get your pictures and photos on the ordered foam boards.

Why Choose Foam Board Printing

Picture poster board printing is a great affordable way to execute complicated special cut options. Photo booth owners use posterboard printing (see also canvas poster prints) to develop craft ideas as photo props. We have done everything from speech bubbles with nifty sayings or even 3D pop-up displays for trade show stands! Posterboard printing is at the pinnacle of the most utilized advertising indoor substrates, and you can even get them mounted.

Tried and true methods of indoor advertising have been used for years now. Foam board printing is considered a Low-cost substrate and is always most attractive to new business owners trying to spread their message and attract new business. It’s easily shaped, has the fantastic ability to hold bright and vibrant UV inks, and is highly cost-efficient. These factors have made Foam board printing the most utilized form for indoor use to date!

Foam board signs are the most affordable and, at the same time, most effective in today’s market, even beating out Gatorboard printing (see 1/2” and 3/16” material thickness). Custom print on foam board signs is used in schools, malls, and trade shows every day to display amazing, unique pieces of advertising and artwork. Its affordability and durability make foam board signs so widely used today.

Posterboard 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 usage. Foam board signs are also quite flexible since many foam board signs sizes are there to choose from. 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 thickness. Thick poster boards last the longest, but you don’t always need a thick one - it depends on the usage. If it will see 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.

How to Display Foam Board Signs

  • Use tabletop or floor easels
  • Lean/prop against a wall
  • Hang on walls with 3m adhesive strips or double side Velcro tape
  • Hang from grommets

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 signage.

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 out there, 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. Get in touch with today to discuss how we can solve your event signage needs!

PVC Signs

PVC Signs are made from lightweight compressed foam board with a matte finish made of the rigid material known as polyvinyl chloride. PVC signs are typically used for outdoor signage and their longevity depends on the weather, direct sunlight, and material thickness. Foam board PVC signs can be found 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.

Yard Signs

Coroplast or Yard Signs are pressure resistance that will defy crushing, warping, and punctures with regular usage. Completely waterproof, they are a top choice for temporary outdoor usage. Yard signs are waterproof, hold UV inks exceptionally well, and most importantly, and 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!

Styrene Signs

Styrene signs are a unique material that can be utilized for indoor or outdoor usage. 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 styrene prints won’t turn out with the highest quality possible. 

Magnetic Signs

Magnets are weather resistant and won't suffer in quality. If they are properly 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, here at, your satisfaction with them has a 100% quality guarantee.

Cardstock Signs

Cardstock prints are very popular at weddings and children’s parties. Custom invitations or cardstock printings are an amazing 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 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 make the best product selection for your next project.

Reviews for Foam Board Printing 1/8"

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Verified Buyer
a month ago by (TX, US)

The board it self was great! However, I missed an error in the original artwork we approved, so I wish there would have been someone with FoamCorePrint proofing it and catching possible mistakes. Customer service was excellent when inquiring about a reorder, however, the website is slow and it takes forever to upload the artwork.

Verified Buyer
2 months ago by (CA, US)

I was thrilled to receive my order early! the prints were great and the price was great too. i had no interaction with customer support because the process of ordering on line was simple. Will difinitly use this company again.

Verified Buyer
3 months ago by (CA, US)

Wonderful! Had a quick question during ordering and was greeted with a friendly voice on the phone. Order was printed and arrived quick. The boards are very high quality. Also SO impressed with how the foam boards were protected in shipping.

Verified Buyer
4 months ago by (TX, US)

The only complaint I have was the user experience for your website. The ordering process was very confusing. I didn't know when I was supposed to upload the artwork. Having to upload and preview the artwork after checkout is not a good experience. You basically are paying for something without knowing how it looks.

Verified Buyer
5 months ago by (CA, US)

Excellent service! The art we provided had a problem that was quickly caught and resolved. They made sure it was right! Delivery was fast and the product quality is perfect. Highly recommended!

Verified Buyer
5 months ago by (CA, US)

Super fast delivery and quality was amazing. I would definitely order again!

