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Lee K. House

Lee K. House

Copywriter & Content Creator for Strouse. Lee graduated from the University of Alabama in the Spring of 2022 with a double major in English and Spanish.

Recent posts by Lee K. House

6 min read

What is Adhesive Bonding? A Beginner's Guide With Examples

By Lee K. House on Mar 16, 2023 2:27:26 PM

You’re rushing out the door for work when you realize you forgot to pack your children’s lunches. Frantically, you scribble ‘PLEASE FEED KIDS’ on a sticky note and slap it onto the fridge for your unsuspecting partner to find. 

7 min read

The 7 Best Stick to Skin Tapes

By Lee K. House on Mar 15, 2023 11:03:07 AM

You’ve reached the product development phase where you’re looking for material: congratulations! It’s time to cover your eyes and press order on the first tape you see online… Or not.

7 min read

Mechanical Fasteners vs. Adhesive Tapes: Pros and Cons of Each

By Lee K. House on Mar 14, 2023 1:52:27 PM

Have you ever stopped and thought to yourself, “Gee, I wonder if I should mount this painting with tape or just use nails as my bonding solution…” 

11 min read

What Are Strouse's Manufacturing Capabilities?

By Lee K. House on Mar 7, 2023 7:47:06 AM

You’re ten minutes into scrolling through an endless deluge of company websites when you consider going on break:

4 min read

What is the Minimum Quantity to Order Die Cut Parts?

By Lee K. House on Mar 6, 2023 4:25:08 PM

Q: “Hey, can you make me two gaskets?”

5 min read

What Types of Features Can I Add to my Custom Die Cut?

By Lee K. House on Mar 1, 2023 4:09:48 PM

It’s your fourth attempt at peeling the adhesive part off of a liner, but your fingers keep sliding around like a useless claw machine.

Topics: Rotary Die Cutting
6 min read

3 Factors to Consider Before Changing Your Die Cut Design

By Lee K. House on Feb 27, 2023 4:13:24 PM

Are there changes you could make to better your current product or process? 

4 min read

Why Do My Higher Part Quantities Have a Lower Price Per Part?

By Lee K. House on Feb 24, 2023 2:23:38 PM

For a moment, you might think there’s something wrong with your die cut quote: why does your unit price drop as the part quantity increases?

5 min read

5 Benefits of Disclosing Your Project Management Process to a Flexible Material Converter

By Lee K. House on Feb 23, 2023 8:01:57 AM

The meeting with your potential converter goes smoothly until they ask you a question that makes you think:

4 min read

5 Die Cut Applications for EV Battery Production in 2023

By Lee K. House on Feb 20, 2023 4:15:53 PM

According to the Alternative Fuels Data Center, the U.S. currently has more than 58,000 public alternative fueling stations, which is a shocking increase of over 2,000 from their data of just three months prior

Topics: Automotive Rotary Die Cutting
6 min read

What is Partial Tooling and Why Does Strouse Cover Part of My Tooling Cost?

By Lee K. House on Feb 15, 2023 1:40:58 PM

Your eyes burn as you stare at the computer screen, locked in a furious match with an email. The problem? Tooling costs.

5 min read

The Benefits of a Blanket Purchase Order for Flexible Material Converting

By Lee K. House on Feb 15, 2023 1:32:08 PM

You’re pulling your hair, clenching your teeth, and performing every stress-reducing technique to calm yourself down after yet another delay.

5 min read

What Happens After I Place my Purchase Order with Strouse?

By Lee K. House on Feb 14, 2023 8:14:34 AM

After days of mulling over your die cut quote, you finally send back a confirmation. However, the relief you feel is overshadowed by the inevitable twinge of anxiety in the back of your mind.

5 min read

What Measurements Should I Include in the Drawing of My Die Cut Part?

By Lee K. House on Feb 2, 2023 2:52:18 PM

You’ve just submitted a drawing of your die cut part, and you’re feeling proud of yourself for a well-done job. Except, within a minute or so, your computer chimes with an email:

4 min read

How Long is My Adhesive Shelf Life?

By Lee K. House on Feb 1, 2023 11:06:51 AM

Did you know your tape has an expiration date?

5 min read

How To Prepare for Your Discovery Meeting with Strouse

By Lee K. House on Feb 1, 2023 11:00:06 AM

You’ve eaten a hearty breakfast, sat in your comfortable office chair, and are ready to have a highly productive introductory meeting with Strouse. Or so you think.

4 min read

Why Do I Need to Pay for Die Cut Tooling?

By Lee K. House on Jan 30, 2023 4:07:16 PM

Things were going excellent with your new converter until you reviewed the quote they sent you. Now, you’re stunned– why is there such a hefty price tag on tooling? 

5 min read

Why Do I Need a Die Cut Trial?

By Lee K. House on Jan 30, 2023 10:48:42 AM

Imagine you go to the store to buy a coffee mug, and the workers say they'll have to try forging one in a kiln first. 

4 min read

I Asked for a Sample, Now What?

By Lee K. House on Jan 27, 2023 4:05:32 PM

You’ve finally summoned the courage to get a sample of your adhesive part, yet, the longer you’re left waiting for a response, you’re left wondering what the sample-making process will look like and how quickly you’ll receive it.

4 min read

I Requested a Die Cut Quote, What's Next?

By Lee K. House on Jan 27, 2023 3:19:43 PM

A wave of relief crashes into you as you press the Get Your Free Quote button on the request a quote page. 

4 min read

Tips To Succeed in Your Adhesive Design Phase

By Lee K. House on Jan 23, 2023 3:55:46 PM

As you settle at your desk with a fresh cup of coffee in your hand, you find yourself asking,

5 min read

The Pros and Cons of Using Your Own Adhesive Material

By Lee K. House on Jan 19, 2023 2:54:38 PM

Supplying your own material is like knocking on the pilot’s door and offering to be a co-pilot. However, unlike piloting, supplying your own material might be your best decision under the right circumstances.

4 min read

Why Do I Have to Sign a Mutual NDA to Work With an Adhesive Converter?

By Lee K. House on Jan 18, 2023 10:36:56 AM

The birds are singing, the weather is bright and cheerful, and the only thing that could improve this day is reading and signing a lengthy legal document. 

6 min read

Which Flexible Materials Can You Use to Make Custom Die Cuts?

By Lee K. House on Jan 16, 2023 4:24:13 PM

What would you do if someone handed you a penny, and a pair of scissors, then told you to “get to work”?

4 min read

3 Ways to Avoid Setup Waste and Reduce the Cost of Your Adhesive Part

By Lee K. House on Jan 16, 2023 4:11:48 PM

It’s a Monday morning, and you’re staring at your latest quote in confusion. After a long sigh, you crack your knuckles and draft an email:

6 min read

What is Included in My Custom Tape Quote and How Can I Compare it to Others?

By Lee K. House on Jan 16, 2023 7:54:40 AM

Nothing is more draining than opening up the email for your custom tape quote, only to stare at it, thinking, What am I looking at?

5 min read

Am I Ready to Talk to an Adhesive Converter?

By Lee K. House on Jan 11, 2023 3:31:36 PM

You’re cradling the perfect idea in your hands like a delicate baby bird when suddenly it hits you: Am I ready to talk to an adhesive converter?