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Give me a sign – when to use Correx®, Foamex, Dibond?

on June 17, 2016 No comments

What sign should you use?

It all depends on where and how you use it. We Graphic Realm, will guide you through our three rigid display boards and cut through the jargon so that you’ll know whether Correx® is lightweight, Foamex is cost-effective or if Dibond is weatherproof.
(In case you are wondering… spoiler alert: Yes to all 3!) Below we will walk you through the main features of each.

Correx®

Firstly Correx® , the lightest and cheapest of the three.
correx diagramThicknesses: 4mm, 6mm
Best use: Temporary signage
Cost: Inexpensive – cheapest of the three

Correx® is corrugated polypropylene. Our display boards have twin fluted walls to provide improved strength. They are also lightweight, weatherproof and recyclable. Correx® is the cheapest form of rigid display board or signage which most of all is perfect for temporary use (indoor or out).

Correx® signs can be easily drilled, riveted, nailed and be attached by suction cups as well as glued, double sided tape, hung or Velcro backed, and even staple gunned. But by far the most popular way is staked as per estate agent “for sale” signs.

Most popular uses:

  1. Estate Agent Signs
  2. Building Site Signs
  3. Fairground Signs
  4. Any temporary signage

Enter your custom size for an instant online quote. Standard sizes are also available inluding A4, A3, A2, A1 & A0.
Order Correx Signs


Foamex

Next up, Foamex which isn’t foamy at all.
foamex diagramThicknesses: 3mm, 5mm
Best use: Exhibition signage
Cost: Cost effective

Foamex is a PVC foam sheet, with a foam core sandwiched between vinyl. Although referred to as ‘foam’ – it‘s actually effectively a solid plastic sheet. It’s dense, completely flat and has a smooth finish at a consistent thickness. Foamex is strong, sturdy and water proof, and can be used both indoors and outside.

The board will not crumble away and will remain lightweight, durable and easily fixed to stands, hence ideal for indoor exhibition signage.

But Foamex has a slight limitation, it will expand with heat and contract with the cold causing movement within the product.

Most popular uses:

  1. Exhibition Signs
  2. Outdoor advertising
  3. Menu boards
  4. Permanent Signage

Enter your custom size for an instant online quote. Standard sizes are also available inluding A4, A3, A2, A1 & A0.
Order Foamex Signs


Dibond

Finally long lasting Dibond.
dibond diagram

Thicknesses: 3mm
Best use: Permanent signage
Cost: Premium

Aluminium Dibond composite sheet consists of a polyethylene core sandwiched between two sheets of aluminium. Dibond is very strong and efficient presenting weatherproof qualities – including wind. It’s long lasting and is ideal for both exterior and interior uses.

It can easily be fixed to posts, drilled, riveted and nailed to walls. The composite is totally rust resistant and the panel will not crack. The surface is also completely flat with a consistent thickness.

Most popular uses:

  1. Shop and fascia signage
  2. Events Signage
  3. Exhibition signage
  4. Domestic Prints
  5. Photo gallery displays

Enter your custom size for an instant online quote. Standard sizes are also available inluding A4, A3, A2, A1 & A0.
Order Dibond Signs


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