Office Equipment, Furniture, Technology & Supplies Glossary




A transparency that you write on and place on an overhead projector.


A sticky clinging substance such as tapes, glue, putty that causes something to adhere.

Adjustable Arms

Refers to the adjustability of chair arm rest, typically on a task chair. They can be height adjustable (vertical), width adjustable (height), rotating and/or have a sliding arm pad.


An electronic component or circuit for increasing sound, power, current, or voltage.

Appointment Book

A book used for setting a meeting for a specific time or place.

Art Paper

A high-quality type of paper having a smooth coating of china clay or similar substance on it.


Back Support  

In order for the human back to be supported correctly especially while sitting in a desk chair, the seatback should be positioned so that the curve of the lower spine is supported by the curve in the back of the chair.

Backup System

Backup refers to the copying of physical or virtual files or databases to a secondary location for preservation in case of equipment failure or catastrophe.

Belt (Printer/Fax/Copier)

The transfer belt is a rotating belt which carries the mixture of different colors of toner particles.


A hard cover that holds loose papers together with clasps or rings.


A piece of special thick paper that you use for drying the ink when you have just finished writing with a fountain pen. Or a large piece of this type of paper that is kept flat on a desk, sometimes within a frame.


A board is a flat slab of wood or other material for some specific purpose. Cork bulletin boards allow user to post bulletins, notices, announcements, or other information with a tack or pushpin. Whiteboards consist of a smooth, glossy sheet of white plastic that can be written on with a special dry erase colored pen or marker like in the manner of a blackboard or chalkboard.

Book Markers

A ribbon or other marker placed between the pages of a book to mark a place.


A set of shelves for books set in a surrounding frame or cabinet.


A support placed at the end of a row of books to hold them upright, usually used in pairs.


The work or skill of keeping account books or systematic records of money transactions.

Bottled Ink

A fluid or viscous substance used for fountain pen writing or printing.

Box and Bin

A usually rectangular container, case, or receptacle made of wood, metal, or cardboard and often with a lid or removable cover to house or store files or any number of items either temporarily, long term or permanently.

Business Card

A small card that has a person’s contact information on it such as name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the company that they work for.



An insulated wire having a protective casing and used for transmitting electricity or telecommunication signals.

Cable Management

Cable management refers to management of electrical or optical cable in a cabinet or an installation.


A small electronic or mechanical device that performs mathematical or scientific computations, requiring manual action for each individual operation.


A chronological table or register of appointments or work to be done, with the days of each month and week in a year displayed.


A device for recording visual images in the form of photographs, film, or video signals.


A piece of carbon paper.

Carbon Paper

Very thin black or blue paper that you place between two pieces of paper in order to copy your writing from the top piece onto the bottom piece.

Card Reader

An electronic device that reads and transfers data from various portable memory storage devices.

Cash Bag/Drawer/Box/Tray

A bag, drawer, box, tray or container for money, especially with compartments for coins and bills of different denominations.

Cash Register

A business machine that indicates to customers the amounts of individual sales, has a money drawer from which to make change, records and totals receipts, and may automatically calculate the change due.

Cash/Coin Counter

A device used to check over (the separate units or groups of a collection) one by one to determine the total number. To add up or enumerate cash or coin monies.

Cash/Coin Wrapper

A cash/coin wrapper, sometimes known as a bank roll or roll, is a paper or plastic container for a number of bills or coins.


A sealed plastic unit containing a length of audiotape, videotape, film, etc. wound on a pair of spools, for insertion into a recorder or playback device.


Each of a set of small wheels, free to swivel in any direction, fixed to the legs or base of a heavy piece of furniture so that it can be moved easily.

Catalog Reference Rack

A specialty filing system for easily organizing, displaying and protecting large amounts of valuable reference information.


A small plastic disc on which music, video or other digital information is stored, and from which the information can be read using reflected laser light.

Chair Mat

A chair mat provides comfort, smooth movement of chair, and floor protection. There are different types of chair mats such as those made of vinyl and others made of tempered glass.


A soft, white, powdery limestone consisting chiefly of fossil shells of foraminifers.

Check Writer

An electronic machine for printing amounts on checks, as by perforations, so as to prevent alterations.

Classification Folder

A folder that houses restricted, confidential, secret, or top secret information and/or documents based on the degree of protection considered necessary to safeguard it from unauthorized use.

Cleaning Cartridge

A cleaning cartridge is used to clean tape drives.

