Archive for March, 2011


Customized Messages with Acroprint ETC Time Date Stamp

Posted by: Morgan on March 31st, 2011

Acroprint ETC Time and Date StampQuestion

To Whom It May Concern:

I am inquiring about the Amano PIX-15 Electronic Time Recorder is it possible to request a personal set message for the machine? We would like to see if we are able to have the machine say “Received by Haas Automation Human Resources” or “Received by Human Resources”?

Thank you for your time and respond,

Nancy A.


The Amano PIX-15 Electronic Time Recorder unfortunately cannot be modified to print your personal message. However, you can record time and imprint a customized message with the Acroprint ETC Time and Date Stamp. Optional engraved plates let you imprint specific information on forms. The unit provides an efficient, cost effective way to register important documents with vital information such as the year, month, date and time. The heavy-duty ETC Time and Date Stamp is engineered to handle thousands of print registrations per day.

The ETC time stamp is basically an automatic print recorder. You simply insert a document, trip the auto sensor and the information you need is embedded onto the paper. The unit’s type wheels deliver a sharp clean imprint that will penetrate multiple copies.


Why we Recommend OEM Paper Shredder Bags

Posted by: Morgan on March 30th, 2011

OEM paper shredder bagsCustomers sometimes ask us if they can use a regular trash can liner with their paper shredder instead of the bag from the shredder manufacturer. You can certainly use these less expensive waste bags. Most work pretty well. However, Office Zone recommends OEM paper shredder bags for a couple of good reasons. First, OEM shred bags are much thicker than regular garbage can bags. The extra thickness comes validates the extra investment whenever you are shredding CDs, DVDs, papers with staples, paper clips, or other objects that produce a sharp point or edge. This extra durability in the bag means no rips or tears while you are carrying shredded material from the shredder to the dumpster. A torn shredder bag is simply an annoyance and can make a big mess on your office floor.

The second reason why an OEM bag makes so much sense is waste capacity. These bags were designed with specific paper shredder models in mind. The bag fits perfectly inside the shredder cabinet and maximizes space. That means you won’t have to empty the bag as frequently as a plastic garbage can liner. Office Zone has paper shredder bags for most brands and models. Be sure to browse our wide selection and order your paper shredder bags today.


Our Company is Interested in a Mail Tabber

Posted by: Morgan on March 30th, 2011

Formax FD 260 Tabbing MachineQuestion


My company is interested in purchasing a tabber that will specifically attach a label that is 3.375 x 3.125 to a 24pt Card that is 3.375 x 4.375 and needs to do around 15,000 tabs per hour.  Please send me any info and pricing you can offer.

Thank you.

Niky P.


It’s commonly known that U.S. Postal Service regulations change on a frequent basis. A significant change in the office equipment industry came about recently thanks to the Post Office’s new self-mailer requirements. The regulations made several existing tabbing machines obsolete overnight. Fortunately, the new Formax FD 260 Tabbing Machine solves this mailing dilemma. The unit easily adapts to ever-changing USPS tabbing regulations. It delivers a high-speed tabbing solution for most self-mailer needs.

The machine is capable of tabbing up to 15,000 mail pieces per hour. The FD 260 will also process a variety of mail tabbing materials including clear and translucent plastic and paper. I’m assuming your supplied tab measurements are in centimeters. Those should work just fine on the FD 260. The tab sizes that you can use on this machine may range from one inch to 1-1/2 inches in diameter. You may also run paper up to 1/4-inch thick through the machine, whether it is coated or uncoated stock. The FD 260 mail tabbing machine currently sells for $3,449.


Interested in Traco Deluxe Super Sealer

Posted by: Morgan on March 29th, 2011

Traco Deluxe Super SealerQuestion

Hello –

I am interested it the Traco deluxe 24” shrink wrap machine –

Does the starter kit come with Polyolefin shrink wrap or PVC?

How long will it take to receive the machine?

For polyolefin film what is the length on the roll?

I am using it to cover my limited edition art prints – I understand that Polyolefin is better than PVC film, how long does the polyolefin last?

What is your warranty on the machine?

Thanks for your reply.



The starter kit for the Traco Deluxe Super Sealer Shrink Wrap Machine comes with a free roll of 75 gauge PVC film. The starter roll is about 50 feet in length. It typically takes 3-5 to receive the machine, depending on your location in the U.S.

You may select a variety of Polyolefin shrink film from our Web site. Office Zone offers different film thicknesses from 60 to 100 gauge. The Polyolefin shrink film lengths range from 2,625 to 4,375 feet. Polyolefin lasts for years and is the best film for preserving your artwork. In fact, Polyolefin shrink film is so safe it can even be used to preserve food. There is a two-year warranty with the Deluxe Super Sealer (this covers all non-wearable parts). The manufacturer also offer 90 days free labor on the machine and a one-year warranty on the heat gun.


Do you Have Tabletop Comb Binding Machines?

Posted by: Morgan on March 28th, 2011

Intelli-Bind IB850 Electric Comb Binding MachineQuestion

I am not sure what the name of the product is that I’m looking for so I wanted to e-mail for your assistance.

We currently are using an older electric punch system to bind (plastic rings and covers) together our presentations. Do you have a machine that can do the same function but is a tabletop version? The other we have is quite bulky.


