Who Invented The Post-It-Note?
A Post-it note or post-it, is a piece of stationery with a strip of unique low tack adhesive that enables the post-it notes to be easily attached and removed without leaving marks or residue, hence the actual name post sticky note. They are called many names: post-it’s, post-it notes, sticky notes, stickies, postit, sticky pads, desktop post it notes, postits, and many others. Custom post-it notes are available in many shapes, colors, and sizes. Post-it note is frequently used as a generic term for any such product.
Dr. Spencer Silver, a scientist at 3M in the United States, developed a low-tack, reusable adhesive in 1968.
For five years, Silver promoted his invention within the company without much success. In 1974, a colleague of his, Arthur Fry, who sang in a church choir in North St. Paul, Minnesota, was frustrated that his bookmarks kept falling out of his hymnal. He had attended one of Silver’s seminars, and, while listening to a sermon in church, he came up with the idea of using the adhesive to anchor his bookmarks. The post it note was launched in 1977. By 1980 post-its were sold nationwide, and a year later post it notes were launched in Canada and Europe.
Little did Dr. Silver know how far his invention would come. Today post it notes have many uses. With the ability to create custom printed post it notes online the uses around the office and at home are almost endless. Personalized post Its will go a long way to promote your business, no one throws away these precious sticky pads with your phone number, internet and e-mail address on them. Post it pads make a great tradeshow handout or sales call leave-behind and are among the world’s most-useful and appreciated premiums. Custom printed post-its with your logo or message on every page, these little sticky note “billboards” can carry your message to many potential customers. Post its are not throwaways, they are a practical memo taking office supply that will “stick” to your clients desk.
Personalized Post it note Usage Trends:
With the ease of creating custom post it notes online we have seen uses for post its from industries such as:
Real Estate –First Home Gift, Realtor Desktop Note, as Business Cards, or Home Owner Checklist.
Medical – While You Were Out Notes, Prescription Pads, Surgery Checklist, Routing Slips.
Pharmaceutical – Sales Call Leave Behinds, Memos, as Business Cards, Labeling.
Travel – Travel Reminders, Info Request Forms, Promotion.
Automotive – Advertisements, Coupons, Action Checklists, Quality Control Checklists.
The list is endless, but one thing is for sure, printed post it notes are a successful, inexpensive business marketing and branding product that should not be overlooked.