Frequently Asked Questions

With almost 10 years supplying shadow boards to industry leads, we’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you through your shadow board process


Yes – your shadow board quotation from Klipspringer will include the necessary hooks and holders for your utensils. In some cases where there are special / bespoke requirements, we may agree (following mutual discussion) for you to fix utensil hanging brackets to the shadow board(s) yourself.

As the name suggests, Foamex is a sheet material made from PVC foam. Following extensive testing and market feedback, we believe Foamex is not hardwearing enough for shadow boards, and almost certainly causes food safety and bacteria concerns in high risk environments. Klipspringer recommend using fully certified composite aluminium material for shadow boards. For more information click here.

Yes – Klipspringer shadow boards are made from material suitable for external use. Our direct print and hot laminate process make our shadow boards significantly more suited to outdoor applications than some alternative options which use cold laminate or apply vinyl shadows. All laminates are external grade.

Klipspringer is the only shadow board manufacturer to offer a method of attaching shadow boards to walls that can be removed for clean down or straightforward relocation. View our shadow board fixing options here.

No – all Klipspringer shadow boards have provision for a logo as standard at no extra charge.

Each outlet has it’s own protocol and requirements for fixing Shadow Boards to walls and in working areas. We therefore recommend Shadow Boards are installed by your inhouse team (e.g. engineering). We are available to advise as required.

There are a number of different methods for mounting your shadow boards – you can view all our options here.

A frequent problem! Klipspringer offers static and mobile stainless steel frames for shadow boards, allowing you to locate anywhere you need. You can find all our shadow board fixing options here.

From receiving your brief, we aim to provide you with a no obligation quotation within 24 hours. Once we receive your purchase order/ payment (subject to account status), our design team will provide full visual proofs, so you can see exactly what your shadow board looks like. Once you have signed off the proofs, your order is moved to production and will be delivered within 5-7 working days of proof approval. If you have an urgent deadline, please speak to our team about fast track turnaround – we will be happy to discuss your timeline and come up with a plan!

Please specify at time of enquiry whether you wish us to include utensils on quotation. We recommend them!

For cleaning stations, utensils for the shadow boards are always included on the quotation as standard.  We fully recommend that our shadow boards are purchased with utensils for better visual presentation (as everything will match up) and reducing your equipment replacement costs!

Documentation is available detailing the material properties of our shadow boards, which are used widely in BRC accredited food production environments.  Due to their hygienic design and uncompromising quality, they are suitable even in High Care areas – please contact our shadow board team for further information here.

As the requirements for each factory/facility are different, we do not supply shadow boards with wall fixings. Note: where 25mm stand-offs are selected, these are supplied but not the wall fixings. Please contact our shadow board team for more information here.

Yes – our state-of-the-art design and print facilities give us exceptional versatility. Why not utilise this so your shadow boards match your corporate colour scheme, including management initiatives and objectives? For inspiration, view our shadow board gallery here.

We do not charge for standard shadow board designs. Simply purchase online, or get in touch and we will provide a no obligation quotation. On receipt of your order, full visual proofs will be provided free of charge. We will not proceed to print until you have signed off the proofs.

The majority of our shadow boards are bespoke to our customers’ precise equipment requirements, so our design team are well-practiced at efficiently fitting all the necessary tools and utensils into the smallest possible board size.  This keeps the cost of the shadow boards to a minimum. If you have specific dimensions you wish to work to, please contact our team who will be happy to advise.

The life span of Klipspringer shadow boards depends on your application and environment, but we have many customers with shadow boards still going strong after over 8 years! Often, a change of colour coding policy or equipment needs drive a change in shadow board requirements before they reach the end of their working life. Our composite aluminium shadow boards are made from hard-wearing and durable materials, and our direct print process also increases the life of the shadow board by removing the risk of peeling shadows. All Klipspringer shadow boards have a heat-sealed laminate capable of withstanding the harsh demands industrial use.

In addition to the standard 11 hygiene colours from Klipspringer, our state-of-the-art design and print facilities allow us to print whatever colour and design you wish for. Instead of colour on white, or white on colour shadow boards, why not incorporate your corporate brand colours or design patterns? All at no extra charge! For inspiration, view our shadow board gallery here.

Our simple 6 step process ensures you get your shadow boards in good time with ease. View our process here.

Whilst many of the boards we supply are wall-mounted, in many cases fixing shadow boards to the wall is not an option. This may be because of a number of factors such as limited wall space or new walling which cannot be fixed to. In larger production halls, the walls may not be close enough to the required area.  In these situations Klipspringer has two alternative options for your shadow boards:

Magnetic shadow boards
Klipspringer’s magnetic shadow boards attach to any magnetic surface without the need for mechanical fixings, so they do not damage walls. This makes them easy to move for cleaning or as requirements change, as they can easily be moved to an alternative location. 
Free-standing shadow board frames
Klipspringer’s stainless steel mobile or static shadow board frames can be placed in any location as required, even if there are no walls available. 
You can view both our static and mobile frames options in greater detail here.

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