Sign & Digital Graphics

April '20

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S D G M A G . C O M • A P R I L 2 0 2 0 • 3 3 and cut and are available in a variety of facer materials and fin- ishes," says Wade Sisco, marketing director of United Industries UltraBoard in Bentonville, Arkansas. "The life or duration of the type of installation, as well as the ambient environment, should be considered when selecting your foam board type for projects." Foam Board Options UltraBoard manufactures a foam board product called UltraBoard Mount, specifically engineered for mounted prints and ideal for shops that have not yet invested in a direct-to- substrate printer and rely instead on roll-to-roll printing. Mount is faced with polymer-coated paper and is available with a self- stick adhesive that adheres printed items onto the foam board. Other options include the UltraBoard Plus, a foam board with a polyvinyl chloride, PVC, facer, and the UltraBoard Classic and Core, which feature styrene and clay-coated paper facers, also available with self-stick adhesives. The UltraBoard Classic is a foam board with a polystyrene plastic front and back and foam board in the middle. It has a lifespan of up to 10 years and, as an all plastic board, is ideal for more humid conditions. It's also UltraBoard's top-selling product that works well with digital and latex or UV inkjet printing. UltraBoard's White DP is, like the name says, ideal for digital printing. It has a paper surface with polymer coating, presenting a smooth surface and white point that provide excellent printing results. The UltraBoard Aluminum is a foam board product with anodized aluminum facing for routed letters and logos and that has a brushed or polished metal look. Options include brushed or polished, gold and chrome finishes. For the Best Results Though the selection is vast, to get the best printing results, print shops should select a foam board with consistent qual- The UltraBoard White DP from United Industries is built for digital printing to foam board. United Industries' foam board product with aluminum facing is called the UltraBoard Aluminum. Coda Inc. has several color options for the Stand-Out display mount, which is self-adhesive and ready to hang.

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