Some home office supplies are harder to get excited about than others, but sometimes you have to look past the surface to see what makes things really cool. The Avery Removable Label Pad is one of those office supplies that may seem “blah” at first, but once you get to actually use it you can appreciate its invaluable functionality. These were sent to me by the nice folks over at Avery, so let that stand as an additional disclaimer so nobody thinks my blogging and review integrity is being bought off for some $3 office supplies.
These 2″x4″ removable labels come on a cardboard backed pad and each one has its own non-stick tab to make it easier to lift, remove, and place on your desired surface. They are easy to remove from the pad, however you should note that you have to be very careful about how they are removed from the pad. If you pull them off at a sharp angle, you will inevitably end up with a curled corner that wont lay flat.
After carefully peeling off the label, I applied one to the front cover of my Miquelrius Notebook as you can see in the photo above, but I also left the non-adhesive tab attached so you could see it there too. I removed the entire sticker from the cover of the notebook 15 times, and re-applied it 15 times, with no noticeable decrease in the adhesive qualities that it displayed. The writing on the label that you see was done with a Sharpie Pen Grip. It dried instantly, which is good because typically when applying a label, the first thing you do is rub your finger across it to make it stick, and you don’t want the ink to smear.
One thing I did to test the adhesive properties of the Avery Removable Labels is apply it along the notebook spine as you see above. I figured that would put a little extra stress on the adhesive, running it long ways on such a narrow surface, but it seems to have held up well. I tested these labels and their reusable properties on multiple surfaces and the only thing that seemed to be a challenge were those plastic textured type notebook covers that you would find on a 5-Star Notebook or a Black n Red Notebook. Everything else seemed to stick and re-stick quite nicely. Overall these are one of those inexpensive, yet invaluable (and green office supplies since you can reuse them) products that you should always have on hand in your stash of home office supplies. Thanks again to the folks from Avery for providing these Removable Label Pads to review.
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