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Custom Printed 3mm Foamex Display Boards

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Our most popular trade show panel display material.Trade show and exhibition 3mm Foamex. Ideal for use as exhibit graphics, in showroom or museum displays. This lightweight yet durable material has a very smooth surface ideal for high quality prints. Unlike our competitors we print at 1400dpi for stunning, photorealistic graphics. These versatile panels can be mounted using Velcro to our range of Display Boards for a stunning, freestanding display. Read More
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Key Features:
  • Most popular trade show panel material
  • Printed 3mm Foamex board
  • Photo realistic digitally printed direct to board
  • Stunning 1400 dpi prints
  • Scratch and glare resistant material
  • Ideal for use on folding displays and shell schemes
  • Simple to mount with Velcro tabs
  • 100's of uses; exhibitions, museums, showrooms and much more

We use HP inks and media and the very latest eco-friendly printers to produce stunning display panel graphics that will show off your business at it's very best. Colour printing at 1400dpi ensures our graphics are vibrant and crisp even when viewed close up.

Foamex is our most versatile material for display boards but there are many other types of media that we can print onto including foam centred board. Direct to panel using latex printers produce big prints at a quality that means even the smallest details get noticed

If you don’t have the know-how, software or a graphic designer to design your graphics for you, then we have an in-house graphic design team able to turn your ideas into show-stopping displays.

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Product Name 3mm Foamex Display Boards
Artwork Info Download A-size Artwork Templates
Delivery / Availability 4-7 Days Delivery
Type 3mm Foamex
Sided Single-Sided
Material 3mm Foamex
Indoor / Outdoor Indoor & Outdoor
Weight 2150gsm
Print Latex inks printed direct to board
Finishing Straight cut
Expected Service Life Over 5 years
Fire Rating Class 1 fire rating. Self extinguish.
Mounting Options Screwed, nailed, post mounted, hung, taped.
Can this Product be Recycled? Yes, check local regulations
Download A-size Artwork Templates

Whether you're a novice or a professional when it comes to artwork, we're here to give you the guidance needed to make sure your end result is print perfect.

I don't have print ready artwork, can you design it for me?

If you have the elements, such as text, logos, and text, we can take these and create a print ready design layout for you at a small additional cost. We have a number of affordable set price packages available to suit any requirements. Many of our products have a design service as an additional extra for instant ordering. For products that don't please contact us to discuss your brief. Visit our in-house design service page to find out more.

I will be supplying print ready artwork.

Many of our print products have the option to upload your artwork on the product page. If that option is not available, you will receive an email shortly after placing your order with instructions on how to send your artwork files.

In order to avoid any delays in production, please follow our guidelines below to make sure your artwork is ready to go. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch to talk to one of our team.

Resolution - 100dpi At Full Size

Generally, 100 dpi is a good standard for images with the document size set at full size of the large format printed product. For example, if you want to order a 40"×60" print, the image size should be 4000 pixels (40 x 100) by 6000 pixels (60 x 100) at 100 dpi.

100% scale at 100 dpi
50% scale at 200 dpi
25% scale at 400 dpi
10% scale at 1000 dpi

If any dimension of the product is greater than 5000mm, please produce the artwork to scale. For very large artwork such as hoarding walls, 10% scale can be utilised at 1000dpi for images, or use vectors as these will scale perfectly.

Bleed - 5mm All Around At The Final Print Size

If you are creating set size artwork for hardware then please use the product template. If you have ordered a custom size product please ensure you include 5mm of bleed on your design.

You only need to add print bleed to your artwork if the design extends to the edge of the page. If all of your text and images are in the centre of the design and are surrounded by a plain white background, you won’t need to worry about print bleed as the edges will blend seamlessly into your overall design. If any element of the design goes right up to the edge of the page, a 5mm bleed on all sides is necessary.

Colours - Please Supply All Colours As CMYK+

Computer screens use RGB, while printers use CMYK. You may ask why this matters? Most colours created in RGB can be closely matched in CMYK but some cannot. If colours are critical we always suggest ordering a printed proof.

Other things you can do to check your colours:

- Use a calibrated monitor (colours vary from monitor to monitor)
- Use a printed CMYK colour swatch to check your colours
- Don't check samples from a desktop printer
- Order a printed proof from us (this may cause an increase in lead time)

Fonts - Please Embed, Flatten, Or Convert To Curves

For large format print, we recommend that the minimum font site is 8pt (point size).

Our preferred file format for print-ready artwork is a PDF, please make sure you embed any fonts for perfect results. With other file formats please ensure fonts used in your design are converted to outlines and include all fonts and images used when you send your files to us.

Do You Need A Proof?

If you are providing print ready artwork, we do not provide a proof as standard, which enables us to get your print to you quicker. If you require a proof please get in touch with us to discuss. We do provide a free technical file check as standard, as outlined below.

We can provide a machine print proof for the extra cost of £25 plus delivery. This involves printing an A3 proof on the machine that will be used to produce your final print. This will give you an accurate representation of colour. If you are using our design service, we do send out a PDF proof, which is an accurate representation of content and positioning. It is not an exact indicator of the final colour due to the limitations of screens.

