Custom printed post it notes are one of our biggest selling promotional products but who invented it? Well it was actually invented by staff working for the 3M company. A Dr. Spencer Silver who was a chemist came up with the idea for the low adhesive sticky base which we now are familiar with where you can apply pressure to stick the paper onto surfaces yet not leave any marks when removed. However it was his colleague by the name of Art Fry who came up with the concept of teaming this substance to the back of a paper to be originally used as a bookmark. The first sticky note product was released in 1977 but sales were dreadful. A year later 3m decided to give away free samples. This did the trick and in the coming years this item slowly became an iconic stationary product. The famous canary yellow colour incidentally was purely by accident. When Dr Silver and Art Fry were working on this product they literally found a scrap piece of yellow paper for them to produce the first prototype.
Today post its are a common stationary product. The patent for the post it has long expired (it expired in 1991). Leading up to that date the post its were only produced in Kentucky in the USA. We at Cubic Promote carry the official 3m post it where you can brand your logo's and images. These are made in Australia. However as of this year we also now carry a range of generic branded sticky notepads. (note we cant call these post its as that name is trademarked). We have made sure quality is as good as the 3m product. So if you are looking for a well priced personalised sticky note pad or a proper custom 3m branded post it note check out our range today!