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7 months ago by (MO, US)

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Verified Buyer
8 months ago by (CA, US)

I was nervous about entering my billing information before uploading my images, but I was able to review, modify, and approve the images and update shipping after making the transaction. Jennifer was very helpful throughout the process and the signs were delivered more quickly than expected since they were able to fulfill the order within the cutoff time.

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Frequently asked Questions


Foam board printing is a type of signmaking that involves the use of foam board to create signage. Foam boards are made from polystyrene, which is an inexpensive material and can be easily cut with a knife or hole puncher. They are lightweight and easy to transport, making them ideal for businesses on the go.

Posterboard and foam board are materials that can be used to create a poster. Poster boards are typically made of cardboard, while foam boards are generally polystyrene or PVC. Poster boards have a more textured surface than foam boards, better for displaying intricate designs and colors. Foam boards allow for a smoother finish, making them ideal for printing photographs because they will not show any wrinkles in the paper from handling it so much.

However, some argue that poster boards are more of a traditional rolled poster mounted onto a foam board; this process is called photo mounting. Lamination is used for different finish styles like matte, gloss, or semi-gloss during this process. This technique is aged, and the poster paper tends to separate over time and degrade. Since then, advancements in technologies have taken over the printing industry. New cutting-edge flatbed direct UV digital cured printers and inks are the way if the future and photo mounting is now a thing of the past.

Foam board lasts for a long time, but the lifespan of foam board depends on how it is treated. If you store your foam boards in a dry place and out of direct sunlight they will last longer than if they are stored in humid places or outside.

One type of foam board that is best for printing is the matte finish. This type of board will not reflect light and it will be easy to see your work on it. It also has a smooth surface which makes it easier to cut with a knife or scissors, as well as paint with acrylics or watercolors
The advantages of foam board printing are that foam board printing is a low-cost alternative to the traditional poster and billboard advertising. Foam boards are lightweight, easy to carry, and can be reused. This makes them ideal for transport from one venue to another or from one event to another. They're also great for those who want the option of changing messages quickly, as well as those who want an affordable way of posting messages in high-traffic areas.

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 referred to as "Direct to Substrate Printing."

Unfortunately no. At this time, the foam board does not come in black. However, we do offer a much more rigid product that is dent, bend, and crease resistant called Gator board. Gatorboard is compressed black foam is offered in 3/16" and 1/2" thickness offers a beautiful clay face and a matte finish. Read this blog post for more information on foam board vs. gatorboard and what's best for you.

Absolutely! Foamboard is perfect for cutting into special custom shapes like the contour of a logos, or even 3D lettering. Use the Cut option "special" and be sure to follow our guild on how to set up cut files.

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

Unfortunately no, being foam board is derived from paper it 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.

Foam board poster is another term for foam board printing, foam core board, or any other names you can think of for traditional foam board. There are many names for foam board posters, but the product is the same in the end.

Foam poster boards come in standard 3/16" thickness, 1/2", and 1/8". Standard 3/16" foam poster board is relatively universal and is widely used for presentations, tradeshows, or even pop-up displays. 1/2" foam board is used for wall mounting to add additional depth and avoid costly framing. If the intention is to frame your prints, then 1/8" foam poster boards are perfect for you!

Yes, you can frame foam poster board. The most critical aspect of this question is the frame itself! Standard foam board is 3/16" thick and maybe 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.

The start price of foam board with full-color direct print at 1000dpi 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

Rounded corners refer to the finish of the physical board itself. The edges will have a nice straight cut finish without rounded corners, where round allows smooth rounded corners. The measurements refer to the corners' severity or degrees (radial bend). Rounded corner sizes from less to more dramatic corners;

  • 1/4"
  • 3/8"
  • 1/2" standard
  • 3/4"
  • 1"
Rounded corner options

A Gloss finish has a liquid coating applied to the board and appears to have a shiny sheen. At the same time, the matte finish seems flat dull and will drown out any glare from surrounding bright lighting. The finish is always a personal preference; however, always keep in mind the surroundings. If you are at a tradeshow with lots of lighting and plan to take pictures for social media, you may want to consider a matte finish. The matte finish will help knock down glare and allow for the highest quality photos. Overlighting is why the matte finish is always the preferred finish option for showroom settings or tradeshows.

