Announcing the ABC Office 2016 Spring Cleaning Sale!

April 27th, 2016

spring cleaning sale

Be sure to take advantage of our 2016 Spring Cleaning Sale! For a limited time, you can save up to 50% off new, demo and used office machines, office furniture and supplies. Sale ends May 31, 2016. Call 1-800-658-8788 today for more details.

Click here to see our Showroom and Demo Model List!

Click here to see our New Inventory Clearance List!

All office machines, furniture, supplies, etc., available while inventory lasts. Shipping costs not included with product price. Please contact an ABC Office customer service representative at 1-800-658-8788 to order today!

All items have been inspected and are in good working condition. Most machines have been lightly used and were demo units on display on our showroom floor. All sales are final and non-returnable.

ABC Office adds new line of Indoor/Outdoor Furniture

April 22nd, 2016

 

Indoor-Outdoor Stackable Chair

The CH-31230-BK-GG Black Metal Indoor-Outdoor Stackable Chair by Flash Furniture

ABC Office features a wide assortment of indoor/outdoor furniture for your business, restaurant, hotel or home. We have sturdy outdoor chairs, bar stools and table sets that offer a friendly, inviting look. Indoor-outdoor furniture manufactured by Witt Industries and Flash Furniture is formed from all metal and powder coated to ensure durability for years of heavy use. Most of our indoor/outdoor furniture comes with a generous two-year warranty.

 

Here’s a look at a few of our best-selling models …

 

CH-31230-BK-GG Black Metal Indoor-Outdoor Stackable Chair by Flash Furniture

The model CH-31230-BK-GG Black Metal Indoor-Outdoor Stackable Chair is an attractive stackable bistro style chair. You can stack up to eight chairs with this model. It wears a shiny black powder coat finish (other colors available). The seat features a comfortable curved back with vertical slats.

 

Drain holes have been punched into the seat to enable easy cleaning and ventilation. This model has a cross brace support located under the seat to ensure extra stability. The plastic caps on the cross brace help protect the chair’s finish when stacked. It also has protective rubber floor glides to help prevent surface scuffing. Its lightweight design makes this a highly versatile chair for both indoor and outdoor use.

High Backless Black Metal Indoor-Outdoor Counter Height Stool

CH-31350-24-BK-GG 24” High Backless Black Metal Indoor-Outdoor Counter Height Stool with Round Seat by Flash Furniture

CH-31350-24-BK-GG 24” High Backless Black Metal Indoor-Outdoor Counter Height Stool with Round Seat by Flash Furniture

The Flash Furniture CH-31350-24-BK-GG stool is highly versatile 24-inch high backless model decorated in black powder coated metal (other colors available). It measures at approximately counter height and has a rounded seat.

 

This modern design stool is stackable and stacks up to eight stools high. It has a drain hole in the seat for convenient cleaning and ventilation. It also sports a sturdy cross brace under the seat for extra stability.

 

Its plastic caps on the cross brace protect the stool’s finish when stacked. Stacking is easy thanks to a lightweight design. There are footrest protective rubber floor glides that prevent floor scratches.

Square Black Metal Indoor-Outdoor Table

CH-31330-29-BK-GG 24” Square Black Metal Indoor-Outdoor Table by Flash Furniture

 

CH-31330-29-BK-GG 24” Square Black Metal Indoor-Outdoor Table by Flash Furniture

The 24” model CH-31330-29-BK-GG Metal Cafe Table is designed for both residential and commercial use. It has an attractive engraved designer top with two-inch thick edge. Its black powder coat finish makes this model stand out (other colors available). The table comes with a sturdy cross brace that ensures extra stability while in use. It has standard protective rubber floor glides to prevent floor scratches.

Be sure to call ABC Office today at 1-800-658-8788 for all of your indoor-outdoor furniture needs!

KF-150 Series Hand Heat Sealers Review

April 5th, 2016
Sealer Sales Model KF-150PS 6

Sealer Sales KF-150 Series 6″ Portable Heat Sealers

 

The Sealer Sales KF-150 Series of portable sealers are the top-selling heat sealers on the market today. Why so? Because they provide an efficient way to seal small, irregular or even extra long bags and packages.

At ABC Office, we sell three different versions of the model KF-150 series portable sealers.

