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


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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