Foam board (also known as “foamcore”) signs are the perfect marriage between portable and professional. Retaining the same performance properties as standard foam board, our 5mm foam board signs are directly printed on styrene foam with a paper face on either side.
Custom foam board signs are great as visual aids during presentations, as signage to let customers know of ongoing specials, as point-of-sale displays or virtually any other indoor signage application.
Foam Board Features
Any Custom Size:
Forget the constraints of standard sizes. With Signs.com, you can order a sign as small as 4” x 4” or as large as 96” x 48”, or anything in between!
Lightweight and Portable:
Foam board printing offers a lightweight, portable, and easy to display sign. Prop it on an easel, or use velcro tabs or command strips to display your custom sign in a variety of ways. (available accessories optional)
Double Sided Printing:
Need to print on both sides of your foam board sign? No problem! Choose to print either the same image on the front and back or mix it up with a different image for each side.
Your design will be directly printed onto foam board using a four-color, UV ink process. This enables full-color reproduction in a long-lasting, fade-resistant display that lasts 2+ years with proper care and maintenance.
Foam board signs are quick and easy to display! Choose from either velcro tabs or command strips or use a free standing easel to display your sign wherever you need it visible.
Velcro Patches $2.49
Command Strips (4-pack) | $1.97
Easel Back | $0.97
Fits signs up to 25"x21"
Display options are available during the design process on the design tool.
Looking For Dry Erase?
The lightweight portability of foam board combined with the convenience
of dry erase makes a great combination. Customize your logo, messaging,
chart, graph or anything on printed dry erase boards. Foam board signs with
our dry erase laminate coating can be used for almost any purpose including presentations,
goal trackers, custom calendars, and much more.
If you have an idea for a custom dry earse board, let us help you design
it with our free design services.
Already know what you want? Order your own custom dry erase foam board
sign by clicking the "Create Dry Erase Foam Board" button below or select
the "Dry Erase Laminate" coating option during the design process.
Why Dry Erase?
Create Dry Erase Foam Board
Quality Writing Surface
Glossy dry erase laminate applied to your foam board leaves a great
finish and allows you to write on clear and wipe away clean.
Custom Sizing Available
Design your custom foam board sign with dry erase coating to any shape or size
between "4 x 4" and 94" x 46".
Hang your dry erase board in a variety of ways or keep it free
standing for quick grab and go needs.
Design for Any Need
Reuse your dry erase foam board sign for presentations, goal status trackers,
calendars, or whatever you need.
EASY TO USE DESIGN TOOL
Create your custom foam board sign with the easiest and simplest design tool in the signage industry. Upload images, create objects, add text, adjust sizing, change color, and so much more!
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FREE PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES
Whether you need help uploading your design or are interested in creating something entirely new, our team of professional graphic designers is here to help. Nothing beats free!
.13lbs per square foot (about the weight of 13 quarters)
5mm (3/16” or about the thickness of 30 sheets of copy paper)
Indoor use, one-time or temporary use
Recommended indoor use. Presentations, school projects, point-of-sale signs, exhibits, and more.
Four color process, eco-friendly, weather, fade and abrasion resistant UV ink
2+ years with proper placement and care
Common Sizes (WxH):
12"x12", 24"x12", 36"x18", 2'x4', 4'x4', 4'x8'
As foam board consists of a paper face on either side, we strongly recommend using it only indoors. Careful handling when moving, displaying and storing of foam board signs will help prevent tearing or other damage to the sign. Avoid dropping or placing any objects directly on top of foam board signs when storing. Avoid contact with water or moisture. Clean gently using a dry cloth. Our optional dry erase laminate will help protect your foamboard sign and is easy to clean. Simply wipe the glossy surface with a non-abrasive cloth. Use a small amount of citrus based cleaner or isopropyl alcohol when needed.
Next Day Production
Order by 5PM EST and we’ll have your foam board sign completed and shipped the very next day.
Free Shipping over $75*
For foam board signs or orders over $75 your order ships free!
*Excludes rigid signs over 36" in either dimension
Award-Winning Customer Service
Winners of numerous customer service awards, our customer experience team keeps you as their number-one priority throughout your entire experience with Signs.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is your foam board made out of?
- Our foam board signs are a standard, paper-faced memory foamboard with a rigid foam center. The solid foam center gives it durability and makes it a great indoor signage option while the paper-faced sides allow for clarity in printing.
- How thick is the foam board? Do you offer different thickness options?
- Our foam board signs are 3/16” (about 0.2”) thick. We do not currently offer other thicknesses of foam board online, however, we do offer additional types and thicknesses. Please call us or contact us about these additional options.
- How durable is the foam board? Will the foam board signs bend?
- Foam board signs will have some pliability to them regardless of size. Though the ability to bend them will be much more apparent the larger the sign. It is important to treat them with care so as not to damage them. If you are looking for something more durable and long lasting, consider using our rigid plastic signs instead.
- What sizes do you offer? What is the maximum and minimum size you offer?
