What makes Novus staplers unique?
Quality - Engineered and developed in Germany, Novus products are factory tested before release to ensure complete customer satisfaction. In purchasing a Novus product, you will have the peace of mind knowing this precision item will provide many years of trouble-free operation. Innovation - Novus continues to be an industry leader among professional office products. Whether we're developing new items or improving our existing line, Novus continues to lead the industry in design, performance, and reliability. Our Power-on- Demand (POD) technology is unlike any other. The ability to staple 50 sheets of paper using 70% less effort is one of the many reasons why Novus remains the preferred choice for staplers among office professionals.
How long has Novus been around?
Founded in 1949 in Germany, Novus developed the first hooded stapler with a press button loading system in 1953 – the B53. This design was adopted by other stapler manufacturers over the years and is still the standard style today.
What does the term “bypass stapling" mean?
The Bypass System in Novus Heavy Duty Staplers and the B8fc allows you to staple thinner stacks of documents with longer staples. It prevents the longer staple legs from punching through your document by spreading them flat and removes the need to change to a shorter staple.
What are the different stapling modes and how do I use them?
Standard (Parallel) Clinch – This is the most comment clinch type for everyday stapling where the ends of the staple legs curl up to clinch your documents. Flat Clinch – This mode saves space by bending and flattening the staple legs against your document. This is useful when filing large amounts of stapled documents in the least amount of space. Temporary Pinning – The staple pierces the document and bends the staple legs backward for easy removal. Temporary pinning is used when the stapled documents will be added to or rearranged in the future. No staple remover needed! Tacking – Similar to using a thumbtack, the document(s) are stapled to a flat surface without bending the legs. Quickly tack items onto a corkboard or a wall.
What types of safety features do Novus staplers have?
Almost all Novus Staplers are front-loading to prevent pinching your fingers when loading staples.
What's the difference between Novus staples and a generic brand?
Novus Premium Staples are manufactured using quality galvanized wire that is of thicker gauge steel than standard staples. Each staple is precision formed and glued to prevent binding in the stapler. Generic office staples use thinner gauge wire and inconsistent gluing methods which can contribute to jamming. Using Novus Premium Staples will ensure trouble-free operation and protect your warranty.
What size staples do I need?
Novus Premium Staples are available in many sizes which are described by two numbers. The first number represents the thickness, or gauge, of the staple wire (the smaller the number, the thicker the wire). For example, our Executive Staplers use a 24 gauge staple. Generic office staples are typically 26 gauge and which are thinner, not as durable, and are prone to jamming. The second set of numbers represents the length (in millimeters) of the staple legs. To help determine the length of staple that is needed for your application, add the number of sheets being stapled (10 sheets of standard paper is approximately 1mm) and add 3mm for clinching. If the Novus stapler you are using offers a Bypass System, longer staples can be used when stapling smaller stacks of paper.