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  • Dibond vs Hoarding boards – whats the differences in practice?

  • Adam Nowak

    Member
    December 27, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    As per topic : Dibond vs Hoarding boards – whats the differences in practice?
    I know one got 3mm skin, other 1.5mm but how is this making difference? Is there point to pay double for dibond if it is install on flat wall or frame?
    Thanks

  • Chris Wilson

    Member
    December 28, 2019 at 10:17 am

    We use hoarding board for pitch side boards, sort term signs like health and safety signs if it’s not on rails.

    Long term flat signs skybond lite

    Trays need to be skybond as they can fold. The other 2 can not.

    Hoarding board has a bare aluminium one side and then I want to say matt finish white on the other, but maybe it’s gloss… my Christmas break mind can’t remember, the other 2 have a matt finish one side, gloss the other.
    Hoarding board can still warp in the sun so will need to put more screws in.

  • Graham Scanlan

    Member
    December 30, 2019 at 10:24 am

    There are a number of options when considering buying ACM
    The cheaper hoarding board options are great for short term applications mainly flat panel work. Most of the sheets are 3mm thick as standard with varying skin thickness
    All ACM will expand and contract so the correct fixing method will always need to be considered especially in south facing conditions.

    3mm single sided hoarding tends to be single sided Matt white , mill reverse with either .12 or .15 skin. (You pay your price and takes your chance)

    3mm double sided lite ACM .2 skin this is a great choice if your not folding. These sheets tend to be Matt one side and gloss the other in white and colours (depending on the quality of the core, some people can also fold this grade)

    3mm double sided fabrication grade sheet double sided .3 skin Matt one side gloss the other in white / colours and special finishes

    Then there’s a range of sheets specifically designed for the direct to print market, these sheets have been optimised to be printed directly too

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