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Top 6 Best 8 ½” x 14″ and 11″ x 17″ Paper Joggers

Friday, January 11th, 2013

11" x 17" Paper JoggersIf you are jogging paper larger than your standard letter size document, you are probably going to need a slightly more robust and capable paper jogger than your standard run-of-the-mill design. At ABC Office we offer several paper joggers (found here) that can be used to handle both 8 ½” x 14″ legal size paper and large 11″ x 17″ documents. The model you choose will depend on how many sheets you need to jog and where the paper jogging will take place. I would like to recommend some of our highest-rated models in this article.

A paper jogger, for those of you unfamiliar with the technology, uses a motor to generate fast vibrations that quickly cause jumbled sheets of paper to re-align into a squared-up stacks. This helps keep paper organized when placing it in a copy machine, paper folder,  tabletop printer and in other paper handling machines. It also helps to eliminate static electricity and cuts down on jams. Some paper joggers also use air during the jogging process to help align pages and dry wet ink as they come out of a printing press.

At ABC Office, we offer paper jogging machines from such brands as Martin Yale, Lassco, Formax and MBM. All of the paper joggers we offer are great machines, but not all can be used with larger 11″ x 17″ paper. Over the years we have had a lot of luck with the following models.

Top 6 Best 8 ½” x 14″ and 11″ x 17″ Paper Joggers

  1. Lassco LJ-4 Paper Jogger (found here) – This is the least expensive of our large format paper joggers. It can handle paper up to 11″ x 17″ in size and up to 500 sheets at a time. We have had great luck with our Lassco brand paper joggers and they have proven themselves to be excellent products over the years. This jogger features a wood tray and sits at an angle for faster jogging. It is open sided for easy removal of paper.
  2. Formax FD 402P1 Paper JoggerFormax FD 402P1 Paper Jogger (found here) – Formax paper joggers are known for their metal build and solid construction. The Formax FD 402P1 can be used with larger 11″ x 17″ paper as well and features an open sided design. Unlike the Lassco LJ-4, this jogger has a large 800 sheet capacity and a variable speed motor.
  3. Formax FD 2054TA1 Air JoggerFormax FD 402TA1 Paper Jogger (found here) – If you need a jogger capable of handling paper up to 12″ x 18″ in size, the FD 402TA1 is the machine you are going to need. This is a table top air jogger that features a motor that runs at speeds of up to 2,500 vibrations per minute and air pressure capable of 29,000 rpm. The V shape of the bin encourages extremely fast jogging. This machine can hold up to 940 sheets of paper, making it one of the highest capacities we offer in a tabletop design.
  4. Martin Yale Premier 4200 Paper Jogger (found here) – The Martin Yale Premier 4200 is one of the largest joggers we offer. It has a 17″ x 23″ x 3″ bin that can be used to hold a variety of larger paper. The tray itself can be adjusted to sit at different angles. This includes an 80-degree upright layout to sitting almost flat. This is a tabletop machine and is very easy to set up and use.
  5. MBM AJ-700 Air JoggerMBM AJ-700 Air Jogger (found here) – If you jog large volumes of paper on a daily basis, you may need something like the MBM AJ-700 air jogger. This jogger forces air between sheets while jogging the paper, resulting in extremely fast results. The air also helps to assist in drying ink. This machine features an open sided design and a floor stand. It is very easy to use and is excellent for use in printing presses and much more. It can handle paper up to 12 7/8″ x 17 ¾” in side and the tray has a 4″ depth, allowing it to hold a lot of paper.
  6. Formax FD 402A Air JoggerFormax FD 402A Air Jogger (found here) – The Formax FD 402A is one of the most robust paper joggers available. It is highly adjustable and can be used with an included foot pedal for hands-free operation. Because it sits on casters, this floor model jogger can be wheeled around from one area to another. It includes a timer and can be used in air only or vibrate only modes. This jogger is excellent for use commercial applications.

We have decades of experience with paper joggers, so please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-658-8788 x140 for answers to any of your paper jogging questions. We can provide you with quotes and can match prices.

Why YOU Should Use a Paper Jogger

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Paper JoggersIf you work in an office environment, work in a church or teach at a school, you probably deal with paper on a regular basis. This may involve stapling, paper folding, book binding, paper cutting and much more. One annoying thing about paper is that it gets jumbled quickly, whether from moving around, coming off the copy machine or printer. One tool that WILL make your life easier is a paper jogger.

I can’t even begin to tell you how many time I have had to manually bounce and jog paper on a table prior to inserting it into a folding machine or binding machine. If you don’t get the process done right, you end up with jammed machines or poorly bound documents (misaligned holes). Paper joggers take this paper and square it up for you in just seconds.

