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What are Gatorboard Signs?

What are Gatorboard Signs?

Bring to life any retail display or business presentation with our gatorboard signs. Made from a lightweight polystyrene core and high-quality rigid paper faces, our 3/16” gatorboard is the perfect solution for temporary and permanent retail signage, storefront displays, and decorative pieces. We directly print your design onto the face of the material using UV ink, providing a clean & professional look. The official name for gatorboard is Gatorfoam Board, but it is more commonly known as gatorboard.

This indoor sign will upgrade your store, business, or home and is durable enough for reuse. Every gatorboard sign is printed using vibrant UV ink, making for a visually-appealing, yet cost-effective sign. We print your design directly on the gatorboard material to give you a long lasting sign to display for years to come.


Product Name
Gatorboard
Plastic Signs
Foam Board
Yard Signs
Material
Gatorboard/Gatorfoam
Sintra
Foamcore
Corrugated Plastic
Thickness
3/16 inch
3mm | 6mm
3/16 inch
4 mm
Rigidity
4/5
2/5 | 4/5
2/5
1/5
Cost
$$
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Best Used For
Work great as vibrant indoor displays and are offered at an affordable price. They are intended to be used indoors and kept dry.
Affordable indoor/outdoor sign for temporary or permanent business use. Best for larger signs and fonts. Great for indoor and outdoor use.
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Foam board signs are made of a lightweight foam core and are often used for businesses. They are recommended for indoor use.
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Corrugated Plastic signs best suited for temporary use such as parking, directional, events etc. Great for indoor and outdoor use.
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Gatorboard Features

Mesh Banner Features
Great Windy Locations

Direct Printing

Our custom gatorboard signs are printed directly on the material using a vibrant UV ink. Use as many colors as you want at no additional charge.

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Digital Printed

Any Custom Size

Use our design tool to adjust the size of your sign to any size that you need. Sign price scales with the size of the sign as it gets larger.

Durable 8 oz Vinyl Material

Double-Sided Printing

Double-sided printing is a great option to maximize the visibility of your gatorboard sign.

Durable 8 oz Vinyl Material
Large Signage

Fast Production Time

Signs.com is proud to offer one-day production. As soon as you order your sign, we will begin the process to have it printed by the next day. Then we ship it directly to you, giving you the sign as quickly as possible.

Weatherproof and Waterproof

Black or White Edges

We offer both black and white edges for your custom gatorboard sign. Choose your preference when creating your design.

Weatherproof and Waterproof



How to Use Gatorboard Sign Design Templates

  1. Choose a template. The online design tool will load automatically.

  2. Customize the gatorboard sign. You can tweak the size, material color, shape, printed sides, and drill hole locations. The changes you make will be applied in real time.

  3. You can upload additional images or add text, shapes, and play around with the background layers.

  4. Once you're done, you can save your design and complete the checkout process.


EASY TO USE
DESIGN TOOL

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Create your custom gatorboard with our simple and easy design tool. Upload images, create objects, add text, adjust sizing, change color, and so much more!

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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:

    .22 lbs per square foot (about the weight of 18 quarters)

  • Thickness:

    .1945” (about the thickness of 50 sheets of copy paper)

  • Details:

    Rigid polystyrene core, lightweight, durable, white or black edges available.

  • Uses:

    Indoor use only. Exhibits, point of purchase displays, temporary retail signage and displays, business presentations, trade show signage, restaurant signage, menus.

  • Print Method:

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

  • Estimated Lifespan:

    2+ years with proper care and storage

  • Common Sizes

    12”x12”, 24”x12”, 36”x18”, 2’x4’, 4’x2’, 6’x3’


Installation

Gatorboard can be hung on a wall using screws, nails, or an effective adhesive. Use rope, string, or bungee cords to hang gatorboard from a ceiling. If you wish to have holes drilled into your sign, make sure to select the ‘drilled holes’ option before completing your purchase. Create 3D displays by using multiple gatorboard pieces as the building blocks.

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Care

Gatorboard signs are intended for indoor use only. Avoid placing gatorboard in areas where it will be exposed to increased amounts of moisture and refrain from using any liquid or cleaning solution to remove dirt from the sign. When handling, make sure not to excessively bend the board, this will cause a permanent crease in the material or possible tearing of the board. Edges can be easily dented, so take care when transporting and displaying gatorboard.

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Why Signs.com?

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Next Day Production
Order by 9PM EST and we’ll have your gatorboard sign completed and shipped within the next business day.
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Free Shipping over $99*
For custom gatorboard signs orders over $99 your order ships free!
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Award Winning Customer Service
We guarantee you’ll love your custom gatorboard sign. If you don’t, we’ll be sure to make it right.

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Looking for a Mounted Photo Print?

While we typically print directly onto the gatorboard material, we are also able to print photographs that are mounted on an ultraboard base.