Cleaning Wipe

Pre-moistened wipes used to clean dust, dirt, and fingerprints from a computer monitor screen without damaging electronic components.


A small board that you can attach papers to, so that you can write on them easily while you are moving around.

Compressed Air Duster

Canned air or gas duster is a product that uses compressed gas to clean surfaces such as keyboards.

Computer Drive

A drive is a location or medium that is capable of storing and reading information that is not easily removed, like a disk or disc.

Computer Mouse

The mouse is a computer input device used to move a cursor around a screen.

Computer Printout Paper

Computer printout paper is oftentimes continuous paper that is perforated for separation. It is used when the final print medium is less critical in terms of appearance.

Computer Software

Computer software is a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work.

Computer Wrist Pad

A wrist pad or wrist rest is a device used to support your wrists while typing or when using a computer mouse.

Copier/Fax/Multifunction Machine

An MFP, multi-functional, all-in-one, or multi-function device, is an office machine which incorporates the functionality of multiple devices in one, so as to have a smaller footprint in a home or small business setting, or to provide centralized document management/distribution/production in a large-office setting.

Copy and Printer Paper

A substance made from wood pulp, rags, straw, or other fibrous material, usually in thin sheets, used to bear writing or printing.


A device for holding papers or books in its place.

Correction Fluid

A white liquid used for covering the mistakes in a piece of writing.

Counterfeit Bill Detector

A counterfeit bill money detector is a machine or iodine-based ink pen that detects the security features of bank notes in order to determine whether any given bill is fraudulent or genuine.

CPU Holder

The CPU Holder holds the Central Processing Unit which is a core component of what makes a computer a computer.


In a private office setting, it is a work surface/storage unit located behind the user and in a conference room it can be used for serving as well as provide additional storage for documents, office supplies, etc.


Data Cartridges Tapes

Magnetic tape data storage is a system for storing digital information on magnetic tape using digital recording. Modern magnetic tape is most commonly packaged in cartridges and cassettes.

Data Storage Media & Supplies

Data storage is the recording or storing of information or data in a storage medium. Data storage in a digital, machine-readable medium is sometimes called digital data.

Date Stamp

An object used for printing the date on a document, or the date that is printed.

Desk Pad

A cushioned pad, often topped with a blotter, for the surface of a desk.

Desk Sorter

It organizes documents, files, envelopes, stationery and other accessories with compartmentalized vertical space within a small amount of desktop or wall space.

Desktop Stand

A stackable stand or shelf that provides an additional horizontal surface that adds to the efficiency and organization of your desktop while reducing clutter. A desktop stand allows user to place a computer monitor, laptop computer, printer, fax machine, home audio equipment or anything else at a comfortable ergonomic level that needs a flat, elevated surface. Desktop stands can come with or without a drawer option.

Docking Station

A device in which a laptop computer, smartphone, or other mobile device may be placed for charging, providing access to a power supply and to peripheral devices or auxiliary features.

Dot Matrix Printer

Dot matrix printing is a type of computer printing which uses a print head that moves back-and-forth, or in an up-and-down motion, on the page and prints by impact, striking an ink-soaked cloth ribbon against the paper, much like the print mechanism on a typewriter.

Drawer Organizer

It sits inside of a drawer and has separate compartments to easily house pens, notepads, scissors, paper clips and more for quick access to sorted items.

Drums/Photo Developers w/Toner

The laser printer puts the toner on the roller called the photosensitive drum inside the drum unit, and then prints letters and images by fixing toner to the paper by heat and pressure.

DVD Player/Recorders & DVD/VHS Combos

A multi-functional electronic machine which incorporates the functionality of multiple devices all in one to have a smaller footprint in a home or small business setting or to provide centralized document management/distribution/production in a large-office setting.


Early Learning Furniture

Smaller, child-sized early education school furniture such as desks, tables and chairs used in classrooms.


A flat paper case for a letter or document, with a part that you stick down to close it before you write an address on it and send it through the mail.


A piece of rubber used for removing marks on paper made by a pencil or pen.


Furniture designed to provide optimal comfort and to avoid stress or bodily injury.

Executive Chair

A high back, padded desk chair.

Expandable File Folder

A folder or other container that expands in an accordion-like fashion in which documentation is arranged in convenient order for storage or reference.


File Cabinet

A piece of furniture that is used for storing documents so that they can be found easily.