The Sealer Sales model KF-150PS is a six-inch poly heat sealer with a 1/16″ or 1.5 mm wide seal. This hand sealer is ideal for sealing polyethylene and polypropylene up to six mil thick. The upper jaw is covered with a PTFE cloth and holds the metal sealing bar. The bottom jaw holds the resilient silicone rubber. A five to 15 minute warm up time is required. This enables the sealer to warm up to the correct temperature for optimum performance.

The Sealer Sales model KF-150CST is also a six-inch direct heat sealer equipped with a 5/8” or 15mm wide seal. This model is best suited for sealing coated aluminum foil, cellophane, Kraft paper, and other thick packaging materials. The temperature switch may be set to one of two temperature settings: 215°F and 350°F.

The KF-150CSTA heat sealer is the same as the model KF-150CST, except it is equipped with an adjustable temperature controller. This gives you a much wider range of temperature settings that let you seal greater variety of packaging materials. All three models are constructed of heavy-duty high impact, ABS thermal plastic casting.

The Sealer Sales KF-150 Series hand sealers may be upgraded with an optional feature: a pedal and clamp set (PC-Set). This lets you basically convert the sealer into a foot sealer. Be sure to contact ABC Office at 1-800-658-8788 to order your hand heat sealer today.

 

Sealer Sales KF-150CST Portable Direct Heat Sealer Video Demo

The Best Heat Sealer for Home Food Storage

March 17th, 2016
PTFE Coated Direct Heat Sealer

Sealer Sales KF-150CST Heat Sealer

We often have customers ask us to recommend the best hand-held heat sealer for home food storage packaging. The model we first recommend, depending on customer needs, is the Sealer Sales KF-150CST Heat Sealer.

The KF-150CST is one of our best-selling units because of its affordably lower price and its ability to heat seal a wide variety of packaging materials. You can safely package your freeze-dried food in almost any bag, such as Mylar, cellophane, coated aluminum foil, Kraft paper, poly bags, and other materials.

KF-150CST at about the 7:00 minute mark to see this heat sealer in action.

The KF-150CST heat sealer is highly durable and provides a 5/8″ (15mm) thick seal. The sealers jaws are six inches wide — wide enough for most home food storage packaging needs. This model is PTFE coated and is classified as a direct heat sealer. It is made of high-impact ABC thermal plastic so it will last for years to come.

Be sure to contact ABC Office for more details about the Sealer Sales KF-150CST Direct Heat Sealer. We are happy to heat seal test any of your samples and send them back for inspection. Be sure to contact ABC Office today.

New Inspirations Creative Coloring Books for Adults from Alvin & Company

December 9th, 2015
adult coloring books

Adult Coloring Book

Why should there be coloring books just for kids? Why should they have all of the creative fun? That’s what Alvin & Company wondered, and instead of complaining about this obvious injustice they did something about it. Introducing: Inspirations Creative Coloring Books for Adults. Alvin & Company has crafted relaxing and creative coloring books with illustrations that tempt you to spend hours coloring (instead of doing the usual boring grownup stuff).

 

Coloring books are filled with rich, intricate drawings. Each pattern is smartly designed so you can’t color them the wrong way even if you tried. No art skills needed to personalize these babies. All pages in the book are pre-perforated for easy removal and display. Your kids will be jealous of your new creations proudly hanging on the fridge or bathroom mirror. Patterns and designs are printed on high-quality, extra-thick paper. That means your markers or pens won’t bleed through the page.

Sample Coloring Book Page

Sample Coloring Book Page

Adult coloring books from Alvin may be used with magic markers, colored pencils, watercolors crayons, gel pens … whatever you desire. Full-sized books for extended relaxation opportunities. Each book measures approximately 8 1/2 x 11 inches and is stuffed with 30 fun pages to color, plus 11 pages of instruction and inspirational quotes, such as the gem by Eleanor Roosevelt included with this article.

Adult Coloring Book Quotes

Adult Coloring Book Quote.

Be sure to ask us about Inspirations Creative Coloring Books for Adults by Alvin & Company (retail $9.99 each).

What’s the Difference Between the Three PP1519 Shrink Wrap Systems?

November 4th, 2015
by Morgan Cloward
Preferred Pack PP1519EC Semi-Automatic Shrinkwrap System

The Preferred Pack PP1519EC Semi-Automatic Shrinkwrap System

 

Customers often ask what’s the difference between the Preferred Pack PP1519EC, PP1519ECM and PP1519ECMC Shrink Wrap systems. The answer is simply: As you move up in price, the more automated the system becomes.

