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ABC Office Given Elite Dealer Achievement Award from Formax

Monday, February 28th, 2011

ABC Office Formax Elite Achievement AwardABC Office is proud to announce that Formax has presented it with the Elite Dealer Achievement Award 2010. This award was given to ABC Office in appreciation of its excellent product sales, knowledgeable customer service and overall abilities to promote Formax products. ABC Office is very excited about this award and looks forward to a successful 2011 selling Formax office products.

Formax is a leading manufacturer of office equipment. Formax products include:

ABC Office expects 2011 to be a great year for selling Formax office machines & equipment. Formax products continue to be customer favorites and are considered to be some of the best office products available.

You can find ABC Office’s entire selection of Formax office machines here.

ABC Office Coupon Code – February 2011 Only

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

It’s official. Our coupon code program during January was a huge success. Many of our subscribers took us up on our 5% coupon code offer to purchase machines and supplies. As a result, we would like to extend a new coupon code to our valued readers.

This new coupon code can be used to purchase equipment and supplies and is good until the end of February. Use this coupon code via our secure shopping cart or mention it over the phone to receive 5% off your purchase.

February 2011 Coupon Code for ABC Office

Be sure to take advantage of this coupon code before it expires on February 28th.  Start shopping by visiting us here. We appreciate all our readers / subscribers and we hope to be able to provide you with unique, rich content for years to come.

Have a great day and enjoy this new coupon code!

New Pressure Seal Checks & Mailers Now Online

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Formax Pressure Sealer MachinesToday we have just added several new pressure seal checks and pressure seal mailers that can be used with most of the Formax and Duplo pressure sealers we offer online. These pressure seal checks and forms are made by Relyco and come in a variety of styles, colors and formats. This includes Z-fold, C-fold and V-fold pressure seal paper.

Pressure sealers, often confused with folder inserters, use special pressure seal paper that has built-in pressure activated glue. As a pressure seal check or mailer runs through a pressure sealer, steel metal rollers press the paper down and activate the pressure-activated glue. This glue holds the document in place, making it easy to mail.

Relyco Ultraseal Pressure Seal ChecksYou have probably received pressure seal checks or statements in your own mail at home. They are often used for mailing utility bills, checks, rebates, school grades, statements and other material. Typically the sides and ends are perforated (which are torn off), making contents easy to access and open.

Pressure seal paper can be used in most laser printers, inkjet printers and copy machines. Once the paper is printed on, it can be placed in a pressure sealer.

Why Use A Pressure Sealer?

  • Security – Pressure seal checks and paper are tamper proof. Contents cannot be access without obvious proof of tampering. Most pressure seal checks and forms also include a colored security watermark, making contents impossible to see without opening.
  • Convenience – Pressure sealed mail is really easy to open and has a higher open rate than conventional mail in envelopes. Pressure sealers also run at a much faster speed than folder inserters, making pressure sealers ideal for bulk mailing.
  • Cost – It is cheaper to fold pressure seal checks and forms than to fold paper and insert it into an envelope. Pressure sealers typically cost less than envelope stuffing machines. Pressure sealers completely eliminate the need of an envelope, cutting down on waste and cost.

These are just a few reasons why you may want to consider using a pressure sealer. If you have a pressure sealer, our Relyco Ultraseal pressure seal checks and mailers are some of the most compatible, affordable and durable available.

You can find our entire selection of Relyco pressure seal checks here and Relyco pressure seal mailers here. You can find our entire selection of pressure sealer machines here.

Federal Government Shuts Down $100 Bill Printing Presses

Monday, December 6th, 2010

I was just reading a really good article by Zachary Roth and thought it seemed applicable to this blog, especially since we deal with a lot of counterfeit money detectors. As we all know, counterfeit money is a huge problem. It costs businesses a lot of money in lost profit and revenue. There is a new problem out there, and it has to do with the $100 bill.

New $100 U.S. Bill

To try and make the $100 bill more difficult to copy, the U.S. Treasure and Federal Reserve have created a new $100 bill, 10 years in the making. This new bill contains high-tech features such as a 3D security strip, a color-shifting image of a bell and much more. In fact, these new bills were to be the first ever to include the Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s signature.

Something went wrong during the printing process. Apparently these new bills are so high-tech the machines that print them couldn’t handle it. Apparently several bills (about 1 billion of them) creased during the printing process, creating a big mess. The problem is that these “goofed” bills now constitute 10% of the $100 bills out there, which is about $110 billion of the $930 billion out there.

As a result of this issue, the printing presses have been stopped as the issue is being fixed. The Federal Government is now trying to track down all these bills. According to Zachary Roth’s article, it would take an estimated 20 to 30 years to weed out the defective bills by hand.

