Think Board

Reusable Idea Surface

Write Anywhere

In order to think big, sometimes you need to write big. Think Board lets you do just that. This clear, reusable dry erase sheet adheres to almost any surface to create a “white board” for dry erase markers. Whether it’s a door, wall, fridge, or desk, you can write, erase, and write again whenever inspiration strikes. Even better, it leaves no residue when it’s removed.

Founder Hanson Grant came up with the idea and successfully launched a Kickstarter campaign to put Think Board into production. As impressive as that is, consider that Grant is a student at Babson College and that Think Board is Made in the USA. That’s American ingenuity and entrepreneurialism at its finest, and it means that Think Board is dorm room tested and approved.

Think Board comes in multiple sizes to fit spaces big and small, and makes a great gift for students, artists, and even teachers (it seems they can never get enough white board space). Lay down one of these surfaces, and watch ideas and creativity spring to life.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Hanson
    Hanson

    Hi everyone! I'm thrilled to bring Think Board to The Grommet community today. I'm happy to answer any questions you have. You can hear me answer a few in the podcast below!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/18/2015 11:35 AM

    Hi everyone! I sat down with Hanson to talk a little more about Think Board and his journey as an entrepreneur. Check it out here!

  • Hanson
    Hanson – Special Guest
    6/18/2015 2:37 PM

    @Mike So cool! What a great "Meet the Maker" segment here. Thanks for taking the time to have this conversation, and for those listening, thanks for taking the time to hear my story!!

  • Michael
    Michael
    6/18/2015 12:27 PM

    How well does this work over textured wall surfaces? Is it thick enough to smooth out textured walls, or will the texture of the wall impact the writing?

  • Hanson
    Hanson – Special Guest
    6/18/2015 12:45 PM

    @Michael It will be as smooth as the surface you put it on. Try placing it on a desk if your walls will not work!!

  • Donna Jean
    Donna Jean
    6/18/2015 3:09 PM

    @why do you need velcro on this product?

  • Donna Jean
    Donna Jean
    6/18/2015 3:10 PM

    @Donna Jean

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    6/18/2015 4:02 PM

    @Donna Jean Hi Donna Jean, The velcro included is so you can stick your dry erasers up on the wall, fridge, or whatever surface next to your Think Board for convenience.

  • Kay
    Kay
    6/18/2015 12:32 PM

    Can you cut it?

  • Hanson
    Hanson – Special Guest
    6/18/2015 12:45 PM

    @Kay Yes you can! Cut it in any shape or size you desire!

  • Laura
    Laura
    6/18/2015 12:40 PM

    Love the idea of the board, and am considering purchasing the biggest one for my classroom. Does it stick on clean chalkboard? Could chalk used around the edges then migrate under the Think Board and effect adhesion? Are the corners provided with all sizes? (I need limits!) How long could I reasonable expect it to last with continuous use? Thanks!

  • Hanson
    Hanson – Special Guest
    6/18/2015 12:51 PM

    @Laura Yes it will work on a clean chalkboard! And you should be fine using chalk around the edges. And with continuous use, it should last a year or two. I use mine daily and it has lasted over a year, and is still in perfect condition!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/18/2015 1:10 PM

    Hi Laura, just one thing to keep in mind is the visibility of your writing. Because Think Board is clear, you will need to find a marker that will be visible on a black or dark green background.

  • Mary
    Mary
    6/18/2015 12:45 PM

    Can this be cut? I am considering purchasing as gift and not sure which size they would need - can they cut to suit? Thank you!

  • Hanson
    Hanson – Special Guest
    6/18/2015 12:51 PM

    @Mary Yes you can! Cut it in any shape or size you desire! I always say, go big, and then if they only need half, they can use the other half on a desk or refrigerator!

  • Frank
    Frank
    6/18/2015 12:52 PM

    How is Think Board different from the Post-it Dry Erase Surface?

  • Hanson
    Hanson – Special Guest
    6/18/2015 1:23 PM

    @Frank Hi there, Think Board is different because it is clear, so it blends in with any surface you put it on, whether a desk, door, or refrigerator!

  • Kirstin
    Kirstin
    6/18/2015 1:03 PM

    AWESOME!

  • Hanson
    Hanson – Special Guest
    6/18/2015 1:24 PM

    @Kirstin You're awesome :)

  • Mary
    Mary
    6/18/2015 1:15 PM

    Hi Hanson, cool idea! Are there any surfaces that it should not be used on or which its re-usability might be affected? ...fabric, paper, ?? Thanks! Mary

  • Hanson
    Hanson – Special Guest
    6/18/2015 1:29 PM

    @Mary Hi Mary, yes, Fabric and paper both make it a little more difficult to peel and stick. Non-porous surfaces work best!

  • Dave
    Dave
    6/18/2015 1:22 PM

    I would like a larger size can you do this , how big can you go?

  • Hanson
    Hanson – Special Guest
    6/18/2015 1:25 PM

    @Dave What size would you like? We have done sizes as large as 54" by 15 feet!

