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Hardcore Print

(October 2013) posted on Mon Oct 07, 2013

More than 40 sources of rigid media for your wide-format needs.

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Its Extreme White FoamBoard is a clay-coated board combining a polystyrene core with ultra-vibrant bright white paper facers to create an imaging surface with a higher-perceived whiteness, Encore reports. Extreme White Foam Board can be digitally printed, screen printed, painted, and used for signage; fabrication options include hand cutting, die-cutting, embossing, scoring, and machine cutting. In 1/8-, 3/16-, and 1/2- in. thicknesses.

MightyBull foam board combines a dense polystyrene core with bright-white polystyrene facers to create a durable board that is smooth, easy to cut, and offers chip-resistant edges. In 3/16- and ½-in. thicknesses and various sizes. White and black are standard; custom colors available.

MightyCore is a solid-center foam board featuring an extra-rigid core, ultra-smooth surface, easy cutting, and a chemical-free construction. In ¼-, 3/16-,and ½-in. thicknesses and in various sizes, in white, black-on-black, white-on-black, and white-black-black. UV-curable and Cationic UV inks.

The MightyPrint Expressions line combines the MightyCore rigidity with various finishes, including glossy, canvas, and premier kraft; in ¼-in. thickness and various sizes. UV-curable and Cationic UV inks, more.

PilloCore is a crushable foam board for adding rigidity to P-O-P displays and standees, and is especially designed for die-cutting; 3/16-in. thickness in various sizes. Aqueous, solvent pigments, UV and Cationic UV inks, more.

Foamalite Ltd.
FoamaLite Digiwhite, a foamed PVC sheet designed for digital printing and sign applications, features low weight and superior mechanical properties, plus a white and uniform smooth surface, according to Foamalite. For indoor and outdoor use (weather and UV-resistant). In 2-, 3-, and 5-mm thicknesses and 8- to 10-ft widths. Other FoamaLite versions are also available. Gilman Brothers ( is the US distributor.

Gilman Brothers
Gilman Brothers offers many foam boards that can be directly printed using solvent and UV-curable inkjets. The boards are available in a variety of thicknesses, sizes, densities, and surfaces.The company’s InSite series of media includes: InSite Reveal, Insite Biodegradable, InSite Polycoated, InSite Reveal Magnet-Receptive Foamboard, and InSite Flame Resistant. Also available: Ryno Board, Duraplast, Duraplast Biodegradable, and Stylite.