Many of our clients have asked what differences are between Foamex and Acrylic, and which material would be best for making a sign or display.
While both of these materials are perfect for use in both applications, there are a few minor differences in their composition to consider before making your final decision.
Foamex has superior lightweight properties; a rigid compressed board, Foamex PVC is the ideal material for digital printing and displaying interior signs. As the edges of your Foamex board can be 'wrapped' you can choose to display your sign with or without a frame. Furthermore, your sign will attach to almost any surface with double-sided tape or Velcro, so there is no need for a hammer and nails.
Due to its amazing lightweight properties, Foamex is perfect for those making a mobile display. An entire display stand can be set up and packed away in just a few minutes, and it is easy to store.
While it is completely weatherproof, Foamex signs may fade over time if displayed in full sunlight and they do not have the same resistance to impact as Acrylic made signs, so please consider this when choosing your material.
Acrylic sheeting is a fantastic product for use in display and signage. Offering similar lightweight qualities as Foamex, Acrylic has the added benefit of extreme resistance to impact, making it almost shatterproof.
Acrylic sheets come in many different finishes and colours; easily cut and shaped to your exact specifications these signs and displays have excellent resistance to UV rays, so they will not fade or discolour over time. Ideal for use in outdoor applications, Acrylic sheets will not warp or buckle as the weather changes, making it the material of choice for long-term use.
Whichever material you decide to use, your sign or display will have the same perfect finish.