Which Vista Whiteboard

A magnetic whiteboard is a great tool for communication and when deciding on which Vista whiteboard best suits you or your customer’s needs you should first determine:
  1. What will you be using the whiteboard for and how often will it be used?
  2. What size whiteboard do you require? How long is the wall you want to use the white board on? will you be able to get the board into the building, up the stairs, around corners, or into lifts?
  3. For your intended purpose how much and how often will you use the whiteboard? Will a board with a low usage commercial surface suffice or will a more durable scratch resistant porcelain surface be a better long term choice?
    Both have very specific uses and requirements and the information below will assist you to select the most suitable whiteboard surface for your needs.

As an Australian manufacturer, Vista can manufacture to your requirements with a range of surfaces, trims and finishes to deliver the perfect result for you. We have put this guide together for you to assist you in determining which Vista whiteboard will be the best for you.

Please remember that your Vista whiteboard may also be referred to as a marker board or dry-erase board.

Commercial Whiteboard (Code VTC)

The Vista commercial whiteboard surface is an excellent low cost alternative to porcelain. The surface is warrantied for 10 years under normal use. This surface is in low end usage sites where daily regular use is not required. The surface has dry-erase capabilities and with a set cleaning procedure in place, it will provide years of easy use.
The Vista Commercial surface boards are magnetic and accept magnetic products like buttons and magnetic letters.

Porcelain Whiteboards

Vista porcelain whiteboards are manufactured to handle the rigours of busy classrooms, lecture theatres, offices, conference auditoriums and training rooms.  All Porcelain Whiteboards are made from the durable and environmentally friendly e3 ceramic surface and have a lifetime warranty on the surface.  It will not scratch, stain or fade with an unmatched erasability and a consistently smooth writing surface. You can use dry-erase whiteboard markers with confidence. A simple cleaning regime will ensure the lifelong service of your whiteboard.

There are three different types of Porcelain boards. Which Vista white board best suits your needs?

High Gloss Porcelain Surface –(Code VWB):

High Gloss Porcelain Surface has the quality and durability to withstand daily and intensive use. This is the ideal whiteboard for everyday use with it’s durable and scratch resistant surface. These boards are magnetic and accept magnetic products like buttons and magnetic strips.
If the whiteboard is to be used mainly as a projection surface see our VPS or VWBP boards.

Matt Projection Porcelain Surface –(Code VPS):

The matt projection surface is the best for all projectors including interactive projection usage with minimal whiteboard functionality. It has a substrate that provides a super flat surface especially vital to all ultra-short throw and interactive projectors. Being a matt finish the dry erasability of the surface is not as effective as the high gloss, and requires an increased use of whiteboard cleaning fluids and a more regular cleaning process.

High Gloss Projection Porcelain Surface –(Code VWBP):

We make our high gloss projection boards with a substrate that allows us to create a super-flat Porcelain high gloss surface that reproduces superb interactive projector & ultra-short throw projector images. It also has the added convenience of excellent white board erasability under daily use. This is the best choice of which Vista whiteboard for daily intensive usage as the VWB model but allows better projection reproduction. Lighting and reflections must be considered when determining the main use for this board. It may be better to use the VPS board.

High Gloss Porcelain Surface Printed –(Code VPWB):

When you want to customise your Vista whiteboard experience we have the capabilities to print Porcelain Whiteboards to your own individual designs. Be it names, lines, images, logos or colours. Production planning, sales targets and charts, safety boards, sports boards and patient care are only some of the uses for printed boards.With all of the properties of our “VWB” porcelain boards, the addition of a printed surface provides for the ultimate whiteboard experience.





Whiteboard low to medium usages. Not requiring daily intensive use.YESYESYESYESYES
Intensive whiteboard usage. Best for Education, Training Rooms, Busy Offices and Conference facilities.NOYESYESYESYES
Slide show/Power point projection usage.YESYESYESYESYES
Interactive projection useNONOYESYESNO
Flame resistantNOYESYESYESNO
Environmentally Friendly “Cradle to the Cradle” certificationNOYESYESYESNO
Can use magnetic accessoriesYESYESYESYESYES
Can be used with dry-erase or water soluble markersYESYESYESYESYES
Dry erase suitableYESYESYESYESYES
Approved whiteboard cleaning fluids compatibleYESYESYESYESYES

Once your have decided which Vista whiteboard meets your needs explore your options and available sizes, by viewing our range of options on our whiteboards pages.

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