Have you ever seen a sign and thought, “Wow, that’s a cool sign!” We see signs everywhere we go, whether it be while we’re driving, walking, or when we’re out shopping or eating out. But have you ever wondered what material it was made out of or how it was even made? Maybe you’re looking for the perfect sign for your business – And if you are, you’ve come to the right place!

In this blog, we’re going to tell you how to choose the right signage printing material!

There are so many materials you can choose from to help advertise your business, products, and services. But how do you choose the right one?


Coroplast is about 4mm in thickness and is known as a high-quality polypropylene twin-wall sheet. These types of signs are commonly used for:

  • election signs
  • for sale signs
  • directional signs
  • lawn promotional signs
  • golf tee signs

Coroplast signs are perfect if you plan to use it outside because they are waterproof, resilient, but lightweight at the same time, and you can easily stick them in the ground.


Foamcore is made of styrofoam that is covered on each side with either paper or plastic. It is typically 1/8 of an inch in thickness. These types of signs are usually used for:

  • bulletin boards
  • event sponsorship boards
  • large photo mounts
  • framing artwork

Foamcore signs are great if you plan to use it indoor. They are easy to fold or cut, lightweight, and have double-sided printing capabilities.


PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) is a solid plastic material made of vinyl chloride. These signs are typically used for:

  • construction site signs
  • large wall menus
  • directional signs
  • promotional signs
  • parking signs
  • point of purchase displays

PVC signs are great for both indoors and outdoors. They last a long time and are waterproof. You can print on both sides of the PVC sign and can drill through them as well.

Vinyl Banners

Vinyl banners are made by PVC and can be printed in any size. They are commonly used for:

  • event signage
  • promotions
  • grand opening announcements
  • trade shows
  • special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Vinyl banners are perfect for indoor and outdoor environments. They are durable, lightweight, and easy to set up!

We hope this blog on how to choose the right signage printing material helped inform you of the best material for your signs! For all your printing needs, feel free to contact Fotex Print at 858-228-7697.