Magiboards is happy to be exhibiting at the Safety & Health Expo 2013 which takes place between 14 to 16 May at the NEC in Birmingham.
Magiboards will be showcasing its innovative custom designed printed whiteboards. There will be a full size working sample of our continuous improvement board on the stand and our new Sales Manager, Darren Lea, will be on hand to listen to your requirements and explain how the product and order process works.
The bespoke printed whiteboards are ideal for health and safety monitoring. You decide what goes on the board. Simply send us a sketch and we will generate the artwork for you and let you have a digital proof before the board goes to production.
Magiboards Limited will be on – Stand H22
Safety and Health Expo is Europe’s leading annual exhibition for the occupational safety and health industry and the only health and safety show to have the exclusive support of key industry partners, IOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health),RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) and the BSIF (The British Safety Industry Federation).
Taking place from the 14-16 May 2013 at the NEC Birmingham, the show is dedicated to sourcing innovations from across the sector and helping you, the health and safety professional, gain the information you require to ensure the highest standards of health and safety within your workplaces. In 2012 the show attracted 7,951 pure visitors, a 9.7% increase year on year.
Come and visit us on our stand at Safety & Health Expo at the NEC in Birmingham on 14 to 16 May 2013
Magiboards Limited – Stand H22
Magiboards has recently done a full installation of 3 meeting rooms for South Central Ambulance in Eastleigh in Hampshire.
The Resilience and Special Operations Division has chosen the MagiRail track system which allows three whiteboards to stack neatly one behind the other. This offers both space flexibility and also means that certain information can be screened from view if necessary.
The boards chosen are the top grade enamel steel which, with its 25 year surface guarantee, offers a life time of dry wipeability and leaves the meeting rooms looking professional for years to come.
The installation was headed up by Mr Kevin Jackman who is a full time employee at Magiboards and who also manages the factory team.
Karen Graham said she was pleased with the installation and that the boards looked really good.
As a UK manufacturer of whiteboards and noticeboards, we are able to make any of our boards to the exact size you need. We have been offering this bespoke cutting down service for many years, filling a gap in the market place created when many of our competitors began purchasing dry wipe boards and pinboards in standard sizes and colours from China.
Now, following feedback from you, we have introduced this system into our web shop.
At the bottom of the standard sizes in the left hand menu bar, you will find a click through for ‘Need a bespoke size?‘ If you click on this, you will go through to a custom sizes configurator. Simply choose if you want a whiteboard or noticeboard, choose your surface : For whiteboards, you can choose from standard non magnetic (2 year surface guarantee), or magnetic coated steel (5 year surface guarantee) or magnetic enamel steel (25 year surface guarantee). For noticeboards, you can choose from bulletin linoleum, cork, hessian, loop nylon, felt or Sundeala. Next, enter the size you require. Simply follow the instructions. Remember that the maximum size board in one piece in 240 x 120cm, so any size below this is possible as long the smallest side does not exceed 120cm and the largest side does not exceed 240cm. Finally you will see images of all the framing options available in that size. Click on the product you would like and you can take your special bespoke sized board through to the basket as normal.
If you need a larger size than 240cm, you can still contact customer services on 01952 292111 and they will calculate a cut and join board for you.
We look forward to getting your feedback.
Erwin and I would like to send our very best wishes to you for a lovely Christmas and wish you all the best for 2013.
2012 has been a good year:
We are proud of being a family run business and UK whiteboard and noticeboard manufacturer. We have continued to invest in our manufacturing plant with the whole factory getting a new and improved layout and machine investment in a new glue roller to help further speed up the production process. This has resulted in a price reduction on our noticeboards in particular.
In 2012, we launched the new improved web site. This included a side menu bar which allows you to narrow down to a product easily and with each noticeboard having an appropriate image, including fabric colourways. The feedback from you has been very positive and we have further plans to enhance the website next year…As always, let us know of any improvements which could make your life easier!
As a UK manufacturer of noticeboards and whiteboards, we continue to offer special bespoke sizes and special bespoke products which your customers need. This is one of the strengths and pleasures of being a local manufacturer.
Of course, we do not exist without you and Erwin and I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you for your continued support and custom.
The whole team at Magiboards is looking forward to 2013.
Angela and Erwin
A big congratulations to Philippa Hill for her 1st class honours degree at Edinburgh College of Art Textile Design.
Philippa used a special bespoke size corkboard to display her final project.