The Preferred Pack PP1519EC Semi-Automatic Shrinkwrap System makes professional packaging efficient and simple. This model has an ample sealing area of 15″ W x 19″ L. The system 1519EC is the ideal selection for packaging a wide variety of packages and products. Our customers use them to wrap pizzas, medicine vials, DVDs, software boxes, chocolates, stacks of archived invoices and more. This version of the PP1519EC series requires the operator to hold down the sealing bar during the cutting process. The heat shrink tunnel quickly shrinks film down around products, providing a clean, tight and professional seal. This model has been rated for wrapping six to eight packages per minute.

The Preferred Pack PP1519ECM Semi-Automatic Shrinkwrap System features a magnet hold down function on the L-bar cutter. This helps speed up the shrink wrapping process and prevents worker fatigue. This particular model can process between 8 to 12 packages per minute.

The Preferred Pack PP1519ECMC Semi-Automatic Shrinkwrap model has a magnet hold down feature on the L-bar cutter and powered discharge conveyor – thus even further speeding up the packaging process. This model can wrap at least 12 packages per minute.

Be sure to call ABC Office at 1-800-658-8788 for more details about the Preferred Pack PP1519EC, PP1519ECM and PP1519ECMC Shrink Wrap systems.

Akiles iCoil 41+ Spiral Binding Machine Review

May 21st, 2015
The Akiles iCoil 41+ spiral binder comes loaded with several features

The Akiles iCoil 41+ Spiral Binding Machine

 

 

Coil Binding’s Full Meal Deal

 

You know how you might enjoy a $5 Buck Lunch at Dairy Queen with a bacon cheeseburger, fries, drink, plus a sundae. Well, the Akiles iCoil 41+ Spiral binding machine draws several similarities. Just like the $5 Buck Lunch is a hearty deal that will keep your belly satisfied for several hours, the iCoil 41+ comes loaded with features not commonly found in a coil binding machine in its class.

 

The iCoil 41+ has a 4:1 pitch hole pattern that produces oval-shaped punched holes. This feature makes it easier to insert/spin the PVC binding coils through the punched pages. Oval-shaped holes also make it easier to turn the pages in a document. They improve the document binding process by as much as 50 percent.

 

The iCoil includes coil crimping pliers, an accessory you typically purchase separately from the coil binding machine. There’s a clever little electric coil inserter that’s concealed under the machine’s lid. This design makes the unit more compact for storage. The anti-dust cover also helps keep the machine interior clean when not in use. The iCoil 41+ has built-in coil measuring guides that enable you to select the correct coil size for the number of pages you are using. The machine’s vertical punching design improves document sheet alignment and reduces punching slip-ups and errors.

 

This coil binder by Akiles has an ergonomically designed punch handle that provides almost effortless punching. There’s also an electric foot pedal to activate the electric coil inserter. This makes coil binding fast and easy.

 

You will simplify your coil binding work with the Akiles iCoil Plus. This convenient and compact coil binding system gets the job done quickly and efficiently. Be sure to contact ABC Office today for more details about the Akiles iCoil 41+ Spiral Binding Machine.

 

Martin Yale 7000E Stack Paper Cutter Review

May 20th, 2015
ABC Office Review of the Martin Yale 7000E Stack Paper Cutter

The Retro-Looking Martin Yale 7000E

If you’re looking for an old-style stack paper cutter with tried and tested design and performance, then the Martin Yale 7000E is the ideal cutter for you. The 7000E is commonly found in school copy centers, photography shops, print shops, and small and large businesses.

 

The Martin Yale 7000E is not only simple to use, it’s capable of cutting a full 12-inch length, or depth, of paper. It will also slice through a stack of 1-1/2 inch 20 lb. copy paper (approximately 350 sheets).

 

The unit’s paper stop is fully adjustable. It features a positive paper clamp that securely holds a stack of paper in place. The paper clamp prevents shifting and tearing during the cutting process.

 

The 7000E wears a safety blade latch that prevents cutting until the latch has been released. Its English and Metric rule guides help ensure an accurate cut with every stroke. Be sure to contact ABC Office today for details about the Martin Yale 7000E stack paper cutter.

 

  • Easy to use
  • Includes all heavy-duty features needed to cut large stacks of paper
  • Heavy-duty, durable wood base

 

Specifications

  • Weight: 45 pounds
  • Working width: 12 inches
  • Width: 20 inches
  • Depth: 30 inches
  • Height: 16 inches

 

Tamerica Optimus-46i Coil Binding Machine Review

May 18th, 2015
coil binder, coil binding, 4:1 pitch, coil punch, oval holes

The Optimus-46i

The Tamerica Optimus-46i Coil Binding machine is an impressive little model that’s affordably priced. You typically find machines with its capabilities in the $400-$700 price tag range.

The Optimus-46i has fully disengageable punch pins.  This allows you to punch and bind a wide variety of documents of different sizes. The pull-out punch pins help you avoid unseemly half-punched papers.

The coil inserter located on the top of the machine offers a new and innovative twist to document binding. It features a grooved silicone roller that makes it smoother and simpler to insert the PVC coil into a punched stack of paper.

The Optimus-46i from Tamerica offers further simplicity and efficiency with its foot-operated pedal. This operates the machine’s punch dies, or pins. This added feature alone helps free up your hands and improves your productivity.

There are also other useful features including oval punched holes — this makes it much easier to insert coil. There’s adjustable depth control and you can punch up to 20 sheets of copy paper at a time.

Be sure to contact ABC Office today to learn more about the Tamerica Optimus-46i Coil Binding Machine.

 

Paper Folder Review: MBM 93M vs. Formax FD 300

July 3rd, 2014

MBM 93M and Formax FD 300 comparison

The Formax FD 300 compares well to the MBM 93M


We recently sat down and did a side-by-side paper folding machine comparison between the MBM 93M and the new Formax FD 300. We were excited when Formax announced a paper folding machine that would compete directly with the MBM 93M, a popular model with our customers.

The MBM 93M has delivered top-notch paper folding capabilities to our customers for a reasonable price. We have several satisfied customers who currently use this machine. The new Formax entry, the FD 300 has several comparable features that could give the 93M a run for the money. Let’s take a look:

Folding Speed

MBM 93M: 7,200 sheets/hour

Formax FD 300: 7,400 sheets/hour

Two hundred more sheets folded per hour is quite a big difference when you need to fold several hundred pieces each day. Time and labor savings quickly add up. Advantage: Formax.

Input Capacity

MBM 93M: 150 Sheets

Formax FD 300: 200 Sheets

Formax comes out the winner here again, thanks to a much deeper paper hopper. This translates into fewer paper feedings into the paper tray required by the operator and a significant saving of time. Advantage: Formax.

Maximum Paper Size

MBM 93M: 8 1/2″ x 14″

Formax FD 300: 8 1/2″ x 14″

Both models will fold legal size paper, a common request by our customers. The 93M and FD 300 models handle the larger-sized sheets with ease. Advantage: Draw.

Accepted Paper Weights

MBM 93M: 20 lb. bond

Formax FD 300: 20 lb. bond

Both models will process paper that’s slightly lighter and heavier than copy paper, but that’s about it. We sometimes hear from frustrated callers who assume their paper folding machine can handle card stock or other heavy types of paper. The fact is, most models are designed to fold copy paper only. Heavier stock paper presents challenges for several models. Advantage: Draw.

Warranty

MBM 93M: 1 year limited warranty, excluding wearables

Formax FD 300: 90-day warranty does not include consumable parts, labor, or shipping.

A meager warranty has always been an issue with Formax machines. We have sold Formax machines for almost 20 years, and warranty claims are far and few between. Unfortunately, potential customers do not know this when they browse our website. They often side with a competitor’s comparable model that offers a more liberal warranty time frame. Such is the case with the model 93M. Advantage MBM.

Price

MBM 93M: $458

Formax FD 300: $499

Since the Formax FD 300 is a new model, we were hoping their price would be a little more competitive. Saving $41 may not seem like a significant amount of money, but every dollar counts – especially when buying office equipment and supplies. Advantage: MBM.

As you can see, both the MBM 93M and Formax FD 300 paper folding machines offer very similar capabilities. What model do we recommend? Well, if warranty and price are a big concern, then MBM is the clear choice. If that’s not a deal breaker, then we recommend the Formax FD 300 based on performance capabilities and less time required for operation and attendance.

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