Ways to Fasten Things Together

There are a number of ways of attaching one piece of paper to another. Brads, pins, paper clips, needle and thread, and staples are among the mechanical means available. Tiny staplers are helpful for reaching into unusually small openings, while long staplers are advisable for more extensive spaces. An average size and a long stapler are shown on page 2. Sometimes it is more convenient to use pieces of tape, especially in inaccessible places where a stapler will not reach. Tape is handy for securing parts for temporary purposes or for expediency when working for quick results. A double-coated masking tape is also useful. Paper can be fastened by tabs, shown on this page, and slits, illustrated on the facing page. There are some very fine pastes and glues, and rubber cement is excellent for certain problems.

Tabs - paste tabs down
Tabs - paste tabs between sheets to hold them apart
Tabs - bend paper to form tabs
Tabs - push cyliner through hole in paper. Paste tabs.
Slits and holes
Tab and paste
Roll and insert

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What have we learnt?

Some notes:

  • Tabs
  • Slits (and inserts)
  • Staple
  • Tape
  • Brad (split pins)
  • Tab and paste
  • Roll and insert

Plus pins, paperclips, needle and thread

She makes a distinction of ‘mechanical means’ but the examples are a mixture.