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ABC Office Coupon Code – September 2011 Only!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

It’s that time of the year again. People are buying office machines, supplies and equipment in droves. This includes binding machines, paper shredders, laminators, folding machines and much more. At ABC Office, we offer some of the best prices and best selection on office equipment online. As a token of our appreciation, we would like to extend a valuable coupon code that you can use to save an additional 5% off your order! This is good for up to $200 in savings.

For the month of September only, use coupon code SEPTBLOG05 for your 5% discount. This can be used on machines and supplies! You can browse our huge selection of office equipment by visiting us here.

September ABC Office Coupon Code

This coupon code can be redeemed by placing this code in the Coupon / Gift Certificate Number section of our shopping cart. You may also redeem this coupon by mentioning it over the phone (800-658-8788) to one of our helpful Sales Representatives.

We appreciate your business and interest in our products. We have been in business for over 30 years and are able to provide you with the expertise and customer service you expect.

Some restrictions do apply.

Are You Prepared for the New $100 Bill?

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Counterfeit Bill DetectorsCounterfeit money has always been a problem, and as a result, the U.S. government has spent over a decade producing a new $100. This new bill is packed full of useful features, which I will cover in this article. As a result of this new design, many counterfeit detectors will either need to be updated or they will become outdated. Cassida, one of our leading counterfeit detector manufacturers, is prepared for this new shift in currency, as I will also discuss in this article.

The new $100 bill has many features that currently exist in the older bill, however, a few additional things have been added. These are the counterfeit prevention features you will find in the new $100 bill:

  • 3-D Security Ribbon – A vertical blue ribbon, which goes through the middle of the bill, will change from bells to 100s as the bill is tilted back and forth. This ribbon is woven into the bill, not printed.
  • Bell in the Inkwell – A color-shifting bell, that sits in a copper inkwell, will change from copper to green as the bill is turned.
  • Portrait Watermark – A watermark of Benjamin Franklin is located on the right side of the bill. This watermark becomes visible when held in front of light.
  • Security Thread – A security thread, currently found on $100 bills, is laid vertically through the bill. This thread can be seen when placed in front of light and will glow under a UV light.
  • Color-Shifting 100 – A color-shifting number 100 is located in the bottom right corner of the $100 bill. This number will shift colors as the bill is tilted and moved around.

New $100 US Bill

These are just a few of the most obvious counterfeit detection measures incorporated into the new bill. Many other features, less prominent, are also included. This includes microprinting, raised printing, FW indicators, Federeal Reserve indicators, serial numbers, symbols of freedom (such as phrases from the Declaration of Independence and the quill the Founding Fathers used to sign the historic document), a large gold 100 on the back of the bill and much more.

As previously mentioned, over a decade of research as gone into making the new $100 counterfeit proof. While the new currency will begin circulating within the next year, older $100 bills will still be considered legal tender. You can read more about the new $100 bill here.

As new bills are released into circulation, older counterfeit detectors become deprecated and useless. Luckily, many manufacturers make their counterfeit detectors upgradeable via a software update. Cassida has updated their entire line of currency counters and counterfeit detectors to handle the new $100 bill in advance.

Cassida, a customer favorite, has been working with the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing since 2010 and completed calibration of all their machines in February 2011. This is a pretty huge advantage if you are in the market for either a counterfeit bill detector or a bill counter with counterfeit detection capabilities.

You can find our entire line of Cassida products here, our entire line of counterfeit bill detectors here and our entire line of bill counters here.

Please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions regarding Cassida and the new $100 bill.

Need to Count 2,500 Pennies? Consider a Coin Counter!

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Coin CountersIt has now gone viral, but last week I read an article about Jason West in Vernal, UT, who decided to pay a disputed medical bill with 2,500 pennies ($25). Apparently he felt he had already paid the bill and they felt he hadn’t. We have all been in similar situations. Where it went from there is pretty funny.

After becoming frustrated with the clinic, he decided to go ahead and pay the bill. According to the article, he asked if they accepted cash. The billing clerk answered in the affirmative. He broke out his cash, which ended up being 2,500 pennies.

While it sounds like he was simply making a statement, apparently it made a mess and West was fined $140 for the incident. Interesting.

I enjoyed the Police Captain’s response saying that Jason West “dumped 2,500 pennies onto the counter and demanded that they count it. … The pennies were strewn about the counter and the floor.”

