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Great Ideas Are Made On Paper

Great Ideas Are Made On Paper

Although we live in a digital world, paper is still an essential part of business, education and fun. Paper allows your imagination to take flight and it is a tool you need to excel in the workplace, school and office.

At West Coast Office National, we are passionate about education and offering solutions for your office environment and therefore proud to announce the launch of our own branded paper. The West Coast Office Nationa paper is a premium branded paper, produced at Mondi South Africa, Merebank mill to the same specifications as other cutsize grades of paper.

Our competitive prices, great service and locally-owned outlets are all the reasons you need to shop local and make the move towards a premium paper from a brand you can trust.

At West Coast Office National, we are passionate about education and offering solutions for your office environment and therefore proud to announce the launch of our own branded paper. The Office National paper is a premium branded paper, produced at Mondi South Africa, Merebank mill to the same specifications as other cutsize grades of paper.

Our competitive prices, great service and locally-owned outlets are all the reasons you need to shop local and make the move towards a premium paper from a brand you can trust.

Make the most of your West Coast Office National paper

While we love our new West Coast Office National paper, we would still like to do our part to keep paper out of landfills and reduce pollution. Finding ways to use paper as effectively as possible in the office will ensure a positive effect on the environment.
There several ways you can use our high-quality West Coast Office National paper, which is 100% recyclable, in your home, office or school.

Here are some easy tips and tricks:

Office usage

Print on both sides of a page (where possible)

Think before you print and avoid printing out single line e-mails or unnecessary copies of documents

Make notepads of paper that have been printed only on one side – Companies have begun to give their employees and potential employees in training programmes simply-made notepads from “waste” paper. These notepads are usually A4 / A3 paper cut into small squares or rectangles and held together with a large clip. This makes for easy note-taking when taking a message for a colleague who may be out of the office or for jotting down ideas effortlessly. Also, remember to find a company who will collect used paper from your office to be recycled details on recycling companies in your area

National Recycling Forum
Treevolution 
Petco
mpact  can offer more advice on recycling in the office.

School usage

As a school project, get scholars to think up ways to recycle papers at school or create classroom items using paper that has already been printed on.

Encourage recycling by placing paper recycling bins next to communal bins in the school yard and in the classroom.

Household usage

Use your printed West Coast Office National paper, used paper or newspaper to make fun papier-mâché items with the kids.
You can build and paint a fun piggy bank or create a papier-mâché doll.

Place recycling bins for different items in your home to encourage good habits from a young age.

Here’s what can and can’t be recycled.

While it may be easier to just dump all your waste into one bin and forget about what happens to it thereafter, it’s important to remember that not all items can be recycled or recycled with other materials.

Household usage

Use your printed West Coast Office National paper, used paper or newspaper to make fun papier-mâché items with the kids. You can build and paint a fun piggy bank or create a papier-mâché doll.

Place recycling bins for different items in your home to encourage good habits from a young age.

Here’s what can and can’t be recycled.

While it may be easier to just dump all your waste into one bin and forget about what happens to it thereafter, it’s important to remember that not all items can be recycled or recycled with other materials.

Here are some easy tips and tricks:

While it may be easier to just dump all your waste into one bin and forget about what happens to it thereafter, it’s important to remember that not all items can be recycled or recycled with other materials.

Papers, magazines and newspapers are on the top 5 list of materials that can be recycled, but it’s important to know what can be recycled in the paper bin and what can’t.

An old magazine is perfect for recycling – yes glossy paper is appropriate for recycling.

Laminated, wax-coated, wet and soiled paper (which includes paper plates and nappies) cannot be recycled. The often-unconsidered consequences of placing non-recyclable waste with recyclables is that the batch will become contaminated and must be discarded; ending up in the very landfills that are contributing to the rising rate of pollution.

With the POPI Act coming into effect, recycling paper is now more important than ever, creating a vital need for companies to shred and destroy old, irrelevant documents to ensure that personal information is guarded and companies comply with the regulations.

To view our selection of shredders, click here.

Our new premium West Coast Office National paper is 100 % recyclable, but we still need you to make sure to do your part in efforts to recycle and reduce the amount of pollution because of unrecycled waste


FREE Office Stationery & Furniture Catalogue 

Please call our store on 022 713 1111 and request a full colour furniture catalogue and office supplies catalog or call in our store and collect a catalog.
We can also drop a catalogue at your office or home.
Simply complete the online form 
GET MY CATALOGUE


Complete the Inquiry Form HERE
call 022 713 1111
Email: print@pencil.co.za

E&EO last updated 180621

Filling & Storage Solutions for Your Office

Filling & Storage Solutions for Your Office

PREMIUM POLYPROPYLENE QUOTATION FOLDERS

Meeco A4 Premium Quotation Folder

Thick High Quality Polypropylene, 400 Micron Quotation Folder.
Available in Bright Funky Colours.
Easy to use Lockable Plastic Clip.
Perfect for Presentations, School, Office and Home use.

