ABC Office has added new MX series Polaroid-style ID cameras to its Web site.

August 20th, 2007

MX ID CamerasThis month we added three new ID and passport camera models to our Web site. These are the MX-2, MX-4 and MX-6 cameras. These cameras are designed to create quick and inexpensive photo IDs in a few minutes. The addition of these cameras increases our line of photo ID cameras to nine.

All of these cameras use a Polaroid-style film that takes and develops on the fly. All three new cameras use the same style of film. The MX-2 has two lenses designed to take photo ID pictures or passports, depending on the MX-2 model being used. The MX-4 camera has a total of four lenses and the MX-6 a total of six.

Many large businesses have switched over to digital cameras and printers. Traditional Polaroid-style cameras are still popular in schools, non-profit organizations and for novelty ID cards. This is due, in part, to the availability of the film and the inexpensive up-front cost of the equipment.

Creating an ID with the MX series cameras is an easy process. After being take, the picture cut to size using either scissors or a die cutter. Once cut, the picture is applied to a pre-made card and is then laminated. The ID card can then be placed in a badge holder or be punched for use with a lanyard. The process only takes a few minutes.

You can find our entire selection of cameras by going here.

ABC Office now offers service agreements online for new products.

July 10th, 2007

At ABC Office we are now offering service agreement plans available to all customers on almost the entire product line. These new service agreements will help give you peace of mind knowing that your newly purchased office equipment is guaranteed to work for the duration of the agreement. Our new service agreements are for a one-year period of time and
may be renewed.

The new service agreements guarantee the performance of the product for a year. The contract will cover shipping, parts and labor. You can read more about the service agreements here.

These new agreements should help you cut down on downtime and keep your business up and running.

You are probably already familiar with service agreements in others industries, such as automotive and electronics products. We are one of the first online office equipment retailers to offer this service. Our service technician has reported that the new service is already proving itself successful, after just a few days of being online.

These new service contracts can be purchased online through our shopping cart or may be ordered over the phone (800-658-8788). Feel free to look at and take advantage of this new service.

ABC Office now sells typewriters for the 21st century.

June 29th, 2007

TypewritersAlthough you may be surprised to hear people are still using them, ABC Office has just added a new line of typewriters to its Web site. These new typewriters are from the popular manufacturer Royal. Although typewriters may seem a little archaic to modern standards, many businesses and people still use typewriters to fill forms, documentation and write reports. To help facilitate this continuing need, ABC Office has added a total of six new typewriters.

Typewriters were commonly used during the 20th century for most documentation. Typewriters were clumsy, frustrating and difficult to use. Documents were re-typed to fix spelling errors and alignment was a problem. With the invention of the computer, many thought this would mean the end of typewriters.

These new typewriters have built-in spell checkers, LCD screens, memory and computer processors. These new typewriter capabilities and functions eliminate errors and save a lot of time for those who still need a typewriter. Many schools, lawyers’ offices, government entities and businesses still use typewriters. Royal typewriters are helping facilitate these organizations. Stop by our site and take a look at the new addition.

ABC Office adds two new money counters to its lineup.

April 27th, 2007

ABC V-10 Bill CounterAs many of you may already be aware, about seven months ago we decided to add our own manufactured line of money counters to ABC Office. We started of with three bill counters and one coin counter. These money counters have become a big hit, so we have added two new bill counters to the lineup.

These two new counters are the ABC V-30 and the ABC V-10. Both of these models are more compact than previous models and are designed for maximum mobility.

The ABC V-10 includes counterfeit detection measures that can scan the UV (ultraviolet), MG (magnetic) and WM (watermark) properties of a bill, making it easy to scan and count money. This new model, although small, can count up to 600 bills per minute and is light enough (1.5 pounds) to be transported from one business or location to another.

The  ABC V-30 is highly portable and is designed purely to count bills. It is small enough to fit in a purse or bag and is great for counting money at a variety of events. It is one of the few money counters that weighs in at less than a pound. It can even run off of batteries if needed.

Come take a look at our new money counters for yourself!

ABC Office continues to provide customers with valuable resources and information.

February 8th, 2007

Many of you may already be aware of this, but we offer a monthly newsletter written by me, Dave. The newsletter is informative, short and good reading. I take a compilation of the most common questions throughout the month and post answers in the newsletter.

It is pretty safe to say that if one customer has a question regarding a product, there are probably several others out there with the same question.Subscribers, and customers, are more than welcome to send us questions anytime. They will always be answered and may even be featured in the newsletter.

The “Ask Dave” newsletter goes out on a monthly basis. The newsletter usually features a few promotions exclusively available to newsletter subscribers. The format of the newsletter usually includes about three to four questions with answers. Industry news is sometimes mentioned in the newsletter as well.

You can subscribe to the newsletter by going here. If for any reason you don’t like the newsletter or no longer want to receive it, it is very easy to unsubscribe. Try out the newsletter today!

Security equipment has changed significantly over the past decade with the invention of the DVR.

