Archive for September, 2009

Akiles AlphaBind, EcoBind & FlexiPunch Binding Machines Now Online!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Akiles makes some great binding machines and they have just released several new models. These models feature the same great quality and metal construction previous Akiles binding machines are known for. These new models total 5 new machines added to our site. The new models are as follows:

AlphaBind-CE – This is a compact “industrial quality” comb-binding machine. It features an electric punch along with selectable punching dies. Check it out!

AlphaBind-CM – This is the manual punch version of the AlphaBind-CE. It still features “industrial quality” design and capabilities, but requires the operator to pull a handle for punching. Check it out!

FlexiPunch-E – The FelxiPunch combines several machines into one. It has interchangeable dies, which means you can punch for comb, swap out the die and then punch for wire. It is very versatile. The “E” version has an electric punch. Check it out!

FlexiPunch-M – The “M” version of the FexiPunch is just like the “E,” but manually punches paper. The selectable dies, interchangeable dies and more make this a great “all purpose” binding machine. Check it out!

EcoBind-C – The EcoBind-C is the perfect comb-binding machine for the office. It looks good, it’s compact and has all the bells and whistles found in high end machines.

You can view our entire selection of Akiles binding machines here!

Destroyit Paper Shredders Reviewed

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Destroyit paper shredders are known as some of the best paper shredders available today. They are known for their durability, quality construction and hassle-free operation. Our Service Department likes the Destroyit shredders as well because they rarely have to deal with repairs on them.

Destroyit shredders are made by parent company MBM and sometimes go under the label Ideal. They are German in origin and feature the latest in shredder technology. Thermally protected motors are designed to be run for hours on end without overheating. Many of our customers, especially those in Government and business organizations, love the Destroyit line.

Here are a few models our customers like to purchase:

Destroyit 2602 SMC Shredder – This paper shredder is ideal for top secret and the shredding of highly sensitive material. It utilizes security level 6 standards, which are the highest used today. The SMC in the model stands for Super Micro Cut. The end result almost resembles dust.

Destroyit 4002 Heavy Duty – This shredder is perfect departmental shredding in an office. It is quiet and able to be used throughout the day. You can purchase this model in a strip cut or cross cut variation.

Destroyit 2501 Office Shredder – This model is great for us in a small office. It features a 10 ¼-inch mouth capable of accepting most sizes of paper. It is compact and can sit next to a desk. The motor can be used for continuous shredding.

These are just a few of our Destroyit paper shredders. You can find our entire selection of Destroyit paper shredders by going here.

Formax Paper Shredders Reviewed

Monday, September 28th, 2009

I can still remember a few years ago when Formax, well known for their line of folder inserters, stepped into the paper shredder market. In all honesty I was initially pretty skeptical. They did have a few things going for them. The company itself has been around for some time, since 1987, and their line of folder inserters has stood the test of time.

I’ve seen dozens of makes and models, from other manufacturers, come into existence and land with a big thud. A big part of why a new line of paper shredders fails is the quality factor. Many new models, especially foreign imports, are made out of cheap components and don’t last long. I certainly never expected Formax to compete with the well-known quality brands, such as Destroyit, Intimus and HSM.

Formax was kind enough to send several models to us for testing. My first impression was, “Hey, this thing is made out of a lot of metal,” which is usually a good sign. They were also pretty heavy, which is another good sign for an office shredder. Upon looking over the Model 8600 shredder, I found control panel easy to use and it seemed to feature a lot of information.

Upon further review, I found the Model 8600 had indicators to let you know if the door was open, if the bag was full, if it was on manual or automatic mode and even had a level indicator to tell you if the shredder was under too much of a load (too much paper). We shot a video demo of the Model 8600 that day, which you can find here.

It has been several years now and Formax Paper Shredders are now synonymous with high quality and reliability. They are now purchased, with confidence, by many government entities. One thing we really like, here at ABC Office, is that we don’t have to deal with servicing issues because they seem to hold up so well.

You can view our entire line of Formax Paper Shredders here. I would highly recommend at least considering them prior to purchasing a high-end, high-quality paper shredder. Right now they even have free shipping!

GuilloMax & GuilloMax Plus Paper Cutters Now Available!