400mic
TIAQ200R1 – Red
TIAQ200O1 – Orange
TIAQ200B1 – Black
TIAQ200P1 – Pink
| TIAQ200Y1 – Yellow
TIAQ200G1 – Green
TIAQ200B2 – Blue
TIAQ200V1 – Violet
TIAQ200C1 – Clear

From R 12.50

MEECO – SECRETARIAL FOLDERS

Secretarial Folder Blue

• Polypropylene.
• Executive secretarial folder.
• 160 micron.
• Has cut out on the corner for
easy insertion of paper.
• Anti-stick finish, so that pictures or ink
won’t stick to the cover.

TIHE350B2 – Blue
TIHE350C1 – Clear
TIHE350G1 – Green
TIHE350R1 – Red
TIHE350Y1 – Yellow

From R 32.50

BUTTERFLY – FILING TABS

BUTTERFLY Filing Tabs - 20 Pack

Self-adhesive easy to use filing tab available in assorted colours.
20 Tabs per Pack.

EMBPF20TAB

From R16.50

BUTTERFLY – DISPLAY BOOKS

BUTTERFLY A4  Pocket File (20 Pocket)

Butterfly display book with Cover.
Made From Superior Quality Polypropylene – Making them Stronger and More Durable.
Anti-static Sleeves.
Butterfly A4 Pocket File Pockets Don’t Lift Ink From Photocopies
Ideal for projects, artwork, Curriculum Vitae, presentations, recipes and photographs.

20 Tabs
EMBPF10 – 10 Pockets R11,90
EMBPF20 – 20 Pockets R18,70
EMBPF30 – 30 Pockets R26,90
EMBPF40 – 40 Pockets R38,50
EMBPF50 – 50 Pockets R51,90

From R 11.90

TOWER – RING REINFORCEMENT ROLLS

Tower Ring Reinforcements - White PVC (250's)
Tower Ring Reinforcements strengthen and repair punched holes in lecture notes and manuscripts.
The flexible white rings are tough but thin and prevent bulging files.
250 Labels per pack.
14mm Diameter.

PVC 250 Pack
TWRINGWP – White – R7,00
TWRINGCP – Clear – R7,50

From R 7.50

TOWER – LEVER ARCH LABELS

Tower lever Arch Label - Fluorescent (12's)
Size: 70 x 315mm
12 Lever Arch Labels per pack

70 x 315mm 12 Pack
TWLAW12 – White
TWLAR12 – Red
TWLAB12 – Blue
TWLAY12 – Yellow
TWLAG12 – Green
TWLAPI12 – Pink
TWLAO12 – Orange
TWLALB12 – Light Blue
TWLALPI12 – Light Pink
R20,00 each


TWLAFR12 – Flu Red
TWLAFO12 – Flu Orange
TWLAFP12 – Flu Pink
TWLAFG12 – Flu Green
TWLAFL12 – Flu Lime
R33,50

From R20.00

DONAU – A4 POLYPROPYLENE 2D RING BINDER

​DONAU - A4 POLYPROPYLENE 2D RING BINDERS 30mm
​Polypropylene film.
Linen grain.
Size is ideal for clear pockets & dividers.
Available in 12 colours

CT373600101 – Black
CT373600104 – Red
CT373600106 – Gree
CT373600109 – White
CT373600110 – Blue
CT373600111 – Yellow
CT373600112 – Orange
CT373600118 – Dark Blue
CT373600123 – Violet
CT373600124 – Turquoise
CT373600130 – Pink
R23,90 each

From R 23.90

DONAU – A4 BOARD DIVIDERS

DONAU – A4 BOARD DIVIDERS
Printed / Numbered.
Deep Tint.
160gsm.
A4.

CT3204 – 5 Tab – Rainbow R6,50
CT320010 – 5 Tab – White R6,50
CT3205 – 10 Tab – Rainbow R9,50
CT320110 – 10 Tab – White R9,50
CTIND320102 – 10 Tab – Blue R9,50
CTIND320900 – Jan-Dec – Rainbow R15,00
CTIND321000 – A-Z – Rainbow R21,50
CTIND320800 – 1-31 – Rainbow R29,50

From R 6.50

DONAU​
READY SORTER

DONAU - READY SORTERS Polyprop Blue
Item Code: CTSOR3420
Brand: DONAU
Handy counter top sorter.