File Fastener

Used for securing file folders that frequently need to be added to or require modification. Ideal for keeping documents organized and sorted in folders by preventing loose pages from falling out.

File Guide

An accordion-like file folder that allows user to alphabetize existing files with ease by using tabs preprinted with letters of the alphabet and can also be color-coded for efficient organization.

Fingertip Pad

Fingertip pads are placed on the fingertip and used for finger protection in preventing paper cuts when sorting, flipping, counting or filing documents, checks, invoices, receipts, money and other stacks of paper commonly used in a business. The pads are made of soft rubber and provide a protective barrier between fingertips and paper documents.

Folding Machine

A folding machine is a device used primarily for the folding of paper for mailings. There are different types of folding machines: manual folders, buckle folders, automatic folders, and knife folders.


A thin flat container for sheets of paper, usually consisting of a large folded piece of heavy paper.


A loose page or sheet of paper.

Foot Rest

Something used to raise and support the feet while sitting in a chair.


A printed or typed document with blank spaces for insertion of required or requested information.

Furniture Sliders

Heavy-duty furniture sliders allow just one person to slide around big, heavy, bulky items by themselves.


A fuser unit is a pair of heated rollers within the printer that fuses the toner onto the paper being printed on.


Graph Paper

Paper that has small squares printed on it used for drawing graphs.

Greeting Card

A piece of paper or thin cardboard having any of a variety of shapes and formats and bearing a greeting or message of sentiment.


Hanging File Folder

File folders that keep charts, records, and other important documents conveniently organized with metal or plastic hooks that hold them onto the file cabinet bars. Hanging file folders can be placed in file boxes, metal file cabinets, file desk drawers, or other accommodating locations.


Headed paper has the name and address of a person or organization printed at the top.


A pair of earphones joined by a band placed over the head, for listening to audio signals such as music or speech.


A set of headphones, typically with a microphone attached, used especially in telephone and radio communication.

Hook & Loop Fastener

Hook-and-loop fasteners, hook-and-pile fasteners or touch fasteners, consist of two components: typically, two lineal fabric strips which are attached to the opposing surfaces to be fastened. The first component of the fastener closure system features tiny rough hooks (hook), the second features smaller soft loops (loop).


A hub, also called a network hub, is a common connection point for devices in a network.


Imaging Drum/Photoconductor

The drum, or imaging unit, is responsible for spreading toner from its cartridge onto the page.

Index Card

One of a set of small cards on which you write information.

Index Dividers

Index divers are also called tab dividers. They are used to organize large documents that are stored in binders. The dividers have tabs that provide a quick, visible reference to easily flip the binder to the correct section. The dividers can be color-coded and labeled on the tab for fast access to sections.

Indexed Sorters

Indexed sorters are used to organize and group paper documents with a tab that inserts into file folder to allow for various labeling for quick and efficient reference to the correct files.

Ink Bottles

A container that holds ink, a colored usually liquid material for writing and printing. Use ink bottles to refill ink pads, fountain pens, dip pens and rubber stamps.

Ink Pad

A thick piece of material that contains ink used for putting ink onto a rubber stamp.

Ink Roller

A roller impregnated with ink used in printing.

Ink/Correction Ribbon

A typewriter ribbon or ink ribbon is an expendable module serving the function of transferring pigment to paper in various devices for impact printing.

Inkjet Printer

A printer in which the characters are formed by minute jets of ink.

Interoffice Mailboxes

A metal box used for mail collection, drop box and secure office communication ensuring convenience, anonymity and security for interoffice mail, outgoing mail, reports, payments due and employee feedback.


Jewel Case

A storage box for a compact disc.


Another name for a notebook.



The keyboard is a device used to input text into a computer or other device.

Keyboard Tray

A unit that attaches to the underside of a work surface to hold a keyboard.

Kitchenette Supplies

Kitchenette supplies are product and items normally found in a residential kitchen but on a much smaller scale. An office kitchenette is basically a mini kitchen and needs a coffeemaker, microwave, utensils, coffee mugs, drinking glasses, plates, paper towels and paper napkins in addition to snacks, beverages, coffee making supplies like coffee, sweetener, creamer and stirrers.


Label Applicators

Applicator for applying CD and DVD labels to the center of the disc.

Label Makers

A label printer with built-in keyboard and display for stand-alone use (not connected to a separate computer) is often called a label maker.

