Foam Board Signs

Foam board signs are a versatile, durable, and easily customizable. We can create these rigid signs to fit the theme of any business or personal need – for an advertisement to a special event to a school project. These gator board signs provide a more durable alternative to more flimsy paper signs while still available at low costs. Contact Brooklyn Signs when you need a high quality foam core sign.

Cut-to-Shape Foam Board Signs Printing in NYC for Business Meetings and Displays

Our event graphics boards provide the perfect backdrop for your next company meeting or business display. We make customized signs for job fairs, shareholder meetings, store window displays and more. We will cut your foam board sign to any shape or size to fit your needs and design them with your logo, as well as the lettering and graphics of your choice.

Our design team is available to help you craft the perfect sign for a tabletop display or new product promotion. We serve all areas around New York City and New Jersey, including Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and Jersey City. Call us at (718) 252-7575 today to start the process.

Types of Foam Board Signs

What are Foam Board Signs?

Foam boards are made from a lightweight but strong foam core. Both sides are laminated with thin styrene plastic or heavy paper. The thickness can vary, but can range anywhere from 3/16” to 3” depending on how the gator board sign will be used. No matter the thickness, these signs are pliable enough to cut with a sharp craft knife or picture framing mat cutter.

There are actually different types of foam board, though the terminology may be used interchangeably:
  • Foam Board – Paper around a foam core. Sensitive to warmth/water but lightweight and affordable.
  • Gator Board – Foam board with a wood veneer. More durable, and more water and heat resistant than traditional foam board.
  • Ultra Board – Foam board with a plastic veneer. Easier to cut and customize than gator board but stronger and more durable than traditional foam.
Their low cost, durability, and ability to be cut to shape with full color graphics make them a useful rigid signs any time economy is important. It’s why they are often used for:
  • Events
  • Schools
  • Protests
  • Promotions
  • Table Top Signs
  • New Product Announcements
  • Window Displays

These boards are also unique in that they can be used not only as signs, but as an art and poster backer board. It helps the image maintain its shape and avoid bends and creases.

Foam board signs can have a matte or semi-gloss appearance. They can also be single and double sided.

Benefits of Foam Board Signs

At Brooklyn Signs, we’re also able to offer these same signs with additional benefits, such as comprehensive sign design and quantity discounts. Foam board signs have many advantages that make them the material of choice for a variety of different settings. Some of the benefits of these cut to shape foam board signs include:


Because these signs are so lightweight, they are easy to hang or mount.


Foam board signs are more durable than paper, with gator board more resistant to the elements.

Easily Customizable

Compared to paper, poster board, and other materials, foam board can be customized by cutting to different shapes or adhering to pictures/posters.

Long Lasting

When properly cared for, these signs can last a significant amount of time as a result of their lamination.

Why Choose Brooklyn Signs for Foam Core Signs

Quick Turnaround

Once our design team finalizes the details of your sign, we can get your sign in place quickly thanks to our in-house fabricators. We do not have to rely on a third party to create your sign, and can complete printing right away.

Satisfaction Guarantee

We are confident that you will love your sign from Brooklyn Signs. But if something would not turn out as expected due to an oversight on our part, we will work together with you to create a new sign exactly to your specifications.

Local Business

We believe in supporting our local clients in New York City and New Jersey, because we know the market well. We also understand the local regulations surrounding the sizing and placement of signs. We will help you to remain compliant.

Contact Brooklyn Signs Today for Foam Board Signs

Brooklyn Signs is your partner for any kind of sign you need – whether it’s for business or personal sue. We would love the opportunity to show you why our signs are of the highest quality in NYC, and why we are the leading choice for your custom foam board signage needs. If you need a gator board sign for any reason, contact Brooklyn Signs today.

Frequently Asked Questions and Resources

What are foam board signs?

Foam board signs are signs that are durable, cost effective, and lightweight, digitally printed with lively UV ink. These signs are used in malls, shops, restaurants, and many other places.

What material is used to manufacture foam board signs?

These signs are made of foam that consists of a dense foam center that is pressed between two sheets of, matte, thick paper. This material is usually used for printings and displays.

What is the difference between foam board and foam core signs?

There is no particular difference between foam board and core signs. Both of them refer to printing the graphics and displaying them on the board made of foam core between two sheets of paper.

How long does the foam board sign last?

These signs are made of very sturdy materials so that makes them very durable. These signs can last up to many years with proper care and maintenance.

Are Foam Board signs waterproof?

Foam boards are generally not waterproof. Because if you apply water to them they may bend and snap. We also recommend not placing any heavy weighted materials on foam boards too.

Can Foam board signs be used both for indoor and outdoor uses?

If you live in a very rainy area it is advised not to use them outdoors as they may not last long and also keep them away from humid areas.