Paper & Board: Standards Components

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Standards Components Used in Paper

Paper and boards need components to help them be more useful and functional.

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Standard components include:

  • Velcro pads.
  • Drawing pins.
  • Treasury tags.
  • Staples.
  • Paper fasteners.
  • Stickers.
  • Ribbons.
  • Tape.
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Drawing pins and treasury tags

  • Drawing pins can hold up posters print out and photographs on most surfaces especially display boards.
  • Treasury tags can hold paper together in a ring binder style but is light and allow for easy transportation.
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Staples and paper fasteners

  • Staples allow many sheets of paper (usually A4) to be joined in the corner or along the margin which can create a formal business document or booklet, these can be removed with a staple remover.
  • Paper fasteners allow for rotary motions and movable joints when papers are joined together by these.
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Stickers and ribbons

  • Stickers can act as labels on top of card and paper; using self-sticking and reusable properties it makes for an excellent component to be used with paper and board.
  • Ribbons can be used to prepare paper in a temporary decorative way e.g. fastening gift paper around a present.
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  • Tape, masking tape and double-sided tape can be used to make paper move and stay in a certain direction or fix permanently.

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