This process is being shrunk down to about a year, thanks to some high-tech equipment. Sadly, it will probably cost the government billions to track down these bad bills.

At this point I’m not sure if this will cause a problem with counterfeit detectors, although none of our manufacturers have indicated that this has caused any issues. Most of our counterfeit bill detectors are capable of detecting fake $100 bills in just seconds.

The good news, I suppose, is that these messed-up $100 bills will probably be huge collectors’ items and will be worth a lot more later on down the road.

You can find our entire selection of bill counters here and counterfeit bill detectors here.

Counterfeit $10,000 Bill In The News – Really?

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Counterfeit BillI like to try and keep up on the news and daily events as much as possible. Yesterday, while I was driving home in my car, I heard a story about a lady who tried to use a counterfeit bill at a bank. Being that I work for a company that sells counterfeit bill detectors, I turned up the radio. At firs I thought, “Oh great, another person trying to cash in a fake $50 or $100.” I wasn’t even close.

This morning I hopped online and found an article written by Nick Carbone over at Time about the situation. Apparently this lady was trying to use a fake 10,000 at a bank. As you might imagine, the bank workers got very suspicious.

The article, written by Nick Carbone, goes on to say:

Michael Gallagher, risk management director at Enterprise Bank, said the bill hasn’t been printed since 1934 and he believes there’s only 300 in circulation, so they were fairly sure they weren’t seeing a piece of history come into their bank earlier this week but a crime. The bill was sent along to the Federal Reserve for examination, and the woman was sent out of the bank 10,000 fake dollars poorer.

I found conflicting reports about the $10,000 bill. Many sources say it was printed from 1928 to 1946. Either way, it’s been out of print for a while.

You can read the entire Time article here.

I don’t know why I got such a kick out of reading that article. It amazes me some of the dumb stuff some people try to pull. Did this lady really think she was going to get away with trying to pass off a $10,000 bill, at a bank of all places?

So here’s a piece of trivia. Who’s face is on the 10,000 bill? It’s Salmon P. Chase. Wikipedia has this to say about Salmon P. Chase:

Salmon Portland Chase (January 13, 1808 – May 7, 1873) was an American politician and jurist who served as U.S. Senator from Ohio and the 23rd Governor of Ohio; as U.S. Treasury Secretary under President Abraham Lincoln; and as Chief Justice of the United States.

It also ends up that Salmon P. Chase is the guy that helped get “In God We Trust” put on U.S. money.

I have to admit that our bill counters may not be built to verify a 10,000 bill. Chances are very slim that you’ll every have to worry about it.

Now you know a little more about $10,000 and Salmon P. Chase. As I mentioned earlier, we sell counterfeit bill detectors here at ABC Office. If you have time, you should stop by and check them out. You can find our counterfeit bill detectors here.

Quantity Discounts on Office Equipment & Money-Saving Tips

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Comb Binding Machine from ABC OfficeI have had several customers ask me how they can get a better deal on the office equipment we sell. I can completely understand this as I’m an avid online shopper myself. I started off as an eBay junkie over 10 years ago. I understand the desire to get a good deal. Here are a few tips and ideas on how you can save money at ABC Office.

To begin with, we try very hard to save you money right off the bat. One lesser-known way to save money is by asking for a quantity discount. If you are ordering multiple quantities of the same product, we can often give you a pretty nice discount. This is especially beneficial for schools, government and military. Quantity discounts equal serious cash savings. You can request a quantity discount by calling us at 1-800-658-8788.

We try to get our prices as low as possible so you don’t have to hassle around with trying to find the best price. If for any reason you find one of our products for less elsewhere, we offer a low-price guarantee. This means we are often able to either match or beat a competitor’s price. To take advantage of this, call us at 1-800-658-8788 or fill out this form.

You can also get in on some great deals, savings and coupon codes by signing up for our promotional e-mail. This e-mail goes out on a bi-weekly basis and is full of deals on paper folders, paper shredders, cutters, laminators, binding machines and much more. You can see an example of this e-mail here.  You can sign up for our bi-weekly specials e-mail here.

Hopefully some of these tips will help you get in on some great deals.  Have a great day and happy shopping!

Great Compack 5800 Shrink Wrap Machine Deal – Limited Time

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Compack 5800 Shrink Wrap MachineI just wanted to fill you all in on a great deal we are offering on our Compack 5800 shrink wrap machine. For a limited time, we are offering free shipping. Keep in mind that this machine is heavy and ships via truck (crated). All said and done, this is a great deal.

