I sell a lot of stamps online, and in trying to reduce the footprint of this exercise (by using clean backs of paper printed on one side, recycled paperboard, etc.) I've been looking for a replacement to tape or staplers.
Yes, I know about the Staple-Free Stapler
that, for instance, ThinkGeek sells, and that was previous discussed here on ask.metafilter
, but as far as I know it only works on the corners of paper, and its limitation of four-five pages might be overly restrictive. My ideal one, if it exists, would be more traditionally stapler-shaped: be able to reach in and attach as far as the neck would allow. An amazon partner has one that looks like it might work
, but the reviews are not very detailed.
I don't know what the technology would be: weaving, crimping, or something more clever I haven't thought of. But I'm handing it over to you.