I even more enjoyed Jason West’s account regarding the story. He said, “I didn’t at any time yell. … I didn’t go on a rant. I wasn’t irate.” Regarding the coins falling on the floor, West said, “That’s just the nature of pennies. They’re round.”

You can read the entire incident here.

Why do I bring up this story, especially considering I work for an office equipment business? Coin counters of course! We sell coin counters that can easily handle 2,500 pennies in just minutes. Our cheapest coin counter (the ABC110 coin counter), rings in at $151 (or 15,100 pennies) and can count coins at a speed of 270 coins per minute. That means the poor clerk could have quickly counted those coins in 9 minutes.

Coins, in mass, are bulky, heavy and unwieldy. Retail businesses, however, have to deal with coins on a daily basis. Save time, eliminate human errors and use a coin counter. We offer several affordable models of coin counters found here.

Introducing: Dahle CleanTEC Paper Shredders

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Dahle CleanTEC Paper ShreddersIf you read this blog on a frequent basis, you probably know how much I like Dahle paper shredders. Dahle shredders are known for being quiet, reliable and holding up for years. They are especially popular with the government and military. Over the weekend Dahle announced their new line of CleanTEC paper shredders. This new lineup looks very promising. I’ll explain.

To begin with, the new CleanTEc line of paper shredders are one of the most technologically advanced paper shredders available. This is because they implement sophisticated dust filtration system. These new shredders are also extremely energy conscious, designed from the ground up to save on electricity.

To date, Dahle has released about 21 new CleanTEC paper shredders. This includes small office, office, small department, department and high security designs. Their new lineup includes the following models:

  • Dahle Small Office Shredders: 41206, 41214, 41306, 41314, 41330
  • Dahle Office Shredders: 41406, 41414, 41422, 41430
  • Dahle Small Department Shredders: 41506, 41514, 41522, 41530
  • Dahle Department Shredders: 41606, 41614, 41622, 41630
  • Dahle High Security Shredders: 41334, 41434, 41534, 41634

We are in the process of adding these shredders to our site now. If you see one that you are interested in, call 1-800-658-8788. While they are not all online yet, we are still an authorized Dahle dealer and call still sell you these new shredders.

Here are a few videos on the new Dahle CleanTEC filtration system and shredders:

Introducing DAHLE CleanTEC Document Shredders

DAHLE’s CleanTEC solution to fine dust particle research

So why would you want to buy a Dahle CleanTec paper shredder? Here are a few reasons you may want to consider:

Dahle CleanTec Filtration: As you may know, air in the office is often full of particles. This can lead to sneazing and overall bad health. Paper shredders create a lot of dust. The new Dahle CleanTec filtration system removes up to 98% of paper dust created while shredding.

Dahle CleanTec Safe Technology: Have you ever used a voice-activated shredder? The Dahle shredder, in the event of an emergency, will stop by the operator simply saying “Stop.” These shredders also feature several design elements that make these shredders extremely safe to use and operate.

Dahle CleanTEC ESP Protection: Have you ever experienced a paper jam while shredding paper? This can be time consuming and costly. The new line of Dahle CleanTec shredders can actually have ESP (Electronic Sensing Protection). The shredder, at all times, knows how much stress is being put on the motor. If too much paper is inserted, these shredders will stop before a jam can occur.

Dahle SmartPower: We all want to save energy, power and electricity. The new line of CleanTec paper shredders utilizes several technologies designed to save power. After 10 minutes of inactivity, these shredders will go into an idle sleep mode. After 30 minutes, these shredders will shut down to a point where there is 0% energy draw.

Dahle EvenFlow Lubricator: Paper shredders have a lot of moving parts, and as a result, they need to be oiled. This will help your shredder run at optimal levels and will result in a longer lifespan. The new line of Dahle CleanTEC shredders have automatic oilers that keep parts properly lubricated, which should provide you with some peace of mind.

German Engineering: Unlike many shredders available online, Dahle paper shredders feature superior German engineering and design. They are also made in German by Dahle Bürotechnik GmbH. The end result is an extremely reliable paper shredder that features cutting shafts / blades made from the best steel in the world….German Solingen steel. These cutting shafts have a lifetime warranty. Dahle German CleanTEC shredders also feature rubber shocks, electronic sensors and thermally protected motors.

