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Gatorboard Printing by Printmoz allows you to Toughen Up Your Artwork Against Time and Wear Manufactured using one of the most durable and versatile forms of foam boards available. Gatorboard printing is a sturdy and eye-grabbing way to mount posters and photographs and serve as a long-lasting sign. Printmoz's gatorboard printing services are professional and affordable, using the latest digital technology. Gatorboard signs are a versatile option for home or work.
Print your business signage or get creative and frame cherished memories for loved ones! There are many options, but each gatorboard custom size and design sign is a hard-wearing option. One of the features of gatorboard signs is that it has a wood veneer exterior which lends them a unique look and a hard-wearing shell. Gatorboard prints are much more robust than its cousin foam board which uses regular foam core.
Gatorboard printing is primarily used as an affordable low-cost way to print high-quality matte finish pictures such as collage art, photography projects, or even retail signage. Gatorboard prints are versatile and rigid; they have a black siding with a rugged wood-like core center, a clay face, and a matte finish. In fact, these characteristics make gatorboard printing an ideal choice for hanging rigid indoor photo-displayed products. To read more about the attributes of gatorboard (also known as gator foam) and other similar substrates, click here.
Foam core board is a lightweight, economical, and attractive option for printing signs. Foam core is a lightweight layer of foam sandwiched between two pieces of white paper. It is commonly used in school projects, where its short life span is not an obstacle. Foam board signs typically begin to warp within 60 days, simply due to the moisture in the air. Foam core is also prone to bending, creasing, and tearing, requiring gentle handling.
Though light in weight, gatorboard is far sturdier and tougher than foam board, leading to its far longer-lasting quality. In contrast with foam core, gatorboard signs last for two years with minimal care. If your sign needs to last a few weeks and you're prepared to protect it, a foam core board sign is inexpensive. If you want a sign that stands up to general wear and tear and continues to look great for a couple of years, you'll find a gatorboard sign is the more cost-effective choice.
Gatorboard mounting is a process where the artwork is printed on vinyl material and then mounted to the substrate. Gator mounting is a two-stage printing process that takes more time and, in turn, costs the consumer more money. Gator mounting was traditionally an industry standard until the invention of flatbed printers that utilize direct print.
Printmoz offers a grand format digital LED direct print process, allowing for high-quality images to be printed directly onto the gatorboard substrate. In fact, this process, in conjunction with our fully automated printing facility, enables us to offer such affordable gatorboard printing for any sign you can imagine. Click here to see our in-house process!
Stronger than most foam board core materials and just as lightweight, gator board printing utilizes a dense, rigid substrate that does not warp over time and is resistant to denting and bending. Hang your artwork and posters without the hassle or expense of a frame. Perfect for printing custom artwork, menu boards, and other indoor visual crafts, gatorboard prints add a classy look to any home or office wall. Customized gatorboard printing with original artwork or design makes an ideal gift. The permanent ink we use in the gatorboard printing process ensures your images remain vibrant for a lifetime.
Available in almost any custom size (with 4x8 being very popular) and colors (black and white being our most popular), our affordable gatorboard printing treasures ship with speedy service throughout the US and Canada.
Gatorboard signs are lightweight, with a matte clay finish on both sides and are resistant to denting or bending. In fact, gatorboard printing is a fantastic option for long-term use. In addition to being available in ½" or 3/16" thick, you can order custom gator prints up to 5x10'! If you're looking for high-quality gatorboard prints, then ask our team to help you produce the best finish.
If you're feeling creative, you can use custom gatorboard to create cutouts of cartoon characters to hang on your nursery wall, or make your company logo cutout for a trade show or use your imagination for any other project! Upload a vectorized file and include a cutline; we'll take care of the rest! The construction of black gator board is a soft foam-based interior with a matte exterior finish.
We do not recommend using gatorboard outdoors due to its clay face. Take a look at Sintra PVC boards or Aluminum Signage for outdoor and weather-resistant signs.
Extremely durable (much more than regular foam boards)
Various colors (white, black)
Perfect as signage or mounting posters/photos
Use your creativity to make original custom designs and size decorations or gifts.
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Gatorboard is a lightweight indoor material that comes in a matte black finish. Gatorboard consists of a rigid base that is surrounded by a matte clay finish on both sides. Gatorboard comes in two thickness choices: 3/16” and 1/2”.
Gatorboard is ideal for creative applications, from portable business signage or restaurant menus to creating durable artwork or photos that you can hang on your walls to decorating your kids' room with character cutouts. Gatorboard printing is high-quality, durable, and awesome looking.
Gatorboard comes in a matte black material and foam board is a glossy white material. Gatorboard is more rigid and resistant to dents. Both gatorboard and foam board are designed for indoor use.
Gatorboard looks amazing when printed in full color! The material is smooth and images pop with vibrant colors.
Gatorboard can be ordered in any size larger than 2” x 2”. If the Gatorboard is larger than 96”it will be cut into separate panels.
Gatorboard can be mounted on an interior wall using double-sided tape, velcro adhesive and even Stainless Steel Standoffs. Standoffs suspend the gator board so it’s not touching the wall.
Gatorboard comes in sheets of material that is then fed through large format printers and cut to the specifications of an order.
