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  definition of terms

There are 2 types of portable support – Stretched and Unstretched. These elements must be in harmony with each other. If the support is too lightweight, it is often, at times unstable.

Stretched Support
Materials such as canvas, stretched over a frame or panel.
Unstretched Support
Plywoods or fibreboard without a frame
Portable Support A portable support allows you to move it freely from place to place
Important Characteristics Lightweight, Stable, Durable
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