Hat & Coat Racks Now At ABC Office

September 17th, 2009

We have just added a new selection of hat and coat racks to our Web site from Wooden Mallet. These racks are available in a variety of wood stains and designs. Coat racks include models that feature brass hooks, wooden pegs and models that feature a bar for hanging up coats using traditional hangers.

These new racks look nice. They include all necessary hardware to hang them on a wall and are available in multiple wood stains. Many of these racks also feature a shelf where purses and briefcases can be placed.

Along with hat and coat racks, we have also just added new tissue and latex glove boxes. The purpose of these boxes is to cover up retail packaging so that tissue boxes and glove boxes don’t stand out like a sore thumb. These boxes are made from wood and blend in very well with existing furniture. You will find these boxes in lobbies, reception areas, hospitals and medical facilities.

Time permitting, stop by our site and take a look! You can find our entire selection of Wooden Mallet products by clicking here.

Children’s Furniture From Tuffyland Now Available!

September 14th, 2009

We currently offer a great selection of furniture for offices and are proud to announce that we now also offer a great selection of Children’s furniture from Tuffyland. This furniture is designed to be extremely safe and extremely durable. We sell a lot of furniture to schools and this new line of furniture is perfect for use in an elementary school or preschool.

This new product line includes over 10 new types of products and dozens of different models. This includes different sizes of plastic chairs, tables and storage bins. One nice advantage about the Tuffyland products is that they are designed with safety as a number one priority. There are no sharp edges and the seamless design helps to prevent scratches. The furniture made in bright colors, which kids love!

You can browse through our new Tuffyland products here:

Activity Chairs
Sand & Water Table
Children’s Storage Units / Bins

ABC Office Makes Government Office Equipment Purchases Easier!

September 10th, 2009

At ABC Office, we are always looking for new and better ways to make our site easier to navigate and use. Federal, state and local governments are valued customers here at ABC Office, and in an effort to make government purchases faster and more convenient, we now have a newly re-designed government resources index available.

This index covers a wide range of topics  including GSA pricing, purchase orders, I.M.P.A.C. Cards, SmartPay Cards and more. We also offer the government the option of receiving three different official quotes for bidding purposes. We are more than happy to accommodate any of our customers and can provide any quotes, paperwork or other documentation required prior to making a purchase.

Also be aware that ABC Office has its own service department, which means we can fully service our equipment and can offer service contracts with machine purchases. You can visit our newly re-designed government resources page by clicking here.

Top 7 Best Comb Binding Machines

August 28th, 2009

Comb binding machines continue to be the most popular way to bind books and documents. There are a lot of reasons for this. For one, binding a book using a comb binder is very easy to do. It requires little training and takes little time to complete the entire process. Comb binding supplies are also very inexpensive and cheap to buy. Comb binding supplies can also be re-opened and re-used.

Many customers ask us, “Which comb binding machine is best?” While there is no definitive answer, we certainly have several models that have excellent track records and great customer satisfaction.

Here are the top 7 best comb binding machines we sell according to our customers:

  1. Akiles Megabind I
  2. Akiles Megabind II
  3. Renz Combinette
  4. Tahsin TCC 242
  5. Tahsin 213-PB
  6. Tahsin 210-PB
  7. Akiles OffiBind

New Renz Pouch Laminators Online

August 14th, 2009

Renz is not an unfamiliar name in the office equipment industry. This German company has been around for years and is very popular for its line of high-quality binding machines. This includes comb, wire and coil binding machines.

This company has now released several new laminators, with three of them just being added to our site. These laminators are the HT 320, HT 320 C and HT 320 P. Feel free to stop by our site and look over these new laminators today!

Renz HT 320 C

The entire machine is only 18.1-inches wide, which means this laminator has a small footprint. It can be used on a desk or table and is extremely easy to use.

Renz HT 320

This pouch laminator is 12.6-inches wide and can handle paper up to 12-inches wide or A3-size documents. This laminator’s heat can be variably adjusted to accommodate different types of film and material.

Renz HT 320 P

The Renz HT 320 P is one of Renz’s top-of-the-line pouch laminators capable of clearly laminating materials such as photos and color copies.

Electric Letter Openers – Best Features To Look For

August 11th, 2009

Electric letter openers are a critical and essential part to any mailroom. They can be a lifesaver or a nightmare, depending on the quality and reliability of the model being used. They key word there is “model being used.” Are you using the right model?

One of the biggest customer service issues I see, regarding letter openers, is customers using an electric letter opener for a job that is much bigger than the letter opener was designed to handle. It isn’t that the poor letter opener is malfunctioning, but rather it is being misused.

You won’t see a bicycle being used in NASCAR. Although a bike gets you from point A to point B, it won’t win any races. OK. Bad analogy on my part, but hopefully you get the point. Here are a few things to look for in an electric letter opener prior to making a purchase:

Mess – Many letter openers are now available in a chadless format. This means there isn’t any messy clippings laying around after a job.

Speed – Check out the letter openers speed. Make sure it will handle what you need to open now and in the future.

Thickness – Make sure your letter opener can handle your thickest letter. You don’t want any jams!

