Description

Gatorboard prints are printed directly onto white 3/16" or 1/2" gatorboard. Gatorboards offer the vibrancy and high quality of Foam Board printing with an added resistance. They come with a matte finish or optional high gloss lamination for a gloss finish. Gatorboard is available in 3/16" and 1/2" thicknesses, and can be custom cut to any size and printed on one or two sides. They are perfect for signage, exhibits, and displays. The surface prevents moisture from penetrating allowing the printed images to look vibrant and retain images in high quality.

Gatorboard is a heavy-duty, plastic panel that features a litho-grade high-impact polystyrene surface that makes it ideal for permanent displays and signs. The dent-resistant styrene liners are secured to the foam center that keeps the panel flat and rigid., bending and crushing because of the extra dense core.

Note: Minimum order is $29.50.

NOTE: For mounting your high quality giclee, photo or artwork reprints in full color, on white or black Gatorboard, please go to Digital Posters under Large Format Printing.

Because of the wide potential size range of our large format products, there are additional file setup considerations. Proofs are typically shown half size. For other details, please review the file setup section carefully.

Recommendations

Gatorboard are perfect durable board for projecting your image or artwork in full color, allowing the colors to remain vibrant and the images in high quality. Poster printing on gatorboard is a great way to show off your product in almost any size making it a terrific gift idea. For a lightweight cost-effective indoor poster, Foam Board is the most favored for indoor media. Gatorboard posters are composed of a lightweight foam center with a paper backing on each side. Our standard 3/16 in Foam Board will fits into most display stands. It is most recommended for a more permanente rigid indoor posters and project boards.

Marketing Tips

Gatorboard printing is an excellent choice for construction project renderings, court and legal illustration displays, and sign choice to communicate your message in a highly visible way. They can be used in a number of ways, including signage, making printed signs you want everyone to see.

 

Custom Sizes

Our standard sizes, listed below, are the most popular in the industry:

  • Available in custom sizes ranging from 12" x 12" up to 48" x 96"

3/16" White Gatorboard

Being the most favored for indoor media, our 3/16" Gatorboard prints are composed of a foam center with a white semi-gloss paper backing on both sides. Foam-Board is both lightweight and rigid. The boards are easy to cut for custom fitting into existing displays and can be printed on both sides. The foam board itself resists denting, bending and crushing because of the extra dense core.

1/2" White Gatorboard

For a heavier board, try our 1/2" Gatorboard prints. As with the 3/16" Gatorboard, the 1/2" is composed of a foam center with a white semi-gloss paper backing on both sides. Gatorboard is both lightweight and rigid. The boards are easy to cut for custom fitting into existing displays and can be printed on both sides. The foam board itself resists denting, bending and crushing because of the extra dense core.

4/0

Full color (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black as above) on the front and no printing on the back. A typical example of this is a poster.

4/4

Full color (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black as above) on the front and the back. A typical example of this is a two sided sign.

Lamination

For an extended resistance on weather and abrasion, we offer High Gloss and Semi Gloss Lamination. Lamination also adds a moisture barrier that helps to prevent bowing and warping. Laminated with Pressure Sensitive High Gloss and Semi Gloss Film. Lamination helps in keeping materials as good as new for many years, increasing the durability as well as preserving the color.

Explanation of Turnaround Time

Turnaround times begin when the proof is approved. Turnarount time starts next day for proofs approved after 11:00 a.m. (PST). All times are based on standard business days Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. Please note that turnaround time does not include shipping or mailing time. You may select from available production turnaround times and your preferred shipping time as you place your order. Order cutoff time is 10:30 a.m. (PST).

Note: Add one day to turnaround time for orders over 100 Sq. Ft.

Our products are the same great quality for every turnaround time we offer.

b>Note: Although we make every possible effort to turn jobs around in the estimated times offered, your job may require more time due to unforeseeable or uncontrollable circumstances or finishing services added onto the job. We will not credit customers or give discounts if a job runs past the estimated turnaround time. Turnaround times are an estimate, not a guarantee!

Next Day

If you order a proof (Online PDF or Hard Copy Proof), your turnaround time begins as soon as you approve your proof in our system. Turnarount time starts next day for proofs approved after 11:00 a.m. (PST). If you order "No Proof, Run As Is" (only recommended if you are certain you want us to print what you sent as is), your turnaround time begins as soon as your order begins the imposition process. Once your order is in imposition, you should receive an email with your estimated order completion date (does not include shipping or mailing).

Guidelines

Files must be uploaded before the cut off time of 10:30 a.m. (PST). If you request a proof, you must approve your proof by 11:00 a.m. (PST) for turnaround time to begin.

Next Day Shipped Orders
Orders will ship the next business days after 4:00 p.m. if you follow the guidelines.

Files uploaded after the cut off time will be processed the following business day.

2-3 Days Turnaround

If you order a proof (Online PDF or Hard Copy Proof), your turnaround time begins as soon as you approve your proof in our system. Turnarount time starts next day for proofs approved after 11:00 a.m. (PST). If you order "No Proof, Run As Is" (only recommended if you are certain you want us to print what you sent as is), your turnaround time begins as soon as your order begins the imposition process. Once your order is in imposition, you should receive an email with your estimated order completion date (does not include shipping or mailing).

Guidelines

Files must be uploaded before the cut off time of 10:30 a.m. (PST). If you request a proof, you must approve your proof by 11:00 a.m. (PST) for turnaround time to begin.

2-3 Days Shipped Orders
Orders will ship between 3 business days after 4:00 p.m. and 3 business days if you follow the guidelines.