Paper joggers are very simple in concept. They typically have some sort of motor inside that vibrates at thousands of vibrations a minute. This motor causes a tray to move around quickly, casing the vibrations (along with gravity) to square up paper.

Here in the office we use the Premier Jog-Fast (Model 400) paper jogger on a regular basis. It literally takes seconds for me to jog an entire ream of paper.

I have also used paper joggers for helping dry ink after printing in a digital duplicator. Some paper joggers utilize air in some format during the jogging process to quicken the drying process even more. Paper joggers are also good for removing static electricity from printed or copied paper.

So which paper joggers do our customers like to use?

  • Martin Yale Jog-Fast (Model 400) Paper Jogger
  • Lassco LJ-2 Paper Jogger
  • These two models are very popular with our customers because the are designed for use with 8 ½” x 11″ paper and the are both affordable. I can vouch, from personal experience, that Martin Yale (Premier), Lassco and Formax all make some of the best paper joggers available on the market.

    We also offer multi-bin paper joggers for jogging multiple reams of paper at a time. We also sell paper joggers for large paper, flat bed paper joggers and open paper joggers. You can find our entire selection of paper joggers here.

    In conclusion, I have to say that I can’t imagine handling paper on a daily basis without using a paper jogger. If you haven’t considered using one, at least stop by our site and see what we have to offer. Feel free to speak with one of our paper handling specialists by calling 1-800-658-8788.

    Formax FD 402E2 Envelope Jogger Review

    Thursday, April 21st, 2011

    Formax FD 402E2 Envelope JoggerIf your work in a mailroom, you are probably well aware of the mess and problems unorganized and jumbled envelopes can cause. While you can grab envelopes and try to bounce them on a table to align them up, this can be time consuming and frustrating. One great way to organize and align envelopes is to use a machine like the Formax FD 402E2 envelope jogger (found here). This is my review.

    There are currently two major manufacturers of paper joggers. One is Lassco-Wizer and the other is Formax. I consider both to be reputable brands and great products. Formax currently makes about 4 different models.

    When it comes to paper joggers, the Formax FD 402E2 is very unique. This is because it isn’t really a traditional paper jogger, but rather is designed to jog envelopes and letters. This would primarily be in a mailroom environment. It is also capable of jogging checks, statement stubs and much more

    The FD 402E2 features 2 jogging slots, capable of holding up to 1,750 sheets of 20# paper up to 4″ W x 9.5″ L in size. This isn’t bad, and considering how fast this jogger works, it shouldn’t take you long to have everything jogged and in order.

    So why would you need an envelope jogger? In mailroom environments, letters can arrive in boxes, bags, carts and other containers. These letters and envelopes are usually a mess, however, they will eventually need to be opened.

    As you might imagine, most mailrooms use high-speed letter openers. Before the envelopes can be fed into the letter opener, the need to be jogged. This helps to prevent jams and ensures quick and seamless letter opening. This same jogger can be used to jog and organize envelopes after they have been run through a letter opener as well.

    The Formax FD 402E2 uses a very powerful motor, vibration at 4,000 vibrations per minute. This is fast, which in turn results in very fast jogging results. The vibration speed is completely adjustable. You can expect a stack of envelopes to be fully jogged in less than 10 seconds. The electromagnetic design of the FD 402E2 allows the motor to run continuously throughout the day without suffering any ill effects.

    Overall I have to say that the FD 402E2 is a solid envelope jogger and is definitely a must-have product for busy mailrooms. As is the case with most Formax products, the build quality is exactly where it should be.

    You can find the Formax FD 402E2 envelope jogger here and our entire selection of paper joggers here.

    Lassco LJ-6 Multi-Bin Paper Jogger Review

    Thursday, November 4th, 2010

    Lassco LJ-6 Multi-Bin Paper JoggerIf you run a printing press or work for a business that handles a lot of paper on a daily basis, you may have the need for a high-capacity paper jogger. One model that has become a hit with our customers is the Lassco LJ-6 multi-bin paper jogger (found here). This is my review.

    Lassco-Wizer makes some great products. They range from corner rounders and paper drills to numbering machines and paper joggers. Their line of paper joggers are considered to be some of the best. Lassco paper joggers are used in businesses around the country.

    The LJ-6 is a unique type of paper jogger, because it has multiple bins. A total of four bins makes the LJ-6 one of the highest-capacity paper joggers available today. These bins can be used to hold paper, envelopes, checks and other material. Each of the four bins is 4″ wide.

    One thing that may not come across in the picture is the build quality. The LJ-6 is made from tough metal components and features an excellent build quality. It weighs in at 30 pounds, which gives you an idea on how hefty it is. Although hefty, it is still light enough to be used on most desks and tables.

