Foamex is a composite foam material, sometimes called Forex, Foam PVC or Foam Board PVC. It’s rigid but lightweight and available in three thicknesses – 3mm, 5mm and 10mm.
3mm foamex can be a bit flexible for a large sign but is fine for fixing to an internal wall or an in situ solid back-board. It’s perfect for cladding exhibition shell schemes.
5mm is the standard – perfect for foamex signs and is rigid enough to span small gaps.
10mm is great when extra rigidity is required but it weighs more – you might be better off with an aluminium dibond sign. The 10mm thickness also generates impact.
Your choice of finish
Our foamex signs are printed straight-to-board. They are fully weather-proof for outdoor use. They have a satin finish that is somewhere between matt and gloss.
If you want extra scratch resistance and increased UV protection, or you just want a definitive matt or gloss finish then choose one of our laminated options.
Please note our standard unlaminated product is fully suitable for outdoor use. Lamination is not normally necessary but may be desirable for hard wear areas or if you require a very matt or very gloss finish.
Foamex is one of the most versatile forms of signage:
- Easy to drill
- Can be screwed to a wall
- Can be post mounted (5mm and 10mm)
- Can be hung in a frame
- Doesn’t rot or swell
- Can be cut to shape
Foamex signs are great for:
- Interior signage – easy to fix to any wall
- Shop signs
- Retail signage
- Menu boards
- Exhibition graphics
- Shell scheme graphic panels
Our foamex signs can be contour cut to any shape (including internal cuts for creating slots and windows). Just choose the contour-cut option from the form above and supply artwork with a suitable vector cut-line (check out our artwork guidelines for more information).
Our industry-leading, exceptionally accurate CNC cutting table ensures your sign will be cut precisely to shape.
If you’re looking for an outdoor sign that is going to be subject to a high wind load, you might prefer an aluminium dibond sign.
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