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.
|Material||Foamed PVC (lightweight plastic)|
Single-sided | Double-sided
|Thickness||Multiple thickness choice|
|Quantity||Available from 1 piece|
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 all important text and images at least 10 mm away from the edge of the finished size.
Make sure the resolution of the images and graphics in your artwork are at least 150 dpi.
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 (PDF (1.4 or higher), TIFF, EPS, JPG). Deliver your files in one layer: the background layer.
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.
Make sure you convert fonts to outlines or embed all the fonts when saving it to PDF.
With a minimum font size of 20 pt (30 pt for white text) make sure your text is readable.
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.
|Sign - 210 x 297 mm|
|Sign - 420 x 300 mm|
|Sign - 590 x 420 mm|
|Sign - 594 x 841 mm|
|Sign - 600 x 400 mm|
|Sign - 800 x 600 mm|
|Sign - 500 x 500 mm|
|Sign - 600 x 1200 mm|
|Contour cutting manual|
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
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.
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.
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.
Yes, it is! We would also recommend our Photo on Forex for a beautiful wall decor that you can customise in our editor.
All materials are printed directly onto the panel. Except for trespa, where a latex based foil gets printed on the panel.
This product is B1 certified, which means it is fire retardant.
The fastest possible turnaround for Foamex Signs is:
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.
The Foamex Signs chosen in most cases can be selected via our website.
Depending on the complexity, this can take a bit longer.
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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
15 cm - 150 cm
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.
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Your sign will be cut to the exact size you request. Without drill holes.
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.
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.
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.