We are offering free shipping on the Compack 5800 shrink wrap machine until October 15th, so you have about a month till this deal expires.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Compack 5800, it continues to be one of our best-selling shrink wrap systems. It can be used to package CDs, DVDs, Boxes, soap, paper and much more. The tunnel area is large (18″ W x 22″ L x 10″ H) and it is extremely easy to use.

It has a built-in heat tunnel. Simply put your product in the plastic shrink wrap, pull the arm down to cut the film and the machine does the rest. If you package items on a daily basis, this is a great machine to have on hand.

You can read more about the Compack 5800 by reading our official review found here.

You can find the Compack 5800 shrink wrap machine here. Take advantage of this deal while you can. Call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions.

Industry Exclusive: Fellowes Paper Shredder Shipment Blocked

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Fellowes Office Paper ShreddersIn case you haven’t heard, Fellowes (the makers of those shredders everyone loves) is experiencing a headache of epic proportions. Fellowes has confirmed that its Chinese joint venture partner has blocked all shipments at its facility in Changzhou, China.

As a result, many Fellowes paper shredders are no longer in stock and are on indefinite backorder. The shipment stoppage began in August and should begin to affect U.S. markets in September. Fellowes  is in the process of working with with the Chinese government and party officials (with the help of the US government). Current efforts by Fellowes have been unable to lift the blockage.

While this spells bad news for many of you who use and enjoy Fellowes paper shredders, it doesn’t mean you’re stuck without an alternative. HSM, a leading manufacturer of high-quality office shredders, has produced a list of Fellowes “equivalent” models.

From my own experience with HSM, I can safely say that you will be as happy (if not happier) with an HSM shredder as you will be with a Fellowes shredder. You can find our entire line of HSM paper shredders here.

We have created a convenient list of Fellowes paper shredders and their HSM shredder equivalents. You can find this list by clicking here.

Again, you can find our entire line of HSM paper shredders here. If you have any questions or concerns about Fellowes paper shredders, feel free to call one of our paper shredder experts at 1-800-658-8788. You can find our entire line of paper shredders here.

New Wooden Oak Bariatric Lobby & Waiting Room Chairs

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Dakota Wave Wooden Oak Bariatric Chairs from Wooden MalletWe are proud to announce that we have just added two new models of Dakota Wave wooden bariatric chairs from Wooden Mallet. Both of these new models feature a wide variety of fabric patterns and wood stains. Here is what makes these chairs so special.

To begin with, these chairs are designed to hold up to 800 pounds. This is made possible thanks to a durable one-inch thick wooden oak frame that has been reinforced on the back and bottom. The padding on the chair, found on the seat and back, is designed to also provide added support and comfort.

Wooden mallet doesn’t hold back on their furniture, and this includes their line of bariatric chairs. Wooden mallet furniture is known for holding up for years and is specifically designed to be used on a daily basis.

These chairs have been widened for extra comfort and are designed for use in lobbies, waiting rooms, conference halls, churches, schools and more. These chairs are comfortable for use by children, teenagers and adults and can be placed next to a wall, can be lined up in rows or can be used in the middle of the room.

New Wooden Bariatric Chairs

  1. Dakota Wave DWBA1-1 Sled Base Bariatric Chair
  2. Dakota Wave DWBA3-1 Standard Leg Bariatric Chair

We are excited about this new addition. We will continue to add more furniture to our site as we continue in our effort to provide you with durable, high quality office furniture. You can find our entire selection of comfortable office seating here.

Intelli-Bind Book Binding Machines Now On Sale

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Intelli-Bind IC310 Coil Binding MachineFinding an affordable book binding machine can be tough, especially in a down economy and on a limited budget. If you’re willing to wait, we can save you a lot of money on a new line of binding machines that are packed with features for a fraction the cost. This new line is called Intelli-Bind.

Intelli-Bind binding machines are made by Intelli-Zone. Intelli-Zone is known for making a wide variety of office products such as shredders, laminators, folding machines and binding machines. So what types of Intelli-Bind book binding machines are available?

We are expecting a huge shipment of Intelli-Bind binding machines from Intelli-Zone around the end of September. If you are willing to wait this period of time, you will save a lot of money on your binding machine purchase.

I am impressed by the great selection of binding machines that include selectable punching dies. Selectable dies are usually only available in mid to high-price machines. Most Intelli-Bind binding machines include this feature.

We are currently offering pre-order pricing, giving you the opportunity to lock in the price and availability of one of these machines. We have already sold several of these machines and supplies are limited.

These are the lines of Intelli-Bind binding machines currently available:

Pre-order sales can be made online via our secure shopping cart or by calling our toll-free number at 1-800-658-8788. There has never been a better time to get a book-binding machine than with Intelli-Bind.

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