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"

Everything we do is "custom to order," meaning the clients selects the exact finish size down to 100th of an inch. We can manufacture a foam board poster size as small as 4x4" and as large on one sheet as 60x120". Input the required dimensions and allow the system to price out your project quickly.

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.

Yes, you can print whatever file you like on the back. All pricing is square-foot based; pricing will not change based on the number of uploaded artworks.

Grommets offer the edges of your board more additional reinforcement when hanging with hooks.

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

Grommets are placed .75" on center from each corner the option is selected, the holes themselves are .37". The placement of your grommets is crucial to avoid unwanted holes in your designs. Grommets are an automated hanging option and, when selected, will be placed automatically without any person looking at your art files.

substrate grommets

There are many ways to hang foam board 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

A foam board comes in sheets directly from the manufacturer before printing begins. Once received, the foam board sheets are inserted into the Veutek H5 flatbeds, and the direct print process begins. Foam board sheets come in many sheet sizes from the manufacturer. Here's a list of sizes;

  • 48x96"
  • 50x100" (perfect for a full bleed on foam board sheets)
  • 60x120"

There is always a lifespan on any product. If the products are in proper care, cleaned, stored away correctly, they will last many years. We use UV-coated permanent LED inks are designed to hold up over time to sunlight. The more direct contact with the daylight your prints have will impact the longevity of your prints.

Great question! We now offer a FREE ONLINE DESIGN TOOL its very easy to use and it will allow you to upload designs and create vector files that print flawlessly. As an additional option we do have an in house graphics team and we have tons of high quality images and custom graphics that can help create the design of your dream. Start a chat or email with the details of your requests or schedlue a phone call to go over pricing and the final details.

Easels are cardboard adhesive-backed units that fold down flay to the back of the board but allow to be propped up and vertically displayed on a tabletop. Generally used for tradeshows, retail stores, farmer's markets, pop displays, and more. Easels are available in multiple sizes ranging from 3" to 36" in height. Here's a list of single wing easel sizes we currently keep in stock:

  • 3"
  • 5"
  • 7"
  • 15"
  • 18"
  • 24"
  • 36"
Single wing easel backs

A good rule of thumb is no less than half the height of your board. Example;

  • 5w x 7h" requires 3 to 5" easel
  • 8w x 10h" requires 5 to 7" easel
  • 18w x 24h" requires 12 to 15" easel

File types accepted: Photoshop (PSD, TIFF, EPS, PDF, JPEG, PNG, SVG) Illustrator (AI, PDF, with all fonts outlined) Any other graphic program capable of creating a PDF, TIFF, EPS, JPEG, PNG, SVG file. Our preferred file format is a Print-ready Vector PDF set up in CMYK with bleed.

You will need to place the order and fully complete the transaction. Once the order has been placed, you will be directed to the Upload Artwork page. From there, you will be able to upload your artwork and view the pre-proof. 

In proofing, you can scale, stretch, and adjust the file to fit if any scaling is needed. If everything looks great, go ahead and send your artwork to print, and production will begin. You can remove and upload as many times as you like; production will not start until you approve the proofs.

Great question! Please DO NOT send art files to print if you have any questions about your online proofs. Please contact us via live chat, email at, or call 855-465-7744 before sending files to print. There is a 10 min window approved proofs can be removed and taken out of the production line; clients can remove approved art files within the 10 min window from the user dashboard in the order history tab.

There is a 10 min window after proofs are approved where they can be removed and taken out of the production line; clients can remove any approved art files within the 10 minutes of approval of that specific art file. 

  1. Sign in to your account
  2. User Dashboard 
  3. Order History  
  4. Locate the Order# in question.
  5. Click "See All Jobs / Details"
  6. Under the Actions section, if the "Replace Artwork" is RED, you are inside the 10-minute window and CAN remove the file by selecting the button.
  7. If the "Replace Artwork" button is "Grayed Out," it is past the time of removal, and production has begun.


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