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Why Foamex is Great to Work With

Whilst innovations in printing technology means we can now print directly on to acrylic, metal or even route individual solid core letters, there will always be a place for reliable, affordable materials such as Foamex.

For the uninitiated, Foamex is a sheet of compressed PVC foam, made up of consolidated small cells sealed between two smooth outer faces. This outer layer takes colour beautifully having been treated for optimum print.

It is so versatile that it can be painted, engraved, cut to shape or layered.

This fantastically light wonder material is also known as Foamalite, Forex and Palite.

It’s Diverse

With few creative limitations, Foamex allows you significant creative freedom as not only can you print any design you care to dream up, it’s so light you don’t have to worry about how to hang it or where.

This alone makes Foamex a fantastically diverse material. Large wooden framed canvases can undermine mountings over time, especially if affixed to plasterboard walls.  This is lessof a concern with Foamex, especially if you use one of the thinner grades which has a lighter specific density

Because of this, Foamex can transform; bland offices into colourful creative spaces, drab and boring stores into something enticing and exhibition stands into visual spectacles.

Foamex Sheet Digitally Printed

What to use it for?

Because Foamex is so adaptable, it is frequently used for exhibition signage and panelling, stage skirts, point of sales, advertising boards and banners, window displays, wall cladding and backdrops. Amongst many others.

Its lightness makes it easy to work with and easy to transport, so it’s a firm favourite in the industry and amongst businesses big & small.

It’s also incredibly cost effectiveness. Foamex is great value especially when you consider its versatility. With the right methods and print finishes, a Foamex board, mounted in the right way, can have the look and feel of something far more expensive.

Foamex Display Board

The Benefits

As if versatility, lightness and affordability weren’t enough, Foamex also offers the additional benefits:

  • Can be heat bent, screwed and glued.
  • Water repellent and weatherproof
  • Recyclable material
  • Direct printing
  • Available in wide range of material thicknesses
  • Applicable to most surfaces
  • Low maintenance
  • UV resistant
  • Printable on both sides
  • No lamination of graphics needed

If Foamex is a material you’re interested in working with for your next project, we can print up to 3000 x 2000mm in one pass, and can even CNC profile right up to 2950 x 1995mm for the most accurate of sizing.

Contact one of our print experts today for a quote. 

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