Did you know? Ring Binders

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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.


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E&EO last updated 180621

Business Cards

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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.

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Did you know? Glue

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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.


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E&EO last updated 180621

Did You Know? Pencil

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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.


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E&EO last updated 180621

Did you know? Overhead Projector

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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.


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E&EO last updated 180621

Did you know? Minutes of Meetings.

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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.


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E&EO last updated 180621

Did you know? Polypropylene

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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


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Did you know? Liquid Paper

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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.


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E&EO last updated 180621

Did you know? Paper Clips

Did You Know

Paper Clips

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.


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E&EO last updated 180621

Department Of Labour Vredenburg

Department of Labour Centre - West Coast & Saldanha Bay

Contact Details

Address: 87 Main St, Vredenburg, 7380
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 4PM
Phone: 022 703 8100

The Department of Labour is doing inspections at all the businesses on the West Coast.
We were ourselves visited by them and were stunned by the amount of paperwork and forms which has to be available at all times:
Note that the Employer has to issue each employee with a Contract, Pay slip and they have to sign an Attendance Register each day.

You can get the following from West Coast Office National 022 713 1111

By law you must have the following in your office

  • 1. Payslip booklets
  • 2. Attendance Registers
  • 3. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT {Act 85 of 1993}
  • 4. BASIC CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT ACT {In terms of Section 30}

    If you require any documentation on the subject please
    phone 022-713 1111 and ask to speak to one of our sales people Office National. or email sales@pencil.co.za
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