A whiteboard is a glossy, usually white or black surface for making non-permanent markings. Whiteboards are analogous to blackboards, but with a smoother surface allowing rapid marking and erasing of markings on their surface. A hard smooth white surface is used for writing or drawing on with markers.
Boards are frequently used in classrooms, meeting rooms and boardrooms. They are usually made out of melamine, which allows non-permanent markings and some are generally mounted on the wall. Whiteboards have become more popular than their older counterpart, the chalkboard. Other examples of boards include blackboards and double sideboards.
Browse this category for a variety of boards available in Zambian stores. Writing board - work surface consisting of a wide lightweight board that can be placed across the lap and used for writing. clipboard - a small writing board with a clip at the top for holding papers. lapboard - a writing board used on the lap as a table or desk. Dry-erase boards are not just one thing. There are lots of different kinds, and only the high-end ones are expensive. That is because they are made of a piece of aluminium coated with white ceramic. The aluminium and ceramic are expensive, and the process takes a lot of energy.
A flip chart is a stationery item consisting of a pad of large paper sheets. It is typically fixed to the upper edge of a whiteboard, or supported on a tripod or four-legged easel. Such charts are commonly used for presentations. These are all available in this category on Shopbwana.
The purpose of a whiteboard is to visualize thoughts, and concepts, write down ideas, explain and teach, plan and create in the group and many other things. Online whiteboards can be used for the same purpose as a real whiteboard, but without the limitations of a real whiteboard. The manufacturing of whiteboards has evolved over the years but generally hasn't changed too much, with the majority of whiteboards being made from 3 distinctive types of materials - Melamine, Steel or Glass.
Writing information and ideas on a whiteboard frees users from having to remember important information. Displaying information helps create shared group knowledge. Portable whiteboards make it easy for two or three users to jot down thoughts, draw correlations and build on each other's ideas.
Dry Wipe Board - A whiteboard is a glossy, usually white or black surface for making non-permanent markings. Whiteboards are analogous to blackboards, but with a smoother surface allowing rapid marking and erasing of markings on their surface
There are six types of materials commonly used for whiteboard surfaces:
A resin-infused paper is typically used over a substrate that can range from particle board to MDF (medium-density fiberboard). Melamine boards range in quality primarily because of the amount of resin deposited on the base material. Some melamine boards remain clean (no ghosting) for a long time, others less so. Generally, this least expensive type of whiteboard is most commonly found in use in non-institutional applications. They are available in any office supply store. Performance varies widely. These boards are not suitable for heavy use, as in many educational cases, with time the paint erodes and the original surface reappears
Steel or aluminium
Painted steel and aluminium dry erase also have a wide range of quality. Painted surfaces tend to be smoother, which leads to better methods of erasing. The painted surface is generally multiple layers of coatings made up of a base coat in colour and a clear performance coating that is the dry erase component. Paint varies from electron beam cured coatings to UV and other coating systems. Good commercial-grade painted steel or aluminium has excellent dry erase properties and many will be able to have permanent marker cleaned from the surface. Any coated surface is susceptible to scratching. Painted steel surfaces are magnetic and allow the use of magnets. Painted aluminium surfaces are rarely used as a base for whiteboards as they are not magnetic and are more expensive than steel. Painted steel whiteboards are most commonly used for custom printed whiteboards.
Here again, the performance varies over a wide range depending on the amount of resin used in the manufacturer. This category primarily uses melamine as its dry erase performance coat. Depending on the manufacturer (and the price) these laminates often are less porous and highly resistant to staining. Less common than other whiteboard surfaces, because they usually are used in combination with something else.
Ceramic fired onto a steel surface in a kiln. They are the most durable surfaces, and most carry a lifetime warranty. They are very common in heavy-use industrial settings. They are highly scratch-resistant, although materials harder than glass, such as diamond, can scratch them. They do not absorb dry erase or permanent marker ink. They allow the use of magnets. The surface can be cleaned with any non-abrasive cleaner suitable for porcelain, and then rinsed off with water to prevent smearing. A permanent marker can be removed using a polar solvent such as ethanol, isopropanol or acetone, or by writing over it with a dry-erase marker and erasing it.
Tempered glass is easier to erase. Most tempered glass whiteboards have no frame.
Polypropylene film is temporary and uses static electricity to cling to existing surfaces. It works with dry whiteboard markers and wipes. Whiteboards are reusable and materials are recyclable