Category Archives: Substrates

[Video] UltraBoard™ Mount Foam Core Board Product Overview

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 Engineered specifically for mounting applications, UltraBoard Mount is the show-stopper of foam mounting boards. It performs with all the surface quality and rigidity of higher priced foam boards, and is available in plain and adhesive surfaces.   Thickness Size Color Cutting Durability 3/16” 1/2” 3/4” 1” 48” x 96” White Black Die Cut Drag […]

[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” […]

Why Pay More for Premium Sign Substrates?

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Should My Sign Company Pay More for a Premium Sign Substrate? Is It Really Worth It? Is paying more for a premium sign substrate really worth it? This is a question we frequently hear form sign printing companies when considering sign substrates. As a sign shop owner your greatest concern is always your bottom line […]

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

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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 […]

New HP R Series Latex Printers – Excellent Results with UltraBoard Classic Foam Substrates

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What’s the latest buzz in the sign industry for sign shop owners? The new HP R Series of rigid and flexible substrate printers. Two latex printer models are available: HP Latex R1000 Plus Printer – 64 inch printable widths for rigid and flexible substrates HP Latex R2000 Plus Printer – 98 inch printable widths for rigid […]