Quoted delivery dates for print are from approval of artwork, so please bear in mind that requesting a proof may delay the delivery date of your product.


After you have placed your order a provisional despatch and delivery date will be sent to you via email.

Our standard delivery time for printed products is 2-5 working days after artwork has been approved for print. If you have a specific deadline, please contact us to ensure we can meet this. Please check that your artwork meets the guidelines above to prevent any delays in approval.

Free Artwork Check

Before we go to print, we will carry out a free technical check on your artwork. If there are any issues, we will contact you to let you know what needs to be changed.

Colour Matching

Our printers and media are of the highest standard and are carefully calibrated to produce vibrant, full colour prints. The process involves CMYK printing and this means it is not always possible to match Pantone colours, but they will be converted to the nearest CMYK equivalent.

If exact colour matching is critical, please send us a physical copy of other printed material, such as a letterhead or brochure, and we will check your file prior to printing. If we cannot achieve a reasonable match we will call you to discuss.

Please send any physical examples to: Discount Displays, 31-35 Wortley Road, Croydon, Surrey, CRO 3EB.

Need more help? Check out our full artwork preparation guide below:

What are your exhibition display boards made of?
Foamex is the brand name of a type of rigid PVC Foam sheet material. It is a very popular sign material that performs like a solid plastic material. Also known as Forex, the board is not "foamy" but is very dense for a durable yet lightweight finish.

Is it Foamex the same as Foam core?
No. Foam core is a sandwich construction with two hard surfaces. Foamex is a solid PVC board and is far more durable. Foam core (Aka Gatorfoam) is only used for temporary indoor displays and can be easily dented or damaged. Foamex is more durable and can put up with the traffic you might expect at a trade show, 

What size can Foamex trade show display boards be?
Sheet sizes up to 10' x 5' can be printed but they are expensive to transport. They can be cut into sections or If a single large sheet is critical we can arrange for a van delivery in the London area or for nationwide deliveries quote you a pallet delivery. Please call us for a delivery quote

What thickness are Foamex display boards?
The most popular sizes for display panels is 3mm. It is lightweight but is ideal when you are mounting it onto a wall. Furthermore, due to its lightweight nature, you are able to mount a 3mm board using velcro. This is commonly the only way to display at some exhibitions on shell scheme walls. If you intend to hang your panel under a truss for example then we would suggest going for 5mm thick material which being thicker is more rigid.

How do you fit display boards to an exhibition stand?
The most common fixing method for Foamex display boards is self-adhesive velcro. Self-adhesive velcro comes in two parts. Hook and loop. Shell scheme panels at exhibitions are often coved in loop nylon. If you want to attach display panels to a loop nylon panel then you need to stick a self-adhesive "hook" to your display panel.
The hook velcro on the panel can be attached to the loop on the shell scheme and be removable. If the wall you are attaching your display panel to is smooth. Then you can still use velcro. You will once again stick the self-adhesive hook to your display panel.  The easiest way to do this is to join your velcro strip or coin together. Remove the backing on the self-adhesive from the hook part and stick both the hook and loop to the display panel. Now remove the backing on the self-adhesive from the loop part and stick that onto the smooth wall. If you have a truss stand then drilling holes and using cable ties can be an easy solution, For custom-built stands split battens are a simple and popular solution that you stand builder may use

Can I just drill my own holes?
Yes. Foamex is easy to drill using standard drill bits

What is the print quality like?
Foamex has a great surface for printing onto. That combined with our fantastic HP large format printing gives stunning results. Bright colours and crisp text even at very small fort sizes. Please call us for a print sample to check it out.

What is the lifespan of these display boards?
It is warranted against UV fading for up to 7 years outdoors and 10 years indoors.

Will a multiple colour design cost more to print?
No, our digital printed prints in full colour so regardless of the number of colours in your design the price is the same. So you can really go to town with a show-stopping design.

Do I need to provide a design?
You can if you want, but we also offer competitively priced design packages. Find out more about our design packages here.

Do you print onto the plastic or is there a piece of vinyl overlay?
We print directly onto the surface of the material. Our UV and eco-friendly ink is fade and abrasion-resistant. Printing directly onto the surface of the sign is more effective and longer-lasting than printing onto vinyl which is subsequently applied to the plastic. 

Is Foamex fire retardant?
Foamex is manufactured from a fire retardant raw material. It is a non-inflammable combustible material with a Class 1 fire rating. The polystyrene will burn when in contact with a flame, but will self extinguish when the fire source is removed.

Can Foamex be recycled?
Foamex is an eco-friendly material that can be recycled along with other PVC products.

How do I clean my plastic sign?
You can easily clean your sign by wiping it down with a non-abrasive wet cloth or rag. 

How do I store my plastic signs?
Simply store them flat at room temperature and avoid any rooms or storage places that have extremes in cold, heat or humidity.

I have got a big order can you offer me a better price?
For large orders and multiple sized panels, we can often offer even better prices simply fill out the quote me form or call us on 02086645660

How quickly will I get my Foamex boards?
Print time depends on our production load. The average print despatch time is 3-5 working days. However, it is always worth talking to us if you have a tight deadline we may be able to squees it in.
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