Should I Purchase a Roll or a Pouch Laminator?

February 15th, 2019
GBC Pinnacle 27 Inch Roll Laminator
Akiles Ultra-X10 10 Roller Pouch Laminator

Laminators are practical investments that are able to protect your documents and give them a polished appearance. Knowing the differences between laminating machines can help you choose the appropriate machine for you. The two most common types of lamination machines are roll laminators and pouch laminators. Each machine has their individual advantages and are ideal for different uses.

Roll Laminators

Roll laminators use rolls of film to laminate materials. They are useful for larger items, like banners or signs. They can also be used to laminate multiple smaller items at the same time. They are able to laminate materials that may be in odd sizes or shapes. Roll lamination machines help increase productivity because they are faster than pouch laminators. These machines are ideal for large materials or higher volumes of lamination. They are often used in copy centers, print shops, and schools.

Pouch Laminators

Pouch laminators use laminating film in a pouch format. You insert the desired document into the pouch and run it through the machine. These machines are exceptionally easy to use and are frequently used for photographs or standard sized documents. The initial lamination machine tends to be less expensive than a roll laminator, but the film is slightly more expensive. This makes pouch lamination ideal for lower volumes of lamination. Pouch lamination machines tend to be portable, which makes them especially convenient. They are commonly used for small businesses, personal use, photography studios, schools, and churches.

Lamination machines can be vital in protecting your documents. It can also help improve the overall appearance of the material. Lamination can be used to prevent sun damage from occurring to banners or keep them from fading over time. Here at ABC Office, we have a wide selection of lamination machines that are sure to meet your every lamination-related need!

Put Your Best Foot Forward With Presentation Equipment From ABC Office

February 4th, 2019
Traditional Wooden Podiums & Lecterns
Portable Sound Systems
Flipchart / Easels

Presentations can be nerve-wracking. Ensuring that you have the best equipment can help mitigate your worries. Presentations are all about appearance, so it is important to take all the steps you can to enhance the overall appearance of your event. Here at ABC Office, we have a wide selection of presentation-related products to help make your presentation stand out.

Lecterns and Podiums

Our wide selection of lecterns and podiums allow you to completely customize your presentation. We offer podiums in many different heights, materials, and colors. We even offer several varieties that contain sound systems. We have tabletop and clear varieties, as well.

Portable Sound Systems

We offer many sound systems that will serve any of your presentation needs. We have many different speakers and amplifiers to ensure that you will have excellent sound quality, no matter what venue you are presenting in. We also have many microphones, megaphones, and sound system accessories. No matter what kind of presentation you are planning, you will be able to guarantee that you will be heard.

Flipcharts and Easels

Flipcharts and easels can help you get your point across in the most effective manner. Charts and visual effects can help you convey your presentation across multiple levels. This will not only help you present effectively, but it will also help your audience understand more completely.

The proper presentation can help you make your presentation pop. Our wide array of presentation products can help you maximize the effectiveness of your presentation. No matter what your presentation needs are, we have the right product for you!

Find the Best Paper Shredder for Your Home or Office

January 25th, 2019
HSM SECURIO P36s, 47-49 Sheet, Strip-Cut Paper Shredder
HSM SECURIO P36s, 47-49 Sheet, Strip-Cut Paper Shredder
HSM SECURIO P36s, 47-49 Sheet, Strip-Cut Paper Shredder
HSM SECURIO P36s, 47-49 Sheet, Strip-Cut Paper Shredder
HSM SECURIO P36s, 47-49 Sheet, Strip-Cut Paper Shredder

Sensitive materials must be destroyed properly at the end of the year. This is necessary to protect you, your clients, your business, and more. Furthermore, shredding these materials helps make room for this year’s new paperwork and keeps your office organized.

Low-Volume

For low-volume shredding needs, we offer both home office and small office shredders. Many of our small office models are designed to fit comfortably at your desk. Most of our low volume shredding machines will fit in a standard sized wastebasket, but we also offer models that include a shred bin.

Mid-Volume

Office paper shredders are capable of handling larger volumes of paper. Departmental shredders can be used on medium volumes of multiple materials. These shredders are typically used for office purposes or relatively high-volumes of shredding.

High-Volume

For high volumes of shredding, we offer industrial paper shredders. These shredders are often used for complete corporations or multiple businesses. These machines are capable of performing extremely large amounts of shredding.

