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Heavy-Duty Foam Board

Heavy-Duty Foam Board

Gatorfoam® is the industry's leading heavy-duty foam board for more than 30 years. It is comprised of extruded polystyrene foam bonded between two layers of wood-fiber veneer. Made In USA.

  • The original, heavy-duty graphic arts board
  • Excellent reputation for great digital and screen printing
  • New, bright white facer is the brightest board of its kind
  • Dent and scratch resistant

Flammability Characteristics

  • Combustible

Recommended Applications

  • P-O-P Displays Medium-term application life
  • Exhibits & Kiosks Medium-term application life
  • Framing Long-term application life
  • Signage - Exterior Medium-term application life

Recommended Fabrications

  • Mounting
  • Digital Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Painting Do not expose core to solvent-based paints
  • Saw Cutting
  • Routing
Gauges and Colors Stock Sheet Sizes
3/8" Bright White facers - White foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
3/16" Bright White facers - White foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
1/2" Bright White facers - White foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
3/4" Bright White facers - White foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
2" Bright White facers - White foam 48"x96" Exterior Grade; 60"x120"
1-1/2" Bright White facers - White foam 48"x96" Exterior Grade; 60"x120"
1" Bright White facers - White foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
3/16" Bright White facers - Black foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
3/8" Bright White facers - Black foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
1/2" Bright White facers - Black foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
3/4" Bright White facers - Black foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
1" Bright White facers - Black foam 48"x96" Exterior Grade; 60"x120"
1-1/2" Bright White facers - Black foam 48"x96" Exterior Grade; 60"x120"
2" Bright White facers - Black foam 48"x96" Exterior Grade; 60"x120"
3/16" Bright White & Black facers - Black foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
3/8" Bright White & Black facers - Black foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
1/2" Bright White & Black facers - Black foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
3/4" Bright White & Black facers - Black foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
1" Bright White & Black facers - Black foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
1-1/2" Bright White & Black facers - Black foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
2" Bright White & Black facers - Black foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
3/16" Black facers - Black foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
3/8" Black facers - Black foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
1/2" Black facers - Black foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
3/4" Black facers - Black foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
1" Black facers - Black foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
1-1/2" Black facers - Black foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
2" Black facers - Black foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
3/16" Natural facers - White foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
3/8" Natural facers - White foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
1/2" Natural facers - White foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
3/4" Natural facers - White foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
1" Natural facers - White foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
1-1/2" Natural facers - White foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
2" Natural facers - White foam 48"x96"; 60"x120"
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Fabrication Manual - Gator®

Fabrication Manual - Gator®

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Weird Times Comix Is A Larger-Than-Life Comic Book Using Durable Gatorfoam

Weird Times Comix is a larger-than-life comic book by interactive designer Gabriel Shaughnessy. With a background in visual arts, Shaughnessy has a passion for integrating story telling into his designs. Proficient in web development, he has a knack for blending two-dimensional visual art with advanced technology.

3A's Rigid-Substrates Help Create Large-Format Graphic Displays

PhotoWorksGroup, Inc., a large-format graphic solutions provider based in Charlottesville, Va., has been creating large-format graphics, exhibits, displays and signs for museums, universities, healthcare institutions, manufacturers and corporations for nearly 30 years.

The Importance Of High Performance Materials In Wayfinding

Wayfinding is an extremely important component of architectural design. Aisle markers, campus signs, terminal indicators and medical wing directions all provide a service in saving time but also create a "system" that is not only signage, but aids in the development of a brand by combining marketing, identity and design.

Metro Signs Scores With Gatorfoam Signs For NFL's Miami Dolphins

Bruno Dede, president of Metro Signs, Inc., in Hollywood, Fla., has been creating "Signs, Graphics, Everything", according to his company's tagline, for the past 20-plus years. Metro Signs serves a wide range of clients located in South Florida - including the NFL's Miami Dolphins - as well as clients nationwide.

Eagle-Inspired Public Artwork Takes Flight With Gatorfoam Graphic Display Board

Not unlike its artistic inspiration, community spirits soared at the June 7 unveiling of the new "Eagles in Flight" public artwork in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, as part of the city's 2014 Pitt Meadows Day and Centennial celebration. The cubed-shaped mural installed in the city's Harris Road Park is a collaborative effort of Pitt Meadows' resident and internationally recognized artist Brad Dinwoodie and community residents.

Graphic Display USA How To: Cutting Gator(TM) Products

Gatorfoam® products are normally cut with equipment used in the woodworking industry. However, it may also be cut satisfactorily with hand tools or other specialty tools. Two of the Gator(TM) products, Gatorplast® and Gatorblanks®, may be cut with thin hand-held or machine-held blades such as mat knives, razorblades, and utility knives.

