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They come in all shapes and sizes and cover a huge swathe of our product range. Discerning which stand is right for your display can be a minefield. Choosing from free-standing, tablet top, folding or wall mounted boards is just the first step. One thing they have in common, however, is, whatever the type, they all serve a similar function which is to convey information to people in a simple and cost-effective way. Function and budget are the primary things you will need to consider. Where are you going to use it? How often? Does it need to be portable? Our display board guide should help answer these questions and give you some guidance on choosing the right product for your requirements.
Types of Display Boards
Pole and Panel
As the name suggests this system comprises poles that slot together and panels that have clips on their edges that attach to the poles. These display boards are popular with schools, photographic clubs and galleries since they can be reconfigured in both the layout you choose and the size of the display. The panels are covered in fabric that allows them to accept Velcro or pins for attaching graphics. Panels are available in two sizes and hundreds of different colour combinations. Pole and panel displays don't use internal hinges but clips that attach to poles that act as hinges. They take longer to put up than folding systems but have the advantage that they can be easily reconfigured by adding or removing poles and panels to match your requirements.
+ Can be reconfigured for different venues
+ Double sided
+ Lots of colour combinations available
- Longer to erect than folding displays
- Heavier than folding displays
Framed or Frameless Display Boards
This really comes down to a visual choice. Framed panels can have PVC frames in either black or grey. These allow the individual panels to be seen more clearly, so if for example, you were going to use an individual poster on each panel it helps frame the display and protect the panel if it is used frequently as a portable display. With frameless boards, all you see is the fabric covering the display board, which gives them more of a contemporary feel. They are more commonly used for permanent wall mounting.
Not strictly a display board, but they can serve a dual function of partitioning office space and having a surface that can be used to display information such as leaflets and notices. They are both usually freestanding and folding, while some options are also mobile with castor wheels, making them ideal for schools and offices.
Wall Mounted Notice Display Boards
Can either be fabric covered for pinning and attaching graphics or have a dry wipe and magnetic surface. The latter allows you to write removable messages using a dry wipe marker and/or displays printed material using magnets.
Portable Folding Boards
Portable display boards would normally come from the lightweight folding display board range. Folding systems have a set number of panels that are held together using hinges. Aluminium frames have metal hinges and the uPVC frames have a flexible plastic hinge. Folding stands are easy to store and transport, they simply fold out, no tools needed. These display boards would normally be covered in fabric that accepts Velcro. The largest of these would give you a display of about 3.5m wide. Ideal for trade shows, or temporary education displays, store them in a cupboard until next required.
Tabletop Display Boards
A favourite with the educational sector, you will often see tabletop displays at recruitment fairs, early learning open days. Simple and effective, the most common type will be folding panels that open up and you then attach your printed message using Velcro.
Display Board Usage
Even in this paperless digital-age pinnable notice boards are still a favourite in schools and office, churches and village halls. The most basic form is a classic cork board. Most other pinnable boards are dual purpose. They are made up of layers, a soft foam core into which you can push a pin and outer covering such as felt or loop nylon Velcro friendly material.
Fabric covered displays panels are wrapped in loop nylon material that allows posters and documents to be attached to the board using Velcro making them extremely versatile. Loop nylon is available in many colours to suit your surroundings.
White boards, specifically, dry wipe whiteboards, often seen in schools and conference meeting rooms have a surface onto which dry markers can be used to hand write messages. Once finished with the board, they can be wiped clean. Traditionally these have been made with a vitreous enamel surface but now there are glass boards that serve the same purpose. Quality matters; with cheaper dry wipe boards the finishes can be hard to clean fully and leaves ghost images.
Black boards and chalkboards have a very distinctive look and feel making them popular with restaurants, bars and retail. Different surfaces can be used with traditional chalk sticks or liquid chalk markers to write your message. In the hands of a skilful writer, these can look very impressive, and often become a talking point of the venue.
Some display boards have a grooved felt surface which can be used with Varitex plastic letters. These displays will often be seen in hotel foyers announcing conferences and welcoming visitors. There is no need to print any messages and they look far smarter than dry wipe message systems. Some boards have dual use surface so half will be fabric and the other half, or the reverse will be a cork or dry wipe board giving you multiple ways to display your message.
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