Foamboard vs Gatorboard

Foam Board vs Gatorboard

Foamboard Printing is ideal for hanging on any wall, in any size! Gatorboard is a sturdy material used to print your full color image on. Print your high quality photo on our black Gatorboard for an elegant look. Read More

  • 3/16"
in
x
in
  • 1" All Corners $2.00
  • 3/4" All Corners $2.00
  • 1/2" All Corners $2.00
  • 1/4" All Corners $2.00
  • 3/8" All Corners $2.00
  • Halo $3.58
  • Circle $0.25
  • Oval $0.25
  • Special $3.58
  • Top Corners $1.50
  • Top & Bottom Center $1.50
  • All Corners Only $2.00
  • Top Center $1.00
  • Gloss $0.30
  • Matte $0.30
  • Dry Erase $1.25
  • 3" White Easel $1.25
  • 5" White Easel $1.50
  • 7" White Easel $1.85
  • 15" White Easel $2.65
  • 18" White Easel $4.02
  • 24" White Easel $4.74
  • 36" White Easel $11.88

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Foam Board vs Gatorboard

Wall Decor
Menu Boards
Directional Signs
Hanging Artwork
Gifts
Shapes
Big Head Signs
Full Size Cut Outs
Party Displays
Wedding Displays
Graduation Displays
Trade Show Displays

Foam Board Vs Gatorboard?

What is the difference between Foam Board and Gatorboard? The most obvious difference is color. Foam Board is White and Gatorboard is Black. Foam Board has a Glossy finish and Gatorboard has a Matte finish. And Gatorboard is slightly more expensive than Foam Board. Aside from those three differences, both Foam Board and Gatorboard make excellent products to print your high quality images on and display almost anywhere (inside).
Foam Board Material
White
Glossy
Gatorboard Material
Black
Matte

What Finishing Options can I get with Foam Board and Gatorboard?

Foam Board and Gatorboard Finishing Options include Grommets, Special Cuts and Round Corners.

Foam Board:
Round Corners
Custom Cuts
Grommets

Gatorboard:
Round Corners
Custom Cuts
Grommets
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What is Foam Board and Gatorboard?

Foam board has three layers, an inner layer of polystyrene or polyurethane foam that is surrounded with an outer layer on each side of clay paper. Gatorboard has a rigid base that is surrounded with an outer layer on each side. Gatorboard is slightly more durable than foam board.

What can Foam board and Gatorboard be used for?

Foam board and Gatorboard are mostly used for indoor decor and products, but can also be used outside in cool, dry weather. Print your image or artwork in any size and hang in your home or office. Foam Board and Gatorboard are often used for indoor menu boards.

Can I cut Foam Board and Gatorboard into shapes?

Yes, you can cut your foam board and gatorboard into any shape you want. Both foam board and Gatorboard come with four different special cut options: Halo, Circle, Oval and Special. The Special Cut is used when you want to get detailed or cuts.

Does Foam Board and Gatorboard bend?

Foam board and Gatorboard are both rigid and do not bend unless you are trying to break it. They are both lightweight.

How do I hang Foam Board and Gatorboard?

Foam board and Gatorboard are really lightweight and easy to hang with just some double-sided tape or double-sided velcro with tape.

Can I use Foam Board or Gatorboard outside?

Yes, foam board can be used outside as long as you keep it away from moisture, wind and direct sunlight.

How do I design my foam board and gatorboard print?

There are a few ways to design your foam board print. You can head straight over to our Design Tool and start from scratch (upload photos, create text, select a background color, etc). Or you can choose from our thousands of free stock images. Or you can select one of our many templates to get you started.

How do I make a cut line in my artwork?

If you have a program like Adobe Illustrator, then you would draw a line (in a bright color) exactly where you want the foam board to be cut, then label the cut line as 'cut', select 'Spot' and 'CMYK' and save it as your cut line.

What size does Foam Board come in?

Foam board comes in two different thickness choices: 3/16" and 1/2". Foam board can be cut into any size you want.

What size does Gatorboard come in?

Gatorboard comes in three different thickness choices: 3/16" and 1/2". Gatorboard can be cut into any size you want.




Free Design Tool
*Start here* if you don't have 'print ready artwork' that's ready to upload.

Create your product Artwork before placing your order using our free design tool!

Click on the 'Free Design Tool' link and select your product from the drop down list. You'll be directed to our Design Tool page where you can start designing your own artwork. Upload your own photos or select any of our free stock photos. Add text, clip art, layers, change colors, fonts, size, finishing options and so much more! 

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