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One Boy’s Mission to Write to the World

One Boy’s Mission to Write to the World

Have you written any letters by hand lately? Take inspiration from nine-year old Toby Little from Sheffield, who is on a mission to find global contacts. Toby was just five years old when he started writing to people and organisations all over the world. He was inspired by a book about the postal service and […]

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To Write Is To Be Human – Save The Skill of Handwriting

To Write Is To Be Human – Save The Skill of Handwriting

“To write is to be human” – so says the National Handwriting Association, an organization set up to safeguard the vital skill of writing by hand. The Association says handwriting is both an ancient art and a modern tool which makes our lives easier in so many ways, but is now under threat of extinction. […]

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National Stationery Week 2015 Is Almost Here!

National Stationery Week 2015 Is Almost Here!

National Stationery Week (April 27- May 3) will celebrate the written word and all the wonderful products which make it possible – and enjoyable – to write: lovely pens and pencils, beautiful writing paper, cards, and much more. There’s no such thing as too much nice stationery! National Stationery Week also sees the launch of #WorldStationeryDay […]

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NEWS: Paperstone Is Now Mobile-Friendly

NEWS: Paperstone Is Now Mobile-Friendly

Whether you use your smartphone on your daily commute or when rushing between meetings, we’ve made a change to our website that will save you time and energy when ordering from us. We’ve been very busy redeveloping www.paperstone.co.uk over the past few months to make shopping for stationery and office supplies even easier. Now if […]

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Paperstone Shortlisted for BOSS Award!

Paperstone Shortlisted for BOSS Award!

Still reeling from the momentous occasion that was our tenth birthday party, we have some exciting news to declare! Never wanting to blow our own trumpet, we can’t help but share the fact we’ve been nominated for a BOSS Award. A bit like the Oscars for stationery, the BOSS Awards recognise firms in the office […]

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The Prolonged Life of the Fax Machine

By on November 13, 2012 in Office Supplies Industry News with 0 Comments
The Prolonged Life of the Fax Machine

A poll of U.S. office workers has found that 85 percent of U.S. businesses rely on fax technology. This runs contrary to the widespread impression that faxing is dead. The poll also revealed some security and privacy issues relating to faxing, with workers in general thinking that emailing is more secure than faxing. Just under […]

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Gendered Pens Draw Feminist Scorn

Gendered Pens Draw Feminist Scorn

BIC has elicited scorn, ridicule and bemusement after launching a range of pink and purple pens just “for her”. The pens, priced 70% more than identical regular pens, have “attractive barrel design available in pink and purple…designed to fit comfortably in a woman’s hand.” This somewhat Stepford Wives approach to gendered marketing has angered some, […]

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5 Star Rebrand

By on August 4, 2011 in Office Supplies Industry News with 0 Comments
5 Star Rebrand

Everyone’s favourite budget office supplies brand – 5 Star – is to have a brand refresh. The rebranding of the Spicers private label range will be rolled out in 2012 and the new logo was unveiled recently. 5 Star’s new logo Spicers wants to position the brand as “the best value for money stationery range […]

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The Death of Everyday Office Supplies?

The Death of Everyday Office Supplies?

Everyday office objects such as waste bins, personal diaries and calculators face extinction, according to Real Business, a publication for entrepreneurs. Their recently published list of the top ten “most endangered” office products was compiled by e-commerce firm Pixmania-pro and based on current and historical sales data. The increasing ubiquity of smartphones and pressures on […]

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Happy Office Supplies Day!

By on February 23, 2011 in Office Supplies Industry News with 0 Comments
Happy Office Supplies Day!

Stationery and beneficent wishes for Office Supplies Day 2011. Being the last Wednesday of February, today is the optimum day on which to by office supplies according to a formula developed by stationery experts. To celebrate this auspicious day, we are donating £1 for every order placed today to Caudwell Children, a charity that provides […]

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