2015 Exhibitors & Brands
FranklinCovey Semikolon Iconic Herbin Luxor UK SLG Arwey Jet Tec Nightingale International Blick Brother UK Genie Collins Campo Marzio Sambro International Studio Pens Troika Carioca Maped Helix Clipper Retail Dodo Pad E=IMC Rossler Paper Platignum Legami Quiver Pen Holders Owl Brand Newell Rubbermaid PaperPro Bong UK Xerox Centropen Rhodia Flexoffice Fisher Space Pen Stephens Edding Premier Grip MT Ciak Hartley & Marks Fabriano DKL Martketing Lalo William Mitchell Sadipal Arconvert Silvine Inkviva LEUCHTTURM1917 Jakar International Sinclairs Magic Whiteboard Omy Abrams & Chronicle Books Monsieur Notebooks Carole Group Mnemosyne Piano Pen Bruce Douglas Wallies Monteverde Olfa Tools Online Cable Label Co Stationery Market Nuco International Durable (UK) Spring Innovative Workshop Publishers Group UK Royal Sovereign Shiny Stamps/Stamps Direct Dieter Gerth GmbH Nobrow Lime Internet Blake Envelopes Happily Ever Paper Thames & Hudson Sekura Berol T-Tag Mustard ExaClair Atelier De La Forêt Knock Knock Nuuna Centrum Europa Enveco Root & Seed Write Size Graffiti Busters Thien Long Manuscript Pen Inoxcrom Hide Stationery Yorkshire Evelopes Image SiO2 CARL Ultratape PostSafe Staedtler (UK) Pentel (Stationery) Flame Tree Publishing Totto Artline Princeton Architectural Snopake Brands Crafted Lines Two Little Boys Daycraft Lexon UK Filertek PCC/M&G Stationery Sharpie Sheaffer Purple Gossip Metaphys BDS Office Moleskine Swordfish Browntrout Publishers Clairefontaine Mighty Bright Quadrille Amodex Galison Notable Designs Karl Meisenbach Campac Adel Hillcrest Marketing The Colman Group Purple Cows Lamy Pyramid International Bookjigs NPW Archie Grand Pelikan Potter Style Go Stationery A T Cross GF Smith Carla Craft Parax Paper Museums & Galleries Midori Herlitz Root & Seed The Art File Esquoia Napkin 4.Ever Pencils Paper Mate Avery UK Penfold Card & Gift Trodat (UK) Monolith Skoolstools Craft & Stationery UK Otter House Modrec International Parker Faber-Castell Organise-Us Tesa UK Santoro Paperblanks Lego Wild & Wolf Axel Weinbrecht Whitefurze Montegrappa Sony Schneider Charles Letts Tru Virtu Paperlinx Retail Texet Blackwing RFL Plastics Marvel uni-ball Peter Pauper Press Lynx Copic Luckies of London Original Crown Mill Cordello Home Castelli Presco Group AS Acrilex Franklin Mill Zebra Pen (UK) Caran D’Ache Funky Brilliant Gadgets Woodware Craft Collection Robert Frederick Bulldog Kaweco West Design Notes & Dabbles Stabilo International GmbH Diplomat Le Pigeon Voyageur Schmidt Aceland Premier-Grip NoteShel Crownn The Hira Company Mad Stuff FLB Group Penagain Twinkl Ningbo Linkart Paper Busy B Pukka Pads Bombata Tallon International Xstamper The Paper Stone Antalis Dymo GBA Pen Reliable Source LSM Strawberry Design & Marketing Cathedral Products Shachihata Europe Hainenko Letts Filofax Punch Studio Shopworx Portico Designs Butterick Trinity Xtras Hillcrest Marketing Easy Read Stone Marketing Papelote Visconti Image


Why visit

You always find something new at the stationery event of the year.  If you buy or sell stationery or writing products, or are thinking of doing so, this is the exhibition for you.

The London Stationery Show is the UK’s leading exhibition for stationery and writing products, and is part of National Stationery Week.Semikolon 66

It offers buyers the widest selection of stationery and writing products all in one place, with everything from the everyday to high end. It makes it easy to see what’s new and who’s new, and make the best possible use of your time.  You see a lot of exhibitors and brands at the Stationery Show that you don’t see at other UK events – over two thirds are exclusive to the London Stationery Show.

It’s where fashion meets function.

Products include: Adhesives, tapes | Art & Craft | Calendars | Children’s stationery | Desktop | Diaries | Envelopes | Filing and storage | Gift wrap, bags and boxes | Highlighters, markers | Home Office | Invitations | Journals | Leather goods | Licensed stationery | Notebooks, pads | Notecards, postcards | Organisers | Paper | Pencils | Pens | Social stationery | Staplers, punches | Writing products

“The exhibition was excellent – the location is fantastic, and I love that it’s all stationery in one place”  Katy Golden, Category Manager, Stationery & Gifts, WHSmith Direct

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Why exhibit

The London Stationery Show is a unique platform for putting your products in front of the UK’s leading buyers from every retail sector when they are at their most receptive and totally focused on stationery and writing products.  There’s nothing else like it, and it’s very cost effective.

