Foamex, Correx & Dibond

Foamex, Correx and Dibond are the three most popular materials we use in large-format printing. Each has its own unique properties and benefits. These materials are all used for weatherproof, durable printed items that can be used for a variety of purposes indoor and outdoor. As we print so much of these boards, we offer some of the most competitive pricing around. Just ask us for a quote

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Recycled Options

Carbon Offset

Biodegradable Options

FSC® Certified

Recycled Options

Carbon Offset

Biodegradable Options

Standard Foamex
These are your basic Foamex signs, suitable for a variety of applications such as retail displays, event signage, and directional signs.

Outdoor Laminated Foamex
Foamex prints with outdoor-specific lamination are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, UV exposure, and moisture, making them ideal for long-term outdoor signage.

Foamex Cutout
Foamex can be precision-cut into custom shapes and letters for eye-catching displays and logos.

Foamex Exhibition Graphics
Foamex panels are often used for trade show booth backdrops, promotional displays, and exhibition stands.

Safety Signs
Correx is used for safety signs in construction zones, industrial areas, and public spaces to convey important warnings and information.

Dibond Signage
Dibond signs are known for their durability and are often used for long-lasting outdoor signage, including business signs and real estate signs.

Dibond Custom Displays
Dibond can be custom-cut and shaped for unique displays and installations, making it a preferred material for artistic and design applications.

Foamex Printing


Foamex, also known as PVC foam board, is a lightweight and cost-effective material often used for signage and display purposes. It’s the rockstar of the large-format printing world. It has so many uses, from indoor to outdoor, from presentations to shop signs and really anything else you can think of. It is made from expanded PVC sheets and is characterised by the following features:

Lightweight: Foamex is very lightweight, which makes it easy to transport, handle, and install. This is advantageous for indoor signage and displays, as it doesn’t require heavy-duty mounting systems.

Versatile: This material is highly versatile, making it suitable for various applications, including point-of-sale displays, exhibition graphics, and retail signage. It provides a smooth surface for high-quality printing, enabling vibrant and crisp images.

Affordable: Foamex is an economical option for businesses looking to create temporary or semi-permanent displays. It offers a balance between quality and cost, making it an attractive choice for budget-conscious projects.

Customisable: Like Correx and Dibond, Foamex is easy to customize, allowing for precise cutting and printing. This means businesses can experiment with different shapes and sizes to create unique displays that capture attention.

Correx Printing


Correx, short for corrugated plastic, is a lightweight and cost-effective material widely used in signage and advertising. It is made from twin-wall polypropylene sheets, creating a corrugated structure that offers a balance between durability and affordability. Here are some key features and applications of Correx:

Durability: Correx is known for its weather-resistant and durable properties. It can withstand rain, wind, and UV exposure without fading or degrading, making it suitable for outdoor use. This durability makes it a popular choice for advertising signs, real estate agent signs, and event banners.

Cost-Effective: As it’s affordable, Correx is often chosen for temporary signage, promotions, and one-time events. Its low cost makes it easy to produce and replace when necessary.

Customisability: Correx can be easily cut and printed in various shapes and sizes. This flexibility allows for creative and eye-catching designs, making it suitable for promotional materials and marketing campaigns.

Indoor and Outdoor Use: Correx is versatile and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Its lightweight nature makes it easy to transport and install, while its durability ensures it can endure various weather conditions.

Recyclability: Correx is environmentally friendly, as it is fully recyclable. This makes it an excellent choice for businesses looking to reduce their ecological footprint.

Sustainability and Eco-Consciousness


As the worldwide focus on sustainability and eco-consciousness grows, Glasgow is no exception to the trend. Many businesses and organizations are opting for eco-friendly printing options to align with the city’s commitment to reducing environmental impact.

This includes using recycled paper, vegetable-based inks, and minimising waste during the printing process. By incorporating sustainable practices into flyer and leaflet printing, Nettl of Glasgow demonstrates its dedication to both effective marketing and responsible stewardship of the environment. 

Dibond (ACM) Printing


Dibond, also known as Aluminium Composite Material (ACM), is a high-quality material that consists of two aluminium sheets sandwiching a polyethylene core. This combination results in a sturdy and rigid material that is often used in a wide range of applications. Here’s what you need to know about Dibond:

Professional Appearance: Dibond is known for its sleek and professional appearance. It has a smooth, flat surface that resembles aluminium, providing a premium look and feel. This makes it an ideal choice for high-end signage, corporate branding, and architectural displays.

Durability: Dibond is exceptionally durable and long-lasting. It is resistant to weather conditions, UV exposure, and physical damage, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Customisation: Dibond can be cut and printed with precision, allowing for intricate and detailed designs. It’s an excellent choice for businesses that want to showcase their branding or artwork in a polished manner.

Versatility: Dibond is not limited to signage; it is also used for applications such as wall cladding, exhibition displays, and fine art printing. Its versatility is a major selling point, as it can serve both functional and aesthetic purposes.

Weight and Rigidity: Despite its durability, Dibond is relatively lightweight compared to solid metal sheets, which makes it easier to handle and install. Its rigidity allows for mounting on walls or stands without warping or bending.

The choice between Correx, Dibond, and Foamex printing materials depends on your specific needs and the context of your project. Correx is a cost-effective option for short-term outdoor signage, Dibond offers a premium and durable solution for both indoor and outdoor applications, and Foamex provides an affordable and versatile choice for displays.