All About Mounting Boards

August 2, 2018

Kinds of 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 available 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.

• 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.

Mallory Morsa, Binding101 Product ExpertAbout the Author • Mallory Morsa is the product expert and content specialist at Binding101, and has been a valued team member since 2008. She started her career here in customer service, moved onto sales supervisor, product management, and then onto content. She takes a hands-on approach to products, and truly gets to know how every item works before she writes about them, with a goal to give you all of the honest information you need to make a confident buying decision. She has a bachelor's degree with a focus on management and marketing, and has been a writer, photographer, and videographer for many years. In her free time, she loves to read by the pool, volunteer at the local animal shelter in the kitten nursery, and snuggle her three furbabies while she binge watches Netflix.

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