View Full Version : Sign Foam ?

05-06-2014, 07:55 PM
I came across this stuff called sign foam. Has anyone tried to carve this stuff?

05-06-2014, 08:12 PM
Carves great! What pound grade/density is it?

05-06-2014, 08:35 PM
I'm not sure, I just ran onto it on the web. I didn't know the stuff existed for signs.

05-06-2014, 08:36 PM
I'm not sure, I just ran onto it on the web. I didn't know the stuff existed for signs.

does anyone have any preferred vendor for the foam ?

05-06-2014, 09:46 PM
It carves very well and there is no wear N tear on ur bits .. You can do cut outs in one pass .. This Big sign was done on my CW on Signfoam .


05-06-2014, 10:27 PM
I too would greatly appreciate help with vendor and pound grade/density for sign foam. My daughter is starting a small business, and I would like to carve a couple of signs of her business logo. The signs will be for indoor use only. They will be going with her from bridal show to show, so transport will result in some wear and tear. So is sign foam something I should consider or should I go the wood/MDF route? Thanks in advance.

05-06-2014, 11:57 PM
The most common is 15lb density I believe. I lucked out last year and found several partial sheets and pieces of 1 1/2" and 2" at a local Habitat Recycling center. I figured I got about $400-$600 worth for just over $100. It machines great and no or very little clean up needed. Dust collection is a must as it is a very fine dust. I would suggest looking for any big sign shops in your area to start with.

05-07-2014, 05:55 PM
Reese Sign Supply is an excellent supplier. They are nationwide also if I am not mistaken. Their headquarters is in Atlanta, but they also have a warehouse in Houston and another up in North Carolina...just a thought

Alan Malmstrom
05-07-2014, 05:59 PM
I got an 8' x 4' piece of this stuff and it costs around $350 for .75 inches thick. So the cost is about $10 a square foot. It works very nice but will dent somewhat easily.
Carves very nice even in draft mode.

Styrospray would make a good hard coating on it.