Lets you sort and file documents easily - by Date, Number, Alphabet, Day or Month.

Polypropylene
CTSOR3420 – Blue

From R99.90

DONAU – BOARD CONCERTINA FILE

DONAU - BOARD CONCERTINA FILE Board File
Item Code: CTSOR340000
Brand: DONAU
Colour: Cream & Blue
Compartments with brightly coloured tabs.
20 Division.

Features 20 Compartments With Plastic Reinforcing.
Elastic Band to Securely Close the Cover.
A - Z and 1 - 40 Tabs.
Paper Board Construction

From R 139.90

OFFICE NATIONAL FILING SLEEVES

OFFICE NATIONAL - A4 FILING SLEEVES 50mic
Item Code: ON161
Brand: OFFICE NATIONAL
Colour: Clear
Multi-punched plastic sleeves.

Fits 2 & 4 hole punching.50mic
100 Pack
ON160 – Clear – R59,50

50mic 10 Pack
ON161 – Clear – R12,50

From R 12.50

OFFICE NATIONAL – BOARD LEVER ARCH FILE

OFFICE NATIONAL - A4 BOARD LEVER ARCH FILES 50mm
Item Code: ON50
Brand: OFFICE NATIONAL
Colour: Black
A robust lever arch file with rado lock.
Spine label for easy identification.

70mm ON55 – Black

From R17.00

All prices include VAT. Available in SA only.
Promotion valid from 18 July 2018 – 10 August 2018 or until stocks last .
Price fluctuations do occur, hence it may not always be possible to maintain published prices.
Office National has the right to restrict the amount of promotional items per customer.
Please note that transport, delivery charges and lead times may apply


FREE Office Stationery Catalogue 

This page shows a few examples of office products that are available in our store in Vredenburg, and in our catalogue.
Please call our store on 022 713 1111 and request a full colour furniture catalog or call out store and collect a catalog.
We can also drop a catalogue at your office or home.
Simply complete the online form 
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E&EO last updated 180801

Did you know? Ring Binders

Did you know?

Ring Binder

Ring binders are folders in which punched paper may be held by means of clamps running through the holes in the paper. The most common binder in the USA is a three ring system for letter size pages whereas most other countries use a two or four hole system for holding A4 sheets. The lever arch system is particularly useful for larger amounts of paper. The round ring style binder is easily the most common of all and is specifically designed for general use. Like the round ring style, the D-ring style also features three rings that unlock and lock to hold loose leaf sheets of paper. The only difference is the ring itself, which is shaped like the letter D and can usually accommodate 25% more sheets than the conventional round ring.


FREE Office Stationery & Furniture Catalogue 

Please call our store on 022 713 1111 and request a full colour furniture catalogue and office supplies catalog or call in our store and collect a catalog.
We can also drop a catalogue at your office or home.
Simply complete the online form 
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E&EO last updated 180621

Business Cards

Did you know?

Business cards evolved from a fusion of visiting cards and trade cards. Visiting cards ( or calling cards) appeared in China in the 15th century and in Europe in the 17th century. The footmen of aristocrats and of royalty would deliver these cards to the servants of their prospective hosts solemnly introducing their arrival.

Visiting cards became an indispensable tool of etiquette to any 19th-century upper or middle class lady or gentleman, with sophisticated rules governing their use. Visiting cards included refined engraved ornaments and fantastic coats of arms and provided a streamlined letter of introduction. Trade cards first became popular in the 17th century in London. These functioned as advertising and maps, directing the public to merchants’ stored as no formal street address numbering system existed at the time. Later, as the growing demand for the cards boosted the development of color printing, more sophisticated card designs appeared, making the cards works of art. The trend toward fanciful trade cards was balanced by the pragmatic need of a growing group of private entrepreneurs who had a constant need to exchange contact information. These users often started to print out their own cheaper business cards.


The best marketing tool in the world, your business card.

The Smart Selling Tool

Your biggest selling tool can fit in your pocket. Your business card has the potential to be much more than just contact details.
Traditionally business cards are used as reminders to prospective clients, yet usually they end up at the back of a drawer or in the rubbish bin. Follow these two steps to prevent this from happening to your card.


Step One - Create portable advertising
Revise you current business card and turn it into a portable advert. In order to this , have the following on your business card:
* Contact details including your address, email and phone number.
* The unique selling point of your business versus that of your competition.
* A special offer that will incite action. This can be tailored you your specific business, for example if you are a landscape gardener you can offer a free water saving garden design plan.


