Need a strong print on a solid surface? Use solid and durable PVC Sintra or lightweight yet rigid Infinity Board or Gator Board. Direct to board prints are an ideal option for presentations on the go or lightweight signage.
Photo & Art Direct To Board Printing
Starting at $11.88 per sq. ft.
Bring your masterpeice to life
in 3 easy steps
- Choose Print Type
- Upload your Image
- Choose Frame Option
Direct to substrate prints, also known as direct to board prints, can be used in a variety of creative ways. You can print your favorite photos, artwork, or design using this method directly on to Sintra or Infinity Board. Then hang the custom artwork in your home or office. It’s also a wonderfully unconventional way to display graphics, such as point of sale signage in a retail space.
A few direct to substrate ideas for application and uses are:
- Floor Tiles
- Room Dividers
- Chair Seats
Wondering what a substrate is? Check out the answer in another FAQ.
Direct to Photo Board prints, also known as hard surface prints, are great for both indoor and outdoor environment. The printing process used to create them makes them durable in almost any environment. The key is the UV curing ink applied to the rigid surface, either Sintra or Infinity Board, using our high definition large format inkjet printer. Using powerful UV light, the printer then cures the ink. This curing process offers incredible durability, which is why hard surface prints are suitable for outdoor displays without any protective coating. Direct to photo board prints also hold up well to indoor displays that receive a lot of direct sunlight. The perfect choice for any environment!
Direct digital printing to a board is a specialized high-tech printing process where an image is printed directly on a solid rigid medium like wood, plastic, or metal (tin, steel, and aluminum), instead of on vinyl, photo paper or canvas.
Direct to substrate printing refers to printing an image directly on the surface rather than the image printed on HD photo paper, then mounted to the substrate. In the case of direct to Plexiglass or acrylic prints, the substrate is Plexiglass. Substrate, in this instance, refers to the surface being printed on.
Why Use Direct to Substrate Printing?
Substrate surfaces are so versatile and durable that they are used by professional artists, galleries, museums, framing shops and specialized printers to enhance the artistry and uniqueness of a photo or fine art piece. Professional mounting finished the artwork and makes it display as if its in a gallery.
Effortlessly determine prices for different products, sizes, and options using the calculator below—no need to upload a photo.
Ready to order? Click on the “Upload Your Photo” button below, and proceed to checkout.
Aspect Ratio Note:
We want to ensure your experience is seamless and transparent. Please be aware that our Price Calculator provides you with estimated costs based on the width and height you enter here. The actual print size may vary due to the aspect ratio of the image you upload.
Understanding Aspect Ratio:
Aspect ratio is the proportional relationship between an image's width and height. Think of it as the "shape" of your image. For instance, a common aspect ratio for HD content is 16:9, meaning the width is 16 units for every 9 units of height.
Rest assured, we make adjustments to your image according to the aspect ratio to ensure a high-quality print. These adjustments are made with precision and care to deliver the best possible result.
A Minor Difference:
Any variation in print size due to aspect ratio is typically small and should not lead to confusion or frustration. We want you to have a great quality print that matches your expectations.
Thank you for choosing us for your fine art printing needs!