Philippa wrote to us after gaining her degree to thank us for the good service:
“You might not remember but in May this year I called you at the end of my degree asking for a custom made corkboard. You responded to my request and a fab corkboard which arrived just in time for my degree hand in! (I reckon it helped me to get my 1st class degree too!)
I would just like to thank you for your help! Attached is a photograph of my degree show (with the board). ”
Edinburgh College of Art Textile Design graduate.
As well as custom made corkboards, Magiboards offers 8 standard sizes ( 60×60 , 90×60, 120×60, 120×90, 120×120, 150×120, 180×120 and 240×120 cm)
For more information, please feel free to contact customer services.
We will now regularly be adding products to our sale items area of the website which you can find at the end of the top menu bar.
The cheap whiteboards currently on sale are dry wipe laminate, non magnetic finish. The quality of the whiteboard is perfect but the discounted price reflects the size which is 8mm smaller than our usual white boards.
We are happy to offer quantity price breaks, so if you purchase 1 off, it will be £10.95, but should you wish to have 25, then the unit price reduces to £8.95. This compares with a normal 90 x 60cm non magnetic whiteboard which sells to the trade at £20 (usual carriage conditions apply).
All boards come complete with all fixings and instructions.
Most schools have now completed their open evenings for next year’s intake. Ralph Sadleir School in Hertfordshire used Magiboards’ noticeboards to show the beautiful, creative work that the students have been producing over the last year.
Miss Haywood, Finance Assistant at the school, said: ‘I just wanted to say a big Thank You for the speedy delivery of these boards. They really helped to promote the school on our open evening!’
Miss Haywood had chosen the classic blue felt noticeboards with an anodised aluminium frame. The Best Buy felt pinboards are available in 4 colours: red, blue, green and grey and come in 5 standard sizes with the choice of framing options: unframed, aluminium framed and 25mm wood framed.
The Best Buy notice boards are one of the most popular sellers and, although we manufacture the pinboards at our factory in Telford UK, we do hold stock, so if anyone needs a speedy next day delivery, please just ask.
A custom designed printed whiteboard is much more than a dry wipe surface. Every customer who designs their own board ends up with a specific tool to help them better control, plan and run their businesses.
We believe that these printed dry wipe boards need to look good and function perfectly. That is why we use high quality coated steel which is a durable magnetic surface with a 5 year surface guarantee. The printing process is also carefully chosen: Sublimation is a technique which heats the ink to a gas at very high temperatures which allows the ink to enter the surface of the whiteboard….no unsightly gridding tape. A sharp high quality print at a a very affordable price.
Lee Butterfield, Station Manager at Virgin Atlantic Airways says: ‘We have been able to print exactly the information we needed onto a magnetic whiteboard. The quality of the print is very high and it is easy to wipe clean. We would happily recommend these bespoke printed whiteboards to other companies.’
Lee is using Magiboards’ magnetic paper holders to compliment the printed whiteboards.
One of the benefits of producing our whiteboards and noticeboards in the UK, is our ability to offer you, the customer, what you need. This flexibility allows you to choose the exact size pinboard or printed dry wipe board you want.
The largest size noticeboard offered on the web site is a 240 x 120cm. If you wish to have an interim size and want to know what this would cost, simply choose the next standard size up, and Magiboards will cut it down to the exact size you want at no extra cost! You can order through customer services who will happily take your credit card payment.
One of our customers once said ‘It is easy to buy 10000 of something, but much more difficult to find 1. That’s why we have been dealing with Magiboards for over 30 years’
Magiboards is happy to have partnered up with Office Depot to supply their custom made printed white boards to the NHS sector.
Hospitals can now order easily through Office Depot and can be supplied with a magnetic whiteboard with any information printed on it that they need. The dry wipe printed boards are regularly used in theatres, wards and waiting areas.
The custom made printed whiteboards are available in 4 standard sizes: 90x60cm, 120 x 90cm, 150x120cm and 180 x 120cm
The product offering includes printed aluminium framed bespoke whiteboard, artwork generation , digital proof, amendment and delivery to the hospital.
Marketing Director, Angela van der Stap, says she is delighted with the new partnership which will allow more hospitals to benefit from this fantastic product and service.
Magiboards has updated its range of rail products:
- New bracketry means that now 2 boards of the same size can glide easily one behind the other.
- A new safety clip can be added to the top and bottom channel to stop the board coming off the rail.
