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Best Poster Board

An anonymous girl holds a large white canvas sign with room for text or copy space.

Poster board may seem simple, but its uses for students and teachers are almost limitless. Poster board allows students to put together projects and is a great way for teachers to present anything from the days of the week to the planets or new spelling words. These options are our top picks based on factors such as size, color and durability.

Pacon Super Value poster board is not too stiff, but still thick enough to hold up well when used to create visual aids. The bulk amount of poster board in this pack makes it a good option for classrooms.

Medium Option

School Smart poster Board has a bright white color designed to make images and words stand out. Even when used with heavy-duty markers, the ink doesn’t tend to bleed through. The poster boards have one glossy and one matte side, allowing users to choose the option that best suits their needs.

ArtSkills poster board can be used in many different ways, from creating signs to crafting visual aids. The poster board also picks up different media from basic ink to spray paint.

UCreate Economy poster board has a nice weight that helps it hold up well and prevent rips or tears. Its matte surface makes it a good choice for use with different types of inks, paints and glue.

Office Depot poster boards are a sturdy choice. They hold up well with items glued onto them and can be rolled and unrolled without damage. One side is slightly glossy, making it good for use with materials such as paint.

Expert Commentary

The possibilities are endless with poster boards — from presentations to art projects to creating signs — and the options above are great choices. I like the various options from matte to glossy as well as the different sizes. Choose the one that best suits what you are looking for — if you are looking to use markers vs. paint, you need to consider what material works best with that choice.

Our Expert Consultant

Kelsey Daubenmier

Kelsey Daubenmier is a licensed primary school teacher with over 10 years of experience in primary education. Kelsey thoughtfully balances the demands of raising four children with the never-ending stack of papers to grade and lesson plans to prepare. In the last decade, Kelsey has gained experiences educating children as young as 5 and as old as 11. She is passionate about bringing the best possible baby and children’s products to you and your loved ones.