Post-it Notes are an invaluable tool when it comes to effective brainstorming sessions and leaving reminders for yourself in the office. Heck, they even make it incredibly easy to leave passive aggressive notes for roommates and family members. However, the peeling ends in this image are something I’m sure all designers are familiar with:
While Post-its are a useful tool in the moment, their ability to stay put longterm is questionable, and their lifespan highly depends on what type of surface they’re stuck to. Post-it Brand recognized the need for communication in tougher conditions through the release of their new Post-it Extreme Notes. The notes, which feature 3M’a Dura-Hold™ paper and adhesive, seem to be more appropriate for people who demand more than the ability to stick to a white board, including designers, construction workers and engineers.
With designers in mind, we decided to give them a test run by sticking them to various surfaces and leaving them there for three days. Reporting live from the Core77 office, here are the cold, hard facts:
They stick to metal
They stick to plants
They stick to plastic fish
They stick to terracotta
They do not stick to Aeron Chairs
They stick to glass
They stick to wood
They stick to paper lamps
They can get wet
There you have it, Post-it Extreme Notes do work on plenty of unexpected surfaces and conditions. We wish we could’ve tested these on concrete and brick ourselves, but alas, those materials aren’t on-hand here.
If you’d like to see some more intense testing, Post-it was able to get a little more extreme with the test conditions:
They’re available at most big retailers if you’d like to test them yourselves.