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Office Machine Review: The Widmer E-3 Electronic Embossing Machine

Friday, June 10th, 2016

 

Widmer E-3 embossing machine

Widmer E-3 Embosser

 

Are you searching for an electronic document embosser that provides consistent reliability and toughness? The Widmer E-3 embossing machine is one of the most durable embossing machines available on the market today.

The E-3 embosser is intended for heavy-duty daily use. It may be operated consistently throughout the workday without any downtime. The end result of embossed text, logos or numbers looks highly professional.

This model from Widmer uses custom embossing plates. The plates may include logos, text or numbers. The E-3 is made from durable die-cast metal components and features some of the finest quality handcraftsmanship found in an embosser. The unit may be used to emboss carbon forms, diplomas, certificates, legal documents, checks, card stock, etc.

Is security a concern? The Widmer E-3 embosser has a convenient secure locking device that helps discourage unauthorized access to the stamping plate. You may manually adjust the stamping depth and pressure to accommodate positioning on a document with the Widmer E-3.

An automatic trigger comes standard. It provides helpful hands-free operation and ease of use. The Widmer model E-3 embosser is a popular model with justice of the peace divisions in several states, schools, various government branches and large offices. Most electric embossers available today simply do not get any better than this one.

 

  • Features rapid operation and consistent accuracy
  • Ideal for use with single sheet and two-part carbonized forms
  • You can emboss diplomas, legal papers, certificates, etc.
  • Imprints within three inches from the edge of the document

 

Have custom embossing artwork? Call us at 1-800-658-8788 for help. We also offer competitive discount pricing for orders with multiple embossing units. Be sure to call for more details!

My Time, Date and Text Stamp Is Too Loud. Help!

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Document Stamping MachineIf you have ever heard a time, date or text stamp in use, you may have noticed that they can be a bit loud. There is a reason for this. These stamping machines use a great deal of force to slam that crash head against a ribbon (or using ink) to create a clear and precise stamp on a sheet of paper. These very stamps are often used to not only stamp, but impress information through carbon / carbonless multi-sheet forms. So is there anything that can be done to make these machines a little quieter? I would like to offer a few suggestions. You can find our document stamping machines here.

About a week ago we had a customer contact us regarding the Widmer T-3 time stamp (found here). They said that the stamp, while working perfectly, was producing a lot of noise. It was enough of a concern that they felt it was affecting operations of the employees by creating too much of a distraction. They wanted a few suggestions on quieting the stamp. Widmer was kind enough to provide us with some solid options.

At ABC Office we currently offer a lot of time, text, date and document stamping machines. Many of these machines use a crash head, which is the term used to describe the apparatus that actually makes contact with the paper, resulting in the stamped imprint. Most of our machines are made by manufacturers such as Widmer (very well known) and Acroprint (a leading manufacturer of time clocks). These stamping machines are well made and designed for constant use.

So here are a few things you may want t consider to help quiet your stamping machine:

  • Location – The design of a room, or the size, can dramatically affect the dissipation of sound. Quieting the machine may be as simple as moving it into a different part of the building or into a different room (if possible).
  • Surface – When used on a solid surface, the table or desk can reverberate the sound. Widmer recommends (if noise is an issue) to try using the stamp on a mouse pad. The pad can help absorb the vibrations and decrease the amount of noise generated.
  • Stamping Pressure – Many stamping machines allow you to adjust the amount of pressure the stamping head uses to amply the stamp. You may simply have the stamping pressure dialed up a little too high. Try scaling the pressure down a little and see if that helps decrease the sound without decreasing the quality of the stamp.
  • Machine Design – Rather than going with a crash head design, you could consider going with a model that uses a dot matrix print head. This is quieter, although it won’t go through multiple layers of paper if you are dealing with multi-sheet / multi-part forms. The Widmer T4U (found here) is an example of a dot matrix designed time stamp. It can be customized to show time, data and include text.

I hope these suggestions help you in your noise reduction efforts. For many people the noise these stamps generate isn’t a big deal, especially when the machines are only occasionally used. If it is a big deal, and you use it a lot, these suggestions may make a big difference. If you still have questions about time, date and text stamping machines, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-658-8788. We have decades of experience with these machines and would love to help you out.

Trying to Track Documents? We Have Some Tools That Might Help.

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Document StampsHave you ever lost a document that was extremely important simply due to ineffective or poor document organization? I certainly have. When it comes to business operations, tracking, labeling and organizing documents can be critical. Common document tracking practices includes stamping them with a number, the date, the time or with text. At ABC Office, we offer a great lineup of numbering machines, text stamps, date stamps and text stamps (found here). Here’s a little information on how each is used.

Before I go into too much detail on our various document stamps, I would just like to say that these machines are pretty much all electric and are designed to be semi or fully automated. Our semi-automated machines require you to insert the paper, but the document stamp will do the rest. We also have machines that will automatically pull paper in and stamp it. Here are a few of the tools we offer:

  • Numbering Machines (found here) – Numbering machines are designed to put a number, usually ranging from one to five digits, on a document for tracking and organization purposes. We offer numbering machines that do sequential numbering, duplicates, triplicates and more. We offer machines from Acroprint, Standard and Widmer. Many of our numbering machines allow placement of the number on various places on the paper and most work with carbon interleaved and carbonless forms.
  • Text Stamps (found here) – If you need to add text to a document, we have the perfect text stamp for you. Most of these text stamps are customizable and can be used to stamp words such as RECEIVED, SENT, CANCELED and more. These stamps use ribbons to impress clear and legible stamps that are highly professional.
  • Text Perforators (found here) – Our text perforators are manual, heavy duty, portable and excellent for document control. We offer text perforators with the wording PAID, VOID, CANCEL and in Spanish with PAGADO and CANCELADO. There is even a customizable version that can be set up in the factory for any 5 to 6 character word. Text Stamps
  • Date and Time Stamps (found here) – One of the best ways to track down bottlenecks in workflow is to date and time stamp documents. This helps to improve work efficiency and keep track of document workflow. While a time clock can be used to do this (found here), our date and time stamps are designed to stamp documents on a high volume repetitive basis throughout the day. Many of these date and time stamps feature adjustable crash head pressure and can be used with carbonless and carbon interleaved forms.
  • Check & Document Signers (found here) – If you simply need to add a signature to a sheet of paper, a check or a contract, consider using one of our check and document signers. These amazing devices can print a legal signature. We offer cut sheet and continuous forms versions. Many of these can even be interfaced with a burster. Security features have been built into these machines to prevent unauthorized access. This is a great tool to have on hand for payroll purposes.

If you have questions about any of our document control tools, please give us a call at 1-800-658-8788. If you don’t see what you need on our site, chances are we can still get it for you. We have over 30 years experience with document control machines and equipment and we can help you out.

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