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Foamex Signs


Need a quick and effective way to get your message across? Command attention with Helloprint’s printed foamex boards - the ideal option for your promotions! Foamex (or Forex) signs are made from lightweight PVC foam and have a high quality smooth finish, making them perfect for advertising, ceiling signs, or wall coverings. This nifty material can be made with 3mm foamex if you want to use your sign indoors, or 5mm for short-term outdoor use.

Note: Please ensure to check the sizing limitations, as we have recently made some changes. Are you looking to print beautiful photographs on Forex to hang inside? Have a look at our Forex Photo Print.

  • Lightweight
  • Possible to order with holes in the corners
  • Not recommended for long term outdoor use
Product specifications
Material Foamed PVC (lightweight plastic)
Size Custom size
Print Full colour
Single-sided | Double-sided
Print technique UV-print
Thickness Multiple thickness choice
Quantity Available from 1 piece
Design guidelines
Add 5 mm bleed.

To allow leeway for cutting differences in production, always add a bleed of 5 mm around all edges of your design. Make sure colours, background pictures and layouts extend into the bleed area so as to avoid leaving white lines as a result of cutting tolerances. You can submit your file with crop marks and printer's marks.

Keep 10 mm safety margin.

Keep all important text and images at least 10 mm away from the edge of the finished size.

Resolution of at least 150 dpi.

Make sure the resolution of the images and graphics in your artwork are at least 150 dpi.

Use CMYK as the colour mode.

Prepare your files using CMYK as the colour mode, not RGB. Use colourmode FOGRA39 (ISO Coated v2) for coated papertypes and colourmode FOGRA47 (PSO Uncoated ISO12647) for uncoated papertypes. If you are unsure of the colour mode of your file, don't worry we can always convert this for you. Keep in mind this can cause the colours to differ from the original file.

Save your files in uneditable, print-ready file formats.

Save your files in uneditable, print-ready file formats (PDF (1.4 or higher), TIFF, EPS, JPG). Deliver your files in one layer: the background layer.

Here you can find the customised submission specifications for contour cutting.

If you want your product to be cut to a custom shape, you will have to add it as a vector shape on top of your design. Make sure the width of the stroke is 1 pt, the colour is a 100% magenta spot and named "cutcontour". You only need to add one contour line. If you want us to adjust it for you, please send the custom shape on a separate page in the desired position.

Please note that bleed is still needed for custom shaped designs, meaning your design must go at least 5 mm past the contour cut line.

Convert fonts to outlines or embed all the fonts.

Make sure you convert fonts to outlines or embed all the fonts when saving it to PDF.

Fonts should be at least 20 pt (30 pt for white text).

With a minimum font size of 20 pt (30 pt for white text) make sure your text is readable.

Check your artwork for overprint.

Make sure no elements in your artwork are set on overprint unless you want this effect in your design. You can read more about overprint in our Help Centre.

Guide PDF
Sign - 210 x 297 mm PDF Indesign
Sign - 420 x 300 mm PDF Indesign
Sign - 590 x 420 mm PDF Indesign
Sign - 594 x 841 mm PDF Indesign
Sign - 600 x 400 mm PDF Indesign
Sign - 800 x 600 mm PDF Indesign
Sign - 500 x 500 mm PDF Indesign
Sign - 600 x 1200 mm PDF Indesign
Contour cutting manual PDF
Frequently asked questions
What is this product? And what can I use it for?
  • Panels are one of our most-sold products and are a very popular promotional material. A panel is a sign for advertisement of your own store or project with your own design on it.

  • This product can be used:

  • • Hang in your office with team photos or motivational quotes

  • • To introduce people to your business

  • • Promote discounts or events

  • • Provide information

  • • Promote at fairs and events

  • • To represent your company's identity or brand

What materials can I choose from?
  • Made out of two synthetic plates with a hard foam core (Foamex). These signs are used a lot indoors for wall covering and displays.

    3mm Foamex board: This thickness is flexible and lighter than 5mm, ideal for smaller sign sizes. Can be bent and curved slightly if needed when mounting.

    5mm Foamex board: These are slightly thicker than their 3mm counterparts and is also only usable for indoor purposes. Greater rigidity than the 3mm thickness, but also heavier. The 5mm is more robust, what makes it ideal for larger sign sizes and for fixing to railings without supports.

    10mm Foamex board (Short-term outdoor): These are slightly thicker than their 5mm counterparts and can be used outdoors for short periods of time.

What is the difference between foamex and foam boards?
  • Our Foamex signs are stronger and more durable than foam boards. They are made from lightweight foamed PVC with a hard white top layer which is great for printing. They are most suitable for indoor use, but are water-repellent and can be used outdoors for a short time.