So there you have it! Dahle’s new line of CleanTEC paper shredders. Having seen a presentation of these shredders, I have to say that I’m impressed. If these end up anything like Dahle’s older lineup, you should be very happy with your purchase.

You can find our current lineup of Dahle paper shredders here. As mentioned earlier, while not all online yet, you can still order Dahle CleanTEC paper shredders from us by calling 1-800-658-8788. You can find our entire selection of paper shredders here.

ABC Office Coupon Code – May 2011 Only!

Monday, May 9th, 2011

You’re looking for the best price available online for your office equipment, right? That isn’t too much to ask for. At ABC Office we are continually looking for ways to get you the best possible deal on folding machines, binding machines, paper cutters and shredders. In fact, we want to get you a great deal on the thousands of specialized office equipment we offer online.

For the month of May, we are offering an impressive 5% discount on our office equipment when using the coupon code MAYBLOG05. This will get you a discount on the office equipment and supplies you need most. You can browse our entire selection of office equipment by visiting us here.

ABC Office May 2011 Coupon Code

In order to receive your discount, please mention this code over the phone or put it in the “Coupon / Gift Certificate Number” section of our shopping cart.

We appreciate your interest in our products and hope that we can be or continue to be your source for high-end office equipment. Having been in business for over 30 years, we can provide you with the expertise and support that you deserve.

Feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 to speak with any of our highly trained office equipment specialists. Orders may be placed online via our secure shopping cart or over the phone.

Some restrictions do apply. Happy shopping!

Destroyit 0101 HDP (IDEAL) Hard Drive Destroyer Videos

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Destroyit / Ideal 0101 Hard Disk DestroyerToday I was frequenting a PC blog I like to read called PC Pro out of the UK. Today they had an article about hard drive destruction and they posted a video of them destroying a 185GB IBM Deskstar hard drive. As soon as they mentioned the machine they were using I got excited. They were featuring an Destroyit (IDEAL) 0101 HDP hard disk destroyer. As you may know, I’m a huge fan of Destroyit.

To begin with, for all you computer geeks out there, the model name alone is pretty cool (0101). Speaking of binary code, my wife thinks I’m a pretty big nerd because I have a binary clock I use at home. I’ll have to discuss that one in a later article. Anyway, back to the Ideal 0101. I had not previously heard about this model, but the video is very impressive. Let me explain.

The Destroyit (Ideal) 0101 HDP hard drive destroyer uses a metal punch that exerts between 2.5 and 3 tons of force. HDP stands for hard drive punch.This punch drives through either a 2.5″ or 3.5″ hard drive, rendering them useless. According to PC Pro, that is enough force to lift a truck. Once the drive is pierced, the drive is dropped into a bin for later disposal.  The green light used in the drive slot has an otherworldly glow to it.

Here is the Video PC Pro featured in their article:

Ideal Germany has also posted their own video of the hard disk destroyer, which features a few more details.

Overall I have to say that this little machine impresses me. I can’t wait until we add this machine to our site. You can find our entire selection of Destroyit paper shredders here.

2,000-Year-Old Books Bound Using Plates of Lead Metal & Wire

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Ancient Plates of Lead CodicesAs a book binding enthusiast, I find all forms of book binding to be very interesting. Going back to the days of the Egyptians using papyrus to medieval hardback binding, it is all very intriguing. Today I read an article about 70 lead codices that appear to contain early writings from Christians dating back to the 1st century.

It is believed that these codices contain early Christian writings. Some believe that it may even include clues regarding the last days of Jesus’ life. Apparently these codices were found in eastern Jordan, where many early Christian believers possibly fled after the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem, around 70 AD. Whether you’re Christian or an atheist, you have to admit that this is a pretty cool archeological discovery.

Ancient Metal Lead Bound Pages - Early ChristianityThese plates are made up of thin sheets of lead metal, bound together by wire. Could this be the beginning of wire binding? The way the wire is used to bind the individual metal sheets allows the pages to be turned and read. Each of the codices are about the size of a credit card, so they are all pretty small.

So far these booklets appear to contain images and textual allusions to the Messiah. Some of the codices are wired shut, creating all sorts of speculation as to what they may contain inside.

According to the article:

One of the few sentences translated thus far from the texts, according to the BBC, reads, “I shall walk uprightly”–a phrase that also appears in Revelation.

