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2014-09-13 23:01:30

Universal Laser Systems and Adchem Corporation completed a study laser cutting eleven (11) acrylic and rubber-based systems in double-sided, transfer adhesives and double-sided foam tape constructions.

2014-09-11 23:09:48

GIA initiates research coverage on the global “Writing and Marking Instruments” market, as part of its ongoing multiple research projects on diverse industries and markets.

2014-09-10 23:12:33

Essentra Specialty Tapes (formerly Duraco Inc.

2014-09-09 23:11:30

Narrow web label printing system leader Afinia Label announced today that they have completed a reseller’s agreement with Lofton Label, Inc. of Inver Grove Heights, (Minneapolis) Minn.

2014-09-05 23:04:41

Michelman has introduced DigiGuard Gloss 310, a protective overprint varnish for flexible packaging printing applications.

2014-09-04 16:28:57

New 70 lb. Gloss and Satin Text and 12 x 18 Skid Pack Now in Stock MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Sept.

2014-09-03 23:05:07

Narrow web label printing system leader Afinia Label announced today that they will be unveiling new finishing solutions at LabelExpo Americas in Rosemont, IL from September 9 – 11 in booth

2014-08-29 23:05:24

Ellsworth Adhesives is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at this year’s Medical Electronics Symposium at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon September 18 and 19, 2014.


Latest Stationery Reference Libraries

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2010-12-03 22:59:13

The Post-it note is a piece of stationery designed for temporarily attaching notes to documents and other surfaces through the use of a strip of adhesive on the back. They are most commonly seen in a 3-inch square and yellow in color although they can come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. A low-tack adhesive allows the notes to be stuck and removed quickly with no residue left behind. Art Fry, of 3M, created the post-it note by using an adhesive developed by a colleague. 3M was...

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2010-11-15 19:31:34

A staple remover is a device that can remove a staple from a given material quickly without causing damage. The metal wedge at the end of the stapler can be used to achieve the same result; however, it tends to tear fragile papers. The staple remover is composed of two opposing wedges on a pivot with a spring that returns it to the open position after use. They also go by the term decleater in many former British colonies. The user can either forcefully clip the front side of the staple...

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2010-10-26 18:29:03

A paper clip is a thin wire in a looped shape that uses elasticity and strength of its construction materials to compress and hold pieces of paper together. Other types of clips use a two piece clamping system. Recent innovations are multi-colored plastic-coated paper clips. The first patent for a bent wire paper clip was awarded to Samuel B. Fay in 1867. He wanted it to be used for attaching tickets to fabric originally. His design, however, is not really reminiscent to the modern...

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2010-10-21 17:40:03

Scissors, consisting of a pair of metal blades connected so that the sharp edges slide together, are hand-operated cutting instruments. They are used to cut various materials including paper, hair, food, plastic, rope, and much more. They come in a wide variety of forms depending on their used. Children's scissors have dull blades and rounded corners to ensure safety while hair and fabric scissors must much sharper. The largest shears, used to cut metal or shrubs, must have very strong, sharp...

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2010-10-11 21:16:18

Liquid Paper, a brand of the Newell Rubbermaid Company, is a type of correction fluid used to fix typewriting in the past and now handwriting mistakes. Bette Nesmith Graham created the first correction fluid in 1951. Since she worked as a typist she made many mistakes and wanted to correct them, so she started with tempera paint and created what she called Mistake Out. She even provided her co-workers with bottles that had the brand name on it. Soon Graham was fired from her typist job...

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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.