Step two - Distribute your advertisement
Now that you have the ultimate selling tool you will need to get it out into the world. The key here is not to be discriminate when handing your cards out.
Joe Girard, author of How to Sell Anything to Anybody, dispenses about 500 business cards a month. He makes a point of handing it out to anyone who could be a potential client, including to waiters along with the tip.
The important thing to remember is that business are built on people. Give your card out at every possible opportunity - you never know who might be a prospective client.


Step three - Order your cards today!
1000 business cards only R700 in full colour on a high quality board, and it includes your design totally FREE,

Email Leana today on print@pencil.co.za or call 022 713 1111 at West Coast Office National. 7 Plein Street, Vredenburg (how to find us) don't miss out on this fabulous offer.

OR you can order as little as 50 cards in full colour for only R95 excluding artwork.

Complete the Inquiry Form HERE
call 022 713 1111
Email: print@pencil.co.za

Did you know? Glue

Did you know?

Glue

The first projector was made by a man named Suaing Chong from China. The first overhead projector was used for police identification work. It used a cellophane roll over a 9-inch stage allowing facial characteristics to be rolled across the stage. The U.S. Army in 1945 was the first to use it in quantity for training. It began to be widely used in schools and businesses in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Today overhead projectors are being replaced by computer projection systems, but critics feel that there are some downsides as these technologies are more prone to failure and have a much steeper learning curve for the user than a standard overhead projector. Furthermore, the overhead projector allows a more direct interaction through live writing on the transparency.

Glue Stick

Glue sticks were originally designed to glue paper and card together, as the glue was not as strong as some liquid based variants.
They can be used for craft and design, office use and at school. There are now permanent, washable, acid-free, non-toxic, solvent free and dyed varieties.
The manufacturers recommend replacing the cap after use and advise that, due to small parts (the cap), children under the age of three should not use it, though the glue is non-toxic so use with children over three is safe.
The glue stick as invented in 1969 by German company Henkel after studying the “twist-up ease” and convenience of lipstick applicators. The product was released under the Pritt Stick brand. By 1971 the Pritt Stick was being sold in 38 countries and by 2001 in 121 countries. The first solvent free multi-purpose glue stick that could be used for other materials (e.g. wood, glass and some plastics) was the “PowerPritt” which was put on the market in 2003. The product was used in a sketch for the UK comedy show Little Britain, being sniffed by stereotypical hiphop character Vicky Pollard, as a spoof on sniffing glue ( Pritt Stick does not contain volatile solvents, making sniffing ineffectual). In the UK and Ireland, Pritt Stick has become a generic term used by the public to refer to any type of glue stick. In more than 30 years since the first “tubed glue” hit the market, Henkel has sold over 1 billion glue sticks.

Super Glue

Super glues are typically made from cyanoacrylate, which was discovered by Harry cover at Eastman Kodak during World War II. He was searching for a way to make plastic gun-sight lenses but it did not solve this problem, since it stuck to everything. It was first marketed in February 1955 as a product called “Flash Glue” which is still available today. It was patented in 1956 and developed into Eastman 910 adhesive in 1958. The new glue was demonstrated in 1959 on the television show I’ve got a Secret when the host Garry Moore was lifted into the air by two steel plates held together with a drop of Eastman 910.


FREE Office Stationery & Furniture Catalogue 

Please call our store on 022 713 1111 and request a full colour furniture catalogue and office supplies catalog or call in our store and collect a catalog.
We can also drop a catalogue at your office or home.
Simply complete the online form 
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Complete the Inquiry Form HERE
call 022 713 1111
Email: print@pencil.co.za

E&EO last updated 180621

Did You Know? Pencil

Did you know?

Pencils

The pencil is a common cause of minor puncture injuries in young children. The tip of the lead may leave a grey mark inside the skin for years. This led to the old wives’ tale that the lead bits could be passed through the blood vessels into the brain, causing mental retardation in those with such a wound. Of course, pencil “lead” is graphite (carbon) and not the chemical element lead, so it is not poisonous and is harmless if consumed.

Mechanical Pencil

The mechanical pencil was invented in Britain in 1822 and by 1873 more than 160 improvements were patented. The first spring-loaded pencil in 1877 was followed by a twist-feed mechanism in 1895 and Tokuji Hayakawa’s screw-based pencil in Japan.
It was introduced as the Ever-Ready Sharp Pencil and later gave its name to Hayakawa’s company: Sharp. At about the same time in America, Charles Keeran developed a ratchet-based pencil that would be the precursor of most of today’s pencils. Clutch pencils use a thicker solid piece of lead and work by pressing down the eraser cap to allow the “claws” at the end to open, which in turn allows the lead to freely drop through the barrel.


