The Ultimate Guide to Foam Board Printing

Do you want your brand’s image communicated effectively without burning a hole in your wallet? Foam board printing might be just what you’re looking for! They’re low-cost and suitable for use at any event, making them very versatile. In today's Lightning Prints, we will be covering all there is to know about our foam board prints!

Characteristics of a Foam Board 

Our foam board posters are printed on high-quality sticker mounted on a light low-density white foam board (Kapaline board). This results in the best of both worlds – a sharp, professional look, combined with a super-lightweight design. Whether you’re getting small or large, these foam boards are easy to set up at events, storefronts, and offices.

Foam Board Winning Features

  • Fully customisable: size, design, and cut!
  • Great material for indoor and outdoor use
  • Comes in either glossy or matte laminate
  • Lightweight, portable
  • Easy to display or mount
  • Inexpensive
  • Incredible vibrant colours

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Size

Lightning Prints' Foam Board Printing comes in a variety of sizes. Our standard sizes range from A4 up to A0. 

Size Dimensions
A0  841mm X 1189mm
A1 594mm X 841mm
A2 420mm X 594mm
A3 297mm X 420mm
A4 210mm X 297mm

 


Don't see the size you need? Fret not! Foam Boards can be adapted to practically any form. We can take any artwork, design, or logo and print it exactly to your specifications. Plus, we are happy to cut your print into any custom shape. For custom or die-cut foam boards, be sure to contact us for a free consultation via email at ask.lightningprints@gmail.com or call us at 98267596.

Thickness

They are usually between 3mm to 5mm thick (1/8” and 3/16”). The 3mm option is a great option without compromising on quality – they’re also a little lighter, making them the best option for presentations, lectures or for a mood board. For added durability, we offer the thicker 5mm foam board, which offers increased durability and is less prone to bending or creasing. Their enhanced 3D appearance means they can give a bigger impact. 

Finish

You can either choose from a matte and glossy laminate.

Matte finish is glare-free. Great if you wish to portray a soft, subdued and professional appearance. Ideal for accounting or law firms with a corporate environment.

Glossy finish may be subjected to glare but can repel moisture better. The glossy finish is typically used for high contrast and high-saturation photos. It is more eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing for F&B or movie posters.

Application of Foam Boards

For Retail Space

Foam board sign printing is also extremely popular for using in store or around the office for sales and internal branding respectively. Hang them up using eyelets for sale signs or use them as team signs to indicate who’s who in the office. 

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Photo booth and Events

Foam boards are also popular when it comes to printing props for photo booths. Be it a photo booth 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.

For Exhibitions & Tradeshows

Foam boards are commonly printed for events, trade shows, exhibitions, pop up or storefront displays. You can display them by mounting on walls, putting it up on a wood or easel stand. 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.

Lifespan for Foam Board Print

Foam Board prints are printed on our high-quality PVC foam board material that comes with a standard lifespan of 2+ years if kept primarily indoors. While foam boards can be used both indoors and outdoors, this material is not weather resistant or waterproof. Thus, you minimise exposure to inclement weather or extreme temperatures. Moreover, the material has certain pliability and can be damaged or creased if not handled properly.

Framing Options

To extend their lifespan, we have the option of adding PVC frame caps. It serves to protect your foam board poster prints from edge lift or dents and does not add much weight to the poster. We also offer Instagram Foam Board Frame where the cutout resembles an Instagram post. This provides a nice touch to foam board posters that go up on the wall. 

Custom Designs

Need a design? Our in-house production team is here to help! 

Here at Lightning Prints, we know creating the perfect printed product means a lot to our customers, and design is a very important part of this journey. If you have a design ready, please follow the artwork specifications:

Requirements

  • File: PDF, PSD, PNG, JPEG, AI Format
  • Colour Mode: CMYK
  • DPI: 300
  • Text must be outlined
  • Images must be embedded

If you need us to design for you, kindly get in touch with us via email at ask.lightningprints@gmail.com or call us at 98267596. Turnaround times will vary on the complexity of the design.

Final Thoughts

Hope you took away something from our guide to Foam Boards. Whether you are looking to jazz up your office, brand your business, or create an amazing store front for your retail shop, you should be considering Foam Board Prints. At Lightning Prints, we provide a professional and budget-friendly large format stickers printing service with a quick turnaround time. Print foam boards of any size, shape and designs, there is no limit to your imagination!

Head over to our Foam Board Prints page to place your orders today! 

Till the next one, cheers!

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