Which production techniques do we use?
  • For the production of Foamex Signs, we use the following technique(s):

  • UV-print: The product is printed with eco-friendly UV ink, which is immediately cured with a UV light. Curing ensures that the wet ink doesn't spread once printed, offering sharper quality prints.

  • Latex-print: The film is printed with eco-friendly latex inks. These inks are water based and doesn't contain harmful substances. The latex film is very secure and sturdy, and will be placed on top of the material.

Are Foamex Signs suitable for interior decoration?
  • Yes, it is! We would also recommend our Photo on Forex for a beautiful wall decor that you can customise in our editor.

Are all types of material being printed directly on the panel?
  • All materials are printed directly onto the panel. Except for trespa, where a latex based foil gets printed on the panel.

Is this panel fire resistant?
  • This product is B1 certified, which means it is fire retardant.

What is the fastest possible turnaround?
  • The fastest possible turnaround for Foamex Signs is:

  • Next day

  • Please note: Only applicable for products which require your design: To make sure that your order is delivered at the indicated time, it is important that we receive your file with your design for the product, on time (also called cut-off time). This way, the product can be moved into production on time. The deadline is always communicated at the final step when putting your product together and in the box on the right which details your entire order.

  • The cut-off time for your printed item may vary. This depends on the combination you choose. This has to do with the manufacturing technique and / or the order quantities.

  • Please note: The product delivery shifts a day every time the deadline for submission has passed. This is also the case if the file is rejected by us and corrected artwork isn't supplied before the next cut-off time.

I can't find the product I'm looking for. Can I request a quotation?
  • The Foamex Signs chosen in most cases can be selected via our website.

  • Depending on the complexity, this can take a bit longer.

Ordering process
Ordering with own design
Choose and configure: Choose the product, select your preferences and your desired delivery time.

Add to cart: Add to cart, review your preferences and edit/duplicate if needed. We recommend opting for Premium Artwork Check.

Checkout: Choose the delivery and invoice address.

Payment & design: Choose your preferred payment method in this step. You can also choose to upload your artwork first and pay at a later stage.

Design check: Upload your design. We'll send a digital proof for your approval before the order gets sent to production.

Sit back and relax!
Using editor design
Choose and configure: Find the best product for you, configure it and choose your delivery time.*

Design in the editor: Now you can upload and edit your artwork, if necessary, with the help of our editors. From here, you can add your product(s) to the cart.

Checkout: Choose the delivery and invoice address.

Payment: Choose your preferred payment method in this step.

Design check: We'll send a digital proof for your approval before the order gets sent to production.

Sit back and relax!

Enter a size

If a panel exceeds 100cm on any side, extra production costs will be incurred. However, by choosing a panel that is 99cm, you can avoid these additional costs, reducing both the production expenses and the overall price.

15 cm - 100 cm

Please enter sizes as whole numbers without decimals (e.g. 10 or 15).

15 cm - 150 cm

Please enter sizes as whole numbers without decimals (e.g. 10 or 15).

Your print is larger then 150 x 100 cm. That means we need to divide it into two or more pieces. You can still continue, but wanted to give you heads up about this. If you need our assistance, feel free to request a quote here.

Whoops! 😬 It seems like this size exceeds our limitations. For different sizes, you can request a quote here.

Or choose one of our standard sizes


Material: 3mm Foamex board (Indoor)

Note: If to be used outdoors, please keep the sign in a safe place out of the elements.

Estimated delivery date

Upload and approve your files before: Monday, 4 December 2023 12:30

£15.90 Excl. VAT

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Printing Option

What type of finishes do we offer?

    • No extra options

      Your sign will be cut to the exact size you request. Without drill holes.

      No extra options
    • 2 holes in upper corners (5mm)

      The holes in the upper corner will be positioned 15 mm from the edge and the diameter of the drilled holes is 5 mm. This finish is most preferable for hanging your sign from a ceiling.

      2 holes in upper corners (5mm)
    • 4 holes in the corners (5mm)

      The holes in all the corners will be positioned 15 mm from the edge and the diameter of the drilled holes is 5 mm. This finish is most preferable to mount your sign on a wall.

      4 holes in the corners (5mm)
    • Contour cut to any shape

      The contour cutting option allows you to create unique shapes for your designs. With this option, you can cut your design to any shape you desire, making it stand out from the crowd. Please note that this feature only allows for one customised shape per item, but multiple cut lines can be requested through a quote.

      Contour cut to any shape