Label Printers

A label printer is a computer printer that prints on self-adhesive label material and/or card-stock (tags). Label printers are different from ordinary printers because they need to have special feed mechanisms to handle rolled stock, or tear sheet (fanfold) stock.


A small piece of paper with adhesive on one side and on the other an inscription or description for identification purposes.


A material formed by fusing two separate materials together. The term laminate can be used to describe both high pressure laminate and direct pressure laminate.


Lamination is the technique of manufacturing a material in multiple layers, so that the composite material achieves improved strength, stability, sound insulation, appearance or other properties from the use of differing materials.

Laser Printers

Laser printing is an electrostatic digital printing process. It produces high-quality text and graphics by repeatedly passing a laser beam back and forth over a negatively charged cylinder called a "drum" to define a differentially charged image

Lateral File

A filing cabinet that is wider than is deep to allow for side to side filing, typically come in widths of 30 inches, 36 inches and 42 inches.


A stand used to support a book or script in a convenient position for a standing reader or speaker.

Ledger Sheets

A ledger sheet is a permanent summary of all amounts entered in supporting journals which list individual transactions by date. Every transaction flows from a journal to one or more ledgers. A company's financial statements are generated from summary totals in the ledgers.

Letter Opener

Letter openers are long, blunt blades used for the sole purpose of opening envelopes. Letter openers may be designed from wood, metals such as stainless steel or pewter, plastic, sometimes even ivory, or a combination of materials. Some modern openers have a retractable razor blade inside a plastic handle. An electric version of a letter opener is also available, which uses motors to slide the envelopes across a blade and is able to handle increased amounts of envelopes.

Literature Rack

A fixture to display brochures, literature and magazines in an organized way.

Lumbar Support

A standard available option on a good quality task chair that provides support for the lower back.



A lens or combination of lenses that makes something appear larger.


A box, tube or large envelope used for mailing something.

Maintenance Kit/Supplies

A maintenance kit is a set of replacement parts for a printer. Each printer has a preset maintenance interval, which occurs after a certain amount of pages are printed. The maintenance interval lets the user know that it's time to install the maintenance kit so that the parts within the printer do not get overused.


A type of felt tip pen that makes wide lines, oftentimes permanently unless specified erasable.

Media Labeling

Media label are designed for the purpose of identifying a variety of storage media and can be applied to digital storage devices, electronic storage devices, or print-based storage systems.

Media Sleeves

Plastic media bags and sleeves are used to cover CDs and DVDs to help preserve and protect your media.

Media Trays/Racks

Trays and racks are used for CD and DVD storage.

Media Wallets/Cases

Media wallets and cases are used to protect, preserve, organize, store and transport CDs and DVDs.

Medical Form

A printed or typed document with blank spaces for insertion of required or requested information with or without tamper resistant security features such as: void pantograph, erasure-resistant background, watermark, coin reaction, heat-sensitive ink, chemical reactivity, toner grip, embedded invisible fibers, microtext print and security features listing.

Memory Card

A small, flat flash drive used especially in digital cameras and mobile phones.


An instrument capable of transforming sound waves into changes in electric currents or voltage, used in recording or transmitting sound.


A modem is a hardware device that converts data into a format suitable for a transmission medium so that it can be transmitted from computer to computer. A modem modulates one or more carrier wave signals to encode digital information for transmission and demodulates signals to decode the transmitted information.


Used to make something slightly wet or damp commonly with a sponge for fingertips or envelopes.


A computer monitor is an output device that displays information in pictorial form. A monitor usually comprises the display device, circuitry, casing, and power supply.


A piece of stiff paper or card on which you attach a picture, photograph, etc.

Mounting Tape

Adhesive tape used to hold a lightweight object up on a wall rather than using nails or screws.

Mouse Pad

A thin flat rubber pad on which a computer mouse is used with or without support for the wrist.



A metal or plastic sign that is attached to a door or wall and that shows the name of the person, group, or company that lives or works there.

Network Racks

A network rack is a metal frame chassis that holds, stacks, organizes, secures and protects various computer network and server hardware devices. The term “network” refers to the rack being used to house network hardware like routers, switches, access points, and modems.

Networking Cables

Networking cables are networking hardware used to connect one network device to other network devices or to connect two or more computers to share printers, scanners etc.

Network Card

A network interface controller is a computer hardware component that connects a computer to a computer network. Early network interface controllers were commonly implemented on expansion cards that plugged into a computer bus.

