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Quartet® Presents The Always Bold Dry-Erase Marker Sweepstakes

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Quartet® Presents The Always Bold Dry-Erase Marker Sweepstakes

16:00 EDT Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Winning Schools Receive Quartet EnduraGlide® Dry-Erase Markers for Every Class

LAKE ZURICH, Ill., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- School supply lists not only include supplies for the individual students, but for the classroom as a whole. Parents of students as young as kindergarten age will commonly find a pack of dry-erase markers on the school supply list, according to research conducted by the ACCO Brands market insights team. Quartet®, a unit of ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO) and the world's largest supplier of whiteboards, is offering to outfit four schools across the country with enough Quartet EnduraGlide dry-erase markers for the entire school. To enter, visit facebook.com/quartetbrand.

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The Always Bold Dry-Erase Marker Sweepstakes is being hosted on the Quartet facebook page and is quick and easy to enter. Teachers, students, friends and family can nominate a school by providing a brief statement describing why the school of their choice should win. The sweepstakes runs from Thursday, Aug. 1 until Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. Contestants can enter daily to increase their chances of winning. Four schools will be chosen at random as winners and will receive 100 packs of assorted color Quartet EnduraGlide dry-erase markers, enough for every classroom, at 12 markers per pack. (Retail value $3000)

Studies have shown that whiteboards are rapidly replacing chalkboards in the classroom, due to health concerns associated with chalk dust and the ability of children to read dark text on a white background more quickly than the reverse. To offset the cost of this upgrade parents and teachers are asked to pay out of pocket for dry-erase markers. "Our Quartet EnduraGlide dry-erase markers are the perfect solution for teachers and students in a classroom setting. These markers have a liquid ink delivery system, unlike most other dry-erase markers that have a wick, which prevents EnduraGlide markers from drying out so quickly when the cap is accidentally left off. This allows the markers to produce constant, bold color that is easy to read. These markers also have a gauge on the barrel, which teachers and faculty have told us is very helpful, so they do not have to guess when to replace the marker," stated Ryan Pattee, Quartet Brand Manager.

Quartet EnduraGlide dry-erase markers feature a patented, three-chamber design and deliver always bold color.

  • Liquid dry-erase ink displays messages clearly
  • Erases cleanly to reduce risk of staining whiteboard surface
  • See-through ink gauge clearly displays how much ink is left
  • Low odor and AP certified
  • Available in chisel, bullet or fine tip and assorted colors

To enter the sweepstakes please visit: www.facebook.com/wilsonjonesus.For more information on Quartet products please visit: www.quartet.com.

About ACCO BrandsACCO Brands Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office and consumer products and print finishing solutions.  Our widely recognized brands include AT-A-GLANCE®, Day-Timer®, Five Star®, GBC®, Hilroy®, Kensington®, Marbig, Mead®, NOBO, Quartet®, Rexel, Swingline®, Tilibra®, Wilson Jones® and many others.  We design, market and sell products in more than 100 countries around the world.  More information about ACCO Brands can be found at www.accobrands.com.

SOURCE ACCO Brands Corporation

For further information: Ryan Pattee, (847) 796-4492, Ryan.Pattee@acco.com

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