Written by Aaron Howes | 23rd January 2019
What is Foamex?
Foamex is a high quality, fabrication friendly, versatile PVC foam sheet that is easy to cut, drill, bend and glue. It can be printed onto directly and is usually used to manufacture signage, banners and exhibition display panels. Foamex is a high quality, visually pleasing signage and display product and looks far more expensive than it actually is.
Typically it can be used for:
- Point of Sale Signs
- Outdoor Signs
- Exhibition Panels
- Backdrop Displays
- Advertising Boards
- Interior Signage
- Stage Skirts
- Museum Displays
- Directional Signs
- Other Semi-Permanent Displays
Foamex is manufactured with a high quality smooth finish that can be fabricated or cut to shape, allowing designers to create attractive graphic panels for exhibitions or advertising applications. It is a cost effective alternative to more expensive options such as plywood, MDF or aluminium, and is extremely durable.
The fact that Foamex is water repellent and weatherproof makes it the perfect candidate for both indoor and outdoor use. It is resistant to moisture and perfect for external applications, although Redditch Print would recommend 5mm or thicker for wind resistance externally when being used for larger signs.
As a strong, rigid material, it is easy to hang using self tapping screws, double sided Velcro or double sided adhesive pads. Mounting on Foamex will give you excellent dimensional stability and it may be reused a number of times.
The most commonly purchased signage is printed on 3mm and 5mm thick boards as they can be easily cut down to size. Foamex can be cut into bespoke shapes and can also be used as 3d block lettering in signage, which is sprayed to match colour accordingly.
What Material Should I Choose?
Knowing what type of signage to use for your business can be a difficult decision. 3mm Foamex boards would be the first choice for indoor exhibition display graphics, as it’s the perfect material for cladding the panels of a shell scheme. The more rigid 5mm board is perfect for any long lasting display and outdoor advertising, or you may consider something even more durable like Dibond. Get in touch to discuss your options with us and we’ll advise the best course of action at a great price.