Are you looking for a cost-effective way to make your business stand out in a crowded marketplace? Printing styrene signs might just be the solution you’ve been searching for. Styrene signs are lightweight, durable, and perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. In this blog post, I’ll walk you through the steps to create stunning printing styrene signs that will attract customers and effectively promote your brand.

What You’ll Need:

Before we dive into the process of creating printing styrene signs, let’s gather all the necessary materials. For DYI projects at home, you’ll need styrene sheets, a computer with design software, a printer, vinyl adhesive, a squeegee, and a cutting tool. These items can be easily sourced from your local art supply or hardware store. At Image Square Printing, we directly print onto styrene sheets, hence no mounting is required.

Designing Your Sign:

The first step in creating a stunning printing styrene sign is to design it on your computer. Use design software like Adobe Illustrator or Canva to create a visually appealing sign that effectively communicates your message. Keep your design simple, with clear fonts and high-quality images to ensure readability.


Incorporate your brand colors and logo into the design to maintain brand consistency across all your marketing materials.

Printing Your Design:

Once you’re happy with your design, it’s time to print it onto the styrene sheet. Make sure your printer is loaded with the correct type of ink and paper for the best results. Print the design onto vinyl adhesive paper, as this will easily adhere to the styrene sheet.


Print a test design on regular paper first to ensure everything is correctly aligned before printing on the vinyl adhesive paper.

Applying the Design to Styrene Sheet:

Carefully peel off the backing of the vinyl adhesive paper with your printed design and apply it to the styrene sheet. Use a squeegee to remove any air bubbles and ensure the design is firmly attached to the styrene surface. Smooth out any wrinkles or creases for a professional finish.


Work slowly and methodically to prevent the formation of wrinkles or air bubbles during the application process.

Cutting and Trimming:

Once the design is securely attached to the styrene sheet, use a cutting tool to trim any excess vinyl around the edges. This step will give your printing styrene sign a clean and polished look. You can also create custom shapes or cutouts for a more unique design.


Use a ruler or straight edge to guide your cutting tool for straight and precise cuts.

Mounting Your Styrene Sign:

Now that your printing styrene sign is complete, it’s time to mount it in your desired location. Styrene signs are versatile and can be easily mounted on walls, doors, windows, or even displayed on easels for events and tradeshows. Choose a high-traffic area where your sign will be easily visible to your target audience.


Use adhesive hooks or screws for wall mounting and ensure your sign is securely attached to prevent falling or damage.

Maintenance and Care:

To ensure your printing styrene sign remains stunning and effective for the long term, proper maintenance is key. Regularly clean your sign with a damp cloth to remove dust and dirt, and avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that may damage the design. Inspect your sign periodically for any wear and tear, and make any necessary repairs promptly.


Store your styrene signs in a cool, dry place when not in use to prevent warping or discoloration over time.

The Bottom Line:

Creating stunning printing styrene signs for your business is an effective way to attract customers, promote your brand, and stand out from the competition. By following the steps outlined in this blog post and incorporating your unique design ideas, you can create eye-catching signs that leave a lasting impression on your target audience. Invest time and effort into the design and production process to ensure your printing styrene signs are of the highest quality and effectively communicate your message. Whether you’re a small startup or an established business, printing styrene signs can elevate your marketing efforts and help you achieve your business goals. Happy designing!

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Kavian Soudbash
Director of Operations, Image Square Large Format Printing, Email:, P: 310-586-2333