When looking to show pictures at small exhibits, one printing option is to have photos printed on Forex. Forex seems quite popular in Europe, however in the US, prices for Forex printing seem to be much higher. Is Forex less popular in the US than in Europe? Is there a preferred alternative that is more popular in the US?
I usually print and mount on my own, but I never seen Forex offered by the labs that I occasionally use. They offer printing on paper of your choice and then mounting on Gator, Sintra, Dibond or unspecified foam core. In my high end lab prices range approx from $17 (foam core, Gator, Sintra, museum rag) to $44 (Dibond, acrylic mount) for 11x14".
Forex prices I found (randomly chosen EU lab) are GBP 22-28 for 20x30cm. That does not seem to be much different.
By the way, sinice you question appeared here several times without real answer, I did some reading on Forex. All the documents are silent on archival quality and photographic image quality.
I have no proof that in the US Forex prints are less popular, but I have the impression that they are not. I am aware that canvas prints are popular there. Depends on what you need. If you have to present your artwork you should choose the one that is best for you. Most important is that it looks good! :)