Cork Boards and Bulletin Boards

Styles

Bulletin Boards: Bulletin boards come in fabric and vinyl styles with tackable surface or letterboard design. The tackable bulletin boards work with pushpins, tacks, and staples for displaying announcements, memos, school assignments, and other documents or pictures. Bulletin boards may also be composed of rubber or natural cork for classic bulletin board or office memo board designs.

Combination Boards: Combination boards contain a mixture of tackable boards, usually with vinyl surface, and writing boards. The writing board may be a chalkboard or dry erase board, depending on the design. The combination board will have at least two components offering different support in a single wallboard, such as a chalkboard comprising the lower two-thirds of the board and a tackable bulletin board with vinyl in your choice of colors at the top. These boards are available in a variety of combinations to suit different needs.

Combination Board
Combination Boards

Conversion Boards: Conversion boards assemble to preexisting wallboards for quick, hassle-free installation over an existing chalkboard or dry erase board in a classroom, lab, office, or other location. These boards are custom designed to fit the existing wall-mounted boards for simplified setup and use.

Corkboard: Corkboards are bulletin boards with a classic style, featuring a natural cork surface in natural tan or designer color options. The lightweight tackable corkboard surface resists damage from tacks, staples, and pushpins, and provides lasting support for classroom, school, office, or library display. Corkboards are available in a variety of styles with enclosed display case or open-style frame of aluminum or wood.

Conversion Board
Conversion Boards

Display Board: Display boards function like bulletin boards, offering a stylish display for memos, posters, artwork, and more. The display board may be open with a frame of aluminum or wood, or it may be enclosed in a locking case for security.

Letterboard: A letterboard or sign is traditionally known as a marquee and utilizes a ridge-style surface for positioning letters, numbers, and special characters to form messages and other displays. These letterboards are typically encased with locking door(s) for security to prevent tampering and theft of the letters and characters. The letterboards in our collections include black or red felt or similar colored fabric surface for contrasting with the bright white letters and characters. Each letterboard comes with a set of characters, numbers, and letters for immediate use.

Message Board: Message boards may be simple framed bulletin boards for tacking memos and other information, or framed, lockable letterboards and other displays. These message boards typically mount to walls for convenient display use and have a variety of style options and sizes to suit different needs.

Mobile Combination Board: Mobile combination boards have multiple productivity components such as dry erase markerboard, bulletin board with tackable surface, or both. These boards are assembled with mobile frames that provide access to both sides of the two-sided board. The board may rotate on pivot-style hinges within the frame and lock in place for safe writing and use, or the board may be fixed in place within the frame and the base is turned completely around for access to the other side.

Reversible Board: Reversible boards generally contain two-sided mobile boards with matching dry erase markerboards on both sides or a combination style with one dry erase markerboard on one side and a tackable board on the other side. The frame may rotate within the mobile stand and lock in place for safe use, or the frame may be fixed within the stand and the entire stand is turned around for access to the opposite side.

Shock-Absorbent Rubber Tackboard: Rubber Tackboards are shock-absorbent due to their high-density design. The surface is extremely durable, with self-healing properties that conceal pinholes from pushpins, staples, and tacks.

Sliding Door Display Board: Display boards with two sliding doors offer space-saving access to the tackable or letterboard display interior. The two-door enclosure may be tempered safety glass or clear acrylic panels, depending on the design, and the doors lock for security.

Sound-Absorbent Rubber Tackboard: Rubber Tackboards tend to be high-density and sound-absorbing for a quality wall-board in classroom, art room, music room, or other environment. The durable surface is self-healing to instantly conceal pinholes from use.

Tackboard: A Tackboard may have an open or locking design with rubber or cork surface. The surface may be visible or covered with vinyl or fabric. Tackboards operate with the use of staples, pushpins, or tacks to display documents, pictures, artwork, and memos, or other items. The board is framed, usually with aluminum or wood, and mounts or hangs on the wall for visual display.

Tackboard
Tackboard

Two-Door Display Board: A two-door display board has an aluminum or wood frame with framed doors in either a two-door hinged or two-door sliding configuration. Both styles lock for security and have tempered safety glass or clear acrylic door panels. The interior display board may be a bulleting board with vinyl or other surface that accepts tacks, pushpins or staples for hanging signs, memos, and other displayed items.

Ventilated Display Case: Locking display cases with bulleting board or letterboard interiors typically have ventilated display case designs to reduce steam and moisture buildup in humid or inclement weather environments.

Two-Door Display Board
Two-Door Display Board

Components

Board Cleaner: Board cleaner comes in single-bottle and 12-bottle quantities to suit different location needs. Each bottle has a spray nozzle and cap and the cleaner protects the writing surfaces of markerboards or dry erase boards from marker stains, ghosting, and damage.

