What is Sintra Printing
Sintra printing is an essential display option using a high-quality PVC Sintra board.
This type of PVC or polyvinyl chloride is a long-lasting plastic material meant to withstand the test of time. Sintra board is made in the USA and fabricated to be used outdoors while retaining its high-quality appearance. Its satin finish ensures that it resists denting and scratching so you can be sure Sintra signage gets your message across beautifully and clearly. Plus, the Sintra board is tough enough to handle extreme weather and temperatures.
The lightweight construct and high durability of Sintra board make this material highly versatile and easy to manage. Entirely customizable, our Sintra printing options include photo-rich images or any other design of your choice. Plus it is able to be cut into any shape you desire and even formed into unique 3-D designs.
(Sometimes you might see it also spelled sentra or cintra.)
Top Benefits of Sintra Printing
Signs are everywhere we go, in malls, and along sidewalks, we find a plethora of signage sharing information with us. Choosing the right material for your sign will help you get the most of it. When it comes to Sintra printing, this printing option uses material that is beneficial because it offers long-lasting, highly versatile, and durable signage at an affordable price.
Sintra board is long-lasting thanks to supreme construction empowering it to resist scratching and dents. It is able to maintain high color quality and appearance even in high temperatures and through inclement weather. Plus, this particular PVC material is the whitest in terms of color quality.
One unique benefit of this type of PVC is that it is thermoplastic, so using heat we can bend it into any shape you desire.
Whether you are looking to design a sign for indoors or outdoors, you can trust Sintra board printing to make an impressive and lasting display option. Often yard signs, kiosk signs, and general outdoor signage is made using this type of material.
Some of the most popular Sintra printing uses are:
- Real estate signs
- Yard signs
- 3-D displays
- POP printing (point of purchase)
- Exhibit and Kiosk signs
- Human-held outdoor signs
- Framing and mounting
- Promotional Displays
- Archival photo printing
- General PVC signboard usage
Winning Features of Sintra Printing
- We use SINTRA®, the industry leading PVC board
- Bright white, whitest PVC on the market, also available in Black
- Can withstand high temperatures, up to 140 F
- Incredible durability – scratch, dent, chemical resistant
- High strength-to-weight ratio: Lightweight, yet rigid, strong, and long-lasting
- Thermoplasticity allows molding into 3-D custom shapes
- Entirely customizable in design, shape, and size
- Longest lasting rigid foam board product
- Direct digital printing or screen printing
- Available in 2 thicknesses options
Sizing for Sintra Printing
Sintra boards are available to be printed in a wide range of sizes and can be cut according to your specifications. Plus they come in a range of thickness options.
Sintra Board vs Other Sign Materials
Confused by similar sounding products, and don't know which to use? Have no fear! We've put together this handy table which shows common sign materials compared, with links to our other product pages you can check them out!
|Gator Board||$$||Very Light||***||Wood Veneer||Glossy||No|
|Foam Board||$||Ultra Light||**||Paper||Matte||No|
|Ultra Board||$$||Very Light||***||Plastic||Glossy||No|
|Sintra Board||$$||Light||*****||PVC||Low Gloss||Yes|
|Coroplast||$||Ultra Light||****||Plastic Sheeting||Low Gloss||Yes|
Lifespan of Sintra Prints
Sintra printed boards are made of high-quality PVC and have an exceptional lifespan.
Generally, if you use the boards outside the wear and tear will impact their longevity. Plus, extreme conditions such as high temperatures and other inclement weather will affect how long they last. You can expect them to last a few years and retain their quality.
When used primarily indoors under controlled conditions, the boards can easily last more than 10 years.
If you are looking for an indoor, high-quality permanent display option you might be interested in our acrylic photo prints. If you are worried about the durability and longevity of Sintra board signs for an outdoor display checkout our dibond signs or for long-lasting and unique window signage check our etched glass window film, it might be a better fit for you.
Caring for Your Sintra Prints
Properly cleaning and caring for your Sintra board will improve the longevity of your prints.
You can simply wipe it clean with a mild cleaner or soap mixed with warm water. Isopropyl alcohol can be used to remove any grease or oil build-up. Generally, cleaning supplies used for standard hospital cleaning are approved for use on Sintra board.
Do not use ammonia or acetone!
Local Delivery and Installation Services
Our team is happy to deliver Sintra board signage anywhere in San Diego
For certain corporate and enterprise projects we are happy to discuss additional options with you. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Once we’ve completed your Sintra board project, we’ll ship it to you anywhere within the United States. Depending on your order size we may offer free or expedited shipping. Please contact us using the form to get the exact details, and we’ll ensure your experience is amazing!
Sintra Boards Questions and Answers
Your top questions about custom Sintra Boards
What’s the difference between Sintra printing and foam board printing?
Foam board is thin, light and contains rigid foam at the center.
Sintra board is light, thin, and maintains rigidity with a high-quality PVC in the middle.
In general, foam board is a good choice for short-term, indoor signs at a lower price point.
For more durable, longer lasting signs located indoors or signs that will be located outside, Sintra board is a better solution.
Check out our full article breaking down the differences in signage to learn more: Sign Materials 101
What print customizations are available with Sintra printing?
- Custom Cut, Die-cut, punch
- Custom Color
- Double-sided printing
- Lamination or high gloss finishing
What are the downsides to Sintra printing?
Sintra boards are very strong and can be slightly bent, however in general they should remain flat as they can shatter if mishandled.
Additionally, Sintra’s strength makes it a bit more of a challenge to cut into intricate shapes, although it is certainly possible. For very delicate projects, it might not be the best option.
It is not recommended to cut Sintra boards yourself, especially the thicker materials.
What are common uses of Sintra board prints?
Sintra print signs are commonly used in trade shows, as photo booth props, retail signage, and much more. Their ability to showcase full color guarantees brand color recognition.
There are also finishing options that can expand the versatility of your sign. For example, you can create custom cut and design giant checks with a dry erase finish so you can use them over and over again. This feature is also perfect for modifying product pricing signs or special discounts.
Their lightweight quality also makes them a good fit for hand held signs, plus they are durable enough to withstand accidental drops or run-ins with obstacles.