Archive for 8th August 2011

How To Decrease Grip

The orange plastic shown above is the pull-off / snap-on cap from an Elmer’s All-Purpose Glue Stick, the same one which I’ve been using to glue labels on to SDrive NUXX packaging. For some reason the packaging designers for this glue stick saw fit to add vertical serrations to the cap, oriented in the direction that one pulls to remove the cap. These serrations would be useful if one had to twist the cap to remove it, but as it simply snaps off they only serve to make the cap harder to use than necessary.