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


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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