Casters: Casters provide mobility with four wheel-style casters supporting the base of many easels, mobile markerboards, partitions, and other elements. Most designs contain two locking casters to secure the mobile element in place for safe use and storage.

Concealed Hangers: Concealed hangers are hidden within or behind the frames of wallboards, chalkboards, markerboards, or display cases for a professional quality display on walls in office, school, classroom, or library.

Display Rails: Display rails are designed to enhance chalkboards, markerboards, and other classroom or lab wall boards, with a simple design that attaches to the wall above the boards or independently. The rails may be used separately or lined up end to end for longer support and each rail has a clip-like design for securing papers, posters, presentation elements, newspapers, and more.

Easels: Traditional easels have three-legged tripod-style frame with ledge for canvas or sketchpad. Modern easel options include bulletin board and white dry erase board components in two-sided frames with stable legs or mobile base set on casters. The mobile base options include a storage bin on many models for markers and other accessories. Many easels have two hooks at the top of one or both sides for connecting with a flip chart or large sketchpad.

Easel
Easels

Flip-Chart Hooks: Easels often contain two flip-chart hooks on one or both sides of the easel frame. The hooks are custom-placed to support flip charts or large sketchpads for classroom, art room, music, conference, and other uses. These hooks are unobtrusive to the design and functionality of the easel, in general.

Flush-Mount Locks: Flush-mount locks are installed within the frame of doors to reduce the appearance of a protruding lock. The flush-mount design is meant to rest flush with the front surface of the door panels for a neat appearance and secure enclosure.

Gothic Letters, Numbers, Characters: Gothic letters, numbers, and characters refer to the letter kits that come with each letterboard and are available for separate purchase for additional or backup letters and characters.

Map Rail: Along the top of select chalkboards and markerboards is a tackable map rail, designed in classic bulletin board style with natural cork surface for use with tacks, pushpins, and staples. The map rail is generally very narrow and can be used to display posters, maps, projects, and other items in classroom, lab, library, or office.

Safety Corners: Safety corners are rounded to remove points, angles, and potentially sharp edges or corners for safer use in busy classrooms, labs, office buildings, and other locations. The rounded corners reduce risk of scratches, bumps, and injury while creating a softer appearance for high-quality contemporary style.

Board with Safety Corners
Safety Corners

Security Locks: Security locks enhance most display boards, cases, bulletin boards, and other enclosed board units. The locks secure the case to prevent tampering or theft of displayed items, signs, artwork, or letters in the case of locking letterboard cases.

Sliding Doors: Sliding doors are generally fitted in a two-door overlapped frame assembly with each door in separate tracks for sliding access to one side or the other. The doors overlap as they are slid open and they lock in place for security. The doors are generally made of tempered safety glass or acrylic, depending on the style, and the sliding design provides space-saving access without the need for added room to accommodate hinged doors.

Construction Materials

Aluminum Frame: Aluminum frames for display boards, display cases, bulletin boards, chalkboards, and markerboards are generally made with anodized aluminum, treated to reinforce strength and provide thickness. The aluminum treatment also resists damage from exposure to the elements and corrosion. Some aluminum frames are painted or finished for stylish effect.

Aluminum Trim: Display boards and cases with aluminum trim feature frames and case designs made from anodized aluminum. The aluminum frame enhances shape and durability and supports extended use. Many aluminum frames include a full-length marker tray or storage tray along the bottom for pushpins, markers, erasers, chalk, or other accessories.

Anodized Aluminum: Anodized aluminum is aluminum metal that has been treated with an electrolytic process that thickens the metal and protects from exposure and corrosion.

Concealed Mounting Hardware: Mounting hardware that is concealed offers an attractive hardware-free mounted display of locking or open bulletin boards. The concealed mounting hardware is usually kept hidden by the board itself, similar to the concealed hanging elements on picture frames, framed artwork, and other wall hanging elements.

Environmentally Friendly Powder-Coat: Many metal cases, frames, and stands are finished with environmentally friendly paint that is finished or cured for a powder-coat surface. The color is non-glossy; contrasting with the baked-on enamel paint finishes, and creates an attractive, smooth style that lasts.

Fade-Resistant Fabric: Fade-resistant fabric on our durable fabric-covered Tackboards provides long-lasting color for use in classrooms, schools, libraries, and other settings. The fade-resistant properties of the fabric resist color fading and damage from exposure to windows and the elements.

Full-Length Hinges: Full-length hinges extend from the top to the bottom of each hinged door in our hinged-door display cases. The hinge supports the doors completely to prevent damage from access or from the weight of the door when opened.