- We print on large format industrial size printers. Because of this your foamboard signs cannot be any smaller than 4”x4”. Any sign smaller than that risks losing clarity of the printed design. The maximum size of any custom foam board sign is 94”x46”. So while we offer standard sizes including 12"x12", 24"x12", 36"x18", 4'x2', and 6'x3'; you can technically make your custom sign any size in between those two extremes.
- My design is really detailed and contains a number of colors. Will this increase my cost?
- Whether you order a custom foam board sign or any other sign from us, we print all of our signs in full color. Thus, regardless of how simple or complex the design portion of your sign is it won’t impact the cost of your sign. Rather, the cost of your sign will be dictated by the size, quantity, type, options and any shipping and/or taxes that may be applicable. We will even design your sign for free if needed!
- Is it possible to make my foam board sign double sided?
- Yes, we offer double sided foam board signs. Simply select this option while designing your sign under the “Printed Sides” option. To create a different design on the back of your foam board sign, click on the “Back Side” button to switch between the front and back side of your sign.
- Do you print directly onto the surface of the sign or simply put a printed vinyl overlay on top?
- The paper-faced exteriors of the foam board sign combined with our UV resistant ink allows us to print directly onto the foam board rather than using some kind of printed vinyl overlay. This ability to print directly onto the sign produces high quality, crisp and vibrant signs regardless of the design.
- Will the printed part of my sign peel away?
- The printed portion of your sign will not peel away. In fact, even if you intentionally scratch your sign there should be no peeling of the printed portion of the sign.
- Am I able to add a laminate to my foam board sign?
- Yes! You are able to add a dry erase laminate to your foam board sign, allowing you to write on the sign with dry erase markers. This laminate will also give your sign a vibrant, glossy finish and will help protect it agains fading, scratches, graffiti, and other elements. In addition to being completely customizable with any design you desire on the printed areas, dry erase enhances the usability of your sign. By selecting “Dry Erase Laminate” option from the coating drop-down at the top of this page, you can turn any foam board sign into a custom dry erase board.
- Will my dry erase foam board sign leave a stain or shadow after the marker drys?
- The dry erase laminate we use is designed to be high quality and allow you to write clearly, and wipe away clean—even after the marker has been left for days. Dry erase markers may stain if left on the dry erase surface for over extended periods or when exposed for long periods in the sun.
In the rare case that a stain is left on your dry erase foamboard sign, we suggest removing the stain with a non-abrasive cloth and a small amount of isopropyl alcohol or a small amount of hand sanitizer to wipe away tough stains. Citrus based cleaners also work well.
- Why does shipping cost so much if you offer free shipping?
- We offer free shipping on all orders over $75 unless the rigid material is over 36 inches in either direction. Due to simple shipping rules, rigid signs that are over certain dimensions require to be shipped via freight shipping. This causes the shipping expense to be much more than usual.
- Can I put grommets or drilled holes in my foam board?
- While it’s possible to do grommets in your foam board sign we generally do not recommend it. If you still want grommets in your foam board sign please contact us to discuss it before ordering.
- Do you offer color matching?
- Yes. Please contact us if you are interested in color matching for your custom foam board sign.
- What is the lifespan of your foam board signs?
- Foam boards are most often used for one-time events. Despite this, assuming that they are cared for and used appropriately they can last two years or more. Thus, your foam board signs don’t need to be purchased regularly but rather used and stored correctly.
- How does foamboard, foam board, foamcore, foam core, and foam signs differ?
- They don’t! Foamboard and foamcore are simple misspellings of the correct “foam board” and Fome-Cor product name. Foam board and Fome-Cor are synonymous. All of these terms can be used to describe a foam sign in which your design or logo is printed directly onto the surface of the foam material. As noted above, our foam board signs are made with a foam center and paper-faced exterior for clear printing. The only minor difference may be the brand or actual material some sign shops might use when sourcing from the manufacturer or wholesaler. They are 3/16” thick, but custom thicknesses can be ordered by contacting us. Regardless of which name or term you might use we’ll understand that you want a foam sign!
- Can foam board be used outside? / Is there anywhere I can’t use foam board?
- Foam board signs are intended for interior use only. Using them outside, where exposed to the elements, will result in damaged signs. Whether it’s some kind of precipitation or simply high winds, the foam board signs simply aren’t designed to be used outdoors.
- What are the typical uses of foam board?
- Foam boards signs are designed to be used inside only. Indoor uses for foam board signs include one-time business and school presentations, point of purchase displays in retail environments, event signage, exhibits at museums and other locations, trade show signage and more.
- How do I install/hang/post my foam board sign?
- Most foam boards will be propped up on easels, put in frames or leaned against something. Though other ways to post your foam board signage is to use some kind of adhesive, tape, rope, string, zip ties, etc. How you install or post your foam board sign largely depends on the setting and usage.
- How do I store my foam board sign(s)?
- You should store your custom foam board signs in cool and dry environments. You should also avoid setting anything heavy on them so that they won’t bend or crease. Unlike vinyl banners, bends and creases will not come out of your foam board sign.
- How do I clean my foam board sign(s)?
- A dry cloth or rag that is non-abrasive is perfect for regular light cleaning of your foam board sign.
When coated with our dry erase laminate, you can clean your foam board sign by wiping the sign lightly with a citrus based cleaner or with dry erase cleaner.