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Martin Yale J1824 Giant Padding Press Review

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Martin Yale J1824 Giant Padding PressPadding presses are cool little devices. They make it easy to recycle paper, create notepads and scratchpads. So what do you do if you need to pad thousands of sheets of paper at a time? What you need is a giant padding press like the Martin Yale J1824 Giant Padding Press (found here). This is my review.

Martin Yale is probably better known for their shredders, paper cutters, forms cutters and paper folders than for their padding presses. While Martin Yale doesn’t make dozens of padding presses, like they do paper cutters, they certainly hold up well.

The Martin Yale J1824 Giant Padding Press is called giant for a reason. It can pad a stack of paper up to 19 ¾” high by 17 ¾” wide. Now break out a ruler and take a look at those dimensions. Big, isn’t it? Not only can the J1824 pad larger paper, it can also be used to pad two separate stacks of letter-size 8 ½” x 11″ paper (or A4 paper) at a time.

This padding press can be used to pad paper, carbonless forms, note pads, scratch pads and more. Paper thickness doesn’t really matter. This makes it possible to pad notepads with chipboard on the bottom, with card stock and much more.

The J1824 is a pretty simple machine, and that’s by design. The first thing you will want to do is put your paper in the padding press. The padding press tips back, which in turn helps to jog the paper being padded. This keeps everything squared up and aligned.

Once the paper is in the Martin Yale J1824, two sets of wing screws are tightened down. This helps apply pressure along the back of the paper stack. This helps to produce a neat and professional pad of paper. Once the screws are tightened, glue can be applied. Once the glue has dried, the wing screws can be loosened.

Depending on how thick the pad of paper is, you may want to consider using a padding knife to cut the separate stacks of paper apart. Once everything has been removed, you are able to use the padding press again. You are really only limited by the glue drying time as far as padding speed is concerned.

The build quality on the J1824 is exceptional. Unlike many pressed wood padding presses out there, the J1824 is made from sturdy steel construction. This makes the J1824 durable, reliable and easier to clean up.

I would personally recommend the J1824 to anyone interested in light to medium volume paper padding projects. Weighing in at only 26 pounds, this padding press can be used on most tables and desks.

You can find the Martin Yale J1824 Giant Padding Press here and our entire selection of paper padding presses here. Good luck and happy padding!

Martin Yale J1811 Jiffy Padding Press Review

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Martin Yale J1811 Jiffy Padding PressDo you need to pad carbonless forms, notepads or scratch pads? If so, one model you may want to consider using is the Martin Yale J1811 Jiffy Padding Press (found here). This unique padding press is one of the most popular available today and this is my review.

Padding presses not only make it easy to create note and scratch pads, but they are also a great way to recycle old, used paper. Assuming the contents of the old paper aren’t of a sensitive nature, you can often flit that paper over, pad it and have easy-to-use notepads.

Many of the padding presses available today are made from crude, simplistic designs. This is not the case with the J1811 Jiffy Padding Press. Upon first view, you will notice that the construction is above the norm. Not only that, it is a classy-looking padding press.

Unlike many comparable padding presses that are made out of pressed wood, the J1811 Jiffy Padding Press is made out of metal. This means that it will not only get the job done, but should last years longer than wood-based padding presses.

The cream color of the J1811 fits in nicely with existing office décor. Because it only weighs in at 18 pounds, it can be easily be used on most desks, tables and work benches.

The padding area of the J1811 can fit paper up to 5 ¾” high and 17 ¾” wide. This means you can pad paper of various sizes. This also means you can easily pad multiple stacks of letter-size (8 ½” x 11″) paper simultaneously.

Simply place your paper, card stock, carbonless forms or other paper-based material on the padding press and clamp down the clamping brackets. This is done by twisting wing screws. Once the paper is firmly clamped down, padding adhesive can be applied. After about 15-20 minutes, the clamps can be removed and more paper can be padded.

You will often find padding presses in print shops, schools, churches and other businesses. I have even heard of people at home using padding presses to recycle and create their own unique pads of paper.

I consider the J1811 padding press to be a solid, good investment and a great choice for padding needs.

You can find the Martin Yale J1811 Jiffy Padding Press here. You can find our entire selection of adhesive padding presses here.

Mini 2 Padding Press Review

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Mini 2 Padding PressPadding paper is convenient, a great way to recycle used paper and is perfect for creating scratch pads. The entire process is extremely easy to do. So which padding press should you use? You may want to consider using the Mini 2 padding press (found here). I have personally used this model. This is my review.

The Mini 2 padding press is a fairly simple little device. It has a wooden base, a back wood plate and two side rails with clamping mechanisms. The entire padding press comes in a rectangular shaped box. Some assembly is required, but it isn’t difficult at all. The padding press is light enough that it can be placed on almost any table or countertop.

The Mini 2 can pad up to a 12 ½-inch stack of paper. That is a lot of paper. It is designed to be used with 8 ½ x 11-inch paper, but you can pad smaller paper in this padding press.

All that is involved in padding with the Mini 2 is taking a stack of paper, placing it on the base (making sure the paper rests flush against the back panel) and clamp the paper down. Once clamped, the back plate can be removed and glue can be applied.

The glue is of the consistency of Elmer’s glue and is applied by using a padding brush. You can find our padding brushes, glue, chipboard and accessories here. We sell glue in red and white colors. The glue takes about 10-15 minutes to dry. Once the glue is dry, the clamps can be releases and the pad can be removed.

The pad can then be cut down into smaller pads. This is a great way to recycle old paper and scratch pads are very nice to have on hand or on a desk. We have businesses, schools, churches and other organizations that use padding presses.

Overall I am impressed with the Mini 2. It is a very simple piece of equipment. Everything on the Mini 2 has been designed and measured to be used for padding paper. You can see a video demo of me using the Mini 2 here.

You can find the Mini 2 Padding Press here. You can find our entire selection of padding presses here.

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