Whiteboards don’t have to be white… we can produce coloured drywipe boards in any shade for schools and workplaces. Our ThinkingWall Freestander is a drywipe board on wheels, available in pastel shades, brights or black for a retro blackboard look.
Various studies have proven that a coloured writing background rather than pure white is helpful for children and adults with visual perceptual distortion. Visual perception distortion means that words can appear to ‘swim’ around, making reading and writing difficult. It’s often associated with disorders such as dyspraxia, ADHD and dyslexia.
As standard we use a bespoke shade closer to ivory than brilliant white which is easier on the eyes. However, a study into the use of coloured overlays for reading by the Visual Perception Unit of the University of Essex in 2000 reports that:
“When reading, children sometimes report fewer symptoms of visual fatigue if the text is coloured by covering the page with a sheet of coloured plastic (an overlay).”
The annual British Dyslexia Association style guide also advises:
“Consider alternatives to white backgrounds for paper, computer and visual aids such as whiteboards. White can appear too dazzling. Use cream or a soft pastel colour.”
As well as helping to create an inclusive learning or working environment, coloured whiteboards can also contribute to a softer or brighter colour palette for a casual breakout space or to reinforce company branding.
A black drywipe board is a modern take on a blackboard. It can create a familiar environment for coaching, briefing and workshop sessions. Use with chalk pens to achieve a retro school classroom look without the chalk dust.
Note though that as marketing agency Five + Dime found, chalk pens don’t work well on traditional blackboards – a black dry wipe surface is what you need!
— Five + Dime (@fiveanddimenz) June 8, 2017
Black whiteboards can have a magnetic receptive layer so you can use them exactly as you would a whiteboard. Display sketches and images alongside your notes and plans.
Bright chalk pens really pop against the black surface, which makes them ideal for communications both internal and for retail and catering.
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PETER SALT, IMMERSIVE
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TRACEY COVE, STEVENS & COVE
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MIA ELLIOTT, DIOCESE OF GUILDFORD
The board looks great! And I’d like to say your installers were absolutely fantastic, so friendly, organised and cleaned up.
JESS MARTIN, VAYNERMEDIA
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TAMARA SPURWAY, WILD & WOLF
As a product, they really provide a varied functionality to aid in our brainstorming and project works. These mobile whiteboards have really been an excellent investment and are immensely popular with our staff.
SEBASTIAN FRANCIS-JONES, C SPACE
The whole process from start to finish was excellent and the final product was second to none. Highly recommend Logovisual and the team and will be using them again very soon for the next project.
LYNNE BRODA, OXFORD CARTOGRAPHERS
The install was fab the guys were excellent and we all love the wall, so much in fact we are thinking of future projects including them. Once again can’t thank you enough for a great thorough service.
ZOE HARRIS, CBRE GLOBAL INVESTORS
Logovisual had as I believed to be the simplest and hassle free job on the project, install of white boards. They were in and out within 3 hours, a job well done!
THE PROJECT TEAM, OVERBURY PLC
The product itself is superbly built and easy to manoeuvre around with the attached wheels. From the office team’s communication before our event to the delivery team’s installation and pickup I found everyone to be really helpful and very professional going out of their way to meet our deadlines. I would certainly recommend logovisual.
SHAUN O’HARA, SAATCHI & SAATCHI WELLNESS
We were looking for a new “canvas” to share information and encourage joint thinking. The Thinking Wall turned out to be the perfect solution. There’s room to be expansive and for things to have real impact. The service we received right from our first enquiry, to installation (very fast, very painless) has been excellent.
STEPHEN CROWE, SCOTTISH FUNDING COUNCIL
We were pleased with the high level of customer service, our order was dealt with quickly and efficiently and we are thrilled with the finished product. The custom whiteboards that are exactly as we had envisaged them.
STEVE CROSTHWAITE, HOTSPUR PRIMARY SCHOOL
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