What You Should Know About Rigid Sign Printing Material
Coroplast SignsCoroplast is the corrugated plastic that is used in most yard signs. You may have also heard it referred to as a “pp plate sheet” or a “Fluted Polypropylene Sheet”. Coroplast signs are 4mm thick, highly weather resistant and flexible, ideal features for both indoor and outdoor signage. With the help of an H-stake, yard signs can be placed anywhere to increase brand exposure. In order to survive the outdoor elements, coroplast printing happens with cured UV ink to optimize the overall results.
Rigid PVC SignsAs its name implies, rigid PVC is a harder type of plastic and is popular for signs that are intended for a longer period of use. They are only ⅛” thick, which makes them very easy to handle for different positions and movements. Rigid PVC printing produces high-quality results, working as indoor point of sale boards, semi-permanent signs, or exhibition panels. As opposed to Coroplast, Rigid PVC signs are smooth to the touch and more suitable for places where the client will be able to inspect the marketing tool from up close.
Foam Core SignsFoam core (or foamcore) is a thicker, yet lighter printing option. It comes in a 3/16” size and is perfect for displaying photographs or any sort of graphic art. Of the three, foam core is the most customizable. Our online store, for example, offers 9 sizes as well as the dimensions of your choice. Foam Core printing also offers more customization possibilities. The signs can be printed on Semi Gloss, Hi Gloss or Bright White Uncoated. As you may have anticipated, this product is a powerful decorative tool for both the home and office.
Which Rigid Sign Printing Option is Best?
Each of these products is great, it simply depends on your intended purpose. Whichever you choose, remember that lighter colors will absorb lower amounts of sunlight. That is an important factor to consider when you place signs outdoors and expect them to last a long time.
Light absorption could cause damage to the sign in time and force you to order a replacement sooner than anticipated. Here’s a chart to make your decision easier. You can be sure to purchase the sign that best suits your needs and will last for the time which you require:
Rigid PVC Signs
Foam Core Signs
|Great for indoor and outdoor projects||Great for indoor and outdoor projects||Great for indoor projects|
|They are often used for: rezoning signs, construction site signs, real estate signs and general advertising||They are often used for: business signs, warehouse signage and promotional signs||They are often used for: trade show displays, menu boards, and wall graphics|
|Ideal for temporary signage needs and seasonal displays||Ideal for long-term wall displays||Ideal for open areas with non-extreme weather exposure|