Sintra and Foam Board Printing

Sizes up to 4′ x 8′ with full bleed

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SKU: sintra-foam-board-printing

Sintra and foam board printing

Mounted printed posters, signs, and presentations appear at weddings, conferences, meetings and trade shows. Full colour prints mounted on rigid foamcore or sintra substrates look great standing on an easel, on a special track stand, or leaning against a wall.

Foam board printing is often used for wedding seating plans, giant cheques to be presented to charity, or for presentation posters at important conferences. Scientific research is often presented this way.

How is sintra and foam board printing done?

While some printers print directly onto the board, we choose to print on pressure sensitive media – stickers – and mount the finished sign or poster on the sintra or foamcore substrate.

This method gives you a scratch resistant surface and exceptional finished product.

Mounted print size options

Substrate dimensions are 4′ x 8′. This gives you the option of any custom size up to a complete 4 foot by 8 foot sheet.

Full bleed artwork prints

Because we mount printed artwork to the substrate, we are able to provide full colour from one edge to the other, full bleed.

Full colour foam board printing

Wide format printing uses eco-solvent inks with equal cost for black as for colour. In other words, you can use as many colours as you want for one low price.

Pressure sensitive print media for mounting on foam board or sintra

When ordering, you have the option of matte or gloss vinyl prints. When applied to the smooth surface of the substrate, the final product has a clean, classy look.

Substrate for mounted prints

We offer 3 materials to mount your prints on. Each has pros and cons.

Foam Board or Foamcore

Foam board or foamcore is a styrofoam sheet sandwiched between sheets of light card stock.

Pros: Foamboard is smooth and very lightweight.  It is very rigid, so stands up straight on an easel without bowing in the centre.

Cons: Foamboard must be handled with care. Corners can easily be damaged if they are bumped. It also creases permanently if bent too far or dented if a weight is placed on it. Not recommended for long term use.

Sintra (PVC)

Sintra is a lightweight yet rigid board made of a closed-cell polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It is 3 mil in thickness and has a smooth surface. Ideal for long term use and signage.

Pros: Sintra is more durable than foamcore and can be used outdoors as well as indoors. It is water resistant. Surface is smooth.

Cons: Somewhat bendy and will bow in the middle if leaning against a wall.

Styrene

Thin, bendable .020 styrene plastic us is smooth.

Pros: Adds tensile strength to the poster or sign without adding too much thickness. Can be loosely rolled. Best used for signs that will be installed with adhesive.

Cons: Not as rigid as the other options.

Finishing Options

Protect your mounted print with lamination

Add a matte or gloss finish to your foam board printing to protect the inks. Oils from hands and cleaning chemicals can damage the printed surface.

Lamination also just adds a beautiful high gloss or classic matte appearance to your finished product.

Add grommets to hang your PVC or foam board printing

While foam board rarely requires grommets, we offer them for customers wanting them for sintra signage.

Turnaround times

Sintra and foam board printing is a multistep process that results in an exceptional product. Ideally, the product needs time for inks to cure, so while priority rush service is available, please understand that parts of the process cannot be rushed without compromising the result.

Not sure if this is what you want?

Check our Easy Sign.  Compare the prices for 4 common media options.

 

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