Category Archives: Sign Design

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

Combat Substrate Static with Styrene Faced Sign Making Materials

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– UltraBoard vs. The Competition (Video)

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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 […]

UltraBoard by United Industries Launches UltraBoard Lite Economy Level Sign Substrate

UltraBoard is excited to announce our new product UltraBoard Lite. Aggressively priced to beat the competition, the all-new UltraBoard Lite is now one of the most cost-effective foam core substrates available to the signage industry. Similar to the top-selling UltraBoard Classic line, UltraBoard Lite features a slightly thinner styrene liner encompassing an extruded foam core. […]

The Force is with UltraBoard

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Quick Key Points of Successful Commercial Retail Signage

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Day after day we walk into a retail space to make our purchases and are instantly enveloped in a subliminal world of retail advertising. Yes, some of the messages, influences and intentions are blatantly obvious; “Buy Now”, “Instant Savings” and “Black Friday”, invoke their meanings instantly and without thought. But what else goes on behind […]