Networking Devices

Networking hardware, also known as network equipment or computer networking devices, are physical devices which are required for communication and interaction between devices on a computer network. Specifically, they mediate data in a computer network.


A book of usually bank pages used for writing notes and memoranda.


Several sheets of paper joined together along one edge.


Office Cart

Cart on wheels to allow access to office equipment like printers, projectors and computer monitors.

Office Documentation Organization

Document management is the process of handling documents in such a way that information can be created, shared, organized and stored efficiently and appropriately.

Office Furniture

Items for productivity and comfort in an office setting like chairs, desks, workstations, and file cabinets.

Office Sign

A display or notice used to identify a place of business, product, command, warning, or direction.

Office Stamp

The lasting imprint, impression or mark made by stamping or imprinting.

Open Plan

Partitions put together usually in the center of an office space to create an open working environment and typically does not have a door or a ceiling.


Produced by recessing the modesty panel when the work surface overhangs the modesty panel. Overhangs vary from 6” to 11”.


PA System

Abbreviated form of public-address system. A public address system is an electronic system comprising microphones, amplifiers, loudspeakers, and related equipment. It increases the apparent volume of a human voice, musical instrument, or other acoustic sound source or recorded sound or music.

Packaging Material

Any physical substance used especially to cushion and protect something during storing or shipping.

Packing Tape

Box-sealing tape, shipping tape or packing tape is a pressure-sensitive tape used for closing or sealing corrugated fiberboard boxes

Pad Folio

This document holder is made to be carried under the arm, so there are no straps or handles and may or may not have a zipper closure. Available in letter size and legal size to hold that particular sized letter pad or notepad. Pad folios are smaller than portfolios.

Paper Clip

A small piece of bent wire used for holding pieces of paper together.

Paper Shredder

A machine that is used to cut or tear paper into long, thin pieces.


A small heavy object that you put on top of pieces of paper to keep them in place.


Thick pale yellow paper.

Pencil Sharpener

An object with a blade inside, used for making a pencil sharper.

Peninsula desk

Usually not a freestanding desk but instead used to pair with another desk or bookcase to create L-shaped and U-shaped configurations.

Personal Organizer

A personal organizer is a small book or binder that is designed to be portable. It usually contains a diary, calendar, address book, blank paper, and other sections. The organizer is a personal tool and may also include pages with useful information much like appointment calendars, notebooks, and planners.

Photo Developer

In the processing of photographic films, plates or papers, the photographic developer is one or more chemicals that convert the latent image to a visible image. Developing agents achieve this conversion by reducing the silver halides, which are pale-colored, into silver metal, which is black.


Something that provides a schedule and is used for planning appointments, activities, and travels.

Pocket Chart

Made from a flexible nylon material with clear vinyl strips across the front. The clear vinyl is open on the top, and stitched on the bottom to create “pockets” to hold sentence strips or cards in the classroom.


A portfolio was designed for carrying by hand, and usually have two handles at the top much like a briefcase. Portfolios also have a zipper that runs from the top to the bottom to allow easy access of documents and other contents. Some larger styles have carrying straps or longer handles that can be carried over the arm like messenger bags or purses.


A small piece of colored paper with a sticky substance on the back that is used for writing notes and temporarily sticking them on other papers and surfaces. Post-it is a 3M registered trademark brand name for sticky notes.

Presentation and Display Boards

Bulletin boards that are made of white melamine, cork or magnetic material that will hold and display information. Dry erase markers are used with white melamine boards. Push pins are used with cork boards. Magnets are used with magnetic boards.


An electronic pointer that uses a laser to point to something during a presentation.

Print Paper

Paper is a thin material produced by pressing together moist fibers of cellulose pulp derived from wood, rags or grasses, and drying them into flexible sheets to be used in a printer.

Print Server

A print server, or printer server, is a device that connects printers to client computers over a network. It accepts print jobs from the computers and sends the jobs to the appropriate printers, queuing the jobs locally to accommodate the fact that work may arrive more quickly than the printer can actually handle.


Found on inkjet printers, a print head deposits ink on all of various types of media. Modern print heads contain chambers that get fed ink and tiny nozzles that spray out ink.


A disk-shaped mechanism in a printing device that carries the template of the characters to be printed around its rim and prints one character at a time, revolving after each character to the proper position for the next.


A pricemarker or pricing gun makes marking large quantities of merchandise easier with a price tag sticker.


An apparatus for throwing an image on a screen.