Gatorboard signs are usually priced per square foot. So a 4’ x 4’ sign would be 16 square feet. If the sign is $2 a square foot, then the sign would cost $32.
First choose the size of the Gatorboard sign and select any finishing options. Then design your artwork to fit the exact size of your sign. You can use a free online design tool to create your design. It comes with thousands of free stock images and hundreds of free templates to help you get started.
Gatorboard comes in two thickness choices; 3/16” and 1/2”.
Gatorboard is an indoor material that is not waterproof. Because of the way the gator board is made it is not weather resistant and must be kept in cool, dry areas.
Gatorboard signs can be hung indoors with some double sided tape or adhesive velcro. You can also order your Gatorboard with drilled holes and hang inside. Another option is ordering your Gatorboard sign with Stainless Steel Standoffs, which will allow you to mount your sign away from the wall.
Yes, your Gatorboard sign can be cut into custom letters and shapes, depending on which cut you choose. When it comes to Gatorboard signs, we have four different ‘cuts’; Halo, Circle, Oval and Special. If you’d like a special shape you just need to set up your artwork with a ‘cut line’ so the software can tell the printers where to cut the material. Find out how to set up a cut line here!
If you already have your artwork sized exactly to your Gatorboard product you can complete your purchase. Once checkout is complete you can upload your artwork and then view and approve the proof. If you need to finish designing your artwork you can still complete your purchase and come back later to upload your artwork file.
A second way to upload your artwork is to design it using the free online Design Tool. Once you complete the design you can add it to your cart and complete your purchase. In both cases you will need to view your proof and approve it before it goes to print. As always if you need help uploading your artwork you can chat, email or call us directly!
You can view and approve a proof of your uploaded artwork on the website.
Approval means that you have checked to make sure that your artwork size matches the exact dimensions of the product you order, the resolution is correct for the size being printed (preferably 300 dpi for better quality) and the color mode is CMYK. The best way to be sure of quality is to check your artwork at full size (100%). Is it crisp and clear? Or is it pixilated? Once you are 100% confident that your artwork meets or exceeds these guidelines you can approve the proof and get your Gatorboard signs printed!
Gatorboard is a rigid sign for indoor use only. Gatorboard is not weatherproof or meant for outside use unless it is for a short period of time in a clean, dry area free of moisture and wind.
One option is to use the free online Design Tool. It includes thousands of free Stock Images to choose from to help you get started. A second option is to select one of the many free Custom Templates to edit with your personalized information. A third option would be to contact a Graphic Designer at info@Printmoz.com and let them do the work for you!
When it comes to custom Gatorboard printing, there are four different cuts; Halo, Circle, Oval and Special. In some cases you just need to set up your artwork with a ‘cut line’ so the software can tell the printers where to cut the material. If you are adding drilled holes in any area other than the default selection, you just need to set up your artwork with a ‘cut line’ so the software can tell the printers where to drill the holes. Be sure and watch the video on ‘Cut Lines’:
Gatorboard is an indoor material and should be stored in a cool, dry area free of anything that could damage it.
Gatorboard is an indoor material and is not waterproof, so it is best to just gently wipe it clean with a soft cloth.
Yes, printing on both sides of the Gatorboard signs is an option. You can also order your Gatorboard signs with rounded corners and holes drilled into them for hanging.
Full color is always included with your purchase. Printing is done using UV protected ink in four colors: CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black).
Gatorboard is a matte black material. When printed, the ink may appear as a semi gloss finish.
Everything is done in house, overhead is kept low and prices stay below the competition while still providing top quality products.
The printing process starts the moment you approve your artwork and send it to the printers. Exclusive software reads your artwork file and prints your order to your exact specifications. Uploading the correct artwork in CMYK, sized exactly to your product’s dimensions, using a resolution of 300 dpi or higher and saved as a Vector PDF is the best way to achieve optimal results.
Gatorboard is a popular material for indoor wall decor. Displaying your gator board prints at 48”x 84” looks amazing in any home or business. The black matte gator board is often used for indoor menu boards. Other common sizes are 24”x 36”, 36”x 48” and the 60”x 60”.
Gatorboard signs are custom made to order using your exact specifications. The sign is printed based on the information you provide in your order. Your order goes directly to the printers where your artwork is then printed in CYMK using the resolution and other details that you provided.
Gatorboard signs can be displayed at trade shows in almost any size.
Gatorboard signs are printed with UV coated LED ink that resists fading. The ink, just like the Gatorboard material it is printed on, is a great choice because it holds up well over time.
Yes! Gatorboard signs printed in full color look amazing! You can hang your Gatorboard sign in any room.
Gatorboard photo is any photograph, artwork, or print used for advertising purposes or for your own individual decorations that you can hang on your walls.
Hanging gatorboard prints is a snap! Simply use the push tabs, which are up to 3/16ths of an inch. You attach them by pushing them into the back side of the gatorboard. This is easy to do using the prongs in the push tabs. You can either use one push tab to hang the gatorboard on a nail you had hammered into a wall, or you can use 2 push tabs, get a metal wire through them and hang it onto the nail. The latter works better for hanging large gatorboard prints.
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