High Security

For high security, sensitive materials, we offer high security paper shredders. These shredders turn the material into indistinguishable pieces, preventing any possibility of reconfiguration. We also offer security containers. These containers help keep data secure until they are able to be shredded.

Alternate Materials

We also offer an array of shredders for materials besides paper. We have CD-DVD shredders as well as hard drive destroyers. These help destroy sensitive information that isn’t kept on paper. We also have cardboard shredders, to help make cardboard disposal as simple as possible.

Getting ready for the new year doesn’t have to be a struggle. We offer a wide array of paper and other material shredders that will make your process easier. We even have automatic feed shredders that will do all of the work for you! No matter what your shredding needs are, we have a shredder that will work for you. Browse through our selection of shredders today to find the right machine for you!

What Packaging Machine is Right For Me?

January 23rd, 2019

As you enter into the new year, you may want to consider obtaining a packaging machine. Properly packaging products prior to storage can help protect them from damage. Shrink wrap is also useful in keeping products clean and goes a long way toward preventing theft. Here at ABC Office, we offer a wide selection of packaging machines to serve all of your packaging needs.

I-Bar Sealers

I-Bar Sealers

I-bar sealers use a single bar to cut film around a product. These machines are ideal for low to mid volumes of packaging. They tend to complete the process in just two passes. After the product is wrapped, heat is applied to shrink and seal the surrounding film. I-bar machines are capable of wrapping oddly shaped packages, which makes them perfect for a wide array of packaging needs.

Shrink Wrap L-Bar Sealers

 

L-Bar Sealers

L-bar sealers use two bars, in an L-shape, to wrap the product. This helps speed up the packaging process significantly. Packaging is usually completed in just one pass. The L-shape is useful for larger volumes of packaging, because it is a particularly efficient packaging method.

Direct Heat & Impulse Bag Sealers

 

Direct or Impulse Heat Sealers?

There are two types of heating systems used with packaging machines: direct heat sealers and impulse heat sealers. Direct heat sealers use a constant heat. This helps them seal thicker materials. They must be used carefully due to the extreme concentration of heat.

Impulse heat sealers use impulses of electricity. These pulses heat up and seal a bag quickly. These types of sealers heat up and cool down extremely quickly. There is little risk of burning the film with this method. The ideal heat sealing system depends on the type of material you use for your packaging. Impulse heat is better for thinner materials, while direct heat is often ideal for thicker types.

No matter what your packaging needs are, we have the perfect machine for you. We have both I-bar and L-bar sealers, heat guns, shrink wrap materials, full system packaging machines, heat tunnels, and more. If you still need help determining the best packaging machine for you, contact our experts at ABC Office today!

What are Paper Handling Machines?

January 3rd, 2019

As tax season approaches, there is certainly an influx of necessary paperwork. Here at ABC Office, we strive to make your life easier. This is why we offer a wide selection of paper handling products. These machines will help simplify your financial procedures, as well as aid in preventing problems due to missing or misplaced paperwork.

LMartin Yale 1632 Automated Letter Openeretter Openers

We have a large array of electric letter openers. These letter openers can drastically decrease the amount of manual labor required to go through all of your company’s correspondence. Ensure that important letters don’t slip through the cracks by making them far more efficient to review.

 

 

 

Paper Folders, Counters, and JoggersMartin Yale 1812 Variable Speed AutoFolder Paper Folding Machine

All of these machines are designed to simplify the organization of data in your office. Whether you need papers to be folded, counted, or compiled, these machines are used to streamline the organization of data in your office. These can make it much easier to organize files, as well as ensure that you have all of the necessary paperwork for your taxes. Proper organization can be extremely time-consuming, but it can make your life much easier in the long run.

 

 

XHC-2100N Heavy Duty Two-Hole Punch from CarlPaper Hole Punches

Paper hole punching machines can help you keep necessary files together. Binding large bundles of paper together can prevent the loss of important documents. Paper hole punching machines greatly increase the efficiency of binding procedures, as well as simplify the organization process.

 

 

UV Coating Machines

UV coating machines provide a layer of protection to your documents. They prevent damage caused by the UV rays that come from the sun. These machines can be vital in protecting documents prior to storage.

There are many ways to improve the efficiency of data storage in your office. Our wide array of machines will allow you to complete all of your tax-related paperwork with plenty of time to spare. To learn more about how these machines can benefit your business, as well as aid in the completion of taxes, contact us at ABC Office today!