Sarah R.


It sounds like you are currently using an older-style comb binding machine. We had one from the 1970’s in our repair shop the other day. The unit weighed at least 80 lbs.! Fortunately, binding machine technology has come along way in the last 40 years. If you still need an electric punch system with your binding machine, the Intelli-Bind IB850 Electric Comb Binding Machine comes highly recommended.

This model is made by Intelli-Zone and is a terrific value. Most comparable electric comb binding machines with its features cost hundreds of dollars more. Electric comb binding machines are a necessity in several offices today. These popular models make it easy to quickly punch and bind stacks of paper in seconds. The Intelli-Bind IB850 is certainly no exception. This convenient comb binder is easy to set up and operate. It comes standard with a foot pedal that makes it possible to handle paper while punching. This provides convenient, hands-free operation. The IB850 can punch through 20 sheets of 20 lb. paper at a time. All punching pins on the unit may be disengaged to prevent half-punched holes.


Advice on Paper Trimmer Models for Booklets

Posted by: Morgan on March 25th, 2011

Intelli-Cut 550MS Electric Stack Paper CutterQuestion


I am researching paper cutters/trimmers. I am hoping you can give me some advice on product selection? I have two different tasks, maybe one cutter/trimmer can do both? We have a medium-volume color laser printer that can do saddle-stitched booklets. We would like a machine that could trim the 1/4″ margins off three sides after they were printed and bound. Also, we sometimes would like to trim flyers, etc. into 1/2 page (8-1/2′ x 5-1/2″), 1/3 page, 1/4 page etc in small quantities up to about 3,000 sheets or so. We don’t need 3,000 sheets in one cut, just want to do them faster & easier than our manual, guillotine-style cutter.


John F.


We highly recommend the Intelli-Cut 550MS Electric Stack Paper Cutter. This cutter was specifically designed to tackle large cutting jobs such as yours. The model 550MS handles thick stacks of paper with ease, yet will execute accurate trimming strokes as well. It can cut through sizeable quantities of standard paper, card stock and chipboard. This paper cutter is made from durable metal components and includes a long-lasting cutting blade that stays sharp for a long time.


How to Maintain a Sharp Paper Drill Bit

Posted by: Morgan on March 24th, 2011

Precision MS-1 Drill SharpenerQuestion

We are quoting a job that requires a 1/4-inch hole punched into a cardboard fingernail file. After the hole is punched we secure a key chain to the fingernail file.

We have a drill press made by Challenge.  It looks like it could be an antique.

Your help in answering the following questions would be appreciated.

1) The drill bits get dull after less that 1 hour of use. What type of bit do you recommend?

2) What type of sharpening equipment do you recommend?

3) What type of lubricating stick do you recommend?

4) Any other advice would be appreciated


Greg L.


Office Zone has all of the paper drill supplies you need to keep your paper drilling operations running at top efficiency. First, we recommend you try one of our Teflon drill bits. We suggest you use some of our specially formulated drill wax and a drill bit sharpener. The Precision MS-1 Drill Sharpener comes highly recommended. This precision sharpener has a solid carbide cutting head. Its self-seating, lathe-type design helps you quickly and efficiently sharpen almost any brand of drill bit, from 1/8-inch to 1/2-inch in diameter.


Searching for Paper Folding Machine for Copy Center

Posted by: Morgan on March 23rd, 2011

Intelli-Fold DE-102AF Paper Folding MachineQuestion

We are looking for a cost effective replacement paper folder for use in our copy center.  In looking on the internet, I found the below options that I am providing to you as a reference only.  Please do not be restricted to those options.

Please provide product information for options that you believe we may be interested in.  If you offer warranty or service contracts on the equipment, please include that information as well.

With great appreciation for your anticipated efforts on our behalf…

Randy S.


The Martin Yale paper folding machines are certainly fine machines. Martin Yale products have a reputation for dependable performance and quality. However, the Intelli-Fold DE-102AF from Intelli-Zone is a much better fit for your copy center. This model can withstand demanding the high-volume paper folding jobs common with most copy centers. There are also a wide variety of folds you can do with this machine, from single to gate fold. The folding plates on the DE-102AF are easy to adjust too.

The recommended duty cycle of the DE-102AF is 12,000 folds per month. If you need to fold more than that, then Intelli-Zone offers more substantial models that can process twice that amount. All Intelli-Fold paper folding machines come with a one-year limited warranty, one of the most liberal warranties on the industry. We can also offer you a service contract on the machine. The service contract covers all non-wearable parts on the machine and labor.


Need More Info. on MBM Kutrimmer 1038 Arm Paper Cutter

Posted by: Morgan on March 22nd, 2011

MBM Kutrimmer 1038 Arm Paper CutterQuestion


I have a small letterpress invitation company and am looking for a higher sheet capacity, but still very precise paper cutter.  The Model 1038 Kutrimmer seems as though it might suit my needs.  I am currently cutting paper individually with a tabletop Carl rotary cutter.  The Carl is nice in that it is precise, but cutting paper one by one is really labor intensive.

The 1038 seems suitable as I liked that it mentioned that it has the ability to trim off very narrow edges.  What sort of customer feedback have you received on