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How To Eliminate Static Electricity From Paper

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Eliminate Static With A Paper JoggerIf you have ever dealt with static electricity in paper, you know how annoying it can be. It causes sheets of paper to stick together and can cause problems / jams when collating paper, folding paper, printing on paper and much more. Is there a good way to get rid of static electricity in paper?

There are a couple of things you can do. One of the best things you can do is use a paper jogger that is designed to cut down on static electricity. Most modern paper joggers will gather the electrical charge and ground it out, all while jogging and squaring up paper. This is one of my preferred ways of cutting down on static charge in paper. You can find our paper joggers here.

Static Eliminator SprayAnother option for cutting down on jam-causing static electricity is using a static eliminator spray on your collator, folding machine or copier. Static eliminator is sprayed on rubber rollers and other machine components, which dramatically cut down on static electricity. You can find our static eliminator spray here.

Good luck cutting down on static electricity. Do you have some additional ideas that have worked for you? Post them here in a comment!

Tamerica TPF-42 Paper Folder – One Solid Machine

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Tamerica TPF-42 Paper FolderWe just put a Tamerica TPF-42 paper folder out in our showroom last week and I got a chance to play around with it. Taking this paper folder from the box, assembling it and getting it to work is pretty easy. There are a couple of rubber rollers that have to be inserted prior to using the machine, but they aren’t too difficult to install.

One thing I immediately noticed, while assembling and using the machine, was how similar it was to the MBM 207M. The installation of the rubber rollers, the folding plates and the user interface are almost identical, if not the same. The folding plates even utilize a sliding method for setup that is the same as the MBM 207M. The case, digital readout and colors are a little different.

Having used both the Tamerica TPF-42 and the MBM 207M, I would have to say they are equally comparable in both quality and functionality. Along with the Dynafold paper folders we sell, the TPF-42 and 207M are both in my top 10 list of paper folders.

As far as the manual setup of a paper folder is concerned, the pinch-and-slide method the MBM and Tamerica folders use is probably the easiest on the market. Simply press a bracket on the fold plate and the plate slides back and forth. The skew ends up being very precise and the fold looks great.

You may view and compare both the Tamerica and MBM folders here:

Tamerica TPF-42 Paper Folder
MBM 207M Paper Folder

Paper Folder Maintenance & Repair Tips

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Paper folders play an important role in many aspects of a business’ daily operations. They are used to fold mailers, bills, invoices and much more. Although many of these paper folders are beasts, able to withstand a lot of use, all paper shredders require some type of maintenance.

Here is a list of some of the most common maintenance steps you should be taking and a list of the most common problems associated with paper folders.

Clean the rollers – The rubber rollers found in a paper folder get very dirty after a while. Why is this? It is because paper dust and ink from the folded paper start to stick to the rubber rollers. This causes paper to slip on the rollers, causing paper jams.

Use rubber cleaner rejuvenator to clean the rollers. Not only does this clean, but it also re-hydrates the rollers. Many people have asked me if they can use rubbing alcohol to achieve the same results. The answer is a huge no. Rubbing alcohol will dry out the rollers and cause them to crack.

Turn off the motor – If your paper folder doesn’t have an “auto off” function, be sure to turn off the motor after the job is done. This will help prevent unnecessary motor wear.

Surge protector – After having suffered some electronics losses myself as a result of power surges, it isn’t a bad idea to put your mid to high-end paper folder on a surge protector.

Folding plates – Make sure the folding plates are securely in place. A lot of paper jams result from incorrectly seated folding plates.

Static electricity – Static electricity can cause sheets of paper to stick together, resulting in paper jams. Some paper folders have built in components to channel away the static electricity. If static electricity continues to be a problem for you, we do sell static eliminator spray that will eliminate this problem.

Paper Jams – What should you do if you get a paper jam? If the paper is easily accessible, try pulling out the paper. NEVER use scissors or sharp objects to “fish” out the paper. This could very likely cause damage to the rubber rollers. Replacing the rubber rollers is no easy task.

If you cannot access the paper, you can try to open the case of the machine (at your own risk) to access the jammed paper. Very rarely does a paper folder have to be opened. If you aren’t mechanically inclined, or are nervous about operating on a paper folder, you can always call our service technicians at 1-800-658-8788 and ask them for tips and advice. You can also send in your machines to us for repair, should the need arise.

You can find our entire line of paper folders here.

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