    By design, and thanks to a great build quality, the LJ-6 can be used all day long without flinching. This means if you deal in heavy-volume printing or paper handling, this jogger can be used without any cooldown period or picky service requirements. Just plug it in and you’re up and running.

    Once plugged in, place your paper in each of the bins and flip on the front switch. This switch activates the 1550 rpm motor. In just a few seconds jumbled paper will be squared-up and organized.

    In conclusion, I have to say that the Lassco LJ-6 is a great choice for high-volume and high-capacity paper jogging needs. It is very popular with our customers and has an excellent track record.

    You can find the Lassco LJ-6 multi-bin paper jogger here. You can find our entire selection of paper joggers here.

    Improve Press Sheet and Digital Printout Drying Time

    Monday, September 20th, 2010

    MBM AJ-700 Air Paper JoggerDo you run, operate or own a printing press? Are you looking for a machine that allows press sheets and digital printouts to be air-dried immediately? If so, you may be in need of an air jogger.

    Normal paper joggers use vibrations to align paper. Air joggers not only use vibrations to align paper, but also use air to align and separate paper.  This has many benefits. Because air separates the sheets, it keeps them from clumping together and creating double feeds and jams. This is also extremely beneficial because the air helps the ink on press sheets and digital printouts to dry faster.

    We currently offer two different models of air joggers:

    1. MBM AJ-700 Air Jogger – The MBM AJ-700 air jogger forces air between sheets to reduce jogging time and eliminate powder buildup. Press sheets and digital copies can be air dried immediately to prevent offset. This significantly reduces misfeeds and double feeds in printers, folders, and collators.
    2. Formax FD 402A1 Air Jogger – The FD 402A1 High-Capacity Air Jogger is ideal for print shops and production houses as it aligns and dries printed sheets as a single process, while removing static electricity.

    These joggers are both considered to be commercial / industrial paper joggers. They can be used all day long and don’t require any special “cool down” period of time.

    You can find our entire selection of paper joggers here.

    Martin Yale “Jog-Fast” Model 400 Paper Jogger Review

    Thursday, July 15th, 2010

    Martin Yale Jog Fast Model 400 Paper JoggerJumbled, messy and disorganized paper makes just about everything more difficult. Whether you are trying to cut, bind or fold paper, a paper jogger will make your life easier. One model you may want to consider is the “Jog-Fast” Model 400 paper jogger from Martin Yale (found here). I use this paper jogger all the time and this is my review.

    To begin with, this jogger is referred to as the Jog-Fast and the Model 400. They are one in the same. Standard calls it the Jog-Fast and Martin Yale calls it the Model 400. They both come from the same factory.

    This model has been around for years, including the 10 I have been with ABC Office. It has been time tested and the thing just works (and well at that). I personally use it jog paper that comes off of our digital duplicator for later binding and cutting.

    Simply plug the jogger into a wall, (110-120 volt) put the disorganized paper in the bin and flip the switch on. The Model 400 does the rest. It only takes 10-20 seconds to completely align the paper. The paper is vibrated and jostled around so quickly you can hear the paper bouncing off the bottom of the tray. Once done, turn the switch off. It’s that simple.

    The Martin Yale Model 400 can hold a full ream of 8 ½ x 11 paper, so it is easy to jog a LOT of paper at a time. The motor, the construction and the design allow the Model 400 to be used all day long without any issues.

    Weighing in at 20 pounds, the Model 400 “Jog-Fast” can be easily moved around from one room to another. The rubber feet are designed in such a way that they keep the jogger stationary. This prevents the jogger from moving around the table while in use.

    While the Model 400 isn’t designed for use with larger 12 x 18 sheets of paper, I highly recommend it for 8 ½ x 14 or smaller paper. It works well and will easily give you years of trouble-free use.

    You can find the Martin Yale “Jog-Fast” Model 400 paper jogger here. You can find our entire selection of paper joggers here.

    New Formax FD 402A1 Paper Jogger Now Online

    Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

    The name “paper jogger” brings some pretty funny images to one’s mind who is not familiar with the equipment. The concept is simple, but it saves you so much time. A paper jogger, simply put, is a machine that squares up and organizes jumbled stacks of paper. Why use a paper jogger? Because paper needs to be properly aligned before being bound, folded, cut and more.

    We are very happy to announce the addition of the Formax FD 402A1. This paper jogger is made to handle some heavy-duty stuff. You could say the FD 402A1 is a commercial (industrial) paper jogger. Not only does it jog paper, but it also uses air to more quickly jog paper and dry out ink.

    This jogger has its own base, which means it doesn’t need to be set on a table or other surface. This helps free up space, especially for print shops where space is limited. A few of the features this jogger has are variable speed control, foot pedal operation and casters for easy movement.

    Stop by our site and take a look at the new Formax FD 402A1 paper jogger today!

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