High-Density Rubber: High-density rubber enhances several Tackboard designs with a durable self-healing surface that resists the appearance of tack or pinholes from use. The rubber composition reduces noise and is shock-absorbent, with a stain-resistant and fade-resistant style. The rubber Tackboard is also damage-resistant, preventing the development of mildew, mold, bacteria, and other damage.

Left or Right Hinge Assembly: Display cases that offer left-hinge or right-hinge assembly are reversible to accommodate different locations, needs, preferences, or display arrangements. In this style, the door may be assembled to the left or the right side of the case, as desired. If the case is offered with left-hinge or with right-hinge, the cases must be ordered for the desired hinge assembly, indicating the door hinge is not reversible.

Mylar Vapor Barrier: A Mylar vapor barrier reduces risk of damage from moisture and humidity by protecting the backside of the wallboard from moisture, humidity, and inclement weather conditions in a variety of environments.

Natural Cork: Natural cork is made from the bark tissue of the Cork Oak Tree, or comparable bark tissues. This is the same lightweight, elastic, and nearly impermeable cork material wine bottle corks are made from.

Radius Corners: Radius corners are rounded for a smooth, softer look and safer design. The rounded corners reduce scratches, injury, bumps, and bruises in busy settings and the non-angled corners reduce tendency to snag clothing or other classroom and office elements.

Recycled Rubber: Many rubber Tackboards are constructed with recycled rubber for a "green" style with high-quality performance.

Rigid Backing: Wallboards with open-style framed designs generally have rigid backing to retain flat surface and shape. The rigid backing protects from warping and damage from exposure to use and the elements.

Satin Frame: The satin frame is made with aluminum and finished for a smooth silver-aluminum appearance. The satin finish is smooth to the touch and creates an appealing display frame for bulletin board or display case.

Self-Healing Surface: Rubber and cork Tackboard surfaces are referred to as "self-healing", which describes the characteristic tendency of these durable board surfaces to conceal the tiny holes made from tacks, pushpins, and staples.

Solid Oak Frame: Wallboards with solid oak frame have real hardwood frame designs finished in attractive wood stains for lasting color and classic appeal. In contrast to the solid oak frames, wood-look frames are generally not solid wood but create the appearance of a wood frame.

Tambour Doors: Tambour doors are similar to retracting garage doors. The doors have a somewhat flexible design the opens into or behind the cabinet frame for out-of-the-way access. The design may include a single door that opens upward or two doors, as in several conference cabinet designs, that open in the center and both doors slide around the sides for access to the interior of the cabinet.

Enclosed Board with Tambour Doors
Tambour Doors

Weather-Resistant Backer Sheet: Backer sheets seal many display boards and cases to prevent damage from exposure to the elements. The backer sheet reduces risk of moisture build-up from humidity and inclement weather conditions, and helps retain the shape of the board reducing warping and other damage from heat and humidity.

Wood-Look Frame: The wood-look frame provides the appearance of high-quality wood frame construction at an economical price.

Features

Bacteria-Resistant: Bacteria-resistant Tackboards prevent buildup of bacteria from exposure and use, enhancing the health-conscious performance in classrooms, labs, and office space to reduce the spread of cold and flu germs among other potential hazards.

Enclosed Boards: Enclosed boards include dry erase markerboards and tackable bulletin boards, as well as letterboards. These boards are enclosed in cases that mount to walls and most enclosed boards lock for security. The office-style enclosed boards have solid doors for concealing the contents, while display boards offer glass or acrylic window panel doors for viewing the displayed contents. Enclosed letterboards include a starter set of white letters, numbers, and characters for use with the precision groove surface.

Green Features: "Green Features" describe environmentally friendly manufacturing process such as the use of recycled components, eco-friendly paints, and "green" environmentally friendly production processes.

Locking Bulletin Board: Bulletin boards with locks secure the displayed contents to prevent tampering or theft. These locking cases may have hinged doors, in single or double-door layouts, or sliding doors with a two-door layout.

Mildew-Resistant: Mildew-resistant properties enhance many wallboards, particularly rubber and corkboards. The tackable surfaces resist damage from moisture, including resistance to bacteria, mildew, and mold development.

Moisture-Resistant: Wallboards of nearly all styles specify moisture-resistance, with backer sheets to seal the backsides of boards to prevent moisture buildup. Moisture-resistance should not be confused with waterproof cases as most display cases are moisture-resistant but not waterproof.

Mounting Hardware Included: Almost all dry-erase markerboards, chalkboards, displays cases, and letterboards include mounting hardware. The included mounting hardware makes it easy to setup and begin using the board right out of the box.

Unframed Sides: Select display boards have unframed sides allowing side-by-side mounting for larger displays. The top and bottom of each display board in this style features a partial frame to help secure the doors when locked.