Ultra Violet: The Pantone Color of the Year in Office Supplies

Did you know the Pantone “Color of the Year” for 2018 is Ultra Violet?

We wondered what products would fit the bill to help you outfit your office in violet hues, and we found quite a variety for all you purple enthusiasts.

Universal 1/3 Cut Letter Size File Folders in Violet (UNV10505)

 

Pentel EnerGel RTX Retractable Liquid Gel Pen with Violet Ink (PENBLN75V)

BrightAir Scented Oil Air Freshener, Sweet Lavender & Violet

 

Astrobrights Color Cardstock, Venus Violet

Avery Durable 1″ Capacity View Binder, Purple

Astrobrights ColorPop Journal, Purple

Search our website, perryop.com for YOUR favorite colors… what do you find that could make your workday more colorful?

Summer Picks for Your Workspace by Team Perry

It’s definitely summer, and we’re ready for the beach — or some serious indoor AC time, depending on who you ask around here. So some Perry people have a few recommendations for enjoying the summer a little more at the office.

Vacay in the Workplace

“Here are some products to help bring summer vacation to the office. It’s as close as you can get to the beach when you are almost out of vacation days!” – Debbie Yearwood, Promotional Consultant

Freshen Your Desk

“These are cute—they come in a bunch of colors and they make your devices stand up!” – Lea Goates, Furniture Consultant

Check out the SAFCO Splash™ Multi-Colored Wood Desk Set in Wood Color or Blue Gray Color

Treat Yourself

“Clear the air with summer scents and treat yourself with snacks!” – Angie Batiste, Marketing Specialist

Colors of Summer

“I love these products that add a ‘Miami Beach’ vibe to your workspace and projects.” – Bonnie Johnson, Marketing Manager:

You can find all these and other great products on our website at perryop.com!

If Co-Workers Were Songs: An Office Playlist

If you could re-imagine your co-workers as songs or as having an anthem, how close would this be?

Listen to this playlist on Spotify:

 

The Hot Mess Co-Worker
Their Song: Manic Monday, Cindi Lauper

The Bad Boss
Their Song:Big Boss Man, Elvis

The Good Boss
Their Song: Stand By Me

The Cheerful-Beyond-Reason Co-Worker
Their Song: Happy, Pharell Williams

The Social Butterfly
Their Song: We Should Be Friends, Miranda Lambert

The Micro-manager
Their Song: Every Breath You Take, The Police

The Absentee Co-Worker
Their Song: Never There by Cake

The Annoying Cube Mate
Their Song: Go Away, Weezer

The Office Flirt
Their Song:Blank Space, Taylor Swift

The Co-Worker that is Always Ready for the Weekend
Their Song: It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere, Jimmy Buffet

The Co-Worker Who Always Wears a Sweater
Their Song: Cold As Ice, Foreigner

The Nose-to-the Grindstone Co-Worker
Their Song: She Works Hard for the Money, Donna Summer / Hard Workin Man, Brooks & Dunn

The Office Gossip
Their Song:
Something to Talk About, Bonnie Raitt

The Co-Worker that Watches the Clock
Their Song: 9 to 5, Dolly Parton

The Office Cheerleader
Their Song: Eye of the Tiger

How’d we do? Any you would add? Share with your co-workers!

8 Gifts for Your Messy Co-worker (or the Office Neat Freak)

Need some ideas for the co-worker or friend who always has a clutter-covered desk, and just can’t seem to get it together? Or maybe your cube-mate is intensely tidy and appreciates gifts that help them stay that way. Here are 8 great ideas (and you can get them all from Perry Office Plus):

1. Stick-N-Find Bluetooth Location Trackers

Perfect for the person who misplaces everything! This set of 2 Bluetooth tracking tags use a free app to locate anything it’s attached to. Shop on perryop.com (SMD02218)

2. Grip-A-Strip Display Rail, 12 x 1 1/2, Aluminum Finish

This streamlined alternative to bulletin boards lets you display important papers, posters and other items up to 1/8″ thick, without the need of tacks, pins or tape that can get lost. Shop on perryop.com (AVT1025)

3. Bankers Box Premiere 6-Piece Organization Kit

This lightweight kit contains one eight-compartment sorter, one four-compartment organizer, one three-drawer organizer with bin and three magazine files. Made of corrugated cardboard with 60% recycled content. Shop now on perryop.com (FEL7647801)

4. Smead Project Organizer

This multi-pocket organizer includes pre-printed templates for optimal organization and project planning! Shop on perryop.com (SMD89200)

5. Dotz Cord Catcher

Keep charging cords from dropping behind desk or workstation. Holds up to four cords in two channel sizes. Weighted, non-stick silicone base grips to surface without leaving residue. Shop at perryop.com (PRBDCC40MCK)

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6. Monitor Riser

Puts your monitor at a comfortable height, plus it has a mini sorter and accessory tray on the top shelf (or you can use them separately). Shop at perryop.com (FEL8037401)

Justick Bulletin Board by Smead

7. Smead Justick Bulletin Board

With just 4 batteries, this bulletin board uses an electric charge to hold items — no pins or magnets, since you know, those get lost pretty easily. Watch the brief video on this great new line of products. Ask your Perry Office Plus rep about it today!