Anyway, I just found this entire thing fascinating. The bound documents have a wire / coil binding appearance to them. I suppose it makes sense to use ringlets of wire to bind the books as that was probably one of the best binding methods available at the time.

At ABC Office we sell a wide variety of modern-day book binding machines that can be used to create reports, presentations and booklets. You can find our entire selection of book binding machines here.

Fun & Interesting Facts About U.S. Money

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

A few months ago I wrote an article about how the U.S. government has seriously messed up the printing of the new $100 bill (found here). That article turned out to be pretty popular with our blog subscribers. Since we sell bill counters and counterfeit detectors, I thought it would be appropriate for me to point out a few additional interesting facts about modern U.S. currency.

I have gathered together many of these facts from my own knowledge on money, articles I have read and from a great article entitled “All About the Benjamins” written by Rachel Arndt with magazine.

Did You Know?

  • There are 4.42 billion more $1 bills in circulation than $100 bills.
  • The U.S. printed 26 million bills a day in 2009, equaling $907 million dollars.
  • Three of our currency denominations feature people who were never presidents. These are Benjamin Franklin ($100), Alexander Hamilton ($10) and Sacagawea ($1 coin).
  • About 1 in every 10,000 bills in current U.S. circulation is counterfeit.
  • About 90% of U.S. paper money has traces of cocaine on it.
  • In 1910 there was about $3.1 billion in currency circulation in the U.S. Today that amount is about $888.3 billion in circulation.
  • The $5 bill has the shortest lifespan of paper currencies, lasting about 16 months. The $100 bill has the longest lifespan at 73 months.
  • It costs 1.6 cents to produce a 1-cent coin.
  • The U.S. Mint ended up losing $2.2 million dollars making nickels and $19.8 million making pennies in 2009.
  • Even with all the credit and debit cards used today, 35% of all U.S. transactions are still made with cash.

Those are some pretty interesting facts. Even though only 1 in every 10,000 bills is counterfeit, this can vary from city to city and state to state. It is still a good idea to verify the authenticity of your bills by scanning them with a counterfeit bill detector. You can find our entire selection of counterfeit bill detectors here.

If you are a business that continues to conduct a lot of transactions using cash, you may be in need of a bill counter. At ABC Office we carry a huge selection of bill counters found here.

Do you know any fun or interesting facts about money? Feel free to post your thoughts and ideas in a comment!

New Daily Office Equipment Deals from ABC Office

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Office Equipment DealsAs a business, you’re trying to save money – right? That’s certainly not too much to ask, especially during difficult economic conditions. We may have a solution that could potentially save you hundreds of dollars.

We are proud to announce our new “Daily Deal” specials page (found here). This new page is designed to offer you great deals on the products you need most. Check back often as these deals are changing on a daily basis!

These 24-hour deals reset every night at midnight. This means you need to take advantage of the special pricing the day a product is promoted. I am looking at our list of office equipment deals right now and it includes paper folding machines, shrink wrap machines, book binding machines and much more.

ABC Offic Daily Deal

Be sure to check back every day. We are certain to have a “Daily Deal” featuring a product you need. Savings are typically in the hundreds of dollars.

Feel free to contact us at 1-800-658-8788 for answers to any questions you may have regarding our new “Daily Deal” page.

Dahle Presents ABC Office With Dealer Recognition Award

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Dahle Dealer Recognition AwardABC Office is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Dahle Dealer Recognition Award 2010. This award was presented to ABC Office in honor of outstanding sales, performance, loyalty and dedication to Dahle. ABC Office is excited about this award and expects sales of Dahle brand products to be even better in 2011.

Dahle is considered by many in the industry, including our customers, to be one of the best manufacturers of paper cutters, folding machines and paper shredders. Their products continue to be innovative, reliable and feature some of the latest in performance and safety technology. You can find our entire selection of Dahle office machines & products here.

Dahle products are known for their traditional blue color. Their products are easy to spot in offices around the United States. Many of their machines are German engineered and made. The quality really shows through.

ABC Office has a great working relationship with Dahle. Because ABC Office is an authorized Dahle dealer, we are able to not only offer a huge line of equipment, but also provide servicing, parts and repairs on Dahle machines.

Feel free to call ABC Office at 1-800-658-8788 for more information on Dahle brand products.

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