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Gator Board Printing

Gator Board Printing

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Gator board signs are an ideal poster substrate for trade show signs, portrait prints for homes, and other advertising types. Read More

  • 1/2"
  • 3/16"
  • 1" All Corners $3.00
  • 3/4" All Corners $3.00
  • 1/2" All Corners $3.00
  • 1/4" All Corners $3.00
  • 3/8" All Corners $3.00
  • Halo $9.01
  • Circle $0.60
  • Oval $0.60
  • Special $9.01
  • Top & Bottom Center $3.00
  • Top Corners $3.00
  • All Corners $3.50
  • Top Corners $2.50
  • Top & Bottom Center $2.50
  • All Corners Only $3.00
  • Top Center $2.00
  • 3" Black Easel $2.25
  • 5" Black Easel $2.50
  • 7" Black Easel $2.85
  • 15" Black Easel $4.65
  • 18" Black Easel $6.02
  • 24" Black Easel $6.74
  • 36" Black Easel $14.88
  • Stainless Steel Standoffs $18.95


Buy Custom Gator Board Signs Online

Any Size or Custom Shape - Single or Double-Sided - Same-Day Production

Our custom gator board signs are one of the strongest foam boards you can order online. It is dense, rigid, resistant to denting and bending, and affordable. If you were wondering where to buy custom gator boards, you came to the right place! See why this product is popular for school projects, upgrading family portraits, hanging artwork, and promoting small businesses.

Also comparable to Gator board, and equally popular, is foam board, the main difference of which is that it has white edges. But still, our custom gatorboard signs are the preferred hardwearing medium and gatorboard printing is still considered the more durable option in our printing service. Before you complete your purchase, you may want to compare Foam Board vs. Gatorboard to determine what's best for your project.

Gator board signs can be used for many things, and we are here to fulfill your needs. Whether you are making a presentation panel, having your favorite artwork printed, or making your business's logo, the custom gatorboard sign we produce for you will stay strong and beautiful for years to come.

Why Buy Gator Board Signs From FoamCorePrint?

We pride ourselves and our gator board printing service on bringing you the best quality products at the lowest possible price. So you can be sure that when you place an order with us online, you're getting the best quality products at wholesale costs. Printing high-quality family portraits on a thick custom Gator board is a great, affordable gift and a way to spice up your home's walls.

We do gator board printing with passion, and all you have to do is select your thickness, size, and finishing details, upload your favorite artwork, and approve the proofs. We take care of the rest!

Custom Gator Board Signs Features

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High-Quality Direct Printing

Our custom gator board signs are printed directly on the material's surface in full color using lasting, vibrant UV inks.

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Any Custom Size Or Shape

Use our design tool to adjust your gatorboard sign to any size you need, ranging from 4" x 4" to 48" x 96", including custom shapes!

Custom Gator Board Features
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Double-Sided Printing

Print custom artwork on both sides of your gatorboard sign to maximize the sign's visibility.

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Same Day Production

Order today and get your custom gatorboard signs tomorrow with same-day printing by FoamCorePrint!

Custom Gator Boards Material Specs

  • Material Thickness: 3/16", and 1/2"

  • Physical Weight: 0.209, and .0275 lbs per ft.²

  • Panel Type: Compressed Gatorfoam board with wood fiber veneers

  • Panel Color: Black gator board

  • Print Type: Single or double-sided printing

  • Finish: Matte with a clay face surface

  • Use: Indoor sign with sturdy construction for personal custom artwork, menu boards, storefront displays

  • Installation: Drilled holes, substrate grommets, rope, string, or bungee cords to hang gatorboard from a ceiling

  • Estimated Lifespan: 10+ years with proper care & maintenance

  • Common Sizes (WxH): 4"x4", 8"x10", 16"x20", 24"x36", 3'x3', 4'x4', 4'x8'

2 Ways to Order Your Custom Gator Board Signs Online

Upload Your Artwork

Click the button below and upload your artwork to view an online digital proof in seconds.
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Online Design Tool

Create gator board signs online from scratch with our design tool. Add images, swap background colors, and choose from popular fonts for any special message you want to display.
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Gatorboard Printing Use Cases

Depending on your needs, here are the most popular examples for gatorboard prints use!