Files uploaded after the cut off time will be processed the following business day.

Grommets

Grommets are round, metal hole reinforcements. For our grommets we use Silver Nickel Grommets Size #2 (3/4" outside diameter) with a hole diameter of 3/8". Grommets are available in 2 or 4 corners or placed an average of every 3 feet for larger printed pieces. All Banners equal and smaller than 4ft x 2ft will only include grommets in the corners.

Large Format Quantity

To see available quantities, click on the "Quantity" dropdown menu in the pricing calculator.

To request a custom estimate, click "Estimates" at the top of the page.

PDF stands for Portable Document Format. This template can be imported into: InDesign, Quark Express, Illustrator, Corel Draw, and many other content creation programs.

JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group and is a basic raster file format. This template is recommended for Photoshop.

EPS stands for Encapsulated PostScript. This template is recommended for advanced Illustrator users only.

For detailed information about advanced file setup, please click here Click Here

File Preparation

In order to ensure your files are print-ready, we recommend that you upload them in PDF format. When you generate a print-ready PDF, your computer will use the settings in Adobe Acrobat Distiller or any other PDF generating programs you may use. Please make sure that these are set properly before generating your PDF file. Click here to see our preferred PDF settings.

We also accept .JPG (JPEG), .EPS and .TIF (TIFF) file types, however PDF is the preferred format.

Check your file to make sure it meets our file creation guidelines. This will help speed up the production of your project and give your printed piece the best results.

  1. Use the CMYK colorspace (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK). These are industry standard printing colors. CMYK colors are different than RGB (Red, Green, Blue), which are used to display colors on your screen.

  2. Use a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for image files.
  3. All fonts need to be outlined or embedded. For more information on fonts, please Click Here
  4. Specify trim area with crop marks. (Don't place crop marks inside the work area.) For more information on crop marks, please Click Here
  5. Artwork should have 1/8" (0.125") bleed extending past the trim line. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge. For more information on bleed, please Click Here
  6. Safe Area is the 1/8" (0.125") area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge. For more information on safe area, please Click Here
  7. If you want printed borders, they must be placed a minimum of 1/8" (0.125") inside the trim line and include bleed. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.For more information on borders, please Click Here

For detailed information about advanced file setup, Click Here

File Orientation

Please click the link below for an explanation of file orientation.

Bleed and Safe Area

We require that you extend any images that run up to the trim line a minimum of 1/8" (0.125") past the trim line to create "bleed". Depending on what program you use to create your file, this may or may not change the total image area of your file. Programs like Photoshop that do not allow the creation of "bleed" or the addition of crop marks will require an image area that is 1/4" (0.25") larger than your desired final overall image area in both dimensions.

Safe Area is the 1/8" (0.125") area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge. If you choose to make less than this minimum clearance, we will NOT be responsible for items that are cut off in this area.

For detailed information about advanced file setup, please Click Here

Proofs and File Check

  1. Online PDF Proof: You will be sent a link to view your proof via email. Please keep in mind that this is only a proof for content and positioning; the color on your screen may vary from the color of your final product, depending on your monitor and viewing conditions.
  2. Hard Copy Proof: The Hard Copy Proof can either be picked up on-site or shipped to you. Please keep in mind that this is a proof for content and positioning and is not printed on your actual job stock. Color may vary slightly when printed on the stock you ordered. When ordering a Hard Copy Proof, you will receive a complimentary Online PDF Proof, as well.
  3. No Proof, Run As-Is: This option is for the industry professional who is certain their project is ready to hit the press and does not require the additional security of a proof.

File Check:

If our prepress department sees anything questionable with your file, we will contact you via email with our concerns. Should prepress email you, please note that your job is not considered fully submitted until you respond to this email. This should be factored into your turnaround time.

Please Note: The charge for our technical team to review your file when first submitted is included in the price of your order. If they note technical concerns with your file, they may email you with their concerns so you can upload a corrected file. If subsequent uploads still contain errors, you may be charged an additional prepress fee to review your file again.

For detailed information about advanced file setup, please Click Here

Design Online

Design Online is currently not available for this product.

Assisted Design

If you would like to design your Vinyl Banners but would prefer not to handle the designing yourself, this option is ideal. Simply supply the information you would like to appear on your design. We will handle the rest!

Custom Design

Welcome to
ASAP Reprographics' Graphic Design Service!

Our team of graphic designers understands the importance of a great design coupled with the technical realities of prepress and printing. Our on-staff graphic design department will take your ideas and information through a creative process which combines art and technology, resulting in a high-quality finished product. We create fully custom designs that help represent your company, brand or product in a professional way. We believe that your image is our image.

Whether you need customized business cards, brochures, stationery, postcards, flyers, vinyl banner design or simply prepress adjustments to existing artwork, we do it all.

Please contact us for an estimate. We will get back to you in a timely manner with an estimated cost to do your project. We look forward to serving you.

Graphic Design Fees

Our Graphic Design Services are based on the following fee structure:

  • $90.00/hour
    — Artwork design revisions, alterations and changes; 15 minute ($22.50) minimum.
    — New design; 30 minute ($45.00) minimum.
  • $3.00 — Additional PDF Proofs per PDF page (i.e. Additional 12 page proof would be $36.00).
  • $5.00 — Additional Digital Printed Proofs ( per 8.5" X 11", per side ).
  • $10.00 — Re-RIP of any file. (Multi-page products like catalogs subject to higher rates)

eep in mind that this price is estimated and includes limits on the amount of images and revisions that can be made before incurring additional charges. We will notify you prior to performing any services that cost more money.

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