Letter Boards and Signs

Styles

Conversion Board: 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.

Felt Directory: A felt directory typically refers to a locking case with felt-covered letterboard that mounts to a wall for displaying business hours, building directory, or other helpful information. The cases are designed with aluminum or other business-friendly styles and the felt surface is available in black or red, depending on the directory model.

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.

Components

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.

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.

Headliner: Single-, Double-, and Triple-Door Letterboards are available with headliner panels. The headliner is a headline-style attachment at the top of the display case, outside the enclosed lockable case, with a customized headline, usually the name of a school or business. The headliner panel is available with and without illumination.

Hinged Door: Hinged doors are attached to display cases by full-length piano hinges in many styles. Pin-style hinges are also used in select display board models, featuring a pin-like extension at the top and bottom of the door that fit into connectors along one side of the case to secure the door to the frame.

Illuminated Headliner: Illuminated headliner panels have integrated lighting to enhance use in low-light and darker settings. The illuminated headliner is available on Single-, Double-, and Triple-Door Letterboards and the headliner is customizable to suit different needs.

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.

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.

Sign Holder: Sign holders include stand with sturdy base and decorative style for use in business, restaurant, café, and educational settings. The sign holder top portion of the stand may be fixed or adjustable, providing adjustable height and/or adjustable sign angle for ideal viewing. The sign holder may be a bulletin board for tacks, pushpins, or staples to secure papers, pamphlets, memos, and signs to the stand. Other sign holders have acrylic panel that encloses the sign or other informative documents within a stylish frame for professional use.

Sign Stand: Sign stands may be sign holders; with acrylic window panel that secures the sign within the framed holder or bulletin board-style sign holder for use with tacks, pushpins, or staples. Other sign stands have a dry erase markerboard on the top portion for writing with dry erase markers as needed.

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.

Precision Groove Surface: Letterboards feature a precision groove surface with grooves and felt covering to accommodate the white letters, numbers, and characters. Each board includes a starter set of letters, numbers, and characters and the grooved surface holds letter components securely within the locking display case for safekeeping and quality sign use.

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.

Shatter-Resistant Acrylic: Acrylic windows enhance the framed locking doors of select display cases, offering a shatter-resistant window design alternative to the tempered glass door cases. The acrylic window panels are clear for attractive display and viewing.

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.

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.

Wide Base Design: Mobile writing boards and other mobile productivity support with wide base designs have enhanced stability to reduce tipping, wobbling, and other risks while in motion or during use. The wider base stabilizes the taller markerboard or tackboard to reduce tendency to tip or fall.

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

Conversion Board
Conversion Board

Felt Directory
Felt Directory

Two-Door Display Board
Two-Door Display Board

Easel
Easels

Safety Corners
Safety Corners

Headliner
Headliner

Sign Holder
Sign Holder

Tambour Doors
Tambour Doors

Features

Chemical-Resistant: Many wallboards specify chemical-resistance, indicating the boards are cleanable with standard cleaners without risk of damage, fading, or staining. Board-specific cleaners are available for markerboards to prevent ghosting and staining from frequent use.

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.

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.

Stain-Resistant: Stain-resistant wallboards resist damage from exposure to elements, cleaning supplies, and use. The markerboards and chalkboards wipe clean with erasers and can be thoroughly cleaned with cleansing spray and cloth to prevent staining and ghosting.

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.