Create Mounted Photo Print


Reviews
4.5
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  • 5 Star
    (86)
  • 4 Star
    (16)
  • 3 Star
    (8)
  • 2 Star
    (4)
  • 1 Star
    (3)
Overall Rating
87%
of customers that buy this product give it a 4 or 5-Star rating.
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October 14, 2021 by LAUREN ( AZ )
“This was my first order and I am very happy with the result! I will definitely buy from signs.com again!”
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October 13, 2021 by KC ( GA )
“Fast production and shipping, extremely well packed (which was my main worry, not on Signs.com's behalf, but the shipping companies can find any way to bend something) - it came in PRISTINE condition and looks amazing! We ordered ours for our seating chart at our wedding and it's perfect!”
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September 10, 2021 by Angela ( AZ )
“It was exactly as I expected with quick delivery.”
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September 7, 2021 by Alex ( IN )
“n/a”
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Gator board 100% August 12, 2021 by Shylah ( MI )
“I love the products, and will continue to order from sams.com. The gator board is so much better than foam core!”

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Q:
Are gatorboard and gatorfoam the same product?
Asked a year ago by Signs
A:
Yes, the two can be used interchangeably to describe the same product. It is also common to see the names presented as gator board or gator foam but, no matter which way the word is written, it refers to the same product.
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What is gatorboard made out of?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Gatorboard is constructed from a polystyrene foam core sandwiched between two paper faces. This rigid foam core is similar to the foam used in the shipping industry to offer product protection, so it’s guaranteed to be durable and lightweight.
Q:
What is the difference between gatorboard, foam board and falconboard?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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While all three are lightweight and cost effective for display purposes, it’s important to know that each product differs in construction and quality. Our foam board signs are one of the most common boards used for displaying and are made from a solid foam core and paper faces, measuring at .1945” thick. Unlike gatorboard, the foam core is not a dense and rigid polystyrene but is a lightweight foam. This foam is weaker and is more prone to bend, snap, or wrinkle if too much pressure is applied. Usually foam board is reserved for art and craft projects, presentations, and temporary display purposes. Assuming proper use, it is an affordable and effective signage solution.

Falconboard is constructed of a thick honeycomb center between paper faces. This product can be described as a very rigid 3-D cardboard. The resulting sign is .5” thick. Falconboard is a complete paper product without any foam. This board is generally used for storefront displays, ‘cardboard cutouts’ and 3-D lettering. It is the most rigid of the three products we are comparing here.

Gatorboard can be considered an upgrade to normal foam board because of its higher quality polystyrene foam core. It also measures at .1945” thick. This core gives added durability and prevents the board from bending or breaking as easily as foam board might. Both are excellent products but we would recommend gatorboard with its added durability for any extended use.

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How thick is gatorboard?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Our standard gatorboard signs are 3/16” (.1945”), which is about the thickness of 50 sheets of copy paper.
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How durable is gatorboard? Will gatorboard signs bend?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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The rigid design of gatorboard allows for an effective durability that will prevent the sign from breaking when handled properly. Larger gatorboard signs will have a slight pliability, but excessive bending will result in the sign creasing or cracking. Gatorboard is vulnerable to breaking if you were to place weight directly on the face of the board. This is especially true if the gatorboard is in any way suspended between two objects. It is not intended to be used as a shelf in any way. Heavy objects placed on it in this fashion can permanently damage your sign.
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What sizes do you offer? What is the maximum and minimum size you offer?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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We offer gatorboard in sizes ranging anywhere between a minimum of 4”x4” to a maximum of 46"x94". When cutting your board to shape, any portion of the sign cannot be smaller than ¼” in width.
Q:
Is it possible to make my custom gatorboard sign double sided?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Yes! We offer double sided printing on gatorboard signs. If you want your sign to be double sided, simply select a double sided option from the “Printed Sides” drop down on the design tool. Once selected, a button will appear that allows you to edit/design your front and back surfaces individually.
Q:
Can gatorboard signage be cut to shape?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Yes! you can select between multiple shape options for your custom gatorboard sign including: square/rectangle, rounded corners (1" radius), circle/oval, custom, or custom with border.

Your custom gatorboard signs can be cut along the edge of your design, leaving a slight border around the outside edge. To select this under the options tab of our design tool, click on the 'cut' option and select 'Custom With Boarder' (previously known as or sometimes referred to as halo cut). You can also select "Custom" (previously known as or sometimes referred to as contour cut) to cut your signs to the exact shape you need. If you have any additional questions about how your sign is cut, feel free to contact us at support@signs.com or 888-222-4929.

Q:
If I wanted to cut my own sign, how would I go about that?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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If you do wish to cut your sign to your own specifications, we suggest using a sharp blade or knife. Avoid using large hand saws, as they will not leave a smooth edge. We are not responsible for any damage that may be caused to the sign.
Q:
How is the design printed on the gatorboard? Will it peel away?
Asked a year ago by Signs
A:
Your design will be printed directly onto the gatorboard using UV ink, which is scratch and abrasion resistant. UV ink gives a long lasting, vibrant appearance. Because the ink is cured using UV light it will not peel away from your sign.