Whether you are a dedicated stationery company or have a limited stationery offer which you want to grow by meeting different buyers to the ones you normally deal with, this is the exhibition for you.  You’ll be in great company.

Buyers like the Stationery Show because they see more stationery products and brands from around the world than at any other UK exhibition, all in one place.  Over two thirds of exhibitors don’t exhibit at any other UK show.

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“The Stationery show is a focused, intimate show that attracts great brands and great buyers. The central location and organisation of the two days make it a smooth, enjoyable date in the annual trade show calendar” Catherine Snell, UK senior account manager, NPW/Moleskine

WHO VISITS?

Accessorize, Advantia, Aldi Stores, Amazon, Antalis, Anthropolgie, Argos, Asda, B&M Retails, Bluefish, Booker Group, British Library, British Museum, Bureau Direct, Colemans, Commerial, Costco, Cowling & Wilcox, Cult Pens, Egan Reid, English Heritage, Exertis Gem, Fenwick, Fortnum & Mason, Foyles, Freud Museum, Funky Pigeon, Harrods, Imperial College, Jarrold, JH Lorimer, John Lewis, John Smith & Son, Laura Ashley, London Graphic Centre, Makro, Moonpig, National Theatre, National History Museum, Nemo, Office Club, Office Friendly, OfficeTeam, Osbornes, OU Student Union, Paperchase, Pilotfish, Post Office, Queen Mary Student Union, Red Box, Royal Academy of Arts, Ryman, Sainsbury’s Scribbler, Selfridges, Spicers, Student Union, Superstat, Tesco, The Conran Shop, The National Trust, The Pen Shop, TK Maxx, Total Office, UCL, Urban Outfitters, VOW, Waterstones, Websters, WHSmith, Wilkinson….any many others.

“The exhibition was excellent – the location is fantastic, and I love that it’s all stationery in one place”  Katy Golden, Category Manager, Stationery & Gifts, WHSmith Direct

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Can handwriting survive in a digital age?

Posted on 18th August, 2015

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The answer is an overwhelming yes.  It can and will, and here’s why.

There have been an increasing number of articles in print and online recently on the subject, and why writing matters.
And I’m not taking about writing in capital letters – is that really a serious suggestion?

The folly of giving up on writing by hand has already been recognised by a number of states in the USA who have reversed previous decisions to do so, and I suspect that Finland will follow suit in due course.

It is a myth that we have to choose between the keyboard and pen.  As someone so eloquently put it last week (I think it was in the Independent), it’s a bit like saying you are giving up walking because you have learned to drive a car.  One doesn’t replace the other.

What started out five years ago and is now National Stationery Week’s Writing Matters campaign was the result of a belief that someone needed to speak up for all those who think it is still important to write by hand.  There is so much evidence to support this.

The Prime Minister said in the Daily Telegraph last week that “teachers not bureaucrat should decide how best to educate our children”.School routine

That may be true up to a point but this is too big a decision to leave to local authorities and schools were it ever to come to this.

The Government was right to reintroduce handwriting onto the Secondary School curriculum last year, but children should be encouraged and taught to write even earlier.  I don’t think many people would object, given that YouGov research commissioned earlier this year by National Stationery Week revealed that 97% of adults think it is important that children are taught to write at school.

Let’s make sure it stays that way.

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Official Guinness World Record for Noris coloured pencil

Posted on 6th August, 2015

StaedtlerStaedtler has broken the record for the longest coloured pencil in the world.  The record was made possible through the use of the unique WOPEX material and the innovative manufacturing process.

The new world record holder is 459.97 metres long and orange and black-striped.

Official Guinness World Record

More than 130 employees worked on the creation of the 459.97 metre-long coloured pencil.  The Noris coloured pencil was produced from three different resins of which, among other materials, wood is a substantial part.

The official certificateThe world record was verified, compliant with the rules, by an official employee from the Guinness World Records Company. “We are very pleased that we were able to beat the existing world record and we are very proud of our employees who have made this world record possible,” says Erna Müller, Head of Corporate Communications at STAEDTLER.  After its big day, the longest coloured pencil in the world was handed over to students of art, with the aim of it being used for a work of art for posterity, so preserving the record-breaking pencil for eternity.

Pencils made from WOPEX are not created like the traditional lead and coloured pencils by gluing wooden panels together in several steps. Pencils and coloured pencils made out of WOPEX come about from a single mould.

For more information go to www.staedtler.co.uk

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