January 5th, 2007

Here at ABC Office we have traditionally sold office automation equipment and supplies. One thing you may not be aware of is that we also specialize in security equipment as well. Products include anti-theft devices, metal detectors, camera systems and more. One of our biggest selling pieces of security equipment are our DVR recorders.

DVR recorders are capable of digitally recording security video fed to them from security camera systems. Traditional VHS-style recorders are decreasing in popularity as DVR or Digital Video Records bring the ability to record more video at a higher resolution. This data is not only clearer, but itis also very easy to review the video.
DVR Security Recorder
Traditional VHS-style recorders utilized a multiplexer to help organize multiple security cameras for recording. Most DVR recorders have multiplexers built in for convenience. Many DVR systems are capable of recording hundreds of hours of video and eliminate the need of a tape. Video outputs make it easy to
transfer video to a tape if needed.

You can see our entire selection of DVR security recorders by going here. Take a look and order your DVR recorder today!

How safe are your torn-up credit card applications?

November 14th, 2006

Paper ShreddersOver the past week or two, you have probably received at least one or two credit card applications. If you’re like most people, you probably throw them in the garbage. If you’re concerned about the application being stolen, you may tear the envelope in half or quarters.

This may put your mind at rest, but some ambitious criminals don’t mind using a little Scotch tape to patch things up. Taped credit card applications are often accepted regardless. Although tearing a credit card application up isn’t a bad idea, weeding out most ID thieves, it is not fraud proof. This is certainly better than doing nothing.

Although dumpster diving is legal in most states, what they do with that information can make it illegal. The best failsafe to prevent dumpster divers is by using a good cross cut shredder. I keep a shredder in my own home office and shred anything that has personal information or applications.

Shredders are great at home or in the office. I recommend having one in both places. The price of a shredder is nothing in comparison to damaged credit or identity theft. You can see our entire line of paper shredders by going here.

The home office made easy, with a little help from ABC Office

November 3rd, 2006

Office FurnitureHave you ever wanted to try and create your own home office, but may have limited space or money? Perhaps you are tired of using that old card table as a desk. We have a wide selection office furniture and accessories.

To begin with, I would recommend getting rid of that card table or old desk and try using a workstation. We have some nice looking Leda workstations that can be used at home, or even in the office. They use a modern design and are great for getting maximum use with limited space.

I would also recommend a filing cabinet for keeping track of paperwork. We have a variety of cabinets from Leda designed to take up little space while keeping things organized. They are set on casters and are easy to move around. This makes re-arranging the office easy.

The final piece of furniture needed to complete your office is a nice chair. You may be working (or gaming) in your office for hours and may need a nice place to sit. Our office chairs are ergonomic and designed to help support your body while providing maximum comfort. We have a wide variety of office chairs to choose from.

We have a wide variety of office furniture, including custom wood furnishings. Feel free to stop by and take a look.

Cutting has never been so precise! Rotatrim paper cutters.

October 27th, 2006

Who would have thought the pizza cutter to be such an ingenious invention! Why? For eating pizza? That much is obvious. Circular blades are also used in rotary paper cutters, which are great for cutting paper, photographs lamination and more.

Rotary paper cutters
have a round blade that spins as it is run across paper. The round blade slices through the paper with the push of a hand. The round blade is encased in a housing that sits on a rail. This rail is firmly mounted to a base, eliminating any movement that could cause a crooked cut.
Rotatrim Paper Cutters
Rotary paper cutters are very popular with professional photographers who have to make sure every cut counts. Not only does a straight cut make a finished product look good, but it also saves money by eliminating ruined material.

Rotatrim is by far THE most popular rotary cutter we sell here at ABC Office. Rotatrim paper cutters are made in England with the highest quality parts available. This cutter can also cut through paper, card stock, laminated documents and other material.

What else is there to like about the Rotatrim cutters? For one, they ship for free. Being that we are centrally located in the United States, this means you will have your cutter in a matter of a few business days.

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to enjoy one of these beauties. These trimmers are also widely used for home projects, copy shops, schools and other businesses. Take a look for yourself and order your own Rotatrim paper trimmer today!

Digital voice recorders capture hours of audio with a device the size of a cell phone.

October 20th, 2006

Digital Voice RecordersAlthough it may be nothing new, digital voice recorders have surpassed the popularity of traditional cassette tape recorders. You may not have had this problem lately, but traditional cassette tape recorders were notorious for eating tapes and making a big mess. Reliability wasn’t guaranteed. Most compact cassette tapes were incapable of recording for more than 45 minutes!

Digital voice recorders don’t use any tape at all. None! I can’t even begin to tell you how nice that is. Digital voice recorders are also capable of recording audio for hours. Our highest-end recorder can record audio for up to 65 hours! That equals out to be about 86 cassette tapes. The audio doesn’t degrade over time either. Traditional tapes could only be used a couple of times before the audio worsened.

Our digital voice recorders are also very compact, the largest being only 3.4-inches tall. They can easily fit into a purse or pocket. The recorded data can later be transferred to a computer for storage or for editing. Feel free to stop by and take a look for yourself.

I have used them myself and can assure you that you will not be disappointed.

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