Display Boards are generally constructed as a honeycomb sandwich between two thin facings to create a rigid, but lightweight panel. The panel is then usually covered with a Velcro compatible fabric which allows display items to be applied and removed without leaving a mark.
At Displaykit, we have 3 main Display Boards available:
Baseline Panels which are are lightweight 10mm thick board with an 18mm thick frame. One face is recessed to allow graphics up to 3mm thick to be left on the panel when the kit is folded shut. Baseline panels are particularly suited for Folding Panel Kits and Table Top Displays but can also be used for small panel and pole set ups.
Baseline Plus Panels are 17mm thick boards within a 25mm thick frame and therefore studier than standard Baseline panels. Again, one face of the panel is recessed, but a little less at 2mm. Baseline Plus is also suitable for use as Hinged Display Boards, but their sturdier construction also makes them more suitable for Panel and Pole set ups.
Phantom Panels are our 18mm thick premium board, suited for medium and larger exhibition stands. There is no visible frame as the fabric is tucked into a channel within the side thickness of the board. So, without a visible frame, Phantom Panels produce a virtually seamless joint when the panels butt up against each other. This creates a cleaner, more prestigious display backdrop. For this reason, Phantom is the choice of many Artists and Photographers. They find its simplicity ideal as a backdrop to bring the best out of their exhibits.
Exhibition Boards can be linked together by several methods. For self-assembly panel kits, the 2 main systems are:
Folding Display Boards, are very popular for fast to assemble panel kits. The boards are permanently connected together with hinges so that they can be folded open and closed for transport and storage. We have 2 grades of panel that we use for folding panel kits - Baseline and the thicker and more sturdy Baseline Plus. The types of organisation that tend to use Hinged Display Boards include, Schools, Churches, Clubs and Associations. With a loop nylon covering, notices and information can be updated regularly, whilst the recessed face created by the frame means that display pieces can be left in place when folding the kit down for storage or transport. We have 2 grades of panel that we use for folding panel kits - Baseline and the thicker and more sturdy Baseline Plus.
Panel and Pole Kits comprise individual display boards that are linked together with snap-on clips that attach boards to poles. This system is more adaptable than folding panel kits because the boards are not permanently linked together. Because all of the panels and poles are saeparate components, there is far greater flexibility to create layouts, shapes and designs. Panel and Pole systems are particularly useful for Self-Build Exhibition Stands and a range of accessories enables you to create a display area specific to your requirements.
Artists prefer this type of system because the stand is more stable than the folding kits. Framed artwork can be hung using a Picture Hanging System and, by adding heavier baseplates to the poles, the structure has greater stability.
Stands can be set-up with a plan layout that enables the display to stand on its own, without additional support. However Straight Feet or heavier Circular Baseplates can also be used generally to help support the stand and end panels.
Schools and Colleges like Large Art Display Boards that can be stored on site and then quickly erected in an assembly hall to display students work. They can also be used as room dividers or to screen areas when not required for display purposes.
Boards are available in standard sizes, such as 900 x 600mm, 1000 x 700mm and up to 2250 x 1000mm. However, panels are made to order and can be supplied at custom sizes to suit your stand design. Sizes are edge to edge, so when calculating the straight line length of a wall, you need to add the pole diameter, plus about 5mm. The clips and poles are available in two sizes, 16 and 25mm diameter, either black or grey in colour. 25mm is best for Baseline, whilst 16mm is good for Phantom. This is because the pole is thinner than the panel, so you can span graphics panels across the joint.
Our display boards are generally covered with loop nylon fabric, which is velcro compatible. There is a range of 6 Foam Backed Loop Nylon Colours - Black, Plasma Red, Royal Blue, Emerald Green, New Grey and Gunmetal. You can have one colour on the front face and another on the reverse, if that flexibility is more suitable for you.
Standard panel kits come complete with Panel Bags. There is a range of Basic and Standard Bags available and you may wish to upgrade from Basic Bags to Standard Bags. Basic Bags have carry handles, whilst Standard Bags are also provided with webbing and a shoulder strap.
Panel Bags are excellent for carrying boards and loading them in a car, or similar. However, there may be situations when you want extra protection and a Panel Case may be more suitable. These are lightweight boxes with a wire frame for strength and then covered with a 1.4mm thick polypropylene sheet. Whilst this gives more protection, we do not recommend these cases for more vunerable situations like air freight. You could add more resilient panels to line the inside of the case and protect the panel faces from impact. Alternatively, custom plywood cases can be made or flight cases with wheels.
The appearance of any display is improved with the proper use of lighting. We have a range of Display Lights that are suitable for Exhibition Display Panels, and these are now mainly energy efficient LED's. Some are fitted with a bulldog clamp that attaches the light to the display board. Others may require a Universal Light Fitting Kit that adapts the fixing method to suit panels, but this doesn't work with all lights.