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Updated on August 3, 2011

Push Pin Resources

Every office needs push pins. They poke easily into cork boards, drywall, and cubicle walls. Colorful collections of push pins brighten up otherwise drab working environments. No one can resist hanging up certificates received from 1/2 day seminars at the Learning Annex. Tell the world you're an official Microsoft Excel User of Intermediate skill by posting your diploma with several carefully selected push pins. They're inexpensive and easy to order online (the pins, not the diplomas).

The wide variety of push pins can be daunting to neophyte office supply purchasers.We happily provide extensive reviews of many best-selling push pin products that are readily available via the Internet. Instead of driving to the office supply store, which may or may actually stock a proper range of push pin products, consider placing your order from the comfort of your computer. All you need is a little imagination and the boss's credit card. It's really that simple.

The classic push pin collection
The classic push pin collection

Officemate Push Pins

When subtlety is called for, be sure to deploy these classic push pins. Every office from Maine to Mexico has thousands of these units stuck into cork boards and acoustic tiles. They are perfect for holding up single sheets of 8 1/2" by 11" paper. The paper may contain copious amounts of ink or even handwriting: these pins are always up to the job.

The pointy end is scientifically designed to puncture most easily punctured flat surfaces found in most modern offices and spare bedrooms that have been turned into offices. They are not recommended for balloons or refrigerators.

Every pin is a classic 'clear' color, which makes them perfect for any office decor, from an Early Southwestern motif to a postmodern Chipotle Fast Food design.

Each package includes over 199 identical push pins and a handy carrying case that tucks easily into the supply cabinet. Order several packages because they tend to disappear quickly on Friday afternoons and during forced overtime.

Mark your maps or cubicle walls with classic push pins.
Mark your maps or cubicle walls with classic push pins.

GEM Map Tacks, Plastic, Assorted, 3/8 Inch, 100/Box

When your push pin application calls for color, deploy this product to mark you maps or hang up your diplomas. Each package of over 99 units includes over 5 popular colors of pinheads. They poke easily into paper-based maps or into cubicle walls. The colorful pinheads attract attention to themselves, allowing office personnel to easily identify important sections of important documents hanging around the office.

Each pin is over 11/36" long, not including the colorful ball-shaped head of the pin. The individual head of each pin is over 7/64" long. Dimensions are consistent throughout each package of over 99 pins. The entire package fits comfortably in the average hand of an average office worker, making the poking process extremely convenient: there's never a need to lug around a handful of loose push pins, which could expose the carrier to potential nicks and scratches from the sharp end of each pin.

Simply hold the package in one hand and use the other hand to reach into the package to retrieve an individual pin. Note: a third hand may be required to locate and temporarily secure the document being pinned. This third hand may be provided by another member of the office staff, a family member (in the case of a home office), or a bicycle messenger.

Super-durable aluminum push pins
Super-durable aluminum push pins

Advantus Aluminum Head Push Pins, Steel 0.5-Inch Point, Silver, 100 per Box

Diversity is a good thing, but sometimes we want our push pins to all look alike. Employing a colorful range of pins becomes annoying: employees may miss out on vital information as a result of the distraction emitted by multi-colored pins. To that end, consider this collection of standard aluminum devices for securing porous documents to flat surfaces.

These push pins are made for action. If MacGyver worked in an office, he'd be well stocked with these babies. Commercial aircraft and college baseball bats are made from the same material as these pins. Aluminum is respected and admired world-wide for its' ability to support office documents on vertical surfaces.

Every pin is packed into an industrial-grade cardboard box that will provide many years of pin-holding for your office. The box is never out of place in a high-class Madison Avenue advertising office or a greasy grimy manufacturing plant barely hanging on through the current recession. Regardless of vocation, everyone needs to jam a massive aluminum push pin into something.

No cork board can resist a pin like this. Use this product to hang up stern employee warnings: everyone will instantly take you seriously. When it's time to bring the hammer down on employees who are clocking in 5 minutes too early, simply post your message above the timeclock and secure it with 10 or 20 of these sturdy stickers. Employee capitulation is virtually guaranteed to approach 100%.

Not really a push pin, but still very cool.
Not really a push pin, but still very cool.

Neodymium Magnet Pushpins 24 PC Pack - 1 Color

Should you find yourself in a situation that cries out for a pseudo-push-pin, consider a high-tech magnet instead of prehistoric pointed poking technology. These amazing little devices will each support up to 16 pages of 20-pound paper.

They don't leave a mark. No surface need be punctured. No potentially dangerous sharp objects need be scattered about the office, just inviting lawsuits from employees who have not been properly trained on how to stick a push pin into a corkboard.

Magnetism is a well-understood technology that has been used for many hundreds of years to navigate and generate electricity. Finally, office engineers and scientists have devised an application that can help all of us who need to hang stuff up on the office refrigerator.

Neodymium was identified by Baron Carl Auer von Welsbach, an Austrian chemist, in 1885. It obviously existed long before that, but no one knew about it. Neodymium magnets are the strongest magnets known to modern man. Modern technology brings this power to your cubicle for a very reasonable price. Keep a few packages of these amazing devices strategically stored in your office supply cabinet.

Looks like a screw, behaves like a push pin.
Looks like a screw, behaves like a push pin.

Kikkerland Screw Push Pins, Set of 12, Black

No manly office wants wimpy-looking push pins. Primary colors adorning normal pin heads make macho steel workers and high-powered accountants feel less than masculine. Don't leave your cool dudes hanging with standard push pins like they use in design studios and Dairy Queen executive suites.

These uber-cool pins look like Phillips head screws. Jam one into a corkboard with both hands, then get back on the assembly line to finish building that 500 horsepower diesel engine. Post your GED on your cubicle wall, then return to balancing the books for your offshore shadow companies. If an office supply can make you feel like a man, this is probably it.


Without push pins, corkboards and cubicle walls would be empty. Look online for great deals.


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    • Sun-Girl profile image


      7 years ago from Nigeria

      Good hub, thanks for sharing.

    • Kindacrazy profile image


      7 years ago from Tennessee

      Who knew? What a versatile product.

    • Truckstop Sally profile image

      Truckstop Sally 

      7 years ago

      Lots of different push pins! I love the magnetic ones. Who woudda thunk? I see you have hubs on other hepful supplies too. I'll rush right over. I feel kinda silly for asking, but what is your picture -- a vase with a dressed horse coming out? with mens' pictures at the bottom? Maybe I don't want to know!

    • nicomp profile imageAUTHOR

      nicomp really 

      7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @JBeadle: Indeed, 600 makes me feel old. I need topics.

    • JBeadle profile image

      J Beadle 

      7 years ago from Midwest

      There is a lot more to push pins than I thought! Quite a bit of variety. I normally just stole the extras from other people's cubes back in the day when I had a job and a cubicle! I guess when you've written nearly 600 hubs you eventually come to push pins. An enjoyable read never the less!

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      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, nicomp, for pointing out that the pointy end is the end you push and poke into some non-human surface. If possible.

    • nicomp profile imageAUTHOR

      nicomp really 

      7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @sameerk : I'm as surprised as you are!

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      7 years ago from India

      nice hub with good info


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