Flip Charts and Accessories
Flip Charts or flipcharts are ideal for informal meetings or brainstorming sessions. Nobo do a great range of flipchart easels ranging from simple ‘A’ frame easels to those with extendable arms and telescopic legs or castors for easy mobility. Flipchart pads come in A1 size as standard but there are other sizes available from the leading flipchart manufacturer Nobo.
If you need any advice on which flipchart is right for you then please call the Office Allsorts team on 0115 9455833 for assistance.
Flipchart easels and flip chart pads combine to offer a great, simple and low cost option when presenting, during meetings, when carrying out training or for group brainstorming sessions. Thanks to their flexibility in offering both a paper or dry wipe surface on which to write and their portability they can be used in many different situations and offer a handy alternative to whiteboards .
What should you look for when buying a flipchart easel……..
Flipchart Easels -Are used to hold flipchart pads and can vary considerably in functionality and price. At their most basic, a flipchart easel is an ‘A’ frame capable of holding a flipchart pad. At the other extreme, there are flipchart easels with extending arms for displaying additional sheets of paper and those that have telescopic stands on castors for easy mobility. Many flipchart easels will also have useful drawing and writing aids such as integrated rulers and built in pen holders. Flipchart easels are ideal for meeting rooms, sales floors, training rooms or anywhere that may be used for meetings. They can also be transported easily thanks to their lightweight construction and telescopic legs available with many models. Flipchart easels all have a drywipe board surface which effectively makes them a whiteboard on wheels and on some boards the surface is magnetic which gives the easel greater flexibility in terms of its uses. The final key consideration is the easels mobility. Entry level boards are mounted on a tripod of legs, however if you need to move the easel more freely then look for those mounted on a castor base of 5 wheels.
Flipchart Pads - Usually A1 in size and made from plain paper. They are available in singles or packs of five and in 20 sheet or 40 sheet pads. If you need a flipchart pad but are missing a flipchart chart easel then some pads now have a sticky tab that allows them to be stuck to almost any surface. For smaller ‘round the desk’ meetings there are desktop, freestanding flipchart pads. A more recent invention are the ‘magic’ flipchart rolls which can simply but cut to length and stuck to a wall or table top, they leave no residue and work with standard flipchart pens.
Flipchart pens - Specifically designed to work with flipchart pads and have features such as ‘no bleed through’ and dry safe ink which means that if you do forget to put the cap back on your pen it won’t dry out.
We have a number of great articles on flipchart easels in the Office Allsorts blog.