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Magnetic Clips

Magnetic clips are useful aids in office organization and communication. Having a clip on the meeting room's bulletin board or on the refrigerator at home lets supervisors and moms alike post full-length notes, memos, and safety sheets where everyone can see them. Even on a desk, away from the magnetic surface, almost all clips and fasteners will hold together a stack of papers or seals closed a bag of chips in the break room.

Magnetic Clips Stick to Any Magnetic Surface
One of the nice aspects about these fasteners with magnetic backing is that the magnet isn't picky, as it easily adheres to any ferrous surface, usually iron or steel, and it stays there until moved. That makes the handy office supplies effective tools for posting pictures and notes to refrigerators and dishwashers, as well as putting up announcements and Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) paperwork near hazardous materials. They're also really helpful in common areas, such as in changing rooms or next to time clocks, for hanging ID lanyards or keys to company vehicles.

Using Magnetic Clips Away From the Board
Clips can be useful away from metallic surfaces as well. Stick a few to the metal strips on the edges of workers' cubicles to ensure they always have convenient paper binders or bag sealers. A plastic or metal version is quite useful for keeping rubber bands together in a drawer or pinching closed the top of a pen-and-pencil bag. When it's no longer necessary for the task, the magnetic backing makes it easy to stick back up on the wall or to the underside of a desk.

Personalized Magnetic Clips
Anything as useful as a magnetic clip makes excellent company merchandise. Brand a bulk lot of clips with a company logo and distribute them to clients and vendors. Put the company name on plain plastic ones to save costs, or have the logo etched into aluminum clips to make an impression. Even at home, personalization is useful. Print a magnetic fastener with the name of each child and use it to hold a list of that child's chores for the day on the refrigerator.

How Much Weight Can Magnetic Clips Carry?
The weight these clever tools can hold to a vertical surface varies with the strength of the magnet. A First-Class letter weighs up to 3 ounces and is unlikely to be a problem for most clips. A thicker, heavier parcel may pull the magnet down, though a second clip may help with the larger load.

How Thick of a Stack Can Magnetic Clips Hold?
A clip holds together almost any stack of paper that's thin enough to fit between a clip's jaws, which depends on its size. It's smart to stay a little short of the maximum thickness, however, because regularly opening up the clasping tool as wide as possible, or wedging it all the way open with a thick stack of papers, can damage the springs.

What Materials Make Up Magnetic Clips?
Most clips come from hard plastic, though many have aluminum or stainless steel skins. The springs are almost always metal, with the magnets made of iron, though nickel, cobalt, and neodymium also make good magnets. Neodymium, in particular, is exceptionally strong and makes a popular choice for heavy-duty fasteners.
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