Top 3 uses for Reboard
24 Feb 2014
Reboard is a brand name for a honeycomb centred board which is made from recycled paper; we use a falcon alternative which is available in 6mm, 10mm and 16mm thicknesses. The honeycomb centre is what gives the board its strength, and as it's not a solid core a sheet is a lot lighter compared to other materials of its thickness. Here's my list of 3 top uses for reboard:
It's very hard to distinguish different materials once they've been mounted on a wall, other than by the finish on the print. Reboard is very good for wall displays because:
- Reboard is lightweight which makes it easy to install and remove
- Printed reboard has a smooth, matt finish so it has a very retro feel to it
- Reboard is much more cost effective than a more heavy duty dibond, or thicker foamex
Lifesize standees can be used in shops, exhibitions and any kind of pop-up event. They are typically 2 metres tall by 1 metre, but can be cut to all different shapes and sizes. Reboard can be used for two types of standees, these have either:
- A Backstrut which is attached to the reboard sheet
- A Wedge which the reboard slots in to
The strength of the board means that it will stand up straight without bending up to 3 metres tall, so it is suitable for using either an attached backstrut or a wedge to make the print free-standing. The benefit of using reboard with a wedge over something like correx or foamex is that the print stays rigid, whereas other materials can start to bend over time.
Desktop Displays / Counter Displays
Display board is most often used for desktop displays or counter displays and they are usually between A5 - A3 prints with a backstrut. A great alternative to display board for this sort of print is printed reboard, as it can be cut to shape the same as display board, but it is much more durable. This reduces the likelihood of breakages during transit, and also means if they get knocked over then chances are they'll live to tell the tale.
The finish of the board also looks much more interesting as the edge is exposed, showing off the honeycomb centre - compared to display board which is just a grey core.
So there you have it, my top 3 uses for reboard!