2014 March 25 by Kara Stephens
Use this guide to create your own Bird Feeder out of Binder Rings.
The official first day of spring was last week and to help us get out of the winter rut, we decided to do a fun project for the birds. Not only are you upcycling your old binders with this project, you are feeding the birds too! Here is what you need:
- Old Binder (for the rings)
- Peanut Butter
- Bird Seed
- Nails or Screws
- Flathead Screwdriver
2013 March 11 by samsill
When people talk about what money can’t buy you there is always a big debate. Some people think money can buy you happiness, whereas others will tell you this is not true. The reason this is so debatable is because nobody really agrees, but something people do agree on is that you can’t buy time. They tell you not to waste time because you will never get it back. Once you’ve gone to sleep that is another day of your life assigned to the record books.
What nobody tells you is that time can be bought, but it involves not wasting any in the first place. If you become a more organized person you can sometimes save hours per day and those free hours can be spent doing things you love. So you can buy time, but first you just need to become a lot more organized than you are at the moment. It’s not easy because we’re used to wasting lots of time every day, so look at these techniques that can help you buy some time back.
Some digital help
2013 March 5 by Kara Stephens
The income tax deadline is quickly approaching and many people are panicking. We all know how much time and effort it would save if we would have everything nice and neat and properly organized.
2013 February 5 by samsill
Most of us don’t think about our trash after we toss it into the litter bin. And why would we? Everything we use is packaged in neat little plastic bundles for our convenience – it wouldn’t be very convenient if we actually had to take our trash to the landfill and process it ourselves, would it? Instead, the 368,000 people and 148,000 vehicles employed within the U.S. waste management industry move your garbage to the 1,754 active landfills and 87 incinerators spread across the nation.
2012 November 6 by samsill
It’s about that time to start planning for holidays. Gifts, food and parties can get mixed up or even forgotten. So have you ever wondered what the secret to a stress free holiday is? A Holiday Planner! Having a Holiday Planner can turn your hectic holiday into a cool and composed celebration.
2012 September 4 by samsill
We’ve all been there. You walk into a store, find the binder section, and are completely overwhelmed by the selection. How do you choose the perfect one? This infographic gives a few helpful tips on picking the right three-ring binder for your needs.
2012 May 18 by samsill
Let’s face it. Cubicles stink. No one wants to sit down for 9 hours in a makeshift cloth box doing TPS reports. Below are 12 items plus a bonus item to keep you and your neighbors entertained at work.
1. Airzooka Air Gun – $13
2. Executive Elite Marshmallow Blaster – $55
2012 May 1 by samsill
We are no stranger to cardboardat Samsill. We make the RAW binder which is highly durabletype of chipboard/cardboard. All of our binders had some form of chipboard between the sheets of Polypropylene. We know our way around cardboard, but Chris Gilmour brings cardboard to an entirely different level.
2012 April 25 by samsill
What is Administrative Professionals’ Day?
Administrative Professionals’ Day (also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is a holiday in several countries. Recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals. In North America, it is celebrated on the Wednesday of the last full week of April (Today)
2012 March 21 by samsill
The ring binder was first patented in 1854 and since then they have been used for many things. The binder is the most efficient way to organize all kinds of materials. Since binders come in different sizes, colors, materials, and capacities, they are a universal tool for any type of organizational need. Binders also allow the user to become creative in what a binder is used for. Possibilities are endless when it comes to the many uses of binders.
Samsill has one of the widest, if not the widest, array of binder selection in the industry. There are WAY more than 8 uses for them but here are 8 that others have found useful.
Here are 8 uses for ring binders:
1. Sales pricing books
2. Owner’s manuals or employee handbooks can be easily organized into a binder
3. Organize school materials, homework, etc.
4. Organizing collections: Whether you collect stamps, baseball cards, or other memorabilia, plastic sheets and inserts are a great place to put collections and can be easily placed into a binder
5. Binders can make great scrapbooks or photo albums
6. Easel binders allow for making presentations easy
7. If you have a bunch of recipes lying around, a binder can be used to make a cookbook
8. A binder was originally created to hold loose leaf paper, which is a great place to write a journal, a book, or track goals
These are just a few examples of how binders can be used, but there are many more uses out there. Binders make organization easy and convenient, especially with binder accessories such as tabs and page protectors.
2012 March 13 by samsill
Add a colorful dash of blocky fun to your desk with this organizer. It comes complete with LEGO crayons, pencils and erasers.
2012 February 28 by samsill
The three ring binder serves as an integral component to any office, home, or educational facility. It keeps papers organized and neat, and presents them in a professional manner. The invention of the three ring binder led to other inventions and innovations related to office implements.
2012 February 26 by samsill
We like office supplies around here at Samsill. Tape is DEFINITLY an office product, and this is by far the COOLEST thing we’ve ever seen done with it!
