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Questions tagged [stationery]

Hacks related to paper and related tools, such as pens and pencils, as well as other paper related activities such as folding, cutting, and so on. Not to be confused with [stationary].

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How to revive dried up pens

I found a box of several old ballpoint pens. When I open them up, I can see each has a significant amount of ink in it. However, when I try to write with one, no ink is transferred to the paper. I've ...
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How do I remove postal stamps neatly from envelopes?

I collect stamps as a hobby. I always face difficulty peeling off the stamp without damaging the the perforation around it. Also it is difficult to remove the adhesives and envelope paper stuck behind ...
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How to remove wrinkles from a crumpled piece of paper?

Some paper crafts require folding and then cutting in shapes. The problem is that the unwanted folds remain visible. Assuming that the paper can be opened fully, what should be done to remove the ...
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How to remove ink from paper?

We have all made mistakes when writing before and if you are clever you will have written or drawn it out in pencil first so that you can correct any mistakes before making ti a little more permanent. ...
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A book fell in a sink full of water. How can I dry it?

How can I dry out a book that falls into a sink of water (or similar) and gets soaked? I've tried: Using a hair dryer to blow the pages back and forth until they're dry It wasn't that great an idea,...
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Stuck photos while inside an envelope

It seems the photos have been stuck to each other. I had kept them inside the envelope which was given when I purchased those photos. It's been about 5 months since I had last opened that envelope. ...
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Remove Ink That's Scribbled on top of Printed Text?

I have a piece of paper that has a ton of text printed from a computer. One of the words on the paper has been scribbled through horizontally with an ink pen. I've tried holding it over the iPhone ...