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The Badge-A-Minit Button Maker

The Badge-A-Minit Button Maker

Badges (also called buttons) are a great and inexpensive way to reward students or to sell for a fundraiser.  There are two sizes and each comes in Pin back or Magnet back for the same price: - Standard 2-1/4” badges are 50¢ each. - Large 3” badges are 65¢ each. Click...

What is a #2 pencil?

What is a #2 pencil?

The number on a pencil indicates the amount of hardness or softness the writing core has. A #1 pencil is very soft, makes a dark mark, and tends to smudge. A #3 or #4 pencil is very hard, makes a light mark, and tends to “dent” the paper. The #2 grade pencil makes a...

Copy Paper Care

Copy Paper Care

There is an art to caring for the paper that goes into copy machines. Paper needs to be stored in the wrapper AND in the paper box for as long as possible.  Leaving paper sitting around unwrapped or unboxed causes it to absorb moisture very quickly - resulting in...

Can I Drop Off Copy Jobs?

Can I Drop Off Copy Jobs?

CAN I DROP OFF COPY JOBS? The answer: Yes! Save wear and tear on school staff AND the school copier. Both teachers and administrators can drop off copy jobs or send them through interschool mail to the Graphics Lab. Turn around time ranges from a couple of hours to a...

A Color Copier in the Graphics Lab!!!

A Color Copier in the Graphics Lab!!!

The Graphics Lab has a Kyocera COLOR Copier that is here to stay. We have the best price in town with a charge of 15 cents per side for 8-1/2" x 11" Color Copies and 35 cents per side for 11" x 17" Color Copies . . . cash, check, or account number will be accepted for...

Do you know who invented the scissors?

Do you know who invented the scissors?

The invention of scissors is frequently attributed to Leonardo DaVinci (maybe Mona Lisa just needed her hair cut?), but scissors were around long before DaVinci's time (1452-1519) and the actual person who invented scissors is not known. In 1500 BC Ancient Egyptians...

Laminating items wider than 25″

Laminating items wider than 25″

So you want to laminate something that is wider than the 25" laminator??  All you have to do is fold the item in half and run it through the laminator.  When you trim it right to the edges, the item will "pop apart".  Then, if you want the back side laminated, you...

Hello world!

Hello world!

I thought it would be fun to join the iBlog craze going on in Dearborn Schools! Please bear with me . . . even though this is the GRAPHICS Lab, I'm new at blogging. My intent is to share Graphics tips and tricks, as well as best use of equipment, to make your...