HON Flagship Mobile Pedestal with Seat Cushion Top

8. Mobile File Pedestal with Seat Cushion

Store, move, sit… Add the optional seat cushion top to the HON Flagship mobile pedestal and you’ve got a multi-purpose piece of furniture that will roll away under a worksurface, serve as an extra seat (or stacking area, for the stacking types), and has plenty of room to keep files and other items off your desk. Contact the Perry Office Plus Furniture team for a quote!

3 Iconic Chairs that Inspired Modern Copies

We can’t help but notice some characteristics of these classic designs popping up in current office design.

Eames Lounge Chair

Released in 1956, Eames Lounge Chair was the first chair that Charles and Ray Eames designed for a high-end market. Examples of these furnishings are part of the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Our modern versions are definitely not “copies”, but there are enough similarities in the steel base style and segmented bodies to imagine they could be distant relations.

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Fauteuil Chair (aka “Louis” Chair)

Perhaps the most recognizable homage to this chair originally designed in the early 17th century France,  is the Ghost Chair by Philippe Stark.  We continue to see the more traditional style in formal office settings, but love Stark’s bold variation.

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Model 3107

This is one of the most copied chairs out there, and for good reason!  It was designed by Arne Jacobsen, using a new technique in which plywood could be bent in three dimensions. Over 5 million units have been produced exclusively by Fritz Hansen ever since its invention in 1955. It is THE most copied chair in the world. Such a versatile style.

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Want to give your office a classic look? Let our designers steer you in the right direction. Contact us today!

Infographic: Perry’s 2015 by the Numbers

We were busy this past year! Here is a look back at how it shaped up, by the numbers:

year in review infographic 2015

12 Promotion Ideas for Quirky Holidays in 2016

Every month is a reason to celebrate! And in some cases, they make great opportunities to market your business, promote a special program, or boost employee morale. Check out these quirky holidays and get them on your calendar for 2016.

January: Shape Up U.S. Month

This month is dedicated to improving the health of children and teaching kids that the new year’s health focus is not just for grown-ups!

Promotion Idea: Imprint your logo on this fun “I Can Be Healthier” Activity Book and hand out at a youth event or local school for parental brownie points.january

February: Launch of Awards Season

Starting with the Grammy’s on February 15th, awards season begins in Hollywood.

Promotion Idea: Host your own watching events or have your own awards show for employees and hand out these fabulous flashing LED microphones, emblazoned with your logo!

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 March 12: International Fanny Pack Day

They may be out of style, but they are convenient.

Promotion Idea: Bring them back with your own custom imprinted Fanny Pack! Runners, travelers, and festival-goers will all appreciate these handy accessories.march

April 5: National Deep Dish Pizza Day

There are so many kinds of pizza to love — this is just really specific!

Promotion Idea: Give a Supreme Pizza Cut-It to customers for whom you’re “deeply” thankful! Share them with prospects to get them on board with your “deep” discounts or extra “dough”.april

May: National Barbecue Month

Celebrate the warming weather and get ready for those cookouts.

Promotion Idea: The LogoTec BBQ Master Grill Set makes a great “gift with purchase” or door prize at your spring event.

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June 23: Runner’s Selfie Day

There is an art to taking a selfie while running!

Promotion Idea: Custom imprinted selfie sticks can make this process a little easier — use them as a door prize at races.june

July: National Ice Cream Month

As if we need an excuse to enjoy delicious, creamy desserts all month!

Promotion Idea: Remind your customers how “sweet” you think they are with this fun Ice Cream Cone Pen.july

August 15: Relaxation Day

Sunday might be a day of rest, but who couldn’t use another one?

Promo Idea: Encourage your customers to relax and pamper themselves with the Bamboo Relaxation Bath Set.august

 

September: Fall Hat Month

As we all go out to enjoy football and soccer games, don’t neglect your noggin!

Promotion Idea: A perfect hand out for the cooling weather is this Custom Embroidered Double Layer Fleece Beanie.september

October: National Popcorn Poppin’ Month

Enjoy this delicious snack, and be sure to share it with others!

Promotion Idea: This Personalized Popcorn Bag is a fun way to share a message with your audience.october

November 15: America Recycles Day

A day to remember that recycling helps!

Promotion Idea: This Mini-Eco Note Combo is made of recycled cardboard with 60 pages of ruled recycled paper and includes a paper barrel pen for an eco-friendly gift.november

December 17: Maple Syrup Day

It’s good for pancakes, waffles, and many other yummy treats — breakfast or otherwise.

Promotion Idea: Use custom-printed bottles of maple syrup to tell your best clients or employees how sweet it is to work with them.december

 

Like one of these ideas or need more? Call or email me today — and be sure to visit our online promo gallery of past projects.