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Rigid Report

(July 2011) posted on Wed Jul 27, 2011

More than 40 sources of rigid media.

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Design Force
Re-board sandwich board is a 100% recyclable indoor/outdoor board with craft liner; water-resistant and flame-retardant (upon request); available in various thicknesses and sizes. Out-board, designed for outdoor applications, is a five-layer, polymer-laminated, paperboard-based composite material, which provides a water vapor barrier; also recyclable. Available in sheets: approx. 55 x 71 in. (other sizes on request) and 0.08-in. thick. Distributed in US by ZN Production Company (

Decorative Panels International
GreenCore Rigid Print Media (RPM) is a two-sided, ultra-smooth board for most UV-curable as well as solvent-based printing. Made from raw materials, the media is biodegradable. Available in matte finish in 1/8- and 1/4-in. thicknesses in 4 x 8-ft sheets.

Its MightyCore is a solid-center foam board that features an extra-rigid core, ultra-smooth surface, easy cutting, and a chemical-free construction. Available in ¼- and ½-in. thicknesses and in white, black-on-black, white-on-black, and white-black-black. The MightyPrint Expressions line combines the MightyCore rigidity with various finishes, including glossy, canvas, and premier kraft; available in ¼-in. thickness and various sizes. Encore FoamBoard, available in white and black-on-black versions, features a polystyrene core and ultra-smooth surface; in thicknesses from 1/8- to ½-in. and various sizes. 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.

Foamalite Ltd.
Ireland-based Foamalite’s products are foamed PVC sheets. Available standard without coating or with polyethylene masking on one side, Foamalite offers a smooth finish for use as P-O-P displays and signage panels and is available in a range of thicknesses and colors. Gilman Brothers ( is the US distributor.

Gilman Brothers
Gilman Brothers offers many foamboards that can be directly printed using solvent and UV-curable inkjets. The boards are available in a variety of thicknesses, sizes, densities, and surfaces.