Photo & Art Direct To Board Printing

Starting at $11.88 per sq. ft.

(9 customer reviews)

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.

  • 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

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Custom Board Prints Advantage – Simple. Clean. Lightweight.

Need a strong print on a solid surface? Use solid and durable Sintra or lightweight yet rigid Infinity Board. 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.

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

Plastic Composite and Foam Board Options

White Infinity Board

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

White PVC Sintra

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Sintra, also known as “PVC board,” 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. White PVC is the most popular choice for durable signage.

Black Gator Board

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

Black Sintra Mountings

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

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

David R.

Hanging & Finishing Options

Float Mount

Black Gatorboard Float Mount

One of the simplest ways to mount a foam or PVC board to the wall, float mounts also give your signage a 3-D look.

Aluminum Museum Back

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An elegant and long-term solution to hanging your sintra board photos or art prints, aluminum museum black is an excellent hanging option.

NEW Black Museum Back

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Get the museum black back without the additional hardware with our new hanging option.

NEW White Aluminum Museum Back

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Keep the 3-D look and beauty of a museum back with white aluminum museum back hanging option.

Not sure what your Direct to Board print will look like? Try a sample print today!

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What are some uses for Direct to Substrate prints?2022-08-03T05:53:38-07:00

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 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.

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?2020-03-05T13:28:00-07:00

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 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!

What is Direct to Board or Direct Digital Printing?2020-03-05T13:32:14-07:00

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 is direct to substrate printing?2022-05-24T15:36:43-07:00

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.

Direct to Substrate Printing

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.

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  1. Christy L.

    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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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.

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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.

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ArtisanHD Customer Reviews

As the owner of a small startup company, I looked around The Valley and online for professional high quality printed products. Other solutions always seemed to come with a tradeoff: poor customer service, product size constraints, high pricing and volume, or even bad finish quality. Working with Mike and his team I was able to produce the high quality unique products at competitive prices that I was looking for without compromise. Their knowledgeable customer service was phenomenal! We were even able to find solutions to some of the more complex printing and finishing requirements I needed. I’ll definitely be working with them again on future projects!
I recently sold one of my Digital Art pieces and the team at ArtisanHD have the complete package really sorted out! They are a friendly, client orientated and totally professional team who happen to produce spectacular prints as well! Thanks guys for keeping everyone very happy!
ArtisanHD Online Photo Printing Review – Dale B.Dale B.
Fantastic staff, fantastic facilities, second to none product quality output. I feel like you're my secret weapon.
Beautiful print work and customer service of the highest order – you'll be so thrilled with how well you're treated, and how they'll go the extra mile to make sure you're happy and satisfied with the final result.
ArtisanHD Online Photo Printing Review – Denise S.Denise S.
It's rare I find a company today where the customer service, quality and pricing meet most every need I'm looking for. It's even rarer to find those companies where the staff are not only willing to meet those expectations, but surpass them. In a very stressful situation I created for myself, the staff at Artisan went out of their way to help me find a answer to my predicament. Their team worked with me to find a fast solution pulling me out of a situation I knew very few companies would go out of their way to solve. It's those actions I use to choose who I will send my next job. The service was awesome! The quality was awesome! Their staff was Awesome!
Raegan S.
Artisan Colour is the most creative, talented and friendly place to print and mind meld.  I have been satisfied with every experience I have had with them.  Front end to delivery topnotch.  So glad I was directed to them.
Adrienne M.
Simply the best. Great client services, great people, and great products.
ArtisanHD Online Photo Printing Review – Dan M.Dan M.
When I inadvertently shipped a limited edition print to a customer before signing it, Artisan was quick to have it rerouted back to their facility to resolve my issue. When I then showed up during the holiday season –– right before New Year's Eve –– I was met by no less than the company's president, Doug Bondon, who was genuinely happy to assist me and get my order on its way in a matter of minutes. Folks, this is what topnotch, white glove service really looks like. Outstanding!
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