Just as it sounds, wpc foam board is made of foam. Specifically, the core of the sign is foam and surrounded by printable white paper surfaces. The printing on the surface is done in high-quality UV ink, in full color.
The core of foamboard sign is rigid, and it has a bit of giving. That said, it’s best not to try bending it too much – it’s prone to creasing or snapping.
Foamboard weighs about a pound per 7 ½ square inches. That means you can get a reasonably large sign without adding too much weight, though larger signs are more prone to damage from bending or snapping. The standard thickness is 3/16”, but it can be made at a custom thickness․
The lightweight makes them versatile and safe for everything from businesses to schools to social gatherings. Better yet, the material is inexpensive.
On the downside, foam board doesn’t handle weight particularly well. It is prone to denting and other damage if stored somewhere with weight on top of it. The material is also not waterproof, and its light weight makes it susceptible to moderate winds. As a result, it is not recommended for outdoor use.
Like foamboard, gatorboard is comprised of a rigid polystyrene core at a standard 3/16” thickness (and also like foamboard, that can be altered if you contact us). Looking at a foamboard and gatorboard sign side-by-side, you might not notice a difference.
That’s because the difference between the two isn’t in appearance, it’s in construction quality. Gatorboard is notably more durable and solid in its construction than foamboard, yet maintains its printable surface and relatively light weight.
The best way to think about Gatorboard is a much higher-quality foamboard. Foamboard is generally a temporary signage solution, but gatorboard can be used for two years or more if cared for properly.
Of course, gatorboard is pretty tough, but it isn’t invincible. It’s still a good idea to keep weight off of it and moisture away from it. It is more resistant to both forces than foamboard, but too much of either will cause damage.
Being as gatorboard is a stronger, more durable version of foamboard, it’s also a bit more expensive. But it’s still a much more affordable option than aluminum or acrylic signage.
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