A hole puncher is a tool that punches clean holes in paper. The holes are large enough to allow the paper to be placed in a binder or folder.

Push Pin

A short pin with a large, round top that you can use to fix a piece of paper to a surface temporarily, for example to show public notices. Also called a thumbtack.


Abbreviation for Polyvinyl Chloride.


Quadradplex Outlet

Also known as a quad, it is an electrical outlet with 4 receptacles.



The transmission and reception of electromagnetic waves of radio frequency, especially those carrying sound messages.

Reference Book

A reference book contains particular pieces of information that intended to be found quickly when needed, rather than read beginning to end.

Register Roll Paper

Roll of paper that is placed on a cash register, adding machine or another calculating machine to print out receipts.

Remote Control

Control of a machine or apparatus from a distance by means of signals transmitted from a radio or electronic device.

Report Cover

A report cover is similar to a book cover by answering the vital questions a reader might have about your documents and keeps them looking professional in an attractive way.

Resume/Stationery Paper

Resume and Stationary paper are made from a variety of material, including cotton, fine linen, parchment and bamboo intended for a fancy and elegant impression.

Ring Binder

A hard cover with metal rings inside that pass through special holes in sheets of paper to keep them together.


A set of cards attached on a roll that you write information on, for example addresses and telephone numbers.


A router is a networking device that forwards data packets between computer networks. Routers perform the traffic directing functions on the Internet.

Rubber Stamp

A small object with a piece of rubber on one end that is used for printing something on a piece of paper.



A safe (or a strongbox or coffer) is a secure lockable box used for securing valuable objects against theft and/or damage from fire. A safe is usually a hollow cuboid or cylinder, with one face being removable or hinged to form a door. A less secure version (only suitable for petty cash) is usually called a cash-box.


Acronym for “self-addressed, stamped envelope.” An envelope with your name, address, and a stamp on it that you give to someone so that they can easily send you something.


A scale is used for weighing letters in order to determine the correct amount of postage for mailing.


A device that scans documents and converts them into digital data.

School Supplies

General items that are needed for students to use in the classroom such as pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, folders, highlighters, binders, and other items that vary with grade level and school.


Scissors are hand-operated shearing tools with a pair of metal blades pivoted so that the sharpened edges slide against each other when the handles (bows) opposite to the pivot are closed used to cut various thin materials.

Sealing Compound

A substance used to block the passage of fluids through the surface or joints or openings in materials.

Self-Stick Pad Dispensers

A holder that stores and dispenses sticky note pads or Post-It note pads.

Sheet File Rack/Clamp

An adjustable, mobile metal rack that is used to keep files accessible to store files and conduct presentations.

Shipping & Mailing Label

Shipping and mailing labels allow user to print postage, shipping address, return address, and certified mail to be affixed to the front of mail piece via adhesive on the back of labels.

Shredder Bag Liner

Clear plastic bag that securely fit to the shredder to collect shredded waste for fast and easy disposal.

Shredder Lubricant

Paper shredder oil is used to keep cutters rotating smoothly to maintain high shredding performance.


The programs and other operating information used by a computer.

Space Plan

A preliminary layout which graphically illustrates basic needs, future growth and adjacencies as defined by the project statement. It is drawn as if the building were “sliced” horizontally, the room and ceiling removed and view above. It indicates placement of walls and type of construction, wall penetrations defined exit ways, circulation within the area being planned support areas along with their relationship to existing building elements. Furniture and equipment layouts will provide an understanding of the general use of the spaces being presented.


A loudspeaker is an electroacoustic transducer; a device which converts an electrical audio signal into a corresponding sound.


The ordering information for a piece of furniture. Typically includes the manufacturers item number, color, finish, size, and any other options specific to the piece.


A splitter is a device used to split the cable signal if the signal must be sent to two or more devices.


A small tool with a pattern or writing on one side that you press into ink and use for printing a mark on paper.

Stamp Pad

Felt or foam that is soaked in ink usually used for inking rubber stamps.


A small piece of wire that you press through pieces of paper with a small object called a stapler so that the ends of the wire bend over and fasten the pieces of paper together. Or a small piece of metal shaped like a U with pointed ends that you force into a surface to hold something in place.


A small object used for fastening pieces of paper with a staple which can be removed with a staple remover.


Pens, paper, envelopes, pencils, and other things used for writing. Or paper used for writing letters, often with the name of a company on it and envelopes that match.

