Up-market but economical branding
Foamex flat cut letters help your brand stand out without breaking the bank.
Foamex is a fairly rigid, 5mm thick plastic material. It’s cheaper than acrylic or dibond when used for 3D lettering because it doesn’t have quite the same stiffness as those materials. For bigger flat cut letters, you should choose acrylic or dibond.
Also, as foamex is PVC based, it can’t be cut with a laser. This means we have to cut it on our CNC machine with a blade. The CNC machine requires holding tabs to keep the letters in place as it cuts. We clean these up at the end, but the finish is never as good as you get with a laser cut acrylic.
If finish is paramount, you should choose acrylic flat cut letters, which can be laser cut, giving a perfect, polished edge with no holding tabs.
We offer a simple lettering designer in the form above – just choose your font from the drop-down box and type in the word or words you require.
If however, you have existing artwork for your brand, choose “I have my own artwork” and you will be presented with a form to upload the digital files. We can only accept artwork in vector format as we require this for our CNC cutting machine to work.
PDF, EPS and Illustrator AI files are all acceptable.
A finish to suit your business
We work with foamex that comes in a variety of colours. It has excellent colour depth with a consistent, smooth finish that has a slight satin sheen.
The foamex we use for flat cut letters is 3mm thick.
To fix or float your foamex flat cut letters?
Foamex flat cut letters can be fixed to your shop-front or wall in different ways.
You can attach them straight to the wall or backing board. To do this will require blind fixing (you don’t want any screw heads or mounts visible on the front of the letters) so it’s best to use a very strong adhesive tape – something like Very High Bond (VHB) tape from 3M™ – or a strong spreadable adhesive. You should be OK with something like No More Nails™ or a similar branded adhesive but a two-part epoxy would be even stronger.
Alternatively, we can supply the letters with stand-off locators. If you choose this option we will send each letter out with approximately 3 (it will vary a bit depending on letter and size) male locators attached to the back. Your package will contain a similar number of female locators which you screw to your wall or backing board. Each letter is pushed onto the female locators and they snap into place.
Please note: Print 2 Media can not be held responsible for the incorrect installation of the Dibond flat cut letters we supply.
Making your life easy!
You might be wondering how you line your letters up on the wall? Fear not! We send out a paper template of your lettering all lined up and correctly spaced.
If you’re sticking your letters straight to the wall or backing board you can attach the template in place with masking tape and push a pen or knife through on the letter corners to mark where the letter needs to go. Pull away that part of the template and fix the letter in place.
If you’re mounting your letters on stand-off locators you follow a similar process. Attach the template in place with masking tape, then hold up each letter to the template and press the protruding male locators firmly against the template. Each locator has a pointed nipple that will leave a dimple on the paper. This is where you drill holes (if required) and screw in the female part of the locators.
We’ve prepared easy-to-follow instructions for mounting your letters on stand-off locators. Click the thumbnail below to view a larger image or click here to download a PDF.
Plays well with…
If you’re looking for a backing board or fascia to fasten your foamex flat cut letters to, take a look at our foamex or aluminium dibond sign products. We can produce these in a single colour or fully print them to create all kinds of effects.