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Clear, Acrylic, Plastic or PETG Display Racks?

January 19th, 2010

We get asked by many of our customers what the difference is between clear, acrylic, plastic and PETG display racks. These are a lot of the common “sales” terms floating around on the Internet. Many retailers use all these terms interchangeably and it can seem a little confusing a times. The simple answer is that they are all very similar if not the same thing.

Acrylic (Plexiglas) and PETG (glycol modified polyethylene terephthalate) display racks are both clear and are made from a type of plastic. Most display racks are now made from PETG. This is because PETG plastic is more durable, resists cracking / scratching and is safer.

All of our clear plastic display racks are made from PETG. Acrylic, although not used as much now, is still a perfectly acceptable term and we will certainly understand it if you call or e-mail us. PETG plastic is designed to be shatter proof and eliminate the jagged cracked edges that used to be commonplace in older plastic displays.

There are three major types of clear display racks. These are wall mounted, corner mounted and countertop designs. The wall-mounted models, as the name states, are mounted on the wall. These are probably the most common style of clear display rack. Corner mounted are used in tight spaces because they make use of the often forgotten corner. Countertop racks are usually free standing and sit on a table or counter.

You can find our entire selection of clear display, literature, pamphlet and magazine racks here.

New Roll Laminator – SircleLam EM-40

January 14th, 2010

We have just added the new SircleLam EM-40 roll laminator to our site. This laminator is a 40-inch wide machine capable of mounting pictures, posters and other material up to ¼-inch thick. It can handle lamination film up to 10 mil thick. Because it is so wide, it can be used to laminate signs, posters and other wide material.

We have had Sircle brand pouch laminators and binding machines online for some time. Most Sircle machines are designed for low to medium-volume use. One big advantage of Sircle machines is the price. They are usually priced much lower than comparable models.

Time permitting, you should stop by our site and take a look at the new SircleLam EM-40 by going here!

Top 7 Rated Poster / Roll Laminators

January 12th, 2010

Whether you’re a sci-fi geek and want to preserve your Wrath of Kahn poster or you’ve just gotten back from a memorable Depeche Mode concert and want to laminate your poster souvenir, roll laminators (aka poster laminators) are just what you need. They’re inexpensive to use, are very quick, and can also be used to laminate maps, menus and so much more.

As the rabid fan, or a concert junkie, you will more than likely seek out a business or copy shop that can laminate these posters. If you’re a copy shop, these are the people you want visiting your establishment.

If your roll laminator is going to be used frequently, you definitely want to make sure you get the right roll laminator. A broken laminator not only costs money to fix, but also costs you in lost customers / revenue.

We have compiled a list of the top 5 poster laminators in the 25-27-inch range. These laminators have proven themselves over time and have an excellent track record.

Top 7 Rated Poster Laminators (Listed in alphabetical order):

  1. ARL2700 27″ Roll Laminator
  2. Banner American EasyLam II 27″ Roll Laminator
  3. Banner American MightyLam 2700 Roll Laminator
  4. GBC Pinnacle 27″ & 27″ EZLoad Roll Laminators
  5. Ledco HD 25 Workhorse Heavy Duty 25″ Roll Laminator
  6. Ledco Premier 4 25″ Roll Laminator
  7. Tahsin TCC2700 Roll Laminator

NSA/CSS 9-12A-D Degaussing Paddle – Not Your Typical Magnet!

January 6th, 2010

We have just added some degaussing magnets to our Web site. These aren’t your typical fridge magnets. These magnets are powerful. They are so powerful that they will never loose their power within your lifetime.

Degaussing paddles are used to wipe data from magnetically encoded devices. This includes floppy disks, hard drives, bubble memory chips, magnetic media ribbons and much more. These magnets are NSA/CSS 9-12A-D approved, which means they can be used to remove some of the most sensitive data.

Time permitting, stop by our site and check out these new degaussing magnets by going here. Enjoy!

New Paper Counter & Batch Tabber Guide

December 22nd, 2009

Why use a paper counter? Is it really that hard to count paper? These are a few of the questions that come up with the topic of paper counters is brought up to those unfamiliar with the printing industry. I can understand why these questions are asked.

What many people don’t realize is that the printing industry deals with thousands of sheets of paper on a daily basis. The slightest inconsistency or inaccuracy, even being off just a few percentage points, can cost a business a lot of money. Paper counters not only save time, but are extremely accurate too.

We have a created a paper counter guide designed not just to help the general public, but printers as well. This guide covers common questions such as “Why should I consider investing money in a paper counter?” and “Can your paper counters batch tab, and if so, how fast?” Answers to these questions, and more, will help you determine if you can benefit from using a paper counter.

You can find our new paper counter and batch tabber guide here. You can also find our entire selection of paper counters here.

Nice Looking Garbage Cans. Is It Possible?

December 18th, 2009

Why would anyone need a nice looking garbage can? After all, they are used to hold garbage. Yuk! Whether you like them or not, they are necessary.

