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Step UP YOUR Visual Communications with DIRECT PRINTED Rigid SIGN BOARD Substrates

Elevate your sign displays with our diverse range of rigid printable sign board substrates, expertly printed direct-to-substrate with our UV flatbed printers. Serving businesses across New York City, our rigid sign boards are ideal for creating durable, eye-catching signs, displays, and advertising media. From retail signage to exhibition panels, our rigid substrates offer semi-permanent to permanent solutions to meet your visual communication needs.

Features and Benefits of Our Rigid Printable Substrates

UV Flatbed Printing Technology

Our cutting-edge flatbed printers print high-resolution images directly onto a variety of rigid large format sign materials. Our direct-to-substrate print capability ensures exceptional quality and durability, with vibrant colors and sharp details, while also cutting down on production time and added costs associated with vinyl application methods.

Variety of Substrate Options

We offer an array of rigid sign board materials, each geared towards different needs and applications. Scroll down to the next section on this page for more details on some of our most commonly requested large format rigid sign board products.

Customizable Solutions

Each rigid sign board substrate can be custom cut and printed to meet your specific design requirements, allowing for complete creative control over your projects. Whether you need a simple sign or a complex, router cut standee in the shape of a person, we can tailor our solutions to fit your vision.

Eco-Friendly Printing Options

Our flatbed printers use UV-curable inks that are not only environmentally friendly but also provide superior adhesion and color quality. Printing direct to these materials eliminates the need for added layers of adhesive vinyl and laminate, further reducing the environmental impact.

Applications of Rigid Printable Substrates

Retail Signage: Create stunning point-of-sale displays or directional signage that holds up to the hustle and bustle of retail environments. PVC, Foamboard, Ultraboard are Unique’s most commonly requested rigid substrates in the retail space.

Trade Shows: Design eye-catching booth materials that can be reused and are easy to set up. PVC is typically used in trade show booths.

Real Estate: Produce high-quality, durable yard signs or property information displays that resist weathering. Coroplast is used to produce yard signs while aluminum composite and PVC are generally used for larger real estate signs.

Corporate Decor: Enhance office spaces with custom printed wall panels or decorative pieces. These panels are commonly produced on higher-end rigid material such as acrylic, aluminum composite, and occasionally PVC.

Public Spaces: Install informative signage or artistic installations in parks, transit stations, and other communal areas. These are typically produced on PVC sign board.

Rigid Sign Board FAQ’s

Q: What is the turnaround time for printing on rigid substrates?

A: Depending on the size of the order, all of the materials in the breakdown below aside from aluminum composite and acrylic are typically completed within 1-3 days. Acrylic and aluminum composite may take upwards of a week.

Q: How do I choose the right substrate for my project?

A: You can refer to the list in the section below showing our commonly requested rigid materials and their typical use cases. If you’re still unsure, our team is always willing to help guide you towards the right material over a call!

Q: Are there any size limitations for printing on these substrates?

A: Yes, most of these materials max out in sheet size at 5’x10′. That would be the maximum size your rigid substrate could be before it will need to be printed on an additional board.

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common rigid signage materials

foam board

Foam board, also known as foam core, is a lightweight, yet sturdy material consisting of a dense foam center sandwiched between two layers of matte paper. Commonly used for temporary indoor signs in NYC, foam board is favored for its cost-effectiveness and light weight.

– Point-of-Sale Displays
– Indoor Promotional Signs
– Trade Show Booth Signs
– Event Directional Frame Signs


PVC (also known as Sintra) is a versatile, durable plastic material widely used in the signage industry. Its waterproof properties and smooth surface make it a preferred choice for both indoor and outdoor applications that demand longevity and clarity.

– Trade Show Exhibit Panels
– Outdoor Promotional Signs
– Wayfinding Signage
– Outdoor Sign Frames
– Point-of-Sale Hanging Displays


Ultra board is a strong, lightweight, and durable panel consisting of a foam core sandwiched between rigid styrene faces. It’s superior surface and rigidity make it a preferred choice for any application requiring an appealing yet sturdy material.

– Freestanding Indoor Signage
– Point-of-Purchase Displays
– Event Signage
– Easel Back Signs
– Cutout and Cut-to-Shape Standees


Coroplast is a corrugated plastic sheeting known for its lightweight, durable, and waterproof properties. Its ability to withstand various weather conditions and ease of printing make it a popular choice for affordable and effective visual communication.

– Yard Signs and Lawn Signs
– Temporary Outdoor Signage
– A-Frame Signage
– Real Estate Signs
– Election Signage


Acrylic is a plastic material that is widely appreciated in the signage industry for its premium look and durability. Acrylic can be cut into various shapes and sizes and has excellent light transmission properties.

– Interior High-End Wall Art
– Lightbox Sign Faces
– Wayfinding Signage
– Lobby Signage

Aluminum composite

Aluminum composite material (also known as DiBond) is a durable, versatile signage material composed of two thin layers of aluminum bonded to a polyethylene core. It’s known for its rigidity, lightweight, and weather-resistant properties, making it ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications.

– Directional Signage
– Building Facade Signage
– Interior Wall Art
– Exterior Storefront Signage


Polystyrene is a lightweight, flexible plastic material often used for cost-effective, short-term indoor and outdoor applications. Its ease of printing and cutting makes it suitable for promotional signs, point-of-purchase displays, and event signage.

– OOH Slide-In Displays
– Event Poster Frames
– Outdoor Posters
– Shelf Toppers

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