Foam Board Printing - Materials & Applications

Are you looking for a cheap and versatile printing option? Foam board printing might be just what you’re looking for! They’re low-cost, suitable for use at any event and are very versatile. Foam board prints are usually stickers mounted on a styrofoam board that range from 3-5mm in thickness. Depending on your printer, you can either choose from a laminated or a gloss finish. You can have foam boards printed for trade shows, exhibitions, pop up displays or even have them mounted in your storefront.

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Foam boards are commonly printed for events. You can display them  by mounting on walls, putting it up on an easel or even on a table top. Depending on how you’re planning to display/ showcase your foam board print, the sizes you should opt for would differ. You can also consider mounting them up in your offices after the event as a way to repurpose the print. Of course, you would have to think of how much empty wall space you have.

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Foam boards are also popular when it comes to printing props for photobooths. Be it a photobooth at a wedding or a carnival, you can have your fun in designing a wide range of quirky props. You can even design cut-outs of popular social media platforms such as Instagram or Facebook.

On a more technical note, there are different types of foam boards that you can print on. We’re going to share with you how foam boards compare to Kapaline boards and Forex boards. Generally speaking, if your print is for a one-time use, a foam board would be your best option. It is cheap, lightweight and can be mounted on walls using heavy-duty double-sided tape. 

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Kapaline boards on the other hand are slightly studier than foam boards. They are still lightweight and can be mounted using heavy-duty double-sided tape. The material of the board is of a slightly higher quality as compared to foam board. So, if you have a higher budget, you can consider printing on Kapaline boards.

Next up, Forex boards. We would recommend you to print on Forex boards only if you will be reusing your prints. It is the more ideal choice if you need a longer lasting print. Compared to Foam and Kapaline, Forex boards are much more sturdy but they also cost a bit more than the other two options.

We hope that this blog has helped you better understand the difference between Foam, Kapaline and Forex boards. Now if you have a design that’s ready to be printed, what are you waiting for? Head over to our Foam Board Prints page to place your orders! 

Till the next one, cheers!

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