Can you imagine working in an office without a waste receptacle? It wouldn’t be pretty…..literally. A lot of design and engineering has gone into making garbage cans pretty, and we have some prime examples of this.

Although you may not think of a garbage can as a piece of office décor, it really does add to the look of the room. Nobody wants a cardboard box or a plastic bag as a garbage can. We have chrome plated, mesh, square and round waste bins. These are designed to handle frequent day-to-day use.

We also have a great selection of outdoor garbage cans. As is the case with indoor garbage cans, outdoor cans should look nice as well. Our outdoor receptacles include ash urn style cans, stone, and aluminum designs. We also have a great selection of steel recycling bins for paper, glass and plastic.

You can see our entire selection of garbage cans and bins here.

Stop Counterfeit Money Dead In Its Tracks!

December 17th, 2009

Counterfeit money costs businesses millions of dollars a year. Once you have a counterfeit bill in your possession, you’re pretty much stuck with it. You can’t legally use it and banks won’t take it.

There are a couple of ways you can help prevent yourself from falling victim to counterfeit money. ABC Office has created a very detailed and comprehensive guide to help you cut down the loosing merchandise to counterfeit money.

Once you know what to look out for, counterfeit money can be easy to track down. Several common methods of counterfeiting can be caught without the use of a machine, simply by being better educated. Other methods of counterfeiting aren’t as easy to catch by the naked eye, but are still easy to catch with the use of a counterfeit detector.

If you are in a retail location, visually inspecting money may not be practical. For the sake of speed, and increased accuracy, we recommend using a counterfeit detector. They aren’t expensive, with some models ringing in at only $10.

You can find our new counterfeit detection guide here. We hope you will be able to take something from this and help save yourself or your business save money later down the road. Enjoy!

Shinwoo SB1000 Replaced By The PLUS Banking Systems P-624

December 11th, 2009

The popular Shinwoo SB1000 bill discriminator has been discontinued and replaced by the PLUS Banking Systems P-624 from Klopp. This is pretty important news if you are in the market for a bill discriminator.

Bill discriminators are far less common than a standard bill counter. This is because they not only count bills, but they can distinguish the difference between different denominations. Most bill counters cannot do this. The new PLUS Banking Systems P-624 can count bills and give you the quantity and monetary value of everything counted.

Not only does the PLUS Banking Systems P-624 count bills, but it also has counterfeit detection built in. If the P-624 detects a counterfeit bill, it will quickly let you know. This is a great feature to have as counterfeit money is a problem plaguing many cities throughout the United States. The software on the P-624 can be updated to accommodate future currency changes.

Both the Shinwoo SB1000 and the P-624 are very similar in the way they operate. Time permitting, you should stop by our site and take a look at this new machine. You can find the PLUS Banking Systems P-624 here.

Create Your Own Notepads With A Padding Press

December 11th, 2009

Did you know you can create your own notepads from the comfort of your own office, school or home? It really isn’t that hard. All you need is a padding press, some glue, a brush, some paper and about 15-20 minutes of your time. The end result is a notepad or scratch pad that you can use for note taking, drawings and more.

Padding presses are designed to pad a large volume of paper at once. This can often involve (but does not require) 1,000 plus pages. Once the pages have been placed in the padding press, the paper is clamped and the glue can be applied. Once the glue dries, the clamp is released and the large stack can be cut down into smaller, more usable note pads.

Padding presses are considered “green” in that used paper can be recycled into notepads. All you need is one clean side, even if the other side has been printed on.

Padding glue is available in white or red, depending on your preference of color. Accessories such as quick-as-a-wink paper counters and padding knives are optional, but not required. You can find step-by-step instructions on exactly how to create a pad of paper here.

You can view our entire selection of padding presses here.

Best Types Of Corner Rounders

December 11th, 2009

You would be amazed just how much round corners can affect the look of a document. Why is this? In part, it is because square corners are so common. Almost any sheet of paper, including magazine and newspapers, has square corners.

A round corner adds just enough of an aesthetic change to improve the appearance of a document. Sometimes it is so subtle that people feel the document they are handling is of higher quality, but the don’t know why.

What are some common documents to have their corners rounded? What I have seen, from our customers, is that many people like to round the corners of their business cards. A 1/8-inch corner is the most popular corner diameter. Photographs are also popular for corner rounding. So what should you look for in a corner rounder?

Be sure your corner rounder has interchangeable blades. For one, this allows you to swap out different diameter cuts. With this ability, you can use a 1/8-inch diameter on a business card and a ¼-inch diameter on a photograph. Most importantly, this allows you to replace a dull blade.

The handle length will determine how easy it is to cut through paper and material. The longer the handle, the more leverage you have and the easier it will be to cut through paper. Most of the corner rounders we sell at ABC Office can cut through at least a half-inch of paper.

Most corner rounders can cut through laminated material as well, however, laminated paper will dull the blade more quickly. Some of our higher end corner rounders can even cut up to .080 aluminum.

You will find our entire selection of corner rounders here.

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