Paper Fix Binds Your Papers Without Staples

Not a fan of paper clips? Wish your stapler had an infinite supply of staples? The Paper Fix is a stapler-substitute that binds paper together using just the paper itself.

Years ago I had a Japanese student who would turn in his papers "stapled" by a tiny perforation in the corner of the pile with a ribbon of the paper itself hooking them all together. He had brought the device from Japan and I was never able to locate one in the United States. Over at the CoolTools blog, they found one years ago in Germany—apparently every other country gets cooler office gadgets than the US—and just recently found a version for sale on Amazon.

The design is simple. It looks like a futuristic stapler, but you never load it. You use it just like a stapler, except instead of little wires binding the paper the paper itself is folded and compressed to hold to itself. It does have a few shortcomings: you can't unbind it easily because removing any paper in the bundle breaks up the neat little fold that holds it together, and it's only good for up to 6 pages or so.

That said, it's environmentally friendly, cheap to use and a great solution for binding together small papers without any additional bulk. Want to have staple-free mastery over your papers without having to buy any tools? Check out how to hand bind papers without staples or paper clips.

The PaperFix [CoolTools]


    I think thinkgeek has been selling these for a long time has indeed supplied such a fantastic gadget for a while now... i personally own one and find it better than more traditional staples.

    I bought one of these because I love innovative little gadgets, but promptly returned it - no way in hell this thing is anywhere as secure as a real staple.

    I love innovation and creativity but only when it serves a real need, solves a real problem.

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