In dry weather this fingertip moistener is useful | Boing Boing

I scan lots of documents through my sheet-fed ScanSnap scanner every week. It does a decent job of separating the sheets of paper but at times the pages will stick together and go through the scanner at the same time. Luckily, the scanner has a sensor that can tell when more than one sheet of paper has gone through and displays a warning. When the pages stick together, I have to slide them apart and run them through the scanner again. At times the pages are stuck and my dry fingertips can’t slide them apart. I could lick my fingers, but it grosses me out.Instead, I use this stuff called SortKwik. It looks a little like underarm deordorant and feels a bit lit it. But it gives my fingers enough grip to be able to easily slide two sheets of paper apart. It’s not sticky, it’s just “grippy.” A little goes ……

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