Tray – Do you need an exit tray? Some letter openers come with an exit tray for the opened mail.

You can find ABC Office’s entire selection of electric letter openers here. Also, we have some well-trained experts here who know a lot about the various models we carry, so feel free to call them and ask questions at 1-800-658-8788. Enjoy!

Multi-Purpose, Combination Binding Machines

August 3rd, 2009

I frequently get asked questions regarding binding machines and what they can bind. One of the most common questions asked is whether or not one binding machine can use supplies designed for another. An example would be a comb-binding machine using wire-binding supplies, or a wire binding machine using coil supplies. You can’t blame people for asking the question. We all want to get a machine that can do it all, but do binding machines exist that can bind multiple binding formats? The answer to this is more complex than a simple yes or no.

There is only one type of binding machine that uses a single punching die to punch holes for two totally different binding formats. This machine is a 19-ring comb-binding machine with a wire closer. Special wire supplies, called Spiral-O or 19-ring wire, is available that will accommodate a comb punch pattern. Multi-format comb binding machines have simply added a wire closer to finish the process. The Akiles MegaBind II is an example of this type of machine.

Although there is only one type of machine capable of using the same punching die for two different binding formats, there are other machines out there capable of using multiple punching dies for multiple binding formats. Akiles manufactures a couple of wire binding machines capable of binding 2:1 pitch wire and 3:1 pitch wire, such as the WireMac Duo. The advantage of having a multi-format machine is that you are not limited to just one binding format.

A very common way to purchasing a single binding machine, capable of binding multiple formats, is to purchase a punching base with interchangeable dies. This way you can buy a Velobind die, a comb-binding die, a coil binding die, etc. The dies slide in and lock into place and can easily be removed and replaced. The other part of the binding process, such as a comb opener, a wire closer or a coil inserter can be attached to the base. An example of this would be the Rhin-O-Tuff OD4000 and OD4800.

You can see our entire selection of combination / multi-purpose binding machines here.

Advantages Of A Kneeling Chair

July 30th, 2009

If you’re like me and work in an office, you probably sit in a chair for good portion of the day. If you’re lucky, you’re using an ergonomic chair that conforms to your body for better posture and comfort. Regardless of the chair you are using, sitting in a chair all day long can take its toll on your back and neck. If you have already tried several chairs and still can’t seem to get comfortable, you may want to try a kneeling chair.

Kneeling chairs position your body in a way so that a lot of the pressure put on your lower back is directed towards your legs. This position is much more comfortable for many people and it isn’t uncommon for one using a kneeling chair to see a significant improvement in back pain. Kneeling chairs are also a great way to improve posture.

Many people look at a kneeling chair and immediately think, “that just doesn’t look comfortable.” Using a kneeling chair, due to the angles involved, is nothing like kneeling on the floor. These chairs are designed for ideal and optimum comfort. I have used one of these chairs personally and can vouch for its comfort.

We just recently added a Safco brand kneeling chair to our site. It is reasonably priced, in comparison to other office chairs. Please feel free to stop by our site and take a look. You can find it by clicking here.  You can see our entire selection of office chairs here.

Office Podiums & Pulpits Done Right

July 28th, 2009

Not all businesses have a need of a pulpit or podium, but if you’re business makes presentations and proposals in front of large groups or a boardroom, you may be in need of a nice piece of furniture. We have a great selection of office pulpits, podiums and lecterns made from the finest materials and designed to impress. Many of these podiums can be custom made to meet your specific needs.

We have recently made several additions to our lineup with the inclusion of several Executive Wood brand podiums. These include the Ambassador, the Collegiate, the Counselor and the Presidential podiums. Even President Barack Obama has used the Counselor podium. Each of these Executive Wood pieces is made from solid cherry wood. Some models can be built from solid walnut or oak.

Our podiums can be used in an office, a school, a church and much more. Stop by and view our entire selection by clicking here.

Popular Cutting Blades & Digital Scrapbooking

July 13th, 2009

I have written several articles in the past about the best types of scrapbook paper cutters and would now like to cover some of the most popular types of blades. To start with, digital scrapbooking has significantly increased over the past five years, due in part to some great software and print-quality inkjet printers. Something digital scrapbooking is lacking is texture. Once the page is printed, albeit good looking, it lacks a certain dimension. How does this lead to paper cutting blades? Read on.

Just because digital scrapbooking looks flat doesn’t mean it’s all bad. This type of software can be used to print out some amazing patterns and pages after which photographs can be added. Adding photographs brings a layer of depth to the scrapbook page. Paper cutters can be used to cut borders around those photographs for a unique finished look.

Here at ABC Office the Carl RT-200 has been a favorite among our customers. This is because it has over 11 different blades that can be used. The blades can literally be snapped in and out for a different look. With 11 different blades to choose from, you’ll never get bored. Here are just a few examples of the unique blades we offer.

Scrapbook Paper Cutter Blades (Carl RT-200)

Colonial Blade

Colonial Blade

Victorian Blade

Victorian Blade

Deckle Cut Blade

Deckle Cut Blade

Pinking Blade

Pinking Blade

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