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Foamex Signs

Custom Foamex

Foamex is 100% recyclable rigid plastic compressed PVC material suitable for indoor and outdoor signs. Foamex is relatively lightweight and is fully waterproof. Foamex signs are available in 3mm, 5mm and 10mm thicknesses. Foamex signs are a cheap option for shop front signs and many outdoor signage applications, they are very durable and the material can easily be drilled, screwed or even nailed to a whole range of surfaces. On larger signs we do recommend fixing your foamex signs to a backboard like a sheet of plywood. Foamex signs are often used for exhibition signs and displays. Printed foamex has a waterproof finish.

HFE include the following as standard

  • 100% Recyclable
  • FREE Design service & proofs by email
  • Permanent Indoor or Outdoor use
  • Try Our Online Designer how it works
  • High resolution sharp 1440dpi print
  • Printed direct to board
  • UV Stable, UV curable inks for added durability
  • Easy & secure online ordering
  • Rapid delivery to any UK address
  • Exceptional customer support
  • Hundreds of HFE Signs TrustPilot Reviews

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Foamex is the most popular material for printed signs, foamex signs are 100% recyclable and they can be ground down, melted and recast – printed foamex can go through this process time and time again. Printed foamex is a great option for most types of signs.

  • Outdoor / Waterproof material
  • Light weight, easy to fix
  • 1440 DPI Print quality
  • Unlimited colours
  • Any size upto 1220 x 2440mm
  • 100% recyclable

Foamex Signs - Artwork Made Easy

  • Design & Order Online 24/7
  • FREE Design, email us your design brief / instructions
  • Upload your own design (pdf)
  • or Call us on 01283 576017

As you proceed through the checkout you will have the options to design your own artwork online, upload your files (no crop marks and no bleed) or send us your design brief. You will also have the option to see a proof, please note if you select to see a proof, nothing will be printed until the proof is confirmed by yourself. We produce proofs very quickly, usually within a few hours (during the working week). Technical artwork specification


At HFE you speak to people not machines and we're always happy to help. We don't have phone menus and nothing is too much trouble, call us and see for yourself. HFE Customer service is simply as good as it gets.

Artwork Quality

If your artwork is too poor or something is wrong we won't print it, we call you to resolve any artwork problems.


If you are a trade customer, we can supply with no HFE branding, and we can send it direct to your customer with no branded paperwork. You will have an option for this during the checkout, a small surcharge applies for this service.

Delivery time on this product is 2-3 working days, if you need it sooner please call us on 01283 576017 and we'll do our very best for you.

Collection is available by prior arrangement, this will save you any postage costs and provide you with a quicker overall service.

Suitable for both indoor and outside Foamex is a relatively lightweight material and it is fully waterproof. As such they are a popular choice for shop front signs and many outdoor signage applications. However, Foamex also remains a popular choice for exhibition signs and displays due to its clarity and versatility.

Due to their durability these Foamex signs can be drilled, screwed or even nailed to a whole range of surfaces, making them incredibly versatile. If you are planning on using a large Foamex sign then we recommend fixing your Foamex to a backboard like a sheet of plywood in order to make your sign solid and improve the resilience of your sign.

Foamex is sometimes referred to as Foamcore or Closed-cell PVC foamboardand its popularity dates back to the 1930’s where is has been used for Shop fronts ever since. The durability of Foamex can vary greatly but we promise that our Foamex can stand up to outdoor use and is resistant to direct sunlight and water.

Unlike a PVC sign, Foamex is a lot lighter (as little as half the weight of solid PVC), highly resistant to moisture and some chemicals, and is very easy to cut and shape. It also rejects water, making it a great choice for outdoor signage. It is quite possible that many of the shop signs you see each day are made from Foamex.

We offer a range of thicknesses for our Foamex signs, choose from: 3mm, 5mm or 10mm thicknesses

All of our Foamex signs are UV Stable with UV curable inks for added durability and a longer life. Your designs will be printed directly on the board to reduce the chance for imperfections and to ensure a high resolution sharp 1440dpi print every time. UV curable inks are the preferred choice for foamex signs as they are UV stable, hard wearing and have excellent colour reproduction. You can be sure that foamex signs printed by HFE Signs will be as sharp and as durable as possible, simply because we use the best printing practices with the best quality inks in the industry.

Proof designs are issued to you by email before final printing to ensure that you are happy with your final artwork. HFE Signs offer a free design service on all products, including foamex signs.

You can choose from 3 different methods when designing your banners in order for you to receive the best final outcome:

1) You can Upload your own pdf file

2) You can Design online using our HFE Exclusive Online Designer

3) You can use the Free design service by the team at HFE Signs

Who needs foamex signs and how will they help my branding?

Foamex signs are used for a multitude of applications ranging from a small sign for a gate or door to very large exhibition or display boards. Foamex printing is achieved by using a flatbed printer with UV curable inks, the printing is applied direct to the board producing a finished sign that is outdoor durable and fade resistant.

A Foamex printed board or sign can last outdoors for many years and offers a very cost-effective way to promote your brand, offer or raise awareness of your safety criteria. Foamex board printing is available in thicknesses of 3mm, 5mm or 10mm as standard as these are the most popular sizes that we carry in stock in sheets of 8ft x 4ft.

Printed foamex is mainly used for Point of Sale • Outdoor Signs • Exhibition Panels • Backdrop Displays • Advertising Boards • Interior Signage • Stage Skirts • Museum Displays • Directional Signs • Other Semi-Permanent Displays

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