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One inch foamboard?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Caitlin, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Caitlin

    Caitlin Member

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    I've been tasked with designing two panels 30" wide x 72" high to fit a frame which screws into the substrate from the bottom only and they are to replace panels which are on a 1" thick foamboard type product, so I am told. (The client is not interested in spending the money for something new.)

    I don't usually work with this product so I'm flying a little blind - does it come in 1" thick? I can't seem to locate it, only 1/2".

    My thought was using sintra and reinforcing the bottom to an inch so it would fit but I don't know how it would hold up at 72" high.

    I will be seeing the frames later this week but figured I would put out some feelers to see if this is something that might work or if someone somewhere along the line is just confused (could be me.)

    Thanks! :rock-n-roll:
     
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  2. WYLDGFI

    WYLDGFI Merchant Member

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    Ultraboard is sold in 1 inch thick panels as well.
     
  3. Caitlin

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    Whoo, it exists :thumb:

    Thanks for the help :rolleyes:
     
  4. Sign Works

    Sign Works Very Active Member

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  5. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    I would use Gatorfoam
     
  6. Caitlin

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    I was looking into gatorfoam too, found a :Canada: supplier to save on freight. Thanks for the advice everyone
     
  7. iprint

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    I would not unless you are putting graphics on both sides. Mounting to one side of Gator will cause the panel to warp if the bare side is exposed to a change in humidity. I prefer Ultraboard for this reason (and a few others). The styrene face of Ultraboard is not going to be affected by humidity as the wood/paper veneer face of Gatorboard would.
     
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