Gatorfoam®, the original heavy-duty graphic display board, will be showcased by 3A Composites USA at the Specialty Imaging & Printing Technology 2017 SGIA Expo to be held Oct. 10-12 in New Orleans.
Show-goers are invited to stop by 3A Composites’ Booth No. 2951 in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to view Gatorfoam samples and learn more about utilizing this one-of-a-kind rigid substrate to create innovative graphic displays.
As the one and only rigid substrate in its category, uniquely constructed Gatorfoam allows designers and fabricators to create high-performing graphic displays and signage – for installation both indoors and out – through both direct digital printing and screen printing.
Gatorfoam consists of polystyrene foam bonded between two layers of Luxcell®, a sturdy wood-fiber veneer laminate impregnated with a proprietary resin system. This unique construction makes Gatorfoam rigid yet lightweight and warp-resistant; its surface also is exceptionally smooth and strong, offering superior dent- and scratch-resistance.
“When Gatorfoam was introduced to the graphic display industry nearly 40 year ago, there was no rigid substrate like it and that remains true today,” said Ben Branham, marketing manager, 3A Composites USA. “Gatorfoam’s unique composition offers designers and fabricators the means to create innovative, durable, long-lasting displays and signs. We encourage SGIA Expo show-goers to stop by 3A Composites’ booth for creative inspiration and insights into just how Gatorfoam can help them achieve their next unique design.
”Gatorfoam is available in several combinations of white and black facers and white or black foam as well as natural facers with white foam. Gatorfoam is available in seven standard thicknesses ranging from 3/16 inches to 2 inches and in 48-inch by 96-inch, 60-inch by 96-inch and 60-inch by 120-inch sheets.
Gatorfoam featuring new Bright White facers is the brightest board of its kind, producing vibrant colors in both digital-printing and screen-printing applications. Gatorfoam is an ideal substrate for creating both interior and exterior signage, point-of-purchase displays, exhibits and kiosks.
Gatorfoam Exterior – available in the 1-inch, 1.5-inch and 2-inch thicknesses – is manufactured with a specially formulated adhesive that improves both bond strength and moisture resistance in exterior signage and displays. When installed outdoors, it is recommended that Gatorfoam edges be painted to protect the foam from UV exposure.