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Foam boards are user-friendly material known for their sturdy and lightweight properties. They are feasible for cutting and gluing together because of which they have successfully made their way into the displaying, packaging and mounting works arena. Carrying the largest supply of foam boards, we present some of the most recommended substrates we offer:

1. Foamcore: Standard foam board is a versatile, all-around graphic and display board. This foam board consists of resilient extruded polystyrene core sandwiched between two layers of bleached, semi-gloss white clay coated paper. Ideal for screen printing, die cutting, mounting, framing and prototypes. 

Foamcore


This material comes in different thicknesses but the most common is 3/16" but it is available in 1/8", 3/8", and 1/2" as well. Foamcore is a substrate that is best for indoor, temporary use. It is inexpensive and lightweight. It is also prone to denting, so be careful of your corners as this material cannot handle rough handling.

2. Gatorboard: Gatorfoam foam board is an extruded polystyrene foam board bonded between two layers of Luxcell wood-fiber veneer. It's a heavy duty yet versatile foam board and is great for everything. This material is also available in a 1", 1 1/2", 2" 3/4, 3/16 and 1/2" thickness. It is similar to foamcore in that it has foam in the middle, but instead of having a thick paper on each side, it features thin sheets of plastic on each side. The plastic makes the material more durable and less prone to denting. 

 
It is better for something that you want to stick for a longer duration. Gatorfoam has various advantages as it is the original, heavy-duty graphic arts foam board that has an excellent reputation for its strong performance. The new, bright white facer is the brightest foam board of its kind and extremely suitable for digital and screen printing.

3. PVC Board: PVC, which is often referred to as Sintra, is a substrate that is made entirely of thin plastic. It is available in a variety of thicknesses and is quite durable. The substrate is moderately heavy and good for outdoor uses. It is heavier than gatorboard and can bend slightly; however, it is not prone to denting. Sintra PVC foam board is an extremely durable PVC sheet that is highly recommended for use in photo mounting, display construction and a variety of other uses. Sintra PVC is also available with a self-adhesive peel and stick film for mounting as well as without the adhesive.


Foamboardsource offers multiple different substrates to mount your graphics on. Whether your display graphic will be used indoors or outdoors, whether it needs to be in a window or just on a wall, we have the right substrate for you at www.foamboardsource.com. Other than that, we have a huge variety of different foam boards to meet any specific needs that you may have.  

Why PVC Foam Boards are the Best


Used for a variety of personal as well as commercial needs, foamboard is a promising and low cost material. PVCfoam board is a sturdy and fireproof material that fits for use in various domestic as well as commercial purposes. They help because PVC foam board exhibits some extremely robust qualities that make it sturdy and long-lasting. Their sheer resistance to moisture, weathering, impact, heat, acid and alkali and flame makes them suitable for use in all kinds of purposes.


Foam boards are generally used for introducing office partitions in already constructed complexes as they are convenient to add and can also be removed when not in use. The material is quite extensively used in advertising as well as for all kinds of display stands. Specifically used for ceiling, shopping mall and hotels, PVC foam boards extend their utility in architectural decoration.

The below mentioned PVC foam boards are available at www.foamboardsource.com at reasonable prices to serve a variety of purposes:


Pressure Sensitive Sintra PVC board: The self-adhesive coated Sintra PVC Foam is an extremely durable PVC sheet, which is excellent for photo mounting and requires the user to simply peel and mount. This product is also available in a variety of thicknesses such as 1, 2, 3, 6, and 13 mm. It is also available as 1-sided self-adhesive Sintra PVC as well as 2-sided one. Sintra PVC is available with the pressure sensitive coating (self-adhesive) and is also available without pressure sensitive coating. It is durable, moderately heavy, resistant to dents, and is great for outdoor uses. It is heavier than gatorboard and can slightly bend. The self-adhesive coated PVC board is a very durable sheet. It is excellent for photo mounting and easy to use. All you basically need to do is peel off the release liner and mount. The sintra PVC foam is also available without pressure sensitive coating.


Sintra PVC Foam board: The Sintra PVC foam board is an extremely durable PVC sheet. It is extensively used for purposes such as photo mounting, display construction and a variety of other uses. The material is also excellent for outdoor use such as manufacturing of signs and displays that are made use of in promotion ads. This foam board material can also be utilized for road signs.
Unlike other materials, PVC foam boards can be printed on, coated, or made into a variety of colors. It is a great alternative to typical wood materials and these attributes are exactly what make it stand out as the right choice for such purposes.

Use Foam Boards to Brighten Up Your Christmas

So how do you plan to make Christmas decorations for your house this festive season? While you start gathering ideas, we have some fresh DIY stuff already that can brighten up your Christmas in a unique way!

Yes, it is our light weighing, durable and easy-to-work-with foam boards that steal the show yet again with their use in some amazing decoration items. Foamboard is made from a sheet of CFC free polystyrene sandwiched between two sheets of smooth acid free paper to form a strong, lightweight and rigid board with a variety of uses. The board cuts easily and cleanly with a craft knife and is ideal for mounting presentation roughs and visuals as well as displaying graphics, screen printing, craft projects and building scale models.  It is also perfect for use as a backing when framing pictures. Checkout the amazing variety of foam boards for any use at www.foamboardsource.com.

For Christmas decorations, if you are looking for a cool way to showcase your greeting cards at home, you can create colorful DIY pin boards with easily available materials in no time! Make one large board or a trio of smaller ones and cover them with colorful wrapping paper to hang in your home this holiday season. They are lightweight, which makes them easy to hang and easy to remove, avoiding any kind of damage to your wall. They also help make an easy craft work that is perfect for the festive d├ęcor on your walls. You can use it not only to display cards and greetings but also to pin up your last year’s Christmas celebration pictures and other memorable stuff that deserves to be showcased for your loved ones. 
                                
Christmas decorations foamboard
     
Here’s another Christmas decoration idea for you. The giant snowflakes below have been designed and made using foamboard. The snowflake design was sketched out onto a sheet of white foamboard and then cut out with a sharp craft knife. The cut-out was then used as a template to create another similar piece.  Next, slits matching the width of the foamboard were cut-out as in the image below and the two snowflake shapes were slotted together to make this smart and simple hanging.


The little tree below has again been made using foam board, acrylic paint, and craft knife. The tree has more of a winter wonderland kind of appeal and looks great for a decoration purpose. All of the decorations on the trees are removable so they can be used for decoration on other holidays.

foamboard for Christmas decorations

With these lovely decoration pieces that you can easily make at home, you need to look nowhere else. Foam boards will never fail to amaze you with the variety of uses they can be put to!