Via Design Taxi
Dutch street artist Max Zorn has revolutionized the way we usually use duct tape by creating portraits out of them.
Using layers of translucent duct tapes, Zorn creates stunning portraits of pop culture figures like the Beatles and also classic artworks such as Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’.
Zorn’s fascinating works have appeared on buildings, windows as well as street lamps all over Europe.
2012 February 25 by samsill
Three-ring binders can help keep important papers organized. The ease in opening the rings adds to the convenience of separating papers into groups and using tabs to label sections. Three-ring binders are available in different ring shapes and sizes. Each ring shape has a different mechanism and is fitted into the three-ring binder differently. Knowing the difference in the types of three-ring binders will aid you in picking the right binder to meet your needs.
2012 February 24 by samsill
A good friend of mine, Mark from Marketing, is a car enthusist as well as a skier from Monaco. He put a ski box on top of his Lambo but didn’t like the speed limit that put on his car. So he created a DIY aerodynamic kit for his Lambo out of binders. Just another way to reuse old binders!!
From his blog:
I know you are not supposed to put a ski box on a Lambo and I do know that you are an absolute idiot if decide to build an aerodynamic improvement on the car with a some card board and duct tape. I guess that makes me a super idiot! Haha
As Janni will be waiting for me in Monaco tomorrow I decided that I am going to get there as fast as I can after the race. So I decided to design an aero modification that I think will help the drag, creating better fuel economy and most importantly taking away our high speed limit…
Stay tuned tomorrow to see how our modification worked, I must say that with our only option of some card board and duct tape we did a pretty good job! 250km/h+ here we come?
2012 February 23 by samsill
The 3-ring binder is something that can be seen in schools and offices around the world. This binder is helpful because it gives students and those in offices the ability to organize and store whatever papers and documents they may have. The 3-ring binder is useful because not only does it keep papers organized, but it also helps keep papers protected from dirt or grime.
2012 February 7 by samsill
1. Cable Catcher
2. Razor Safety Cover
2012 January 31 by samsill
This story comes to us from the great people over at Co.Exist. Here is an excerpt from their article.
The Amazon is home to more species than almost anywhere else on earth. One of them, carried home recently by a group from Yale University, appears to be quite happy eating plastic in airless landfills.
The group of students, part of Yale’s annual Rainforest Expedition and Laboratory with molecular biochemistry professor Scott Strobel, ventured to the jungles of Ecuador. The mission was to allow “students to experience the scientific inquiry process in a comprehensive and creative way.” The group searched for plants, and then cultured the microorganisms within the plant tissue. As it turns out, they brought back a fungus new to science with a voracious appetite for a global waste problem: polyurethane.
The common plastic is used for everything from garden hoses to shoes and truck seats. Once it gets into the trash stream, it persists for generations. Anyone alive today is assured that their old garden hoses and other polyurethane trash will still be here to greet his or her great, great grandchildren. Unless something eats it.
The fungi, Pestalotiopsis microspora, is the first anyone has found to survive on a steady diet of polyurethane alone and–even more surprising–do this in an anaerobic (oxygen-free) environment that is close to the condition at the bottom of a landfill.
Student Pria Anand recorded the microbe’s remarkable behavior and Jonathan Russell isolated the enzymes that allow the organism to degrade plastic as its food source. The Yale team published their findings in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology late last year concluding the microbe is “a promising source of biodiversity from which to screen for metabolic properties useful for bioremediation.” In the future, our trash compactors may simply be giant fields of voracious fungi.
This is great news for us and the rest of the world. Plastics can be very harmful to the environment. That is why we, at Samsill, take such great care to recycle almost everything, use post consumer content, use as little plastic as possible without degrading performance, and buy our supplies through environmentally friendly suppliers.
We also have the ONLY traditional biodegradable binder on the market. It is one of our top sellers and it is fully biodegradable (meaning it breaks down in a traditional landfill environment unlike most plastics). 2012 is going to be a HUGE year for us because we are introducing quite a few new, full environmentally friendly, products to the binder market.
Stay tuned for more.
2012 January 30 by samsill
Like Saturdays INFOGRAPHIC said, this is the beginning of “COLOR DAYS” around Samsill. We are extremely happy to announce our NEW FASHION COLORS FOR 2012.
and be sure to check out our 2012 FASHION COLOR PRESS RELEASE that went out this morning!
2012 January 17 by samsill
Via My Modern Met
Think you have the time, dedication and patience to create an artwork like this? First, try and comprehend these numbers. 6 million matches. 16 years of life. Bulgarian artist Plamen Ignatov used that many matches and spent that much time to create this impressive miniature model of the Rila Monastery. Made of wood, matches and gems, it’s now on display at the Museum of Archaeological in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. It is regarded as one of Bulgaria’s most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments and is a key tourist attraction for both Bulgaria and Southern Europe. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Continue reading »
2012 January 6 by samsill
In the past six months we have been doing a big push into social media. We update our sites daily with news from us, the industry, and elsewhere. To stay up on the latest in office products follow our sites!