Stenciled Art Journal Features Gatorfoam And Fome-Cor Board-Book Pages

Artist Mary Beth Shaw, of Wildwood, Mo., wears any number of professional hats from mixed-media painter to author and nationally recognized workshop instructor. But, she may best be known these days as "StencilGirl" in reference to her role as founder of StencilGirl Products.

Graphic Display USA How To: Painting Gatorfoam

Gatorfoam needs no special preparation before priming or painting. The surface should be clean and free of any oil or contaminates. If the surface has become lightly soiled or scratched, it may be hand sanded with silicon carbide dry paper 180 grit or finer. After sanding, be sure to clean surface well to remove any dust particles. For optimum results, the surface should be sealed with a good primer.

FIT Creates Reusable Display System With Gatorfoam Board

As one of New York City's largest and most well-known design schools, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) - a State University of New York college of art, business, design and technology - is known for its high-profile public exhibitions.

GATORFOAM® Help CSI Printing & Graphics Sprout Intricately Routed Tree Display

Composition Systems Inc. (CSI), of Falls Church, Va., has made a name for itself as a full-service digital print provider serving the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, Virginia and Maryland as well as national accounts during the past 30-plus years in business.

Gatorfoam Helps Mobile Whimsy Cards’ Booth Circle the Competition

Tamera Lawrence has always loved circles. "Circles resonate with me; they're never-ending," said Lawrence, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based graphic designer and the self-described "ringmaster" of Mobile Whimsy(TM) Greeting Cards. Each card in the contemporary Mobile Whimsy line features a mini mobile comprised of three circles vertically placed and decorated with witty wordplay depicted on one side with graphics and printed on the other side with words. In Mobile Whimsy-speak, a message of affection reads "Eye Heart Ewe" and is visually depicted with corresponding graphics.

GATORFOAM® Helps Fabricator Scare Up Toy-Fair Traffic with Monster-Sized Action Figure Display

Creating a monster-sized display to promote sales of Disney/Pixar's "Monsters University" movie-themed action figures at the 2013 American International Toy Fair in New York earlier this year didn't scare fabricators at New-York based Underground Visuals, Inc. They knew they could count on Gatorfoam®, the original heavy-duty foam board,

GATORFOAM® Mounted Children’s Artwork Supports Fresh Artists' Kid-centric Philanthropy

Fresh Artists, a nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia, was founded with the unique goal of teaching children (grades K-12) to become philanthropists by donating their artwork for corporate display and, in return, garnering contributions to purchase art supplies for severely underfunded public schools.

Space Foundation Launches Out-Of-This-World Graphics With GATOR, SINTRA and DIBOND Boards

The Space Foundation, a global nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs, Colo., focuses on promoting space exploration and utilization through a wide variety of space awareness programs, industry events and space-related education programs - all in support of its mission: "To advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity."

Plastex Fabricators Chooses GATORFOAM® For Lightweight, Dimensional Store Decor

Plastex Fabricators of Charlotte, Inc., a custom commercial fabricator based in Charlotte, N.C., has specialized in meeting the interior décor needs of several East Coast-based supermarket chains and convenience stores for the past 20 years.

GATORFOAM® Rides Rails Of Success As Rigid-Yet-Lightweight Substrate For Model Railroading

Dave Myers cut his teeth, so to speak, on Gatorfoam® graphic display board as an educational-TV set designer in Hagerstown, Md., in the '70s, when he used the industry's leading heavy-duty foam board to create cut-out letters and 3-D props. Myers later opened his own commercial sign shop - DMG Studios in Hagerstown - a business in which he often turned to Gatorfoam as his rigid substrate of choice for sign-making, including such memorable point-of-purchase displays as 4-foot tall milk cartons for a local dairy.

Las Vegas Icon Vegas Vic Lights Up ‘Legends’ Campaign

Vegas Vic, the 40-foot-tall neon cowboy, has towered over the old Pioneer Club on Freemont Street in Las Vegas, Nev., since 1950.

Decor Transports Adults Back to Childhood

What does it take to set the scene for a wild childlike rumpus in a jungle filled with the not-too-scary monsters created by the imagination of Maurice Sendak, award-winning author of children's book-classic "Where the Wild Things Are"?

Exhibitors Wow Trade Show Crowds

Trade show booth designers have relied on Gatorfoam®, the original heavy-duty graphic arts board, for years as a lightweight, durable substrate for creating reusable exhibit pieces that may be transported cost-effectively from show to show.

Sears, Roebuck and Co. Chooses Black Gatorfoam®

At the dawn of this new millennium, a company with more than a century's experience under its belt in the jeans business has chosen to move forward by embracing its heritage. Levi Strauss & Co., the venerable San Francisco-based apparel maker founded in 1853, has launched a global branding campaign focused on the traditional Levi's® red Tab Device that has adorned the company's jeans for decades.
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