Category Archives: Sign Design

[Video] UltraBoard™ Plus PVC Foam Core Board Product Overview

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The most rigid foam core panel available, UltraBoard Plus features PVC facers making it moisture resistant, lightweight, warp resistant, and durable. An excellent alternative to cheaper, conventional materials like plywood. Advanced adhesives adhere foam core to facers, insuring a durable and permanent bond.   Thickness Size Color Cutting Compatibility Durability 1/4” 1/2” 3/4” 1” 1-1/2″ […]

[Video] UltraBoard™ White DP Foam Core Board Product Overview

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UltraBoard White DP (Digital Printing), is a lightweight structural panel of rigid polystyrene foam core faced on both sides by ultra white poly coated Kraft paper. Advanced adhesives bond core to facers forming permanent adhesion that insures durability. Polymer coated Kraft paper facers have been specially developed to provide an excellent surface for painting, silk […]

[Video] UltraBoard™ Classic Foam Core Board Product Overview

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UltraBoard™ Classic Foam Core Board Product Overview UltraBoard Classic is the top-selling polystyrene faced foam core substrate in the USA. UltraBoard Classic consists of a polystyrene foam core board between two rigid sheets of polystyrene. Ideal for Painting, Screenprinting and Latex & UV Digital Inkjet Printing. Thickness Size Color Cutting Compatibility Durability 3/16” 1/2” 3/4” […]

5 Great iOS Apps for Sign Companies to Utilize

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Is Your Sign Company Using Apps? We use our iPhones on a daily basis for everything ranging from checking sports scores to controlling our HVAC systems. But are we missing some opportunities for them to make our everyday work life easier? We’ve put together 5 great apps that we recently reviewed that may help simplify […]

How to Avoid Fingerprints On Signs by Maintaining Surface Energy

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Clean Sheets Avoiding fingerprints on signs begins with a clean substrate to guarantee ink adhesion. Whether you are printing with UV or latex inks, the surface of your substrate must be maintained from unboxing until the substrate passes underneath the printhead and ink is applied to the surface. Several factors are key in insuring that […]

Combating Static On Styrene Faced Sign Substrates

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Signmakers Wage War On Substrate Static An ongoing war is waged daily between large format printers and substrate static electricity generated by styrene faced sign materials. We have witnessed battle scars ranging from edge overspray to ghosting lines in prints caused by static fields misdirecting ink droplets as they leave the printhead and travel to […]

UV Degradation and Yellowing Sign Substrates

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What is UV Degradation? UV degradation can be a primary factor in signs substrates yellowing over time. The simulation shown easily demonstrates how other styrene facers can quickly degrade and yellow simply from exposure to interior lighting. UV degradation occurs due to oxidation of polymers within the plastics that make up sign substrates. Substrate yellowing […]

The UltraBoard Peel N’ Stick Family | A Comparative Guide

What are Peel N’ Stick Foam Boards For? UltraBoard products have always been a familiar substrate within the sign industry. Many digital sign printers are already familiar with our UltraBoard Classic and UltraBoard White Digital Printing (DP) foam boards. Today we would like to take a quick look at our Peel N’ Stick family of […]

5 Great Free Font Resources for Your Sign Company

UltraBoard is one of the best foam core boards that a sign company can buy for great looking signs. Our UltraBoard Classic and UltraBoard White DP foam core boards are one of the top selling substrates for fantastic looking signs. But having a top performing substrate is only half the battle. An effective sign has […]

Aluminum Foam Sign Letters – An Affordable Interior Signage Solution

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What Are Aluminum Foam Sign Letters Made From? UltraBoard Aluminum provides an excellent substrate for routing foam letters for interior signage including, retail displays, POP displays, tradeshow exhibits and more. UltraBoard aluminum features a lightweight structural panel consisting of a rigid polystyrene foam core faced on one side with anodized aluminum and one side with litho-grade […]