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Foamex Signs

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Description

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
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). 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!

Foamex Board Printing

Looking to revamp your indoor space? Look no further than our versatile Foamex signs! Lightweight yet incredibly durable, they're perfect for sprucing up your shop, office, or event. With a smooth white PVC board, we ensure your designs are printed with stunning clarity, bringing them to life like never before. And why settle for standard Foamex signs? You can contour-cut your Forex board into any shape. From wall circles to cut-out letters, let HelloPrint transform your interior or event into a true eye-catcher with our high-quality Forex boards!
  • 23.06.2024

    The item we order was of good and was…

    The item we order was of good and was well done. Also received a day eailer

    Maldon Carnival Ltd
  • 18.06.2024

    All good

    All good, and delivered quicker than expected - thanks.

    Francis
  • 2.06.2024

    Extremely easy to use and excellent…

    Extremely easy to use and excellent product with perfect finish and delivered on time.

    Asha
  • 27.05.2024

    It was really easy to order the items I…

    It was really easy to order the items I needed. My clients received them directly and were thrilled with them!

    Ruth Snell
  • 20.05.2024

    Prompt delivery high-quality always…

    Prompt delivery high-quality always happy with these guys

    Mark F
  • 18.05.2024

    High quality products

    High quality products, excellent value for money and fast delivery.

    Barry

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Forex material?

Forex boards, also known as PVC foam boards, are very popular as promotional materials. The material is incredibly light yet sturdy. Forex is made of two plastic sheets with a core of foamed PVC. Forex has a smooth surface that makes your design stand out beautifully. The boards are available in three different thicknesses: 3mm, 5mm and 10mm.

What is the difference between Forex and Foamboard?

The materials Forex and Foambord are often mixed up. Although the materials are similar, there is a difference between them. Standard Foambord is a lightweight Foambord and suitable for when you want to hang something for a short time. In addition, Foambords are intended for indoor use only.

Forex boards are made of stronger material and last longer than Foam boards. Forex is lightweight, foamed PVC with a tough, white top layer that is perfect for printing. These advertising boards are perfect for indoor use, but can also be used outdoors for a short time as they are water-repellent.

What can I use Forex boards for?

Forex can be used for various purposes. The material is best suited for indoor usage. It is possible to use Forex outdoors for a short period, only with good weather.

This product is mostly used to / as:
• Exhibition and stand material
• Product displays
• Promote discounts or events
• Name signs
• To provide information

Which thicknesses can I choose from?

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.

Where are the drilled holes in the Foamex Signs located?

The distance between the centre of the hole and the edge of the panel is a standard 8 mm. Keep this in mind when ordering a very small sign, as this could be drilled into the main area of your artwork. For more information regarding your design, see the submission specifications.

What is the diameter of the holes in Foamex Signs?

The standard diameter of the drilled holes is 5mm.

Is this panel fire resistant?

This product is B1 certified, which means it is fire retardant.

How do I maintain my signage panels?

We recognize the versatility and resilience of printed panels. However, it's crucial to consider how weather and elements can impact their longevity. Harsh conditions like rain, snow, and sunlight can cause fading and deterioration. To maintain appearance, opt for high-quality materials and finishes, such as Aluminium. This ensures your panels remain effective in outdoor advertising campaigns.

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.

Which carriers are used for the delivery?

For the delivery of Foamex Signs, we use our most reliable carriers which, in most cases, are UPS or DPD.
We also use DHL and our own courier service. However, these carriers are only used for certain products (depending on the size, the turnaround and the quantity).

Size

The minimum and maximum size depends on the chosen options and materials. It is mentioned under the width and height. Do you want to print a different size? Request a quote here!

Need a custom size? Click here

15 cm - 1500 cm

Please enter sizes as whole numbers without decimals (e.g. 10 or 15).
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15 cm - 1500 cm

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

Your print is larger than 120 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.

Quantity

Number of designs

If you want to print different designs of the same product, select how many designs you want to order and set quantity per design.

Quantity per design

The number of designs cannot be zero. The number of designs cannot exceed the printrun. Please, adjust the total printrun or the number of designs selected. The total number of products per design cannot be lower than the total printrun.

Thickness: 3 mm

Estimated delivery date

Upload and approve your files before: Tuesday, 25 June 2024 12:30

£34.49 Excl. VAT

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Size

What material can I choose for my Foamex Signs?

    • Forex

      Crafted from lightweight PVC foam without a rigid top layer
      - Incredibly light yet remarkably strong
      - Ideal for cost-effective promotions, events, or exhibitions
      - Sensitive to cold, wind, or humid conditions
      - Perfect for prolonged indoor use or temporary outdoors

      Forex
    • Easyprint

      Crafted from PVC-free foamed material with a PP top layer
      - Similar to Forex, yet offering unique benefits
      - PVC-free, making it more affordable, durable and lighter
      - Resistant to cold, wind, and humid conditions
      - Perfect for both prolonged indoor and outdoor use

      Easyprint

Thickness

Type

Printing Option

What type of finishes do we offer?

    • No holes

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

      No holes
    • 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)

Delivery