All About Mounting Boards

Published: 29th September 2010
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All About Mounting Boards

Mounting has become a huge part of the printing and imaging industry. In this in-depth analysis we will review a variety of different mounting boards so that you can make an informed decision as to which one is right for you.

Foam Board:

Foam Board is the most common mounting board in the market today. Made of 3/16" thick foam board, these boards are sturdy enough to stand on their own for presentations and shows. Different styles of Foam Board include plain foam board, heat activated foam board, self-stick foam board, biodegradable foam board, and pouch boards. All styles are available in each black or white, as well as a variety of sizes to fit your exact needs. If you need a size that is not standard, that is no problem, because foam board can be custom cut to fit your needs.

Gatorfoam Gator Board:

Gatorfoam Gator Board is a durable board that resists dents and punctures. Gator Board is great for when you need more stability than the standard Foam Board. Gator Boards are known for their stability and durability, all compacted into a 3/16" thick board -- that is the same thickness as standard foam board. Gator Boards are also available in thicker formats. Gator Board is great for presentations that will be handled often, or for documents that need the extra strength to hold up against unforeseen conditions.

Rhino Board:

Rhino Board, also known as Ryno Board, is the toughest Mounting Board available. Rhino Mounting Board is 1/4" thick and is known for it's super heavy duty structure. Rhyno Board is great when used where flat surfaces and extra strength is required, such as being used without easels or in a crowded space. Available in black or white.

Self-Stick Mounting Board:

Self Stick Mounting Board allows for mounting your items without and hot mounting or laminating equipment. Boards feature a cold adhesive that is pressure sensitive so all you need to do is peel the cover, line up your print, and press down (or use a small hand roller, called a brayer). Choose from 3/16" Foam Board, 3/16" Heavy Duty Gator Board, & 1/16" Photo Mounting Mat Board.

Pouch Board:

Pouch Boards are constructed from heat-activated foam boards with a film laminate hinged to the top of each board to form a pouch. Mount and laminate in a single step, by sliding a print between the board and film, then feeding it through a heated roll laminator. Choose from Foam Board, Ryno Board, Gator Board, & Paper Board.

One Pass Thin Mounting Board:

One Pass Thin Mounting Boards are constructed of 25 Mil thick white paper board and feature a low temperature heat activated adhesive. These Thin Mounting Boards are rigid enough to stand on an easel, but thin enough for transporting several pieces to a presentation with ease.

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Meet Tim the Tutor! With over 11 years experience in document finishing, Tim is a qualified Product Specialist for BUY101, Binding101 and OfficeSupplies101. His helpful product tips offer an insiderís honest opinions on products, giving you the info you need to make educated purchases. Tim the Tutor lives up to Buy101ís motto, "We do the homework for you" by doing the research that answers common questions. Tim is trained and skilled in the areas of binding, laminating, paper cutting, shrink-wrapping, drilling, folding, booklet making and much more.

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