Should I use a Red Board or a Gray Board?
Is Glass Board better than Phenolic?
In which situation is Poly Board a better choice?
These questions are often asked by graphic arts press operators. However, once you understand a simple concept, you will be able to make the right selection for your particular need.
A general rule for selecting the correct board is: The finer your line for your printing, the harder your make-ready board should be. The make-ready boards in order from hardest to softest are as follows: Glass Board, Phenolic, Gray Board. Red Board and Poly Board. The harder the board, the less filling will occur.