Storage & File Cabinet

A piece of office furniture usually used to store paper documents in file folders in drawers. There are most commonly vertical and lateral file cabinets.

Stretch Film

Stretch film, also known as stretch wrap, is a highly elastic plastic film that is wrapped around items to keep them tightly bound for storage and shipping.


Connected to a central system, a surveillance camera sends footage back to a monitor that displays what the camera sees. Unlike traditional television broadcasting, CCTV sends a closed signal to the receiving monitor, allowing viewing to be strictly observed only by the connected equipment.


A network switch is a computer networking device that connects devices on a computer network by using packet switching to receive, process, and forward data to the destination device.



A set of sheets of paper for writing on that are fastened together at one edge,


A short pin with a large, round top that you can use to fix a piece of paper to a surface temporarily, for example to show public notices. Also called a pushpin.

Tape, Adhesives & Fasteners

A pressure-sensitive adhesive coated onto a backing material such as paper, plastic film, cloth, or metal foil. It is sticky and adheres with light pressure.

Task Chair

The type of an office or desk chair. It is generally comfortable and adjustable and can swivel 360 degrees.

Task Light

The additional light source commonly provided at a desk or workstation. Can be freestanding or mounted underneath an overhead storage cabinet.

Technology Documentation Organization

The presence of technology documentation helps keep track, in an organized way, of all aspects of an application and it improves on the quality of a software product. Its main focuses are development, maintenance and knowledge transfer to other developers.


A system for transmitting voices over a distance using wire or radio, by converting acoustic vibrations to electrical signals.

Tension Control

A mechanical feature usually adjusted by a knob located under the seat of a chair that controls the degree of resistance the chair provides when leaning back.

Thermal Transfer Cartridge

Thermal-transfer printing is a digital printing method in which material is applied to paper or other material by melting a coating of ribbon so that it stays glued to the material on which the print is applied.


A short pin with a flat round top, used especially for fastening papers to walls.

Time Clock

A time clock, sometimes known as a clock card machine or punch clock or time recorder, is a device that records start and end times for hourly employees at a place of business.

Time Clock Card

A heavy paper card that is placed into a slot on the mechanical time clock to record the start and end times for hourly employees at a place of business.

Time Card Rack

Framework that is used to hold, organize and store time cards for easy accessibility for employees.


A specialized type of clock used for measuring specific time intervals.

Tracing Paper

Transparent paper through which you trace an image.

Training Poster

A large printed picture used in the workplace to keep critical training topics visible to employees.


A transcriber or dictation machine is a sound recording device most commonly used to record speech for later playback or to be typed into print.

Transfer Roll

The transfer roller is one crucial component of a laser printer, which transfers the toner from the cartridge drum and imprints it on the paper.

Transit Sack

A reusable water repellent file bag used for sending interoffice communications, files and other paperwork by mail or courier.


A sheet of flexible translucent plastic film with writing or pictures on it that you shine light through in order to show the writing or pictures on a large screen to an audience.

Trimmer Board

A guillotine-style cutter that is used to precisely cut or trim cardstock, layers of paper, and photos.

Two-Way Radio

A two-way radio is a radio that can both transmit and receive a signal, unlike a broadcast receiver which only receives content. It is an audio transceiver designed for bidirectional person-to-person voice communication with other users with similar radios.


A machine with keys for producing alphabetical characters, numerals, and typographical symbols one at a time on paper inserted around a roller.


“U” Shaped Work Station

A piece of furniture consisting of a single pedestal desk and a single pedestal credenza connected on one side by a flat top and modesty panel.

USB Flash Drive

A USB flash drive is a data storage device that includes flash memory with an integrated USB interface. It is typically removable, rewritable and much smaller than an optical disc.



A thin strip of real wood glued on to a substrate of plywood or particle board.

Vertical File

A filing cabinet that is deeper than it is wide, in which records can only be stored front to back.


Wall Clock

One of the oldest human inventions, it is an instrument used to measure, keep, and indicate time.

Wall Mount

Refers to the installation of systems furniture pieces that are mounted directly to a drywall partition, rather than hung from a furniture panel.

Web Cameras/Webcams

A webcam is a video camera that feeds or streams its image in real time to or through a computer to a computer network.


A part of some envelopes that you can see through in order to read the address printed on the letter.

Wire Management

Characteristics of a piece of furniture that conceal wires and power chords from view.


A table or desk with three sided partition around it, usually made for individual work.




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