3A Composites
Sign Substrates

3A Composites products are the perfect rigid panels for the professional sign maker! With products that are great for temporary or permanent installations, indoors or out, 3A Composites panels give you the ultimate versatility for vinyl applied or UV-LED printed signage.

FOME-COR®

Fome-Cor® is the industry's leading paper-faced foam board for more than 40 years. It is comprised of extruded polystyrene foam with clay-coated white or kraft black paper facers. Made In USA.

  • The original graphic arts foam board with a great reputation for performance
  • Perfect for die cutting and provides a compressed edge that stays closed
  • Uniquely embossable for 3-D effect displays
  • Cuts easily and cleanly, even by hand
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Well-suited for screen printing or digital direct print applications

**Black paper facers are not clay-coated and NOT recommended for screen printing or digital direct print applications

Flammability Characteristics
Combustible

Recommended Applications

  • P-O-P Displays Short-term application life
  • Exhibits & Kiosks Short-term application life
  • Framing Long-term application life
  • Signage - Interior Short-term application life

Recommended Fabrications

  • Mounting
  • Digital Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Painting
  • Knife Cutting
  • Die Cut/Punch
  • Embossing
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SINTRA®

Sintra® is the industry's leading PVC board for more than 30 years.

It is comprised of moderately expanded closed-cell polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in a homogenous sheet with a low-gloss matte finish. Made In USA.

  • Sintra Bright White is now the brightest and whitest PVC board on the market
  • The trusted brand leader by which all others are measured
  • Lightweight yet rigid and durable
  • Easily formed into just about any shape imaginable using wood and foam board fabrication techniques
  • Heat formable and chemical resistant
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Superior dent and scratch resistance

Flammability Characteristics
Self extinguishing
UL 94V-0
UL 945-V
Class A (ASTM E-84) in gauges of 3mm or less

Recommended Applications

  • P-O-P Displays Medium-term application life
  • Exhibits & Kiosks Medium-term application life
  • Framing Long-term application life
  • Framing - Archival Long-term application life
  • Signage - Interior Medium-term application life
  • Signage - Exterior Medium-term application life

Recommended Fabrications

  • Mounting Cold mounting techniques only
  • Repositioning Vinyl
  • Digital Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Painting
  • Knife Cutting 1-3mm may be cut with a knife or blade
  • Saw Cutting
  • Die Cut/Punch May be die cut in gauges up to 5mm
  • Forming Curves
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GATOR®

Gatorfoam® is the industry's leading, one-of-a-kind high performance foam board for more than 30 years. It is comprised of extruded polystyrene foam bonded between two layers of wood-fiber veneer. Made In USA.

  • The original and unique, high performance graphic arts board
  • Excellent reputation for great digital and screen printing
  • New, bright white facer is the brightest board of its kind
  • Dent and scratch resistant

Flammability Characteristics
Combustible

Recommended Applications

  • P-O-P Displays Medium-term application life
  • Exhibits & Kiosks Medium-term application life
  • Framing Long-term application life
  • Signage - Interior Medium-term application life
  • Signage - Exterior Medium-term application life

Recommended Fabrications

  • Mounting
  • Digital Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Painting Do not expose core to solvent-based paints
  • Saw Cutting
  • Routing
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DIBOND®

e-panel™

Dibond® is the industry's leading aluminum composite material (ACM) for more than 15 years. It is comprised of two pre-painted sheets of .012" aluminum with a solid polyethylene core.

  • Excellent for digital printing as well as mounting
  • Flattest panel on the market
  • Superior surface protects expensive digital and screenprinted graphics
  • Provides excellent durability in outdoor applications
  • Won't bow or oil can
  • Approximately one half the weight of aluminum
  • Can be routed and returned to add dimension or roll-formed to deliver sweeping curves

Flammability Characteristics
Combustible

Recommended Applications

  • P-O-P Displays Long-term application life
  • Exhibits & Kiosks Long-term application life
  • Framing Long-term application life
  • Framing - Archival Long-term application life
  • Signage - Interior Long-term application life
  • Signage - Exterior Long-term application life
  • Signage - Structural Long-term application life

Recommended Fabrications

  • Mounting Cold mounting techniques only
  • Repositioning Vinyl
  • Digital Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Painting
  • Saw Cutting
  • Routing
  • Die Cut/Punch Punch press die set is required; not a steel rule die
  • Forming Curves
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e-panel™ is comprised of two pre-painted sheets of .008" aluminum with a solid polyethylene core, and manufactured in China.

  • Suited for flat sheet applications only
  • Suitable to mount graphics
  • Suitable to for both digital and screen printing
  • Can be saw cut, routed or punched
  • Manufactured to the specifications of 3A Composites

Flammability Characteristics
Class A fire rating (ASTM E-84)

Recommended Applications

  • P-O-P Displays Long-term application life
  • Exhibits & Kiosks Long-term application life
  • Framing Long-term application life
  • Framing - Archival Long-term application life
  • Signage - Interior Long-term application life
  • Signage - Exterior Long-term application life

Recommended Fabrications

  • Mounting Cold mounting techniques only
  • Repositioning Vinyl
  • Digital Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Painting
  • Saw Cutting
  • Routing
  • Die Cut/Punch Punch press die set is required; not a steel rule die
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