Foam Board

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 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.

Examples of Our 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 sign 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

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.

At Brooklyn Signs, we’re also able to offer these same signs with additional benefits, such as comprehensive sign design and quantity discounts.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Resources

What is Your Return Policy?

Your satisfaction is our goal. While we cannot offer returns on most custom products, we will accept any returns when it is our error, and we have created something outside of scope. Any time we have made an error, we will accept a return and discuss the idea of creating a new sign in its place. If you ever receive a broken sign, or you find that a sign isn’t working properly (such as a neon sign), please let us know right away.

What Signs Are Best For Indoors?

All signs last longer when they are inside of your property. Some signs, like neon signs and foam board signs, are almost exclusively meant for indoors. However, metal signs, vinyl signs, aluminum signs, wood signs, and nearly all the signs listed above for outdoor signs also work great as indoor signs depending on your needs.

What Signs Are Best For Outdoors?

There are many different signs that are durable enough for the outdoors. Some of the best materials include wooden signs, aluminum signs, plastic signs, and PVC signs. Banners and vinyl signs can also be great outdoors, but may not be meant to provide you with a permanent sign solution as the weather can cause staining and wrinkles. Many types of lighted signs, such as channel letters and light box signs, are meant for the outdoors.

What Are “Wraps” and How Do They Work?

Wraps are pieces of thin, self-adhesive vinyl. They fit on flat surfaces, such as metal and glass. They can come in black and white or full color, and they pop from whatever surface they are affixed to. We create primarily vehicle wraps and window wraps, branding your property, cars, and trucks and making sure that they provide you with a rolling advertisement that is designed to last.

How Can I Care For My Signs So They Last Longer?

Every sign has its own unique needs. Small metal signs need only be wiped down when it is dusty, and can withstand heavy cleaners. Banners can only be cleaned with gentle soap and water, and can only be rolled up – never folded – or they will have permanent creases and possibly damage the lettering. It is best to ask us after you order your sign, and we’ll gladly give you the information you need to continue to care for your sign.

What Are Sign Rentals?

Creating a custom sign takes time and effort. But not everyone needs a custom sign. Often we’re contacted by those looking for everything from common and unique signs that they can use for a variety of projects – from filming movies to creating a theme at weddings, and more.That’s why we have many different sign rental options available. We have unique bathroom signs, “OPEN” signs, grand opening signs, adult signs (for themed events, plays, and movies) and more. We can’t guarantee that we have every sign in stock, but we do have a huge selection of sign rentals to choose from. Contact us to find out If we have a sign available, and what it would cost to create the sign if we don’t.

Do You Offer Design Services?

Yes. If you have an idea, but need someone to design the sign for you, we can help. We have expert design services with decades of expertise that can create beautiful custom signs that are specific to your needs. We also work with legal and regulatory signs, and can create signs that are easy to read and long lasting.