Foamex Sign Printing

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Foamex signs, also known as foam board or foam PVC are a type of rigid media signs made from high-density hard plastic. They offer a blend of smoothness and lightweight design coupled with remarkable rigidity, durability, and weather resilience which makes them perfect for use outdoor in our rainy Irish weather. 

Primarily employed for interior signage, retail displays, menu boards, exhibition graphics, and shell scheme graphic panels, they afford versatile installation options, including affixing to posts or mounting onto walls through drilling or screwing. Their adaptability extends seamlessly from indoor to outdoor settings, making them a reliable choice for various signage needs.

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Foamex Sign Printing

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Foamex boards are popular choices for indoor signage due to their lightweight nature and versatility. Made from expanded PVC foam, these boards offer a combination of durability and ease of use that makes them ideal for a variety of applications.

Foamex, sometimes referred to also as Foamcore or foamboard PVC, features a smooth surface finish and comes in various thicknesses, including 3mm, 5mm, and 10mm. This range of thicknesses allows for flexibility in choosing the right board for specific signage needs. The solid PVC construction of Foamex and it’s water resistant nature provides stability and durability, making it suitable for both short-term and long-term indoor signage projects. Foamex is suitable for drilling and and affixing to walls and other structures. 

Don’t be fooled by the name, although foam is in the name foamex is actually a rigid material that is hard to the touch and will snap if bent at 90 degrees. 

In summary, Foamex and Foamcore boards, although sometimes referred to by different names, are essentially the same type of material. Their lightweight yet sturdy properties make them popular choices for indoor signage, offering durability and flexibility for a variety of applications.

Foamex Sign Printing Quality

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At 123 Print, our dedication to excellence remains steadfast in meeting your signage requirements with the utmost quality. We are committed to staying at the forefront of innovation to ensure that each foamex board we produce exceeds your expectations.

For printing your foamex board signs, we utilise the advanced Roland VG3 8-colour eco-solvent printer, which sets a new benchmark in printing technology. What distinguishes this printer is its use of industry-leading Truvis 2 inks, enhancing your signage with exceptional vibrancy and clarity. Unlike traditional CMYK setups, our printer offers extended color options, including nuanced shades such as light black for precise greys, light magenta for vibrant pinks, and light cyan for serene blues, along with a vivid orange for added attention-grabbing brilliance.

Furthermore, we take pride in using only the highest quality foamex boards and exterior-grade vinyl in the fabrication of your signage. Foamex, known for its durability and versatility, serves as a reliable solution for both short and medium-term outdoor signage needs. While typically recommended for up to 6 months, our foamex board signs have demonstrated remarkable longevity in many environments, surpassing initial expectations and standing the test of time admirably.

Our tips on how to create brilliant foamex board sign designs

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In the world of outdoor advertising, Foamex signs stand out as versatile and cost-effective options for businesses and organisations looking to capture attention and convey messages to passersby. These lightweight signs, made from rigid foam PVC, offer ample opportunities for creative and impactful designs. However, creating a great design for outdoor Foamex signs requires careful consideration of various factors to ensure visibility, durability, and aesthetic appeal.

Here are some key tips and considerations for designing effective outdoor Foamex signs:

1. Bold and Clear Text: The primary goal of any outdoor sign is to convey a message quickly and effectively. Use large, bold fonts that are easily readable from a distance. Avoid overly intricate or decorative fonts that may hinder legibility, especially when viewed from afar.

2. Contrasting Colours: Opt for colours that create strong contrast with the background of the Foamex. High-contrast combinations, such as black on yellow or white on blue, enhance visibility and ensure that the message stands out even in busy outdoor environments.

3. Succinct Messaging: Keep the messaging concise and to the point. Outdoor Foamex signs are often viewed fleetingly, so it’s essential to convey the main message in as few words as possible. Aim for clarity and simplicity to ensure that viewers can grasp the intended message quickly.

4. Eye-Catching Graphics: Incorporate relevant and attention-grabbing graphics or images that complement the message of the sign. Whether it’s a striking logo, a compelling illustration, or a vibrant photograph, visual elements can significantly enhance the overall impact of the design and draw attention to the sign.

5. Brand Consistency: Maintain consistency with your brand’s colours, fonts, and logo to reinforce brand recognition and identity. Consistent branding across all marketing materials helps to establish a strong and cohesive brand presence in the minds of consumers.

6. Directional Information: If the sign serves a navigational or informational purpose, incorporate clear directional cues such as arrows or symbols to guide viewers. Clarity is key when providing directions or conveying essential information to ensure that viewers can easily understand and follow the intended message.

7. Font Legibility: Choose fonts that are easy to read, even from a distance. Sans-serif fonts like Arial or Helvetica are often preferred for outdoor signage due to their clarity and legibility. Ensure that the font size and style are conducive to quick and effortless reading, even in passing.

8. Test Visibility: Before finalising the design, conduct thorough testing to assess the visibility of the sign from various distances and angles. Make any necessary adjustments to optimise visibility and ensure that the message is easily readable under different viewing conditions.

9. Call to Action: If appropriate, include a clear and compelling call to action to prompt viewers to take the desired next step. Whether it’s visiting a website, making a purchase, or contacting a business, a well-crafted call to action can encourage viewer engagement and drive desired outcomes.

In conclusion, designing effective outdoor Foamex signs requires careful attention to detail and a strategic approach to visual communication. By incorporating these tips and considerations into your design process, you can create visually compelling, durable, and impactful signage that effectively communicates your message and captivates your target audience.

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