Screws are easier to finish-off with joint compound.
Screws are easier on the framework (no impact or vibration), and easier on the drywall (less damage to the surrounding material). This means far better holding power than that of a nail.
Always use screws (not nails) in the field area of the panels because they are much, much easier to finish with joint compound.
Professional hangers will use both. For instance: If youre preparing to hang a panel on the upper wall area, nails can be pre-tacked along the top-edge of the panel so that you can start hammering with one hand, while you hold the sheet in place with the other.
In this case the nails are only used for getting the sheet in place, and then the screws are used to finish off the middle area or "field" of each panel.
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