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Foam Board is a lightweight but rigid board with a wide variety of uses. Most common uses are signs and displays. However Foam Board comes in many variations that expand the use of this versatile and durable product. Below you will find a wide range of different boards. Feel free to call us with any questions regarding the use and or shipping of these boards.
Comparison Chart of all Foam Boards, Gator Boards and Other Boards
for Applications, Warp and Dent Resistances.
White standard foam board ( memory) white paper coating with white core, comes in various sizes and quantity. Memory means the edges do not stay pinched when cut, but spring back to their original thickness. This is due to the type of foam in the core.
Black standard ( memory) foam board. Matte black paper surface with black core . Comes in various cut sizes and quantities.
Self Adhesive Foam Board is foam board that is quick and easy to use for mounting photos,signs, and posters etc....Just peel and stick.Initially re-positionable, becoming permanent.
Pre-cut smaller sizes and smaller packs of self adhesive white and black foam board. Ready made for signs.
Color Foamcore Boards are manufactured with resilient polystyrene foam cores that are sandwiched between clay coated, paper liners. The color board features a smooth, semi-gloss finish, which provides a terrific screen printable surface. The core has built in memory, allowing it to return to its original thickness after cutting.
This specialty Foam Board is totally acid-free. This product features facing paper with a ph between 7.7 and 8.5. It's also made with a calcium carbonate buffer that provides many years of protection against pollutants that cause paper to become weak, brittle or yellow with age.
Bainbridge ArtCare Acid Free Foam Core Board. Archival Foam board with two sided acid free protection, protects artwork from corroding acids found in regular foam core board. Lightweight, rigid, easy to cut with smooth mounting surfaces.
This non memory foam board is a resilient, polystyrene foamcore board "sandwiched" between paper liners. The foamcore is non memory, which means the edges will stay pinched when cut. This is useful in die cutting as well as embossing...also useful in picture frame backing, where a pinched edge can supply a snug fit in the frame.
With the exception of its biodegradable properties Biodegradable foamboard is the same as regular foamboard.This paper-faced memory foamboard has a biodegradable rigid foam center and SFI certified paper liners.This rigid foamboard breaks down in landfills or composting environments in 1 to 5 years.
Flame Resistant Foam Board will not burn after the source of ignition is taken from the foamboard. This Foam Board, though more expensive then regular foamboard is designed to be used where is danger of combustion due to heat or flame.
This is Non Memory Foam Board which when cut retains a closed "pinched " edge. This creates a 'pillowed' effect which is useful for signs and die cut shapes and also for embossing Excellent for architectural models and super-quick mock-ups as well as exhibits and displays. Can be embossed or debossed. Sold by the carton
Dibond is a lightweight but rigid and durable aluminum composite material (ACM) two strong sheets of .012" aluminum bonded to a polyethylene core. Easy to work with, easy to cut and join. Dibond Material is painted with a polyester finish that is available in 3mm thickness and in 4'x8', sheet sizes. Comes in colors of white, brushed silver,fine silver and brush bronze.
As with the self-adhesive boards, this adhesive is archival quality and acid-free and will not yellow with age. Special heat activated coating on one side. Heat activated adhesive is acid and tack free. Use with a dry mounting press to activate the adhesive coating.
Conceived and developed for the digital printing industry. JetMount is an extruded polystyrene foam laminated between 11-point clay-coated paper liners. The foam is enhanced to give a much harder feel, resist dents and provide exceptional durability.
Polystyene is one of the most widely used plastics. It is a rigid sheet of plastic which comes in various thicknesses. In the thinner widths it becomes flexible and can be rolled.We sell flat sheets. Flat sheets are used for flatbed printing, screen printing,displays,indoor signage, and for die cutting.
The prestige choice for high visual impact interior and exterior signage. A rigid extruded polystyrene core faced on one side with anodized aluminum with a protective release liner and high impact polystyrene on the other side.
These boards have faint grid lines that allow for precision placement of attached items and cutting.
A lightweight board made of corrugated plastic. Similar to foam core, but washable and reusable. Less prone to damage. Quite inexpensive and useful for a variety of projects
An affordable, durable, lightweight and moisture resistant acrylic board. Can be cut, routed, machined, heat-formed or bonded. It's easily painted and can be used effectively with vinyl lettering and many adhesives. Great for screen printing, models, displays, exhibit booths, indoor and outdoor signs, and photomounting.
Hunt White Sturdy Board« Foam Board Also know as Elmers Board lightweight, rigid and versatile. Its polystyrene core has built-in memory so that cut edges return to their original thickness. Made with 35% post consumer content.
Natural and biodegradable Taskboard is made of sustainable forestry wood and can be sanded just like wood Unique fiber stratification process ensures structural stability yet enables forming over steam create strong glue bonds using any glue, including white glue, hot glue or solvent based glue
Ultra Board is like Foam Board but with a plastic surface instead of a paper surface. A heavy-duty, all-plastic foam board with high-impact litho-grade polystyrene surface and extruded polystyrene core. Perfect for signage, exhibits, mounting and displays.
Oil based foam core is non-renewable and difficult to recycle. The solution is Enviro-Corr - a strong, attractive material for mounting, cutting and decorating displays. Made of renewable, recyclable wood fibre.
Hexacomb Falconboard is the only graphic display board made from reusable, renewable and 100% recyclable kraft paper honeycomb material.
Large format foam board cutters and also Logan Foamwerks shape and hole cutting tools for shaping small pieces of foam board.
Logan foam board cutters for cutting small detailed shapes in foam board.
Cute little stands made from foam board for signs and displays. Also, plastic edges to bring two pieces of foam board together to make a display.
Display boards made from foam board usually used for science and photo collage projects.
Created for a wide range of graphics and display applications, the white clay coat surface delivers extraordinary vivid colors and sharper contrast for screen printing and digital imaging applications. In addition, Insite's surface coating is formulated with colorfast dyes that provide enhanced fade resistance and extended shelf life.
All About Foam Board!
Ah, foam board It has so many uses, we are always hearing, because foam board is so versatile. It is lightweight, yet rigid enough to be used as a structural element, not just as a backing alternative to canvas or wood, and is easy to cut. It can be glued to and painted on. It comes in a huge variety of colors, a wide range of specialty uses, and can be used for art and crafts, in home decor, for office projects, and so much more!
Not only are there a ton of ways you can use foam board, but there are many different types of foam board. You can find acid free foam board for archival purposes, biodegradable foam board for environmentally conscious use, self adhesive foam board, flame resistant foam board, non memory foam board, or dent-resistant foam board, and the list goes on and on.
We are always hearing about the different uses for foam board from our customers, so we thought we would share just a few of the many creative ways to use this great art tool:
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Dollhouse or castle
Puppets and puppet theatre
Game board and game pieces
Decorative storage boxes
Light reflector for photography