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Best Way for Casinos to Cancel Playing Cards

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Card Canceling MachinesIf you run, operate or work for a casino, you’re probably well aware of the fact that decks of playing cards cannot be re-used. This is primarily due to the fact that casinos use new decks as old decks run the possibility of being tampered with. Used face cards usually have to be cancelled. We offer two types of machines that many casinos use to cancel their playing cards.

The card-canceling machine you use will depend entirely on the volume of cards you need to cancel per day. Regardless of which method of card canceling you choose, our machine will make the process efficient and permanent.

Card Canceling Machines

FP-1 Single Hole Card Canceling MachineLight to Medium-Volume Card Canceling Machine – If you only need to cancel a few hundred decks of cards per day, I highly recommend using a machine like the FP-1 (B) heavy-duty single hole punch (found here). Simply place your deck of face cards under the punch and pull the handle. The FP-1 has a 300-sheet capacity (1″ thickness) and can easily handle a single deck of cards in a single pass. It is easy to use and requires little effort to operate. It is made from heavy-duty cast metal that has a reputation for holding up for years. Replacement punching bits are available.

High-Volume Card Canceling MachineMedium to High-Volume Card Canceling Machine – If you are canceling hundreds to thousands of decks of cards per day, most of our casino customers use a single-spindle paper drill. These drills, available with various diameters, can be used to put a hole right through a deck of cards (center, corner or wherever). Many of our single-hole paper drills can drill through multiple decks of cards at a time. You can find our entire selection of single-hole paper drills here.

Both of these methods are effective and fast and quickly punching holes through and rendering cancelled decks of cards. Our Casino customers enjoy using both of these methods to cancel cards and both have an excellent track record for getting the job done.

Please feel free to call one of our paper punch / drill experts at 1-800-658-8788 for answers to your questions regarding canceling decks of cards.

Save Money Making Your Own Wedding Invitations

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Marriage / WeddingSo next month I will be celebrating my 10-year wedding anniversary. At 10 years, I can’t help but reflect back on that time prior to getting married. To begin with, my fiancé and I didn’t have a lot of money. I can still remember talking about how we were going to come up with wedding invitations. We had to create hundreds of them, and it wasn’t going to be cheap.

We ended up deciding to make them ourselves. We would potentially save hundreds of dollars. Now I understand not everyone will want to go down this route, but here is what we did.

Thinking back on it now, I can’t help but laugh a little. Many of the machines we used to make our invitations I now help sell through ABC Office.

Materials Used:

Equipment Used:

These are the steps we took to create the invitation:

  1. First of all, we single-folded the navy blue cardstock in half. We didn’t fold it along the shortest part of the paper, but the longest part of the paper.
  2. We then took the light tan linen card stock and printed a picture my father-in-law took with his digital camera along with the wording, location of the reception, etc. We printed (in black & white) two invitations per one-sheet of light card stock. Once printed, we cut the light tan linen card stock on a manual stack cutter down the center of the longest part of the paper.
  3. The cut tan card stock now fit nicely into the single-folded navy blue card stock. We were lucky enough to find a copy shop that had a high-resolution copier as well as a paper folder and a stack cutter that they let us use for free.
  4. We then went on to cut a bunch of 8 ½ x 11-inch velum paper with the stack paper cutter. Now that everything was folded and cut, we were able to put everything together.
  5. We put the velum paper on top of the printed picture and slid it into the navy-blue folded cover. Once we finished this, we single-hole punched the corners of the invitations. My fiancé cut ribbon into four to five-inch lengths that we threaded through the punched corners and then tied. The ribbon helped keep everything together.

Stack Paper CutterThe invitations were a hit and we got several compliments from people on how unique they were. I think they meant “unique” in a good way. Sure we saved a lot of money, but I now also have some great memories of making invitations with my wife.

The type of equipment and supplies we used then (that I now help sell) are the stack paper cutters (found here), paper folding machines (found here), single-hole punches (found here) and the card stock (found here).

I hope this helps someone facing a similar situation. Now I need to talk with my wife and see if I can get a picture of the invitations so you can all see what they looked like.

Do you have experiences making your own wedding invitations? Post your comments here!

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