Home Use Examples

  • Spice up the walls in your home with artwork

  • Capture personal milestones like birthdays

  • Celebrate anniversaries and graduations

  • Make retirement parties more exciting and appealing for family and friends

Commercial Uses

  • Temporary retail signage

  • Display motivating images in convention halls

  • Boost customer conversion or employee retention

  • Make recruiting events such as job fairs more effective

  • Showcase your new products or services

Indoor Usage

Gator board photo printing is more affordable than acrylic photo prints and provides top-quality visual impact. Whether you need it for home decor, business premises or events, or even as gallery exhibits, custom gator board signs will leave a lasting impression on everyone. Gator board signs are long-lasting and easy to mount, and you can order them online hassle-free and affordable. The FoamCorePrint team is here to help you with any questions or concerns regarding gatorboard indoor use.

Outdoor Usage

Since the gatorboard is made from a combination of paper and polystyrene foam core, it is very durable. However, printing on gator board is not water-resistant, so you cannot use it outdoors. Gatorboard prints will be damaged beyond repair if exposed to outdoor elements, especially rain and snow. You can post them outside, but only in favorable weather conditions for short periods.

How Customizable Is Gatorboard?

Gator board signs can be ordered from as small as 4" x 4" up to 60" x 120" and manufactured with drill holes, grommets, circle cuts, and "Special cut" options into any shape a graphic artist can think of and design up. Make the selections when adding to the shopping cart, and the price per piece will update in real-time as you make the changes.

Gator board prints are lightweight and rigid; they have a solid, dense foam core center with matte clay backing on both sides. Our custom Gator boards are available in 3/16″ and 1/2″ thicknesses; they can be cut to any custom size and can be printed directly on one or two sides using vibrant UV ink. Why frame your family photos and artwork? It's so costly and time-consuming that the hassle outweighs the positives. Print and hang your photographs and artwork on a prevalent custom gator board today and ensure your valuable images will last in time.

A gator board sign is not ideal for outdoor use because the conditions can destroy the gatorboard material. Alternatively, you can look at Sintra signs as a more weatherproof alternative, as they will not break down from exposure when installed outdoors.

Popular Gator Board Printing Sizes

  • 4x8” Gatorboard - Ideal for photos, watercolors, or oil paintings

  • 16x20” Gatorboard - great for constructing displays, photo and sign mounting

  • 24x36 Gatorboard prints - suitable for mounting prints, photos, displays, and art projects

  • 30x40" - perfect for architectural models, mock-ups, as well as exhibits and displays


Hang your gator board on walls with screws, nails, or 3M adhesive-backed products. Drilled holes are another popular hanging option you can select when configuring your purchase if you want to mount your custom gator board safely to the wall.


Gatorboard signs are made for indoor use only. With gator board printing, you'll want to avoid placing your sign where it will be exposed to increased moisture or liquids (including using liquid cleaning solutions), as this will cause permanent damage to the material and, in some cases, tear the board. You can use a microfiber cloth to clean your gatorboard sign to remove dirt and debris.

Micro Fiber Cloth For Care

Additional Board Signs

Apart from Sintra boards, you can take a look at what other kinds of board signs you can go with that we have on offer through our printing service online:

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 signage needs! Learn More

Acrylic Signs

PVC Signs

PVC Signs are made from lightweight compressed PVC foam sheets with a matte finish made of the 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. 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. They 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 tailored to your personal business needs! Learn More

Yard Signs

Styrene Signs

Styrene is a unique material used as an indoor sign or outdoor sign. Commonly used for retail signage, restaurant menus, storefront displays, or trade shows, they are very convenient because they are lightweight and can withstand harsh conditions. When printing on Styrene, make sure your photos are high-resolution. Otherwise, your styrene prints won't have the highest quality possible. Learn More

Styrene Signs

Magnetic Signs

Unlike gatorboard printing, magnets are weather-resistant, and the quality won't suffer. If 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 Foam Core Print, your satisfaction with them has a 100% quality guarantee. Learn More

Magnetic Signs

Cardstock Signs

Cardstock prints are very popular at weddings and children's parties. Custom invitations or cardstock printings are a fantastic way to deliver a personalized 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 personal messages to your closest friends and family members.

So, don't be afraid to start a live chat with our service reps or contact us to help you select the best product for your next print on Gatorboard. Learn More

Cardstock Signs

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Frequently asked Questions


What are Gatorboard signs?