- Production has moved to the Telford factory which means that new sizes and finishes are available.
We are very pleased with the launch of our brand new website on 9 May 2012.
We have spent a lot of time trying to make it as quick and easy as possible for you to find the product you need. We have therefore introduced a side menu bar to help you get to your desired product as quickly as possible.
We are also keen to give you as much information as you need. Hence every noticeboard has a large image where you can choose your fabric colour and see exactly what your finished pinboard will look like. There are also downloadable pdfs with extra product specifications
As usual, our regular customers can log in for special trade prices. Once logged in, your prices will appear automatically and your delivery details will be saved.
Do, please, let us know what you think and if there is anything that we can improve, we shall!
Did you know?
In 1966 the founder of Magiboards worked for a large steel manufacturer that produced enamel steel for architectural markets. One of the benefits of this material was that it was easy to wipe off any markings and this sparked the idea to make writing boards in this material, to replace the then prevalent slate blackboards in schools.
And so Magiboards was born, and ever since, for more than 46 years now, we have been at the forefront of innovation in offering tools and equipment for teaching, training, presentation, conference, display and exhibition. Enamel steel still is the highest quality whiteboard available in the market and although we offer a 25 year guarantee on our enamel board surface some of the board we made back in 1966 are still being used today!
Magiboards, inventor of the the whiteboard
British consumers are more and more concerned about the provenance of the goods they buy. “Buy British”,
“Local Produce”, are terms heard more and more, particularly in conjunction with food. But have you ever wondered about the “Food Miles” of the office products you buy? Most pens, paper and furniture these days comes from the Far East, China in particular, but there are still some British manufacturers out there!
Magiboards are among them. We are proud to be British manufacturers. Some of our input materials come from overseas. Enamel steel, for instance, is not manufactured in this country. But we have a large, skilled and very competitive manufacturing base in Telford in the Midlands. This means that we make your whiteboard, notice board, lockable glazed board, column board, etc. to order. It also means that we can make it exactly to your specifications. If you want it slightly narrower, with different fabric, printed to your own design, virtually everything is possible.
If you want to ensure that your product comes from the UK, ask your supplier outright, or if you think they may be spinning the answer to suit their needs, ask if they can customise the product. Often that gives you a clue about its manufacturing base. Of course, if you order from Magiboards you know that you are ordering from a British Manufacturer, offering quality products at competitive prices and with low “Board Miles”!
The University of Reading invests £200,000
Magiboards supplies and installs Column Boards
Several teaching and learning rooms in the HumSS building have been refitted during the summer. Magiboards has supplied and installed new column boards as well as projection facilities and dry wipe whiteboards. Each room also received new blackout blinds, carpets and an improved lighting system. The rooms set a new standard and are a benchmark for the future.
Most of the work was funded from money received from the hire of University rooms through the Commercial Services Office.
Many of our customers are asking us exactly what is required as regards fire rating standards for Notice boards and pin boards.
- Notice boards are NOT subject to building regulation; they are part of the furniture and fittings, not the wall linings, so any reference to Building Regulations 2000 Approved Document B Volume 2 – Buildings Other than Dwellinghouses 2006 edition amended 2007 is irrelevant.
- Notice boards are only fire rated if the supplier can issue a certificate to demonstrate this. Such certificates will exclusively apply to the exact colour notice board tested. However, most people will accept that a board consisting of the same composite materials comply with fire regulations.
- Wood framed notice boards are NEVER fire rated; the backboard and covering may be, but the total board will not be fire rated. An aluminium frame is recommended in place of a wooden one where an FRB board is needed.
Together with Fire Safety authorities Magiboards have produced a brief document with full details of all prevailing regulations and advice about the suitability of the various types of notice boards in different environments. For a free copy or for tailormade advice about the best boards for your requirements, please contact our customer service team on 01952 292 111 or via email by clicking on the following link:
The sales of magnetic music boards, pre printed with staves, have risen
dramatically. The printed whiteboards have a 5 year surface guarantee
and are made from coated steel.
Sales have increased in particular through specialised music catalogue
companies who have spotted a niche market in adding a magnetic
whiteboard with pre printed music staves to their full instrumental range.
To compliment the music boards, Magiboards offers dry wipe pens, magnets and other magnetic accessories which can be used with the printed whiteboards. The boards can also be supplied in a sturdy mobile version with safe, lockable wheels.