Archive for July, 2010

Best Paper Cutter For Cutting Lamination Film

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Pouch Laminating MachineSo you’ve just laminated a photograph, menu, business card or other document and need an effective way to cut off the excess lamination film. What is the best way to do this? Paper cutters are the most common tool used to do this. So which paper cutter should you use? Here are some ideas.

To begin with, what are you laminating and cutting? If you are trying to cut excess laminating film down to the edge of the document, there is really only one type of paper cutter that you will want to use. This type of paper cutter is called a rotary paper cutter (found here). These paper cutters are designed for precision and make it possible to cut right up to the edge of the document without wavering or being crooked.

Guillotine Paper TrimmersWhat if you simply need to cut the laminated document in half or down in size? If this is the case, you will then want to determine how many sheets you will cut in a day and what your cutting volume will be. For low to medium-volume cutting, a rotary paper cutter (found here) is still probably your best option. Rotary paper cutters can be used to trim excess film and cut documents down to size.

If you need to cut several laminated documents at a time, for medium to higher-volume cutting, a guillotine paper trimmer (found here) may be a good option. These types of cutters, especially Kutrimmer, can cut 10-40 sheets at a time (depending on the model). These cutters are still very precise and easy to use.

If you need to cut hundreds of laminated documents down to size, perhaps business cards, you will want to use a stack paper cutter (found here). These types of paper cutters can still be used to cut laminated documents and are still very accurate. They are designed for medium to high-volume cutting.

Be aware, however, that cutting lamination film will dull the paper cutter blade faster than cutting paper by itself. This shouldn’t be too much of a concern as laminated paper doesn’t significantly increase the rate of dulling.

I have personally used Rotatrim paper cutters to cut laminated documents down to size and find them to be very effective. You can find our entire selection of paper cutters here.

Top Five Best Magazine Racks for a Doctor’s Office

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Plastic Wall-Mounted Magazine RackMagazines are a great diversion for patients waiting to see the doctor. Magazines are often left on a table or desk, but they usually become cluttered and messy. A great way to offer your patients quality reading material is by using a magazine rack. Here are a few options you may want to consider.

To begin with, almost 90% of our customers who purchase magazine racks for a doctor’s office use wall-mounted magazine racks. This is because wall-mounted magazine racks are out of the way, take up little space and don’t get moved around or damaged. Wall mounted magazine racks come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Here are my top five best recommendations for a doctor’s office magazine rack:

  1. Plastic Wall Magazine Racks (found here) – Plastic wall magazine racks are especially popular with doctor’s offices because they are cheap, durable and make it easy for a patient to see the contents. They hold up well in lobbies and waiting rooms with a lot of children. These racks are also very easy to clean and maintain.
  2. Wooden Wall-Mounted Magazine RackWooden Wall Magazine Racks (found here) – Wooden magazine racks are very popular for use in lobbies and waiting rooms with existing wood furniture. Most wooden wall-mounted magazine racks are available in a variety of different wood stains. These racks often have a clear front, making it easy to see the contents.
  3. Corner Magazine Racks (found here) – These racks are ideal for use in lobbies where there is limited space. Most doctor’s office waiting rooms don’t make use of the corners, making corner magazine racks ideal.
  4. Tabletop Magazine Racks (found here) – These magazine racks sit on a table, counter, reception desk or other solid surface. They are convenient, easy to set up and can hold a wide variety of literature. Tabletop racks, however, usually don’t have the capacity of a wall-mounted rack.
  5. Free-Standing Magazine Racks (found here) – These racks are probably the least common racks found in a doctor’s office. They are often used to hold pamphlets and other medical literature and not for holding magazines (although magazine rack versions are available).

Make your doctor’s waiting room a pleasant place for your patients with one of our magazine racks. You can find our entire selection of magazine racks here.

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