Use a vinyl or fabric covered bulletin board for eye-catching, enjoyable displays

Vinyl message boards or bulletin boards covered with fabric offer colorful backgrounds for your wall display, showcasing your projects, classroom material, reports, directions, and greetings. Unlike natural cork boards, these display boards answer the new needs of business people seeking to create stylish office interiors, as well as busy teachers who need to craft bright, attractive backgrounds for thematic, creative projects. Fabric and vinyl covered products are available in a wide variety of colors and quality materials that ensure a pleasant, decorative appearance that stand up to heavy usage.

Fabric bulletin boards allow for imaginative presentations. Tack displays constructed with colorful vinyl surfaces offer attractive surfaces that let you post materials using push pins, tacks, staple, and even tape. The same is true of a fabric bulletin board, yet this creative and colorful background also provides you the ability to attach items using your own Velcro™ strips or other cloth materials. Fabric covered displays are perfect for making innovative and creative presentations, and are particularly popular in schools.

 Vinyl message displays or tackboards consist of a vinyl surface over insulation...


Vinyl message displays or tackboards consist of a vinyl surface over insulation board or vinyl over a combination of natural cork and some type of insulation board. Thanks to the attributes of vinyl, bulletin tack boards are resistant to crayon, glue, and other soiling and can also be easily washed, which is a real consideration in classrooms where students can mistakenly use the incorrect writing tool on a specific surface. 



Tack boards made out of vinyl can be very economical, but price should not be your only criteria when selecting a model. 

Does the product you're considering purchasing consist of a vinyl covering over insulation?  Or is there also natural cork and a thicker layer of insulation beneath? And if acoustic insulation is important in your room, a vinyl surface doesn't answer that concern as well as a fabric surface or natural cork board. When wall space is very limited and there's also high intensity writing usage, you may be better served ordering a combination corkboard with chalkboard.

What type of project and classroom material will be attached to your tack display? For example, is Velcro compatibility essential or not? If Velcro usage is desired, a vinyl covered product is probably not for you, and you'll be better served by a fabric covered item. Ease of sticking a push pin in can vary by the solidity of the material, and both younger and older hands may need a more pliable variety. Two, the board's "holding strength" will vary by the thickness and strength of the layers of backing material used in correlation to the weight and size.

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A fabric bulletin display can be very versatile and useful.  Many are Velcro™ compatible (be assured that all the styles we carry are Velcro™ compatible!), plus it is washable, impervious to cleaners, and offers acoustic insulation. 

Because the fabric helps absorb sound - particularly when it has been constructed over a thicker layer of cork - this is one type of display to consider that can help minimize disruptive room noise.

Who invented the hook and loop fabric that's come to be known as Velcro™? Velcro's usage extends into the "fabric" of every modern society, and now also includes fabric bulletin boards. But how was it invented?

The invention of Velcro™ owes thanks to Mother Nature and the curious genius of George de Mestral, an amateur Swiss mountaineer and inventor. When de Mestral returned home from a hike in 1948 covered in burrs, he placed one burr under his microscope. Noting the tiny hooks that allowed the burrs to cling so tenaciously to fabric, he vowed to create a two sided fastener with one side having stiff hooks like the burrs and the other featuring soft loops such as his pants. His design was finalized and patented in 1955.

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You'll always be able to hand-craft a fabric board for your personal use to your own taste, though it won't stand up to the rigors and requirements professional  fabric products are built to withstand.

Enjoy it though!