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Best Medium for Gridding White Boards
« on: July 26, 2011, 03:40:45 pm »
With the release of the new Standard Practices, I realize that I need to update my inside white board format. 

I have the masonite for it, but I'm interested in learning the best method of marking the grids.  In my previous attempts I've used art tape (aka pin-striping tape).  The process was arduous.  Now that the best practice is to make one big board, it's going to be even more arduous.  I've been told permanent marker is no good because dry erase marker ruins it. 

Does anyone else have a medium that they'd recommed using to grid a masonite white board?
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Re: Best Medium for Gridding White Boards
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011, 03:57:51 pm »
We used to used permanent marker and yes dry erase markers can erase it.

For our second set of boards we used vinyl marking tape and that wasn't bad at all.
http://identi-tape.com/vinyl1-4.html

It did stretch a bit while pulling it and then shrunk down on the board leaving a couple small gaps.  Just make sure you don't stretch it while pulling out out and you should be good.
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Re: Best Medium for Gridding White Boards
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011, 04:09:20 pm »
This is the same stuff as art tape.  Thanks for the suggestion, but I'd rather avoid the expense and serious time sink that using art tape was if there is something else out there.  But I'm also fully aware this might be the best way to go.
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Re: Best Medium for Gridding White Boards
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2011, 04:12:33 pm »
The intent of the single board is so that there is a central place to see all penalties that are facing the same direction. We still use two whiteboards, but we now position them with no gap between them and on the same plane.
I do not deviate from standard practices, and do not consider this a deviation. So you may not need to change your whiteboards.

We have used vinyl tape as well. I think we used 3/16", not 1/4" and it has been successful.
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Re: Best Medium for Gridding White Boards
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 05:26:34 pm »
We had issues with the tape coming off. We now have sharpie marked boards. You just have to make sure you get it right the first time.

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Re: Best Medium for Gridding White Boards
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2011, 05:32:36 pm »
My league's board is currently marked with that vinyl pinstriping tape, but it needs some help. I'm planing to tear it apart and start from scratch during the offseason, and find myself wondering if a paint pen might work. Has anyone tried this?
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Re: Best Medium for Gridding White Boards
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2011, 09:59:35 pm »
Our head ref made our IWB with sharpies; before the last bout (about 4 uses in), we wet over it with sharpies. We bout once a month and it's not a huge issue (yet).
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Re: Best Medium for Gridding White Boards
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2011, 07:20:33 am »
Hey...  Just to let you guys know, since I am a dahlia farmer and am a NSO (just recruited) for Mill City Mayhem in Longview, Wa.  I use sharpies all the time for marking tubers and the tags.  The regular sharpie will face out over time and also on the whiteboard, the whiteboard cleaner will eventually break down and fade away.  There is another type of sharpie that is much more permanent, and that's the Sharpie Industrial.  It takes a longer time for it to fade and such.  The names that I even put on my dahlia tuber stays nice and dark (heh, sometimes, if the 'mother tuber' that I plant keeps the marking, the letters are all stretched out.)  Here is a picture of it. 

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Re: Best Medium for Gridding White Boards
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2011, 11:47:28 am »
We found a "sign maker" (don't know if it's the correct term in English) as a sponsor.
He printed the table on adhesive film and put it on rigid foam boards. The film does not work as perfect as a classic whiteboard since it's harder to clean and needs replacement once a year. But it looks very professional.

You could try to find a sign maker and offer them to put their Logo/Ad on the back of the board(s) to get it for free or at a discount.

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Re: Best Medium for Gridding White Boards
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2011, 06:06:44 pm »
+1 for Industrial Sharpies. I use those at work all the time (in a lab, full of chemicals) and they are really difficult to remove. I bet you'd have good luck with those.
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Re: Best Medium for Gridding White Boards
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2011, 01:52:18 am »
I just took care of our whiteboard this weekend and tried the Industrial Sharpie method.  Unfortunately they failed pretty quickly.  Our dry-erase markers cut through them without any trouble at all.  I was actually pretty surprised at that.  We ended up making a quick run to an auto-parts store and bought some car pin-striping tape and that worked perfectly.  We'll see how it holds up over time.

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Re: Best Medium for Gridding White Boards
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2012, 09:31:57 am »
We also used car pin striping from an auto parts store and they have lasted for a year so far with no problems. It looks like it will hold up for many more years too.

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Re: Best Medium for Gridding White Boards
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2012, 10:52:02 am »
We also used auto pin-striping tape and it has been solid for an entire season. And to echo Wood's post, no reason to go with a single ginormous whiteboard. It's cheaper, more convenient to transport, and swappable with bench changes if you use two separate boards.
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