Unique Desktop Accessories for Your Office

Unique Desktop Accessories for Your Office

We're all familiar with the standard black plastic desktop accessories and the black mesh accessories.  You may also have seen the higher-end clear acrylic accessories and wood collections aimed more at the executives in your company. 

Today I'd like to show you a unique look from Lorell.  This collection has an industrial design to it and comes in a matte bronze finish. 

Most Improved Product of the Day Award

Most Improved Product of the Day Award

How many of you make mistakes at work?  (Come on now, I should be seeing a lot more hands than that.)  What do you do when you fill in a form with the wrong information or accidentally spell something incorrectly that you’re writing by hand?  Do you throw out the form and start over?  Probably not.  If you’re like most people, you reach for correction fluid or correction tape – and then you either wait (and wait, and wait) for the fluid to dry or you try to avoid writing over the edge of the tape.

Show Your Team Spirit With NFL Chairmats!

Show Your Team Spirit With NFL Chairmats!

It's football season (YAY!) and I've got a great way for you to show your team spirit!

Deflecto has a new line of NFL Team Chairmats.  They're made from clear PVC and feature the logo of your favorite NFL team.  Available in a variety of rectangular sizes, thicknesses and surface types, they are made in the USA and have a manufacturer's one year limited warranty.   Here are a few examples:

Trivia Contest - Win A Prize!

Trivia Contest - Win A Prize!

Every day we are bombarded by commercials on TV or radio and advertisements in print such as magazines or newspapers.  Many times, I've found myself singing commercial jingles.  I've often thought that I got into the wrong business - after all, somebody made a lot of money for coming up with a finger that had a face drawn on it (Ziploc bags). 

So today, I'll test your knowledge of:

Commercial Trivia

Be Prepared for the New Year

Be Prepared for the New Year

We're almost to the end of another year - do you know what that means?  It means that it's time to check your date stamps. 
Are you on the last year band?  Do you need to order a new stamp?

Some customers are confused by the process of ordering a custom stamp.  They know basically what they want,
but, when their office products dealer asks them for details, suddenly it seems not so simple.  It needn’t be difficult –
we’ll walk you through the process.  There are four basic steps:

Stickers vs. Labels - What's the Difference?

Stickers vs. Labels - What's the Difference?

Stickers vs. labels - what's the difference?  

Is there one?

Why yes, there is.  Both labels and stickers are a piece of material (usually paper, vinyl or polypropylene) that have an adhesive backing.  However, they have different purposes and designs.

Labels are used primarily for informational purposes. They can be on sheets or rolls and are a designed to fit a specific space (rectangle and circle are the most common shapes).  Labels normally contain text that provides information about a product. For instance:

Check Out Our New Online Custom Stamp Site!

Check Out Our New Online Custom Stamp Site!

You asked for it, you got it!  

No, it's not a Toyota.  It's a BRAND NEW, SUPER FANTASTIC.......................

CUSTOM STAMP ORDERING WEBSITE! 

 

 

We heard you!  Our customers have been asking us to bring back online custom stamp ordering capabilities.  We wanted to wait until we had a great website to give you - one that is easy to use, easy to navigate and has all the items you want to order - and we think we've accomplished all that with this new site.

Customer Spotlight: Arab American and Chaldean Council

Customer Spotlight:  Arab American and Chaldean Council

Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC) is the largest community-based human and social services organization serving the Middle Eastern communities in the United States, with 40 outreach offices in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties in Michigan.  Founded in Detroit in 1979, it is a non-profit organization that, among other things, helps newcomers to the area adjust to their new environment.  ACC provides educational, employment and training, behavioral health, youth recreation & self-enrichment services, cultural activities, health services and economic revitalization.

Trivia Contest - Win a Prize!

Trivia Contest - Win a Prize!

Ok - I've got a quick and dirty one for you today.  It's going to be a race against the clock and your fellow players to see who can answer it the fastest, but I'm going to challenge you - see if you can answer it without looking it up.

                                                          Today's topic is:

                                                              Manufacturing

What We Do When We're Not Hard At Work

What We Do When We're Not Hard At Work

Did I spark your interest with that title?  Ha ha - fooled you!  You thought I was going to post embarrassing pictures of my coworkers goofing around, didn't you?  (Ok, well, I sort of am.)

Many of you know some of our staff.  You may have a friendly relationship with your route driver, your account manager or the customer service rep you frequently speak with, so I thought it would be fun to do a blog about the things OEX staffers like to do in their spare time.  Kind of a "get to know us better" blog.

So here goes:

Product Quick Take - Stix Classpack Scented Markers

Product Quick Take - Stix Classpack Scented Markers

It's that time of year - Back to School season!  The kids are depressed that summer's almost over and the schools are gearing up for the new school year.  Teachers are making lesson plans and ordering supplies for their classrooms.

Today's Product Quick Take is a great item for the classroom - Mr. Sketch Stix Classpack Scented Markers. 

Will Office Furniture be the Next Generation of 3-D Printing?

Will Office Furniture be the Next Generation of 3-D Printing?

I recently read an article by Dan Howarth on www.dezeen.com about a new innovation in the field of 3-D printing that may surprise you.  Researchers at MIT have partnered with Steelcase Inc. to develop a process they call Rapid Liquid Printing that changes 3-D printing as we know it and may make it possible to manufacture custom furniture in a matter of minutes.

Should You Pay For Assembly When You Purchase Furniture?

Should You Pay For Assembly When You Purchase Furniture?

I'm an intelligent person.  I've spent quite a few years on this planet already.  I have a college degree and I consider myself capable.  When I moved out of my parents' house into my first apartment, I saved money by purchasing ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture and I single-handedly assembled my bedroom dresser, nightstand and entertainment center.  

Without power tools.

I read the directions, followed them, and did it myself.  My hands were blistered and sore for quite a while afterward, but I did it myself.

Product Quick Take - Super Sticky Post-It Notes

Product Quick Take - Super Sticky Post-It Notes

I don't know anyone who doesn't use sticky notes.  I have sticky notes at the office and at home - I'm sure you do too.  They're pretty much an essential part of life.  They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and lots of different colors - you can get squares, rectangles, flowers, hearts, stars, brights, pastels, etc.  Lots of fun options!

This week is a great time to stock up with a quick deal.