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Best Way To Void An Expired Driver’s License & Comply With 49 CFR 384.211

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Voiding Drivers License Complying with 49 CFR 348.211When a driver’s license expires, states are now requiring that you surrender the license to an appropriate DMV location. For legal and safety reasons, these expired licenses cannot remain in the original owners hands unless they are properly voided. This is all per new DOT / FMCSA legislation that affects how expired driver’s licenses are handled.

According to DOT / FMCSA Legislation 49 CFR 384.211 surrender procedure, before returning the license to the owner it must be physically marked so it cannot be mistaken for a valid document. According to the new legislation, simply punching a hole in the expiration date is not considered sufficient. One of the best properly void a driver’s license is to perforate it with the word “VOID” by using a text perforator like the Widmer P-400V found here.

Widmer P-400V Void Text PerforatorThe Widmer P-400 is a remarkable little machine, designed to perforate through paper, card stock and plastic coated documents. It comes in different variations depending on what you want perforated. This includes words such as PAID, VOID, CANCEL and Spanish words such as PAGADO and CANCELADO. A custom version is also available as the P-400U.

For properly voiding driver’s licenses, you will want to use the P-400V (VOID). This device is fully compliant with 49 CFR 384.211 and can perforate the word VOID through U.S. style plastic coated ID cards and driver’s licenses. This device sits on just about any desk or table and is remarkably easy to use. It is also economically priced to fit within most state budgets.

The P-400V is manually operated. It features a long leveraged handle on the right-side of the device. This handle is extremely easy to use. Thanks to high-quality parts and precision engineering, this perforator quickly slices through documents and licenses. The machine itself is made from heavy-duty metal material and it is rated for daily use.

If you still have questions about compliance with 49 CFR 384.211, or if you have questions about the Widmer P-400V, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-658-8788. We would love to help you out. You can find the P-400V by visiting us here.

Do you have experience using the P-400V? Post your experience here as a comment! Thanks for reading.

Trying to Track Documents? We Have Some Tools That Might Help.

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Document StampsHave you ever lost a document that was extremely important simply due to ineffective or poor document organization? I certainly have. When it comes to business operations, tracking, labeling and organizing documents can be critical. Common document tracking practices includes stamping them with a number, the date, the time or with text. At ABC Office, we offer a great lineup of numbering machines, text stamps, date stamps and text stamps (found here). Here’s a little information on how each is used.

Before I go into too much detail on our various document stamps, I would just like to say that these machines are pretty much all electric and are designed to be semi or fully automated. Our semi-automated machines require you to insert the paper, but the document stamp will do the rest. We also have machines that will automatically pull paper in and stamp it. Here are a few of the tools we offer:

  • Numbering Machines (found here) – Numbering machines are designed to put a number, usually ranging from one to five digits, on a document for tracking and organization purposes. We offer numbering machines that do sequential numbering, duplicates, triplicates and more. We offer machines from Acroprint, Standard and Widmer. Many of our numbering machines allow placement of the number on various places on the paper and most work with carbon interleaved and carbonless forms.
  • Text Stamps (found here) – If you need to add text to a document, we have the perfect text stamp for you. Most of these text stamps are customizable and can be used to stamp words such as RECEIVED, SENT, CANCELED and more. These stamps use ribbons to impress clear and legible stamps that are highly professional.
  • Text Perforators (found here) – Our text perforators are manual, heavy duty, portable and excellent for document control. We offer text perforators with the wording PAID, VOID, CANCEL and in Spanish with PAGADO and CANCELADO. There is even a customizable version that can be set up in the factory for any 5 to 6 character word. Text Stamps
  • Date and Time Stamps (found here) – One of the best ways to track down bottlenecks in workflow is to date and time stamp documents. This helps to improve work efficiency and keep track of document workflow. While a time clock can be used to do this (found here), our date and time stamps are designed to stamp documents on a high volume repetitive basis throughout the day. Many of these date and time stamps feature adjustable crash head pressure and can be used with carbonless and carbon interleaved forms.
  • Check & Document Signers (found here) – If you simply need to add a signature to a sheet of paper, a check or a contract, consider using one of our check and document signers. These amazing devices can print a legal signature. We offer cut sheet and continuous forms versions. Many of these can even be interfaced with a burster. Security features have been built into these machines to prevent unauthorized access. This is a great tool to have on hand for payroll purposes.

If you have questions about any of our document control tools, please give us a call at 1-800-658-8788. If you don’t see what you need on our site, chances are we can still get it for you. We have over 30 years experience with document control machines and equipment and we can help you out.

Types Of Text Perforators / Perforating Machines

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Text Perforators / Perforating MachinesWhen most people think of perforators, they think of a machine that creates tiny hole in a straight line, much like the perforations found in your checkbook, making paper easy to tear. So what is a text perforator? Text perforators, like perforating machines, create tiny holes in paper, but that’s where the similarities end.

Text perforators are used much like a stamp. They punch tiny holes in paper in the form of text. That text may say PAID, VOID or CANCEL. This is often done for document control purposes. Some text perforators allow for custom text, thanks to an adjustable perforating dial.

At ABC Office we offer two different text-perforating machines made by Widmer. These are the Widmer P-400 series text perforators and the model ABE 800-1 date perforator.

I have personally handled text perforators and the models we carry are made from die cast metal and are extremely heavy duty. The text perforating process is very simple. Place the paper into the text perforator and pull the handle. The manual effort involved in pulling the handle is minimal. Most of our perforators are able to handle 15 sheets of standard paper at a time.

The Widemer P-400 is available in six different designs, depending on what you want the text to say. Text options are PAID, VOID, CANCEL, PAGADO, CANCELADO and customizable sixth model designed to perforate up to 5 or 6 characters. You can find the Widmer P400 text perforator here.

The Widmer ABE 800-1 is a date perforator designed to perforate the date into paper. The date is set up by adjusting a dial. You can find the Widmer ABE 800-1 date perforator here.

Text perforations are great for document control. These are especially good for voiding and canceling documents. Unlike ink stamps, perforated text is very easy to read and will not become smudged or unreadable.

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