  • Kay
    Kay
    6/18/2015 2:21 PM

    Do you find that the children's sleeves get dirty when using it on their desks? I'm afraid that the dry erase pens will get messy if their arms touch the words. Also, I'm thinking of replacing a white board at my office with this. How well does it clean? I find that my white board often leaves some staining from the markers (ghosting).

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/18/2015 4:09 PM

    Hi Kay, it is certainly a possibility as it is a very similar experience to a white board. I have been using a Think Board for about a month now and have found it cleans very well!

  • Hanson
    Hanson – Special Guest
    6/18/2015 4:31 PM

    @Kay, the children don't find too many problems with smudging as well. If there is a problem, we can also swap out the markers with "wet erase" to eliminate this problem.

    It's great for an office and with proper use, should not ghost!

  • Christina
    Christina
    6/18/2015 2:31 PM

    We would have a unique use.. How well does this do in moist environments? We have a senior cat whose cat pan use we monitor. Currently we write on our closet mirror with a dry erase pen, but the pen bleeds when we shower. Am wondering if this might solve that bleeding issue... ?

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    6/18/2015 3:37 PM

    My dughter has a very big white board that is a calndar for the month They have three active chidren so everyone has a different color to write their actitivies. It is great for Grandma because when I come over I can see what is happening. My daughter is a busy lady so she forgets to tell me some of things I can be involved in. One drawback is whoever comes for a visit knows their whole life story for that month. Then she transfers this information to her regualr calendar so she can keep track of what had been done.

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  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/18/2015 4:10 PM

    Hi Christina, moisture will probably have some effect on it, but it will likely be a better solution that the mirror as it is more conducive to writing.

  • Hanson
    Hanson – Special Guest
    6/18/2015 4:33 PM

    @Christina, moisture should be okay. It gets a little tricky if trying to write with lots of moisture in the air (ie. While showering) but if the writing is there, it should be in the clear!

  • Christina
    Christina
    6/18/2015 6:13 PM

    @Hanson Thanks for the replies! It is worth a try, as Mike says, it is a better solution to writing on the mirror; and yes Hanson, the writing is present before the moisture fills the air.

    Thanks again !

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/19/2015 10:41 AM

    Happy to help, Christina! Enjoy!

  • Tom
    Tom
    6/18/2015 4:59 PM

    How do I get in touch with you Hanson?

  • Gail
    Gail
    6/18/2015 5:04 PM

    ...Gail : Where do I post a question?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/18/2015 5:07 PM

    Nailed it, Gail! Did you have something specifically in mind?

    Tom, feel free to post a question here on the board?

  • Gail
    Gail
    6/18/2015 5:08 PM

    Gail : Can you write on this while attached to one surface, then remove it and apply it to another surface with the initial writing still intact?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/18/2015 5:22 PM

    Hi Gail, you sure can! But keep in mind, it will lose its adhesive strength the more you change surfaces.

  • Hanson
    Hanson – Special Guest
    6/18/2015 5:24 PM

    @Tom hi Tom, ask away!

  • Karen
    Karen
    6/18/2015 5:45 PM

    Hi, easy question - my son wants the largest size for his college dorm this fall. Will it stay on the wall all school year without leaving marks? And do you think if he only puts it up once each year (then removes it for summer break), do you think it has the potential to make it all 4 years with both adhesion and usability?

  • Hanson
    Hanson – Special Guest
    6/18/2015 9:59 PM

    @Karen Hi Karen, regarding the first question, it won't leave marks on the wall, and if it does, they can be easily removed with hair spray! And if he is careful with reapplying it to the liner, it's possible!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    6/18/2015 9:59 PM

    @Karen I'd say it will go the distance. It certainly will stay on the wall all year without making marks and if he stores it carefully (i.e. no excess dusty situations) it should go all four years. Congrats to your son for his upcoming college entry.

  • Karen
    Karen
    6/18/2015 10:32 PM

    @Jules @ Hanson Thanks so much for the responses! This is the perfect solution to taking a large whiteboard to college, and still managing to pack it in the car, not to mention summer storage. And the calendar will be a perfect addition. Thank you for making such a awesome and needed product, and best of luck with your future ideas - I'll be watching for them!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/19/2015 10:52 AM

    Thanks for the kind words, Karen! A couple of us at the office have been using them for about a month and we love them! And you're right, it is the perfect college solution. I wish I had one!

    Hanson, can you invent a time machine next so I can go back and have Think Boards in my dorm? Thanks! :)

  • Candy
    Candy
    6/18/2015 6:11 PM

    Can this be cut? I need 2 and could use the 30x30 to make 2 boards.

  • Candy
    Candy
    6/18/2015 6:14 PM

    @Candy. I found the answer....had not seen the previous comments. Sorry.

  • Joe
    Joe
    6/18/2015 10:26 PM

    I teach English overseas in remote areas. This think board will be great in my make shift classrooms. I need to know if the large one can be folded in half so it will fit into a suitcase. If so, will the bent create a crease?

  • Hanson
    Hanson – Special Guest
    6/18/2015 11:35 PM

    @Joe, I have packed a few away to remote countries as well, folding them multiple times in my suitcase. While folding works, and the crease is manageable, it won't last more than a few transportations

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