Foam Boards Provide the Ideal Medium for Signs and Models
Say goodbye to sloppy-looking displays and presentations by keeping a supply of foam boards in stock. These convenient, rigid boards give signs, projects and models a professional look, and they accept most adhesives and paints, so you can let your imagination run wild.
Create Sharp-Looking Signs With Paint Markers and a Foam Board
Whether you want to display your restaurant's daily lunch special or create signs for your next business conference, simply grab a bunch of paint markers and a foam board. Elmer's offers a range of colorful foam boards that provide a great backdrop for drawings and handwritten text. Most styles feature a durable foam core covered by craft paper that easily accepts a range of paints and markers, so you can put your your artistic skills to work. Handwritten signs have a more casual feel than computer-generated ones, so they can help you foster a friendly vibe at your next event.
Make a Photographic Lobby Display with a Three-Fold Foam Board
Pictures really are worth a thousand words, so brag about your company's history or its progress on a construction project by creating a photographic lobby display. Since visuals tend to grab attention more effectively than lots of text, a photographic display board offers a great way to relay information in a user-friendly format. All you need to create your project is a three-fold foam board, a stack of photographs and an adhesive such as double-sided tape. Since the foam board stands up by itself, you don't need to worry about hanging it on a wall or messing around with complicated stands. Just pop your photographic display on a tabletop, and watch the the crowds gather around.
Hang Durable Maps and Posters on Walls or From Ceilings
If you want to display a map of your event venue or a poster for an upcoming event, a foam board backing makes your job a snap. Use a utility knife and a metal ruler to trim the foam board to the exact dimensions of your map or poster, then spray the foam board surface with an adhesive. Affix your map or poster, and hang the finished product from the ceiling using translucent fishing line, or mount it on the wall at eye level. Creating one large, durable map rather than running multiple hard copies saves on printing costs and conserves paper, so you are helping the environment and your guests at the same time.
Create 3-D Architectural Models
When you want to show off your impressive design skills, a 3-D model is a great way to get your ideas across. Create paper templates for walls and other design elements, then trace them onto foam board. Cut out the foam pieces and glue them together using a glue syringe that gives you greater precision and control than a standard-tip glue bottle. After assembly, customize your model using paint to give it a realistic look.