Direct to Board Prints

Starting at $10.80 per sq. ft.

Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 reviews)

Need a strong print on a solid surface? Use solid and durable Sintra or lightweight yet rigid Gatorboard. Direct to board prints are an ideal option for presentations on the go or lightweight signage.

  • Lightweight yet durable

  • Professional look without the expense

  • White or black options match any decor

  • Available in 2 thicknesses

  • Easy to hang or place anywhere

“I am very pleased with the quality of the Gatorboard prints produced by Artisan. Ordering was simple, and order turnaround and delivery was very quick.”
David R.

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Simple. Clean. Lightweight.

Need a strong print on a solid surface? Use solid and durable Sintra or lightweight yet rigid Gatorboard. Direct to board prints are an ideal option for lightweight photo displays, presentations or on-the-go unique signage.

Sintra is a plastic composite that is rigid and durable. Prints direct to Sintra are available in white with a choice of 3mm (~1/8″) or 6mm (~1/4″) thickness.

Gatorboard is a polystyrene foam board between two layers of wood-fiber veneer. It is rigid yet lightweight, making it ideal for presentations or indoor signage requiring rigidity and easy portability. Print to white or black, with 1/2″ or 3/16″ thickness.

Options for Direct to Board

White Gatorboard

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Gatorboard is a polystyrene foam board between two layers of wood-fiber veneer. It is rigid yet lightweight, making it ideal for presentations or indoor signage requiring rigidity and easy portability. Print to white or black, with 1/2″ or 3/16″ thickness.

White Sintra

direct to board prints white sintra

Sintra is a plastic composite that is rigid and durable. Prints direct to Sintra are available in white with a choice of 3mm (~1/8″) or 6mm (~1/4″) thickness.

Black Gatorboard

direct to board prints black gatorboard

Gatorboard is a polystyrene foam board between two layers of wood-fiber veneer. It is rigid yet lightweight, making it ideal for presentations or indoor signage requiring rigidity and easy portability. Print to white or black, with 1/2″ or 3/16″ thickness.

Black Sintra

direct to board prints black sintra

Black Sintra is not available for direct prints, but it is available as a mounting option.

Hanging & Finishing Options

Museum Back

wooden museum back mounting

Float Mount

Black Gatorboard Float Mount

Stainless Steel Standoffs

Stainless Steel Standoff mounting

Available for 1/4″ Sintra only.

Have questions about our Direct to Board prints?

Check out our helpful FAQs in the tab above, call us directly at 1 (877) 948-0009, or email us at Support@ArtisanHD.com.

FAQs

What are some uses for Direct to Substrate prints? 2017-10-27T16:10:07+00:00

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 dierctly on to Sintra or Gatorboard. 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.

Direct to Substrate Prints for POS signageA few direct to substrate ideas for application and uses are:

  • Doors
  • Tabletops
  • Signs
  • Floor Tiles
  • Room Dividers
  • Chair Seats
  • Posters
  • Presentations

Wondering what a substrate is? Check out the answer in another FAQ.

Can direct to photo board prints be used in both indoor and outdoor environments? 2017-10-27T16:12:14+00:00

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. Direct to Photo Board PrintsThe key is the UV curing ink applied to the rigid surface, either Sintra or Gatorboard, 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!

What is Direct to Board or Direct Digital Printing? 2017-10-27T16:13:58+00:00

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.

What’s a substrate and direct to substrate printing? 2017-10-27T16:17:55+00:00

Substrate refers to the kind of surface upon which a print is mounted. 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.

Direct to Substrate PrintingWho Uses 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.

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Rated 4.67 out of 5 Stars

3 Total Customer Reviews

What others are saying

  1. 5 out of 5 Sleek, Modern & Stylish

    Laura C.

    I was introduced to Artisan through the company I work for, California Pools, Inc. We have some of our pools printed by them hanging in the office and are gorgeous. When it came time for our annual company banquet, we wanted to display large prints of our cherished vintage images of the beginnings of the company.

    We celebrated 65 years in business and that was the theme of the banquet. We had several historical images that we wanted to blow up and showcase. Mike worked with me every step of the way. Mike, Glenna and the team are so professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Do not be intimidated if this is something you have never done before. They walk you through it and help you understand the process.

    The Sintra prints are incredible! The quality cannot be beat. And 5 stars does not do their level of customer service justice. These prints hang in our office and are such a hit that our other offices are starting to order their very own! The prints themselves are sleek, modern and stylish. They compliment any home or office in style.

    I recommend AristanHD to anyone–beginning photographers, home owners, business professionals, and more. For any work that you cherish, please let this company take care of you, you will not regret it!

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  2. 4 out of 5 Colors, Contrast, and Clarity are Exact!

    Christy L.

    My three new prints from Artisan Colour just arrived!

    I am so very happy and I keep going back into the front room to look at them. There is so much depth to them! The colors, contrast, and clarity are exactly true to my originals and somehow seeing them printed up like this makes them look even BETTER than the originals!
    I picked three distinctly different types of photos to see how they would turn out. These are all printed on 1/2 inch black Gatorboard with museum wall mounts. They are lightweight but sturdy.
    My next orders will be on metals and acrylic!

    One more thing: I’ve had a few things printed professionally but NONE of them packaged the prints as carefully as Artisan Colour. They put a lot of time and expense into the packing materials they used to ship my three new babies! (All of the packaging is worth keeping and reusing when I need to ship something.) The feeling I got was that something very special was inside this box!

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  3. 5 out of 5 Very Pleased with Gatorboard Prints

    David R.

    I am very pleased with the quality of the Gatorboard prints produced by Artisan Colour, ordering was simple and order turnaround/delivery was very quick. Based on my experience so far, I would definitely recommend Artisan Colour for your printing requirements.

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