Rigid Substrates Used In Printing

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Types of rigid sign substrates available

We print your image and then mount it onto the board you choose, so you benefit from both sharp quality print and the rigid board of your choice. 

Foam board is a lightweight non-flexible board constructed from polystyrene foam covered with thick paper on both sides, to be used for art projects, framing, and presentations, for indoor use only.

Ultra board is a type of foam board which has a rigid finish and will not bend over time, the standard foam board we use is white and 3/16″ thick and is also available in black and 1/2″ thick for an additional cost.

Sintra is a durable PVC board a bit flexible, great for indoor and outdoor use. We use standard white 1/8″ thick Sintra board, also available 1/4″ and 1/2″ thick. Other colors, Black, Gray, Blue, Yellow, Green, Red, Orange.

Polystyrene is one of the most widely used plastics. It is a rigid sheet of plastic which comes in various thicknesses. Polystyrene is an economical and highly effective product for, semi-permanent, temporary or disposable use. It is durable, low moisture resistance, has good impact strength.

Gatorfoam is a lightweight, rigid display board with a polystyrene core and white surface. The core is very dense and firm and the surface is a wood fiber veneer laminate. Gatorfoam is water resistant. Choose Gatorfoam for your most durable displays, signage, and mounting surface.

Polyethylene is the most popular plastic in the world. This is the polymer that makes grocery bags, shampoo bottles, children’s toys, and even bullet proof vests. Chemical resistance properties of Polyethylene (PE) are excellent, covering a wide range of chemicals. It has good weather-ability. Life expectancy in outside conditions of over 25 years are attainable. Another benefit is that it is quite flexible in low temperatures and has high impact strength at low temperature.

Polyvinyl chloride is one of the most versatile thermoplastics being used today. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sheet panels provide excellent toughness and good impact resistance. Processed with a weather-resistant formula, this product is moisture and mold-resistant because it does not absorb water. PVC sheets are long-lasting and hold its color well year after year. It is a material with excellent chemical resistance and dielectric properties, good tensile, flexural and mechanical strength, low moisture absorption, exceptional dimensional stability and good flammability characteristics.

Acrylic is a highly versatile plastic that is easily fabricated and offers superior clarity and durability in a range of applications. acrylic sheets are manufactured with a durable abrasion-resistant coating and is ideal for menu boards, point of purchase displays, signage and machine guards. Acrylic sheets are available in a range of colors, thicknesses, patterns and textures.

Polycarbonate is similar to acrylic, however is stronger and usable over a greater temperature range. Polycarbonate (PC) is an extremely durable material with high impact-resistance, but low scratch resistance. We can easily fabricate, cut, mold, and thermoform it for you. Because of these properties, polycarbonate panels find many different applications.