You've finally finished researching and typing up a business report that is sure to catch the attention of your supervisors. Make sure none of the pages in your report come loose or fall out with staples, which are a simple way to hold documents together. With plenty of staplers and staples to choose from, it's easy to find an option that binds documents with just a couple pages or huge, end-of-quarter pamphlets. Stock up on other basic supplies to keep your office running like clockwork.
The first thing to consider when choosing a pack of staples is whether or not it will work with your existing stapler. Most staples feature a somewhat universal design and will work with most staplers that accept a certain size staple, whereas other staples are designed for use in specific stapler models. Also consider how much stapling is done in your office. Are you constantly collating documents? If so, you might want to choose a 5,000-staple pack to keep plenty of extra strips on hand.
The most common type of staple is the standard staple, which can be used for most basic stapling tasks. Standard staples feature a 1/4" length and work in most standard staplers. If you're looking to staple thicker materials than just paper, consider heavy-duty staples, which feature a thicker design and sharp, chiseled points for maximum penetrating power. Heavy-duty staples are available in 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" and 3/4" lengths to suit different needs.
If you intend to use a staple to bind only a few pages together, the maximum sheet capacity isn't of much importance. However, if you need a staple to bind large, bulky documents together, the maximum sheet capacity is very important. Staples with a maximum sheet capacity of 20 pages are perfect for collating thin documents, while staples with a maximum sheet capacity of 100 or 180 pages are better suited for hefty reports.