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2016 Back to School Giveaway Winner


Our back to school giveaway contest is now closed!

Congratulations to Kelly Wright! Here’s the winning entry:

My favorite student is hard to pick, but I would have to go with Jasmine Davis. Jasmine was a full time collage student, double major and still worked 40 hours a week + and always had a smile on her face. She never complained about her studies or work and was always willing to go the extra mile for anyone. She is a true inspiration and I am proud to say that I know her. She has deeply impacted my life!

We were touched and inspired about your comments on teachers who inspired you.  We have been very fortunate to receive extra donations and we would like to share those gifts to you! A few additional people have been chosen to receive these additional gifts and will be notified by e-mail. Have a great 2016 school year!

Didn’t win the giveaway? No worries, you’ll find the best deals on school supplies online at And keep watching the Office Ink Blog for more chances to win free products from On Time Supplies!

2016 Back to School Giveaway Prize Package.

This year’s prize package includes classroom essentials from your favorite school supply brands! You can browse (and shop!) the complete Back to School Giveaway Prize Package here, but here is a preview:

• $130 worth of Avery Labels.
• $300+ in organizers from Avery and Quality Park.
• $300 in Scotch Tape, Post-it Notes and more from 3M.
• $400 in Pens, Pencils, Correction Tape and more from Pentel, Tombow, and other top brands!
• $390 in classroom arts and craft supplies from Avery, Fiskars and X-ACTO.
• $250 in first aid and hygiene supplies from Curad, Dial, LYSOL and Kleenex.

The fine print.

The 2016 Back to School Giveaway ends August 19, 2016. We’ll announce the winner Wednesday, August 24th. The contest is open to residents of the continental U.S. over the age of 18. All prizes subject to availability and subject to substitution.

This High Brightness Paper Is Better Than Your Current Brand

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Copy paper is a commodity so ubiquitous and essential that all of us at some point or another have opted for whatever was the cheapest. On Time Supplies has a great option you should try with Universal’s high brightness copy paper. However, the value of this paper goes well beyond a reduced price and it’s 98 brightness rating. Read on to find out why buying copy paper holds more interesting and involved questions than you’ve probably ever considered. Continue reading

Create Innovative, Collaborative Spaces With Post-it® Dry Erase Surfaces.

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Whether you’re a teacher, project manager, small business owner, or even a student, everyone has a method for keeping track of ideas and deadlines. Maybe you share a space where a team needs to see or work from the same data. Everyone needs to plan their day, schedule, and so on.

What if I told you that all of these issues could be addressed with one simple tool? The solution has actually been right in front of you, we just need to take a look at the nearest desk, wall, or window.

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Happy Summer Solstice! Link Roundup


Tomorrow is the Summer Solstice and the first day of summer! We’ve got couple great posts up about helping you enjoy the weather:

Plus, some of the other interesting things we saw this week:

– Can’t step outside without becoming a meal for every bloodsucking critter around? This should help.
– Workcation: not as nice as a real-deal vacation, but still pretty sweet.

– Are we excited about Amazon’s new Fire Phone?
– The cord for my iPhone charger looks like it was attacked by vicious dogs, so it’s good to know I can replace it with the cheaper Belkin charger without sacrificing battery life.

– Unlike most listicles of this type, Mental Floss’ rundown of “11 ‘Modern Antiques’  Today’s Kids Have Probably Never Seen” made me feel young, because I didn’t grow up with most of these either.
– Office of the Future? Nobody likes working in a cubicle, but will a chair-less glass cube be any better?

– A 74-Year-Old Man Created These Beautiful Works Of Art Using Excel Spreadsheets
– Using Excel to create amazing works of art is beyond most of us, but using it to create awesome interactive reports is not.

– If you’re going to take life advice from anyone, it should probably be from 18 of the wealthiest people in history.

Have a great weekend and and AWESOME summer!

Happy Father’s Day! Link Roundup

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It was a great week here at the Office Ink Blog. We announced the winner of our HUGE Bigelow Tea Giveaway. Congratulations again, Wendi! Plus we shared Bigelow’s tips for making great iced tea, which was great because now I know why my iced tea never tasted right. Too much water.

Here’s a look at some of the other interesting articles we read this week:

– PBS runs down everything you need to know about the World Cup. First of all, it’s a soccer competition.
– And if you really get into it, here’s how to merge the World Cup schedule with your Google Calendar.
– With Flag Day coming up tomorrow, it’s a good time to learn a little about the history original Star Bangled Banner.
– Navy Seal explains why making your bed is the best way to start your day.
– How to turn small talk into more than complaints about the weather.
– 6 Habits of Super Successful People.
– How to clear your mind in 15 minutes to de-stress and refocus.
– Awesome TED Talk: Forget multitasking, try monotasking.
– Summer science activities that teach your kids how to make things explode. Also, lava lamps. Safely, we swear! No one’s going to lose an eye.

Have a great Father’s Day weekend! If you need a little last minute gift inspiration, check out our Dads & Grads Gift Guide.