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I'm talking about large paperboard that school children create their projects on. They might draw or paste things on them, usually to present some sort of information. You may see them carrying them rolled up and held with a rubber band.

School project on paperboard
M's global warming poster presentation by ttcopley.

What is this called in the New York region?

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Probably called that elsewhere in the US. Maybe Rhode Island. – Mitch Jan 6 '13 at 23:05
I know I call it a manila cardboard. – Blessed Geek Jan 7 '13 at 2:16
I think I call it 'Bristol board,' or is that the thinner stuff? – JAM Jan 7 '13 at 4:50
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This would be called poster board. It may also be called a tri-fold display board.

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Thanks, it was poster board I was thinking of! – Louis Jan 6 '13 at 22:18

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