SALE on Carl Heavy Duty Hole Punches XHC-3300N and XHC-2300N

May 17th, 2018

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Through the month of June enjoy extra savings and FREE SHIPPIING on the Carl XHC-3300N and Carl XHC-2300N Heavy Duty Hole Punch!

ABC Office Offers Products for the Medical and Healthcare Industry

April 10th, 2018

Medical and X-Ray Chart Holders

The HIPAA Act enforces strict standards that protect patient health information. (HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.) Through the HIPAA Act, patient information must be properly secured, stored and destroyed. Our line of HIPAA Compliant medical and x-ray chart holders allow you to be in compliance with the act and protect your patient’s health information. We carry a variety of attractive, well built, wooden chart holders that will look great in any office.

Medical charts and files are a part of daily life in a hospital or doctor’s office. Easy access to medical charts and files is critical to a smooth-running facility. One great way to keep charts readily available, while at the same time protecting patient information, is by using the Wooden Mallet CH 14-1 wall-mounted chart holder. This chart holder is gorgeous, extremely well made and can be mounted just about anywhere on a wall. Pockets measure in at 12 1/2″ wide by 2″ deep. This chart / file holder is predrilled and includes hardware for easy wall mounting. The oak design is stunning and the solid front panel keeps sensitive information well hidden. This rack looks great and is extremely functional. Hang several of these together for additional pockets!

 

 

High Security Paper Shredders

High security and specialty paper shredders are designed to shred sensitive and top secret documents. These shredders are ideal for hospitals, government, military and any business that needs to securely shred documents. We have a wide selection of high security paper shredders, with one that will meet your needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DW8-3 Triple Sled Base Sofa

Office Chairs and Seating

From traditional to modern, we have dozens of options for reception chairs, sofas, and loveseats. Our modular seating options make it easy to fit comfortable furniture into any sized space and can be reconfigured as your needs change.

 

 

 

Glove and Tissue Box Holders

Wooden Mallet WCG2 Glove / Tissue Box Holder

If you are looking for a way to make your office or lobby more professional, you should consider using one of our high-quality wood glove and tissue box holders. These holders can be used to either cover a tissue box or hold one for wall mounting purposes. Our wood tissue box holder some in dark red mahogany, light oak and medium oak finishes and feature ?? oak sizes. Few tissue box holders and covers hold up as well or look as good as these.

Our glove and tissue box holders are also commonly used in hospitals, doctor’s offices and medical facilities for holding latex and plastic gloves. Mounting these glove box holders to the wall make gloves easy to access and use.

 

Save Time and Money by Creating Your Own Custom Business Cards

April 10th, 2018

If you want to be able to create your own in-house business cards quickly and efficiently, I recommend you use a business card slitter. These slitters are far faster than using a pair of scissors or a pair cutter and create straight and accurate lines every time. One of the most affordable ways to do this is by using the the Akiles Cardmac Plus Electric and Manual Business Card Slitter.

I would like to cover exactly how the Cardmac Plus Business Card Slitter works. To begin with, this is a 10-up business card cutter. That means that it will cut 10 total business cards from a standard 8 ½” x 11″ sheet of paper. Ten up and 12-up are the two most common cutting patterns. There are 10-up business card templates available online in the event you don’t already have one. We also offer a 10-up templates.

Most people simply use their own computer and laser / inkjet printer to create the business cards. Using a 10-up template, data is entered such as contact information, logo and other pertinent information. Once these have been printed out, the can be cut down on the Cardmac Plus. Most people print their cards out on standard paper or light card stock. The Cardmac Plus can cut paper up to 350 GSM

Using the Cardmac Plus is extremely easy and anyone should be able to use it.

Creating a business card on this machine takes two steps. First you load your paper vertically in the machine and it will automatically feed it through the slitters. Once the paper has made its way through, you can take the two cut columns (two columns of 5 cards each) and insert them horizontally into the machine. This is where the sheets are cut into individual cards. I have used this machine and it is remarkably easy to use and I personally feel that the results turned out very well.

Here is a video demo of the Cardmac Plus business card cutter in action.

The Cardmac Plus is a great way to create custom business cards at a low economical price. For this price, and considering what you would otherwise have to pay at a print shop, this handy device will quickly pay for itself. You also can’t overlook the convenience factor on this machine. You can make your own business cards on the fly. You won’t ever have to worry about running out. While people may say business cards are a thing of the past, the fact is that they are still commonly used and won’t be going away anytime soon.

