Gator Board & Ultra Board is one of the strongest foam boards available; making it resistant to denting, bending and crushing, and more durable for travel. Gator Board printing is also one of the most versatile printing materials available. Gator Board has an extra dense core that provides more strength and durability than a regular poster or foam board.
Our 1" Gator Board is as thick as it get's; with an extra dense core that provides more strength and durability than a regular poster or foam board. Gator boards are perfect for everything from casual bedrooms, classy living areas, and offices. Placing the right image on a gator board can really dress up even the drabbest of rooms. Gator Bard gives you the flexibility to hang and showcase your artwork with or without framing. Consider spreading a single image over two, three or four gator boards for a really eye-catching image.
Ultra Board is the ultimate foam board, even stronger than gator board. Ultra Board is a heavy-duty, dense polystyrene board with a high-impact plastic surface that helps resist punctures and dents, especially during shipping and handling. Ultra Board is like Foam Board except it has a denser polystyrene core and a plastic surface, rather than paper. surface.
Gator Board is a heavy-duty, dense polystyrene board with a durable wood veneer finish for strength and durability. Gator Boards are great for Meter Signs as they resist bending and warping. Gator boards require special equipment to be cut or the surface edge surface will crack or splinter.
Ultra Board vs. Gator Board
Ultraboard and gatorboard are very similar, almost identical, and most people are not able to distinguish one from the other. The primary difference between Ultra and Gator is the exterior finish. Ultraboard has a thick, plastic finish while gatorboard has a thin wood veneer finish. Either board can be used for temporary outdoor use; however, neither is recommended for long term outdoor applications. When applying pressure d to ultraboard, the board will slightly bend and can warp. If using a tall board (over 48” height) with feet or a ground stand, we recommend using Gatorboard as it will not bend or warp.
Foam Boards (Foamcore) vs. Ultraboard & Gatorboard
Foam core has a polystyrene core sandwiched between paper faces, while Ultra and Gator Boards have a dense polystyrene core sandwiched between a plastic or wood veneer finish. Foam core is the least expensive foam board; however, it is very susceptible to damage from dents, dings, and warping.