Category Archives: Substrates

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 […]

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 […]

Giving Locally | UltraBoard Donates Materials to Mary Mae Jones Elementary

Continually supporting our #community, #UltraBoard donated Classic styrene foam boards to #MMJElementary for use in their Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (#PBIS) program. UV printed UltraBoard was used for #signage of program Expectation Points throughout the school. Learn more at https://www.pbis.org #signcomnunity #signindustry #signs #signshop #signbusiness #signnews #ultraboards #thinklocal #WhereExcellenceLives

UltraBoard Classic and White DP- What’s the Difference?

UltraBoard Classic and White DP Comparison

Familiar with UltraBoard Classic for Digital Printing? Many sign makers are familiar with our premier foam board line UltraBoard Classic. Classic has been a sign industry staple for many years, and while Classic provides excellent durability for long-term installations, UltraBoard offers a complete line of digital printing foam core alternatives that may be more cost […]

Don’t Miss UltraBoard @ ISA Orlando 2018

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Visit UltraBoard at Booth #1411 Don’t miss out on the ISA Sign Expo 2018. UltraBoard will be exhibiting at the International Sign Association Expo held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from Thursday, March 22–Saturday, March 24, 2018. Below you will find a chart with the ISA trade show floor hours:   […]

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. […]