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Everything You Need To Start Padding Paper

Paper Padding PressesSo you want to start creating your own notepads, but don’t know where to get started. No worries. Padding paper is extremely easy and the equipment needed is fairly simple (and inexpensive). Here are a few tips to help you get started.

To begin with, you’ll need a paper padding press. A padding press is essentially a glorified clamp designed to be used on a table or desk. Padding presses are designed to handle large stacks of paper and typically handle paper up to 8 ½” x 11” in size. Some can even handle larger stacks of paper. Padding presses are usually made out of wood or metal, depending on the make and model.

The next thing you will need is padding compound. Padding compound is a type of glue designed to be applied to the back of a stack of paper. Once dried, padding compound keeps a stack of paper together, yet remains soft enough to allow pages to be torn out. Padding compound is typically available in white or red colors and comes in a variety of container sizes.

You will need a padding brush. Padding brushes look a lot like paintbrushes. These brushes are designed to be dipped in the padding glue and then applied to a stack of paper. Once you are done padding, I recommend washing out the brush prior to storage. Padding brushes come in different sizes, depending on the thickness of the pad you are using it on.

While not required, I highly recommend using a padding knife. Padding knives are designed to cut large stacks of padded paper into smaller stacks. Padding knives are extremely sharp and easily slice through dried padding compound.

Again, while not required, I highly recommend using chipboard as a backing to your notepad. This will provide stability and it looks pretty nice as well. Some people prefer to have paper padded by itself without chipboard. It is really a matter of personal preference.

So there you have it. Everything you need to start padding paper. You can find all these products here:

Hopefully this helps you get started with your paper padding projects. Don’t be intimidated by the process. It is very easy to do and the end results will look great.

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.

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