3 Types of Foam Board Especially for Artists

Lightweight, durable and easy to use, foam board is a great way to display your work, whether you're framing, mounting photos or screen printing. Check out these three types of foam board to see what will work best for you. It comes in different sizes, but it's easy to cut so you can use it the way you want to.




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Acid-free Foam Board: This material makes an excellent choice for conservation framing. The substrate provides an acid-free barrier between the mounting board and your artwork. For professional photographers, artists, and craftspeople, who are concerned about preserving their work, the substrate provides protection as well as easy handling. The surface of the material is completely acid-free and buffered to maintain a neutral pH level.


Pressure Sensitive Sintra PVC Foam Board: This makes an excellent substrate for photo mounting. The material is highly durable. Also, the sintra PVC is available with a pressure sensitive self-adhesive coating. Mounting pictures using this material is very easy. You just need to peel and mount your photos. The substrate is sturdy, lightweight and resistant to dents. It's available in a variety of thicknesses too. 


Flame-resistant Foamboard: This material is highly recommended for exhibitions and trade shows where local fire codes stipulate the use of flame resistant foam board. The material will not continue to burn when the source of flame is removed. It's designed to resist ignition and combustion. This is an excellent substrate for die cutting, screen printing and mounting.


So, whether you need to display your artwork at home or at a trade show, foam board could be a lightweight, versatile, durable option. Depending on the project type and where it will be used, you can purchase the most suitable foam board from your local art supply store.

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