2012 January 5 by samsill
It is a few days into the New Year and it is about the time when the holiday season hype is over and things are slowly getting back to normal. A lot of you probably made New Years resolutions, as so many people do, but maybe this year is different. Maybe this year is the year to keep your resolution. Whatever your resolution was, even if you didn’t have one, this article could be the difference between starting the new year off right, or wrong. It was quite a paradime shift in my traditional way of thought, maybe if can help you too.
2011 November 28 by samsill
Oh the joy of a Monday after a holiday break. It never gets easier!
This made us laugh. Hopefully it cheers you up too!
2011 November 18 by samsill
The TITAN 6″ BINDER – Samsill Corp.
The first ever six inch binder. It is the largest binder on the market. The Titan is made of heavy-duty construction and supported by a locking heavy-duty D-ring. Most impressive this binder holds over 1200 pages. No other binder comes close to the TITAN’s storage capacity.
The TITAN comes in 3 different styles.
First, it is available in our Antimicrobial Reference Binder (163 series). This binder not only holds 1200+ pages but it also doesn’t allow germs to grow on its major surfaces. That is a big deal for anyone that is going to have a lot of different hands touching this binder!
Second, the TITAN comes in our standard NON-stick D-Ring view binder.
Customizable nonstick clear overlay on front, back and spine material is environmentally friendly and will not stick or lift copy from cover inserts or contents.
Acid-free, archival safe polypropylene. Locking D-ring keeps documents secure and holds up to 25% more sheets than standard round rings. Two clear inside pockets for additional storage of loose papers. Holds sheet size 8.5×11. Contains 46% post-consumer recycled content.
- Customizable nonstick clear overlay on front, back and spine
- Front, back and spine material is environmentally friendly and will not stick or lift copy from cover inserts or contents
- Acid-free, archival safe polypropylene
- Locking D-ring keeps documents secure and holds up to 25% more sheets than standard round rings
- Contains 46% post-consumer recycled content
Made in USA with domestic & foreign components
2011 November 15 by samsill
Today (November 15th, 2011) is America Recycles Day. Here is what the website says:
Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling in the United States. One day to educate and motivate. One day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together. One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year. Get involved!
Help the world we live in, take the pledge to recycle and reuse instead of discard. Here at Samsill we took the pledge. We use 100% recycled chip board any time we can. And all of our products are made up of at least some recycled material. We also make the ONLY traditional biodegradable binder. If you choose to throw it away instead of recycling it (which all of our binders are 100% recyclable) the binder will break down in <5 years as opposed to 20+ year.
2011 November 3 by samsill
Ergonomics. Not a word that is often used and therefore not a word that a lot of people know. Ergonomics is defined as the study of designing equipment and devices that fit the human body, its movements, and its cognitive abilities.
The Economics of Ergonomics (via HumanScale)
Ergonomics has much more to it than simply promoting comfort and reducing injury risks. Good ergonomics increases productivity and employee morale. It reduces costs and contributes to company goals; therefore impacting the bottom line.
The largest and most important assets of any organization are the employees. A good ergonomics program is the best way to maximize their potential.
2011 October 27 by samsill
UPDATE: New video documenting how she created this recipe binder! Check it out!
We are blessed to have such wonderful & loyal customers. The below post comes from a close friend of ours who made an incredible DIY recipe binder from our Antimicrobial Binder & our Sheet Protectors. What a great DIY!
2011 October 13 by samsill
What to use & what not to use
I must thank our friends at the Think Pink, Live Green column on breastcancer.org for this week’s blog.
Plastic. It is a polarizing material. Love it or hate it there is no denying it or getting away from it. Plastic has helped revolutionize the world in many ways but it has also caused its fair share of problems. It isn’t healthy to ingest…at all. Cancer and many other diseases have been linked back to plastics. There are a bunch of different types of plastic and each has different issues. This post is to help you become knowledgeable about the material and figure out what is okay to have around and what is unhealthy. Continue reading »
2011 October 12 by samsill
It is well known that Samsill is environmentally conscious but one thing a lot of people may not know is that we like to advocate recycling awareness.
Recycling aluminum, paper, & plastic has been around for years. Yet there are so many other things that most people just throw away because they do not know they can be recycled. Binders are a great example. Another item a lot of us either throw away or keep in the back of our closet is our old athletic shoes. Who knew you could recycled those (or give them to people in need)? Continue reading »
2011 May 20 by samsill
Formulated to biodegrade in microbial landfills within 5 years**.
2011 May 19 by samsill
Formulated to biodegrade in microbial landfills within 5 years**.
2011 May 7 by samsill
Formulated to biodegrade in microbial landfills within 5 years**.