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What are Foam Board Signs?

What Are Foam Board Signs?

Foam boards or foamcore signs, offer a perfect blend of portability and professionalism. Thanks to their lightweight and compact design, you won’t have problems carrying them to your next presentation venue or displaying them in multiple store locations. They're an excellent choice for creating large visual aids for meetings or for informing customers of specials. You can also use them for your indoor signages.


Foam Board Features

FoamBoard Features
  • FoamBoardCustomSize

    Any Custom Size:

    Forget the constraints of standard
    sizes. With Signs.com, you can order a
    sign as small as 4” x 4”, as big as
    96” x 48”, or any size in between!

  • FoamBoardLightweight

    Lightweight and Portable:

    Foam board printing offers lightweight, portable, and easy to display signs. Prop it on an easel or use Velcro tabs or 3M Command™ strips to put up your custom sign. (Available accessories optional)

  • FoamBoard Direct Printing

    Direct Printing:

    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 two years or more with proper care and maintenance.

  • FoamBoard Double Sided

    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.


Display Your Sign In Seconds

Foam board signs are quick and easy to display! Choose between Velcro tabs and 3M Command™ strips or use a free-standing easel to display your sign wherever you need it visible.

FoamBoardVelcro

Velcro Patches

FoamBoardCommandStrips

3M Command™ Strips (4-pack)

FoamBoardEaselBack

Easel Back

Fits signs up to 25"x21"


dry-erase

Looking For Dry Erase?

The lightweight portability of foam board combined with the convenience of dry erase feature make a great signage. Customize your sign with your logo, brand message, charts, or menus using dry-erase boards. The combination of our foam board signs with our dry erase laminate coating can be used for almost anything including presentations, goal trackers, custom calendars, and much more.

If you have an idea for a custom dry erase board and you need help executing it, avail 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?

Quality-Writing-Surface

Quality Writing Surface

Glossy dry-erase laminate leaves your foam board a smooth finish that allows you to write clearly and wipe it clean easily when you’re done.

Customizing-Sizing-Available

Custom Sizes and Shapes

Design your custom foam board sign with dry-erase coating to any shape or size between 4" x 4" and 94" x 46".

Versatile-Usability

Versatility

Hang your dry-erase board in a variety of ways or keep it free standing for quick grab-and-go events. Reuse your dry-erase foam board sign for presentations, goal status trackers, calendars, and more. You can also use it at home for everyday schedules, tasks, and reminders.

Design-for-Any-Need

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Customize Your Foam Board Using Our Design Templates

To start designing your foam board using our design templates, simply follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Click on the thumbnail image to launch a design template. This will lead you to our user-friendly online design tool.

Step 2: Customize your chosen template and create a unique design using the online design tool. You can edit the product specs, upload images, add shapes, write your message, adjust the background, and more. Use the ruler, bleed lines, and grid lines to ensure accuracy.

Step 3: When you're satisfied with your design, click "View Proof" to preview it, then click "Save and Continue" to proceed to checkout. If you have a Signs.com account, you can also save your work as a draft by selecting "Save" and resume your work at a later time.


Easy to Use
Design Tool

signs.com design tool with WallDecals

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!

Check It Out

Free Professional
Design Services

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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!

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Additional Specs

  • Weight:

    .13lbs per square foot (about the weight of 13 quarters)

  • Thickness:

    5mm (316" or about the thickness of 30 sheets of copy paper)

  • Details:

    Indoor use, one-time or temporary use

  • Uses:

    Recommended indoor use. Presentations, school projects, point-of-sale signs, exhibits, and more.

  • Print Method:

    Four color process, eco-friendly, weather, fade and abrasion resistant UV ink

  • Estimated Lifespan:

    2+ years with proper placement and care

  • Common Sizes (WxH):

    12"x12", 24"x12", 36"x18", 2'x4', 4'x4', 4'x8'


Care

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 damaging the sign. Avoid dropping your foam board sign or placing any objects directly on top of it in storage. Keep it away from 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.

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Why Signs.com?

Next Day Production
Next Day Production
Order by 9PM EST and we’ll have your foam board sign completed and shipped the very next day.
Free Shipping over $99*
Free Shipping over $99*
For foam board signs or orders over $99 your order ships free!
Award-Winning Customer Service
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.


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Overall Rating
91%
of customers that buy this product give it a 4 or 5-Star rating.
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August 7, 2023 by Jenny ( MD )
“Fun addition to our booth!”
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August 4, 2023 by Karrie
“Turned out perfect. Fast shipping”
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Love our sign!! July 28, 2023 by K Bolling ( IN )
“We are thrilled with the sign! It is excellent quality, excellent customer service, fast shipping and it looks even better than we expected! Thank you so much! We are singing Signs.com praises to all who compliment the sign!”
Verified buyer
Excellent value and quality July 16, 2023 by Thomas Wilson ( NC )
“Priced well, looks great, fast delivery!”
Verified buyer
Nice foamboard sign July 12, 2023 by Trish Huddleston ( WA )
“I feel like the price is a bit high for a small foamboard sign, but it came out great!”


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Q:
Why does shipping cost so much if you offer free shipping?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
A:

We offer free shipping on all orders over $99 unless the order requires freight shipping or contains a rigid material 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.

Q:
Can I add grommets or holes to these signs?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
A:

While it’s possible to add grommets in your foam board sign, we generally do not recommend it. You can add 3M Command ™ Strips, Velcro, or an easel back to your order instead so you can display your foam board. If you still want to use grommets in your foam board sign, please contact us before ordering so we can help you customize your sign.

Q:
Do you offer color matching? 
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
A:
Yes. Please contact us if you are interested in color matching for your custom foam board sign.
Q:
What is the lifespan of your foam board signs?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
A:
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.
Q:
How do foamboard, foam board, foamcore, foam core, and foam signs differ?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
A:

Actually, they don't. Foamboard and foamcore are misspellings of the word "foam board" and the brand name Fome-Core, respectively.

Foam board and Fome-Cor are synonymous. All 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. There may be a minor difference between the brand and actual material as some sign shops source from the manufacturers or wholesalers. Foam boards are normally 3⁄16" thick, but custom thicknesses can be ordered by contacting us. Regardless of which name or term you might use we'll know that you are ordering a foam sign, so don’t worry!

Q:
Can I use foam board signs outdoors?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
A:

Foam board signs are intended for interior use only. Using them outside exposes them to the elements that can cause damage. Whether it’s a little precipitation or high winds, foam board signs aren’t designed to be used outdoors.

Q:
What are the typical uses of foam board?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
A:
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.
Q:
How do I install or hang my foam board sign?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
A:

How you install or post your foam board sign largely depends on the setting and usage. Most foam boards can be propped up on easels, framed, or placed on a surface using an adhesive. You can also install your foam board signage using adhesive, tape, rope, string, zip ties, etc.

Q:
Do you offer any accessories I can use to display my foam boards?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
A:

Yes, you can add accessories that display your foam board in your order. Under “Accessories” choose from Velcro, 3M Command™ strips, or an easel back.

Q:
How do I store my foam board signs?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
A:

You should store your custom foam board signs in a cool and dry place. You should also avoid setting anything heavy on them so that they won’t bend or crease. Unlike vinyl banners, bends and creases will be permanent on your foam board sign wherever they occur.