For optimal performance of your Novus Professional Stapler, we recommend using Novus Premium Staples. These staples are manufactured using quality galvanized wire that is a thicker gauge steel than standard staples. Each staple is precision formed and glued to prevent binding in the machine. Using Novus Premium Staples will not only ensure trouble free operation, but they will also protect your warranty. To demonstrate their capabilities, a box of Novus Premium Staples is included with every stapler purchase.
Choosing the right staple:
Staples are classified using two sets of numbers. The first set represents the thickness or gauge of the staple wire (the smaller the number, the thicker the wire). "24" and "23" classify these staples as 24 gauge and 23 gauge Standard office staples are typically 26 gauge and not as durable.
The second set of numbers represent the length (in millimeters) of the staple legs. To help determine the length of staple that is needed for your application, add the number of sheets being stapled (10 sheets of standard paper is approximately 1mm) and add 3mm for clinching. If the Novus stapler you are using offers a Bypass System, longer staples can be used when stapling smaller stacks of paper.