Please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-658-8788 for with any questions you may have about this machine. A comparable machine to the Cardmac Plus is the Akiles CardMac Pro. You can find our entire selection of business card slitters here.

Akiles CoilMac-EPI Plus 4:1

May 31st, 2017

The Akiles CoilMac-EPI Plus 4:1  high-volume, quality coil binding machine engineered to withstand heavy use throughout the workday. We rarely receive complaints from customers about the Akiles CoilMac-EPI Plus 4:1

Over the years, however, I have been very impressed with how Akiles has been able to design a binding machine that has so many features to offer for such a modest price. When I entered the document finishing industry over 12 years ago, Renz was pretty much the dominant force in high-end coil binding machines. That prominence has changed since then, thanks to the determination of the product engineers from Akiles. They have not only successfully competed in the document binding machine market, but have surpassed their competition in several key areas.

Most coil binding machines punch round holes. The Akiles CoilMac-EPI Plus 4:1 does not. This unique electric coil-binding machine actually punches out oval-shaped holes with its built-in electric punch. This slight modification in hole design dramatically speeds up the coil insertion process. This allows for slightly more space for the coil to move within and reduces the frustration often encountered when coil and punched paper don’t always exactly match up. The machine’s 54 punch pins may be disengaged so that you can create custom-sized documents and books.

The Akiles CoilMac-EPI Plus 4:1, with rugged all-metal construction, boasts a high volume punch capacity of 25 sheets. This rating applies to 20 lb. standard copy paper. The punch motor has reverse anti-jam feature that helps you dislodge stacks of paper or covers that were too thick.

The machine also provides a full-length, heavy-duty electric coil inserter on the front of the unit for convenient coil insertion. The Akiles CoilMac-EPI Plus 4:1 comes with a built-in coil diameter selector and premium oval coil crimping pliers.

When you are ready to order your electric coil binding machine , be sure to mention this article to save an additional five percent!

Why Should Your School Upgrade from 1.5 mil to 3 mil Roll Laminator Film?

October 19th, 2016

 

3 mil Roll Lamination Film

3 mil Roll Lamination Film

 

 

There are several different types of roll lamination film available today. Customers often ask, “What’s the best film for me?” We ask them about their application before recommending the optimum roll laminator film. When new customers call from a school ordering lamination film, we typically ask them about the film thickness they are currently using. If they tell us they are using 1.5 mil film, that’s when the conversation takes an interesting turn.

 

Not only is ABC Office roll laminating film affordable, it’s also made from high quality materials. Our roll laminating film makes posters, banners, signs, maps and other similar school projects look professional and highly presentable. Unfortunately, there are some 1.5 mil (this is a measurement in thousandths of an inch) lamination films out there that are actually not 1.5 mil in thickness. Some manufacturers will market school grade film as 1.5 mil thick when the actual thickness is closer to 1.2 mil. This film is a low-cost alternative that indeed saves the school money, but also sacrifices some of the rigidity and durability that most schoolteachers need in a lamination film. This is why ABC Office often upgrades its education clients from 1.5 to 3 mil film.

 

When schoolteachers and other employees visit our offices and have the opportunity to see the differences between 1.5 vs. 3 mil film, the contest is immediately over. They upgrade to 3 mil roll lamination film and never look back.

 

What is 3 mil Clear Lamination Film?

 

Three mil thick roll lamination film is basically an everyday film that will adhere to most printed documents, signs and posters. Clear film is popular with schools and copy shops because it works very well on a variety of substances. When properly laminated, clear 3mil film gives your document a professional, glass-like appearance. It comes in widths of nine, 12, 18, 25 and 27 inches.

 

Roll lamination film also comes in other mil thicknesses: five and ten mil. Some roll laminators, especially models purchases by most schools, are restricted to a narrow range of lamination film thicknesses … typically 1.5 to 3 mil. Be sure you are using laminate film that is compatible with your laminator.

 

At ABC Office we have the best selection and prices on roll laminating film available online. Our lineup also includes matt film, UV lamination film, pressure sensitive laminating film and more. We mostly sell clear glossy film, which means we are able to provide you with some of the lowest prices available online. We also offer roll lamination film core sizes and widths that accommodate most roll laminators available on the market. Some of the major manufacturers we represent include: Ledco, Sircle, GBC, Tamerica and more.

 

Contact ABC Office today at 1-800-658-8788 to ask about our selection of clear 3 mil lamination films.

 

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