The quality of a menu board is a function of its constituent material. It’s the reason Smart Hospitality supplies go far and beyond to give customers menu boards made from premium materials.
There are different materials that can be used for menu boards, including Wood, Buckram, Acrylic and Leather. Each material has its own uniqueness. Your choice of material will determine how customers perceive your business.
Because there are so many different materials on the market, owners of restaurants, hotels, bars, and cafes along with other types of hospitality businesses have more alternatives than ever before when it comes to selecting menu boards.
After determining the most appropriate material for the menu board based on the needs of your company, there are a few more aspects of the menu board that require your attention. They include the typefaces, if it will be single-sided or double-sided, sizes, materials and colours .
Using custom menu board materials that accurately represent your company and enable you to adjust your menus prices and items quickly is essential.
Keep reading as we dive deeper into the various custom menu boards available for your hospitality business.
Types of Menu Board Materials
Many options are available for use, but we will discuss a few popular menu board materials and their benefits.
This is one of the most popular materials for menu boards. Wood menu boards can be made in any style, shape and colour.
This menu board material offers logo laser etching and screen printing options. A band or a clip is used to fasten the insert to the wooden board, converting it to a clipboard menu. We suggest using a wood finish for high-volume eateries, rustic settings, sports bars, and more.
It uses glue to join many sheets of thin wood together. It’s crucial that the adhesive withstands moisture and securely joins the plywood layers. The strength and hardness of the menu pad will vary depending on the type of wood used to make the plywood.
Check if the clip or string is securely fastened to the plywood’s surface. A translucent varnish is applied to the clipboard surface to strengthen the plywood’s water resistance. Since wood doesn’t naturally resist water, the varnish will help keep the wood structure in good shape.
Acrylic menu board materials are a fantastic choice for restaurants looking for vibrant or unique signage. They are also fairly sturdy and water-resistant. This menu board frequently uses the band design, in which two bands hold the menu insert. These are recommended for kid-friendly restaurants, lively atmospheres, dining, and more.
Menu boards from Bamboo are great for restaurant brands. A fashionable and environmentally responsible choice is the bamboo menu boards. It is the perfect material for custom menu boards. They resemble wooden menu boards. They can have a logo that has been laser etched or screen printed, and they are quite durable.
The fabric feels excellent in your customers’ hands and gives cafés and coffee shops a pleasant, friendly air.
They come in a huge variety of patterns, hues, and textures and can even be rustic. It’s a classic and premium choice for displaying a mouth-watering menu to guests.
This menu board style blends toughness, luxury, and a stunning design. We have an extensive range of fabric menu boards at Smart Hospitality Supplies.
Vivella is a material that looks like leather yet has a velvety feel. Vivella is exceptionally long-lasting and is available in an extensive palette of colours.
Buckram is a rough, heavy, open-weave fabric made from cotton or hemp. The fabric is soaked in a shrinking agent like wheat starch paste or glue and then dried. Most of the time, buckram fabric gives a menu board structure and shape.
Because it is impervious to moisture, insects, and mould, it is widely used to make menu boards.
Our Wood Effect Menu Boards are manufactured from genuine wood grain; they have the appearance and texture of high-priced wood but at a fraction of the price!
They offer durability and a high-quality appearance to show off your menus.
Our Saddle Hide is manufactured from 100% pure leather. Every hide is hand-picked to guarantee that the finished product is of the highest quality.
Because this is natural leather, please be aware that each hide will be unique and may contain minor marks or blemishes.
Hides are considered full-grain leather if they have not been processed to remove defects, also known as natural markings, on the hide’s surface.
Because the grain is left in its natural state, it can achieve the highest possible fibre strength and durability. Full-grain leather is used to craft high-quality custom menu boards.
Scratching the surface of the leather with your nail can be one technique to determine whether or not it is full-grain. The presence of a lighter-coloured streak can identify a full-grain product.
The Hydra Recycled Leather Menu Boards has a full leather texture and an aroma reminiscent of genuine leather.
The goal of this material is to create the appearance of genuine leather but at a lower cost.
Our hydra recycled leathers are both composed of 85% genuine leather that has been salvaged from waste products of the tanning industry. These leathers were developed as environmentally friendly materials, perfect for your new menu boards!
What is your favourite restaurant menu board material from our list? Let’s help make it a reality. With a bit of creativity, we are sure your menu displays will look great regardless of the material you use.
To enhance the appeal of your bar,cafe or restaurant menu boards, contact us at Smart Hospitality Supplies. As our name implies, we are dedicated to helping hospitality business owners make the best use of custom menu board displays to enhance visibility and customer experience.
We have an extensive range of products with different wood finishes. We do both single and double-sided menu board printing. We use corner mounts and drill holes for personalisation.
We believe that a good menu display will help increase revenue generation for your business. So, for further information on menu board printing service, reach out to us today!
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