Posted on Jan 16 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
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High volume The solid, all-metal ClassicCut CL710 from Rexel is a high volume A4 guillotine. Great for busy offices, it can cut through up to 50 sheets and has a protective safety guard for peace of mind. http://uk.rexeleurope.com High durability The Kobra 360-A is a desktop guillotine with automatic paper press. Equipped with Kobra’s SUPER CUT system, the 360-A features carbon-hardened steel precision...

Posted on Jan 15 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
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Trimmers and guillotines are useful tools for precise, efficient paper cutting, but do they have a place in the ‘paperless office’ and what are some of the features you should look out for? Some people might use the names synonymously or get the two mixed up, yet while they perform similar functions, trimmers and guillotines have very different designs and are suitable for different applications. Clive...

Posted on Jan 14 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
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Jet Tec, the leading brand of remanufactured inkjet and toner cartridges in Europe, has marked its 20th anniversary year with a brand refresh that celebrates its British heritage. The history of Jet Tec Jet Tec has been a market leading brand of remanufactured cartridges since its launch in 1996, producing a range of high quality alternative inkjet and laser toner cartridges as a cost saving alternative...

Posted on Jan 13 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
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We need to clear up a misconception first: ‘gel’ refers to the type of ink used in a pen and not specifically to the style of tip, although gel ink is commonly used in rollerball pens. The tip technology in a ballpoint and a rollerball consists of a metal cone supporting a metal ball, which transfers ink to the page. In a rollerball pen the ball tip tends to be more spherical, delivering a smoother...

Posted on Jan 12 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
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Pukka Pens Pukka Pen gel pens, Pukka Pad’s first foray into the pen market, come in a blister pack with four colours (black, blue, pink and purple). Each ink colour is bright and corresponds to the bold casing making it easy to reach for the colour you need. The black ink seemed slightly greyer and not as dark as other black pens tested. Pukka Pads marketing manager Natalie Garner says comfort was...

Posted on Jan 11 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
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For someone who grew up in the ‘90s, the term ‘gel pen’ brings back memories of colourful, metallic and even scented pens. A good collection could easily make you the envy of your peers. But today, gel pens aren’t just for children or for colouring – they have their place in the office, too. Wendy Vickery, Marketing Manager at Pentel, says: “The gel pen market reached an all-time high...

Posted on Jan 10 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
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The Earth Series Organiser Tray from Fellowes is 100% recycled and recyclable. It is made of sawdust and comes in an easy to assemble flat pack. It can be stacked on the Earth Series letter tray to save space. www.fellowes.com/gb/en/ ...

Posted on Jan 9 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
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The VARICOLOR Desk Organiser from Durable UK is a compact storage tray with an integrated mount for tablets and smartphones including cable management so that a device can be charged while in the tray. The VARICOLOR Desk Organiser comes in charcoal and light purple. www.durable-uk.co ...

Posted on Jan 8 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
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Bucking the trend for brighter colours, Rexel’s Agenda2 100% recycled Desk Tidy is available in either charcoal or blue. Featuring scoopable front compartments for easy access to smaller objects such as clips and coins, the desk tidy can be used free-standing or stacked on top of letter trays. www.rexeleurope.com ...

Posted on Jan 7 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
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Avery ColorStak desk accessories are bright, angular trays that fit neatly on top of each other without the need for separate risers. There is a letter tray, accessory tray and a smaller tray for bits and bobs. The range comes in blue, pink, green and black, which can be mixed and matched to create your own colour combinations. www.avery.co.uk ...