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


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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