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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.

Great Windy Locations
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.

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Reviews
4.5
Out of 5.0
  • 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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Gator Board Review March 11, 2024 by Jessica Post ( SD )
“Fast production and shipping. Excellent quality. We used these for aisle signs in a liquor store and the gator board was sturdy.”
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November 16, 2022 by Todd Grzych ( TX )
“Exactly what I needed”
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October 25, 2022 by Cindy Heusel ( FL )
“Great product, speedy delivery.”
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Great company to work with! September 27, 2022 by Donna ( NJ )
“Great company to work with. We've been using signs.com for the last 5 years and very happy with their products. The design help they offer at no charge is fantastic as is customer service. We had several items recently arrive damaged (at no fault of signs.com) and they quickly reprinted and shipped out replacements the very next day at no charge.”
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September 20, 2022 by Joel
“Extremely happy with the product came out beautiful”

Questions and Answers

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Q:
How do I install/hang/post my gatorboard sign?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
A:
You can hang a gatorboard sign by using nails or screws to secure it to a wall. String, rope, or hooks can be used to suspend the sign from a ceiling. Signs can be attached to a surface using strong adhesive or glue as well.
Q:
What happens if my gatorboard sign is exposed to large amounts of moisture?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
A:
Gatorboard is not designed to be waterproof or resistant to moisture. As such, if your board is exposed to a large amount of water it will become permanently damaged. The moisture will warp the paper faces and could cause them to separate from the foam core. This can be true for direct exposure to water as well as extremely humid conditions.
Q:
How do I store my gatorboard signs?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
A:
We recommend storing your custom gatorboard sign in an upright position and away from sharp edges or objects to prevent any scratching or denting of the face of the board. If you do decide to store your board on its face, make sure to avoid placing objects on top of the sign. Doing so could cause unwanted flattening or puncturing of the board. This is particularly true if the gatorboard signage is suspended between two objects with no middle support.
Q:
How do I clean my gatorboard sign?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
A:
Clean your gatorboard using a dry, non-abrasive cloth. This should be adequate in removing surface dirt. Avoid using liquids or any cleaning solution when caring for your gatorboard sign.
Q:
I am looking to create posters for a fundraising project. The design includes a bar graph that we will color in by hand as donations come in. If we use gatorboard, will we be able to write on it with a marker or will the surface be too slick?
Asked 5 months ago by Margaret M.
A:

Suggesting to use of a permanent marker for best results. Any other type of marker is not recommended.

Q:
Resolution of images for gatorboard: My design is 24 x 36 inches. What PPI should my images be for this? Do I submit a jpg file? Thanks!
Asked 8 months ago by Chris F.
A:

For large format printing, we require a resolution of at least 150ppi or higher. Additionally, please note that we require a 0.125” bleed on all sides and a 0.125” safe zone. We accept the following file types: AI, PDF, PSD, JPEG, and PNG.