Here at Big Boards we offer two printing methods to ensure you have the product and the print that best suits your needs.
If you require high resolution or small prints (less then A1) we advise that you go with the adhesive vinyl option. The vinyl is mounted directly on to the board and allows us to print at 1440dpi with near perfect colour accuracy and gradients. This results in a clean, laminated, photographic quality finish.
However, if you need very large boards that are to be viewed from a distance or high quantities of temporary signage then direct print may be the better option. Direct print can be more cost effective at the loss of the clarity and vibrancy.
Foamex Boards are a flexible plastic material that can be easily fixed to any surface. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use with the advantage that it will not rot like wooden signs. Foamex is an ideal material for Shop Signs (External and internal), Menu Boards, and anywhere that waterproof photo quality prints are needed. For signs larger then 8ft we recommend DiBond or DiLite as this will not expand or contract under temperature changes.
DiBond® / DiLite® is a lightweight aluminium composite made of two sheets of coated aluminium with a solid polyethylene core. Designed to be hardwearing and ideally suited for long-term outdoor use, it is weather and rust-resistant.
Correx, also known as Polyflute, Coroplast, FlutePlast, IntePro, Proplex, Twinplast, Corriflute or Corflute, is a water proof corrugated plastic board commonly used outside for temporary signage such as for sale boards.
Foam Board, also known as Foamcore and Kappa Board, consists of two thin layers of cardboard with a foam filled centre. This results in a very light product that is ideal for temporary photographic prints that will be mounted on to walls. Foam Board is only suitable for use indoors. We recommend for sizes A2 and over you use Gator Board.
Gator Board is much like Foam Board with the advantage of using thin plastic instead of cardboard to contain the foam. This results in a much stronger board that is easier to handle with a much lower chance of creases or folds damaging the board. This makes it ideal for large indoor displays such as exhibition panels. We recommend Gator Board over Foam Board for any sizes A2 or over. Gator Board is only suitable for use indoors
Acrylic, aka Acrylic Glass, Plexiglas, Acrylite, Lucite, and Perspex, is a non-flexible board that can be transparent or opaque and is ideal as a lightweight or shatter-resistant alternative to glass. We offer the options to have print mounted to both the front and back or sandwiched between two sheets. We also offer chrome stand-offs to make the acrylic into an attractive wall display.