Gator board signs are foam boards, also known as foam core. They have a rigid black compressed foam center encased in a wood-fiber veneer face. The gator board is more rigid than other foam boards, and it only allows for a matte finish, with no semi-gloss finish available. The exterior clay surface of the Gator board is more resistant to warping, making it a more durable option. However, it is not acid-free, so if you use it for permanent purposes, it needs to be handled appropriately.

What are alternatives to gator foam boards?

The traditional foamboard is a cheaper alternative, but it can easily dent and bend. In turn, permanently damaging your board. We suggest a custom gatorboard sign for those who need a more rigid product. Read more on Foamboard vs. Gatorboard

Comparing - ultra board vs. gator board - they are very similar but have a clay-faced finish, while ultra boards have thicker plastic and an even more rigid and dense feel.

Is gator board the same as foam board?

No, foam boards and gatorfoam boards are two unique materials. Here are some unique differences between the two;

Foam Boards

  • compressed white foam and siding 

  • paper face

  • dry erase, matte, gloss, or no finish options (which is closer to matte)

  • indoor use only


  • compressed black foam and siding 

  • clay face

  • matte finish only  

  • indoor use only 

  • dent, bend, crease, fold-resistant

Is Gator Board expensive?

No, gatorfoam boards are not expensive in comparison to foam boards. The cost of a gatorboard varies depending on the purchase volume. The website has an advanced algorithm that will calculate sqft discounts on all purchasing levels; square foot discounts begin at 100 sqft and max out at 2500 sqft. The start price of foam boards with full-color direct print at 1000 dpi is $10.65 per square foot and can be as low as $5.97 per square foot.

Gator Board Printing Cost

Units Size Cost Per Unit Sqft Discount Subtotal Total
1 12x12" $10.65   $10.65
250 12x12" $10.18 -$117.00 $2,544.75
500 12x12" $9.71 -$468.00 $4,855.50
1250 12x12" $8.31 -$2,925.00 $10,383.75
2500 12x12" $5.97 -$11,700.00 $14,917.50

What is a cut option?

A Cut option is not required; it is a unique finishing option for 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 your 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.

How long do gatorboard signs last?

Your custom gatorboard signs can last many years if stored properly. If mounted indoors and the print is not in direct contact with UV rays from the sun, you can expect 3-5 years, if not longer.

How long will it be before the inks fades?

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

Are Gator Boards waterproof?

No, Gator Boards are not waterproof. Gatorboard is made from compressed black foam board and has a clay face; the material will degrade rapidly if left outside or exposed to outdoor weather.

What is Gator board mounting?

Gatorboard mounting describes a photo or photo paper mounted onto a gatorboard; this process is called photo mounting. This process uses lamination for different finish styles like matte, gloss, or semi-gloss. This technique is aged, and the poster paper tends to separate over time and degrade. Since then, advancements in technology have taken over the printing industry. New cutting-edge flatbed direct UV digital cured printers and inks are the way of the future, and photo mounting is now a thing of the past. Foam core print only uses a UV digital direct-to-substrate printing method, and we do not offer photo mounting. 

What are standoffs?

Standoff hardware looks like a complicated version of a screw, and it is. It's a separator that's threaded. What are standoffs? They come to different lengths to raise one material over another. They consist of a wall screw, barrel, and cap, usually made of aluminum. Please take a closer look at the images in our blog post.

What is a cut option?

A Cut option is not required; it is a unique finishing option for 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 your 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.

Does gator board come in matte or gloss finish?

Our custom Gatorboard is made from compressed black foam board, has a clay face, and is only in a matte-up finish; the UV liquid gloss coating absorbs directly into the clay face, is very porous, and will not bind to the material.


What is the turnaround or lead time for gatorboard signs?

Our standard turnaround time for custom gatorboard signs is three business days, which is based on the approval of the art file for the order, and not the time of purchase. However, we also offer next-day and same-day production, with specific cut-off times for production to begin. For a "standard" 3-day turnaround, the cut-off time for production to begin is 10 am PST, while for next-day and same-day printing and production, the cut-off time is 8 am. Our website is fully automated, and you can get pricing by adding all the items you need to your cart. To get the exact pricing, proceed to checkout and update your zip code for shipping and turnaround options, which will give you the grand total pricing.


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