FREE Office Stationery & Furniture Catalogue 

Please call our store on 022 713 1111 and request a full colour furniture catalogue and office supplies catalog or call in our store and collect a catalog.
We can also drop a catalogue at your office or home.
Simply complete the online form 
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Complete the Inquiry Form HERE
call 022 713 1111
Email: print@pencil.co.za

E&EO last updated 180621

Did you know? Overhead Projector

Did you know?

Overhead Projector

The first projector was made by a man named Suaing Chong from China. The first overhead projector was used for police identification work. It used a cellophane roll over a 9-inch stage allowing facial characteristics to be rolled across the stage. The U.S. Army in 1945 was the first to use it in quantity for training. It began to be widely used in schools and businesses in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Today overhead projectors are being replaced by computer projection systems, but critics feel that there are some downsides as these technologies are more prone to failure and have a much steeper learning curve for the user than a standard overhead projector. Furthermore, the overhead projector allows a more direct interaction through live writing on the transparency.

Things have changed a lot since the invention of overhead projectors we now have digital data projectors, LED interactive panels and probably 3D one day.


FREE Office Stationery & Furniture Catalogue 

Please call our store on 022 713 1111 and request a full colour furniture catalogue and office supplies catalog or call in our store and collect a catalog.
We can also drop a catalogue at your office or home.
Simply complete the online form 
GET MY CATALOGUE


Complete the Inquiry Form HERE
call 022 713 1111
Email: print@pencil.co.za

E&EO last updated 180621

Did you know? Minutes of Meetings.

Did you know?

Minutes of Meetings.

There is considerable debate over what should be included in minutes. Within limits, organizations may follow whatever rules they choose. Minutes may be as detailed as a transcription, or as concise as a bare list of the decisions made. Many stakeholders find a bare list of decisions frustrating, as they want more information about where individuals stood on particular issues. However, in a large group that deals with many different issues, it may be very difficult to present a happy middle ground. Consequently, most organisations go to either extreme, depending primarily on their notion of privacy and accountability (members may want to know who to blame). In general, if a question is included, you should also include the responses. Commonly though, many minute-takers omit this obvious and essential part of the record.


FREE Office Stationery & Furniture Catalogue 

Please call our store on 022 713 1111 and request a full colour furniture catalogue and office supplies catalog or call in our store and collect a catalog.
We can also drop a catalogue at your office or home.
Simply complete the online form 
GET MY CATALOGUE


Complete the Inquiry Form HERE
call 022 713 1111
Email: print@pencil.co.za

E&EO last updated 180621

Did you know? Polypropylene

Did you know?

Polypropylene (PP)

Polypropylene (PP) is a thermoplastic polymer, made by the chemical industry and used in a wide variety of applications, including stationery, food packaging, ropes, textiles, plastic parts, reusable containers…and banknotes. Polymer banknotes were developed by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and were first issued as currency in Australia in 1988. These banknotes are made from the polymer biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) which greatly enhances durability of the banknotes. Polymer banknotes also incorporate many security features not available to paper banknotes, making counterfeiting much more difficult.
Office National Supply an extensive range of packaging tapes and products


FREE Office Stationery & Furniture Catalogue 

Please call our store on 022 713 1111 and request a full colour furniture catalogue and office supplies catalog or call in our store and collect a catalog.
We can also drop a catalogue at your office or home.
Simply complete the online form 
GET MY CATALOGUE


Complete the Inquiry Form HERE
call 022 713 1111
Email: print@pencil.co.za

E&EO last updated 180621

Did you know? Liquid Paper

Did you know?

Liquid paper

The first patent for the paper clip was awarded to Samuel B. Fay of the United States in 1867. It was designed to fasten labels to garments and textiles, but was also marketed as a paper clip.
In 1877 Erlman J.Wright patented the first device explicitly designed as a paper clip, resembling present models. 
The most common type of wire paper clip still in use was never patented, but it was probably in production in Britain as early as 1890 by “The Gem Manufacturing Company”. Paper clips are still sometimes called “Gem Clips”, and in Swedish the word for any paper clip is “gem”.
There are countless variations of paper clips but the original Gem type has for more than a hundred years proved to be the most practical and most popular.


FREE Office Stationery & Furniture Catalogue 

Please call our store on 022 713 1111 and request a full colour furniture catalogue and office supplies catalog or call in our store and collect a catalog.
We can also drop a catalogue at your office or home.
Simply complete the online form 
GET MY CATALOGUE


Complete the Inquiry Form HERE
call 022 713 1111
Email: print@pencil.co.za

E&EO last updated 180621

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