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

We have been busy lately adding several new products to our site. Just this week we added over 10 new products from Tamerica to our site. As part of the new Tamerica addition, we have added the GuilloMax and GuilloMax Plus paper cutters to our sites. These are both guillotine-style stack paper cutters designed to cut hundreds of sheets of paper at once.

These types of paper cutters are great for cutting larger paper down to size, cutting business cards and much more. We are very excited about the GuilloMax paper cutter because it fills in a niche that we previously didn’t cover. It is the least expensive stack cutter we currently offer online.

The GuilloMax Plus is very similar in specifications to the MBM Triumph 4705 at a fraction the price. It can cut up to 800 sheets of paper at a time! Stop by and take a look at the Guillomax and Guillomax Plus paper cutters today!

Business Card Holders & Displays – Get Organized!

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Business cards are a great way to get your name and business advertised to potential customers. They have also been known to win a free lunch from time to time. Although business cards play an important part in many companies, these cards don’t like to stay in a neat stack. Just try stacking them and see how long the stay organized. Much like a deck of cards, business cards will eventually end up scattered everywhere.

Business card holders are a great way to harness these cards and keep them organized. Business card holders come in a wide variety of styles and designs. The two most popular types of business card holders are tabletop (countertop) and wall-mounted designs. The type you use will depend on personal preference and available space.

Business card holders and displays are most commonly available in wood and clear plastic (acrylic) materials. Again, the material used depends on personal preference. Business card holders come with different quantities of pockets, depending on how many and different types need to be displayed. Some are capable of holding over a dozen different separate piles of business cards.

ABC Office carries several of these business card holders and they are very affordable to purchase. The usefulness of a business card holder is well worth the minimal cost. Click here to see ABC Office’s entire selection.

Hat & Coat Racks Now At ABC Office

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

We have just added a new selection of hat and coat racks to our Web site from Wooden Mallet. These racks are available in a variety of wood stains and designs. Coat racks include models that feature brass hooks, wooden pegs and models that feature a bar for hanging up coats using traditional hangers.

These new racks look nice. They include all necessary hardware to hang them on a wall and are available in multiple wood stains. Many of these racks also feature a shelf where purses and briefcases can be placed.

Along with hat and coat racks, we have also just added new tissue and latex glove boxes. The purpose of these boxes is to cover up retail packaging so that tissue boxes and glove boxes don’t stand out like a sore thumb. These boxes are made from wood and blend in very well with existing furniture. You will find these boxes in lobbies, reception areas, hospitals and medical facilities.

Time permitting, stop by our site and take a look! You can find our entire selection of Wooden Mallet products by clicking here.

Children’s Furniture From Tuffyland Now Available!

Monday, September 14th, 2009

We currently offer a great selection of furniture for offices and are proud to announce that we now also offer a great selection of Children’s furniture from Tuffyland. This furniture is designed to be extremely safe and extremely durable. We sell a lot of furniture to schools and this new line of furniture is perfect for use in an elementary school or preschool.

This new product line includes over 10 new types of products and dozens of different models. This includes different sizes of plastic chairs, tables and storage bins. One nice advantage about the Tuffyland products is that they are designed with safety as a number one priority. There are no sharp edges and the seamless design helps to prevent scratches. The furniture made in bright colors, which kids love!

You can browse through our new Tuffyland products here:

Activity Chairs
Sand & Water Table
Children’s Storage Units / Bins

ABC Office Makes Government Office Equipment Purchases Easier!

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

At ABC Office, we are always looking for new and better ways to make our site easier to navigate and use. Federal, state and local governments are valued customers here at ABC Office, and in an effort to make government purchases faster and more convenient, we now have a newly re-designed government resources index available.

This index covers a wide range of topics  including GSA pricing, purchase orders, I.M.P.A.C. Cards, SmartPay Cards and more. We also offer the government the option of receiving three different official quotes for bidding purposes. We are more than happy to accommodate any of our customers and can provide any quotes, paperwork or other documentation required prior to making a purchase.

Also be aware that ABC Office has its own service department, which means we can fully service our equipment and can offer service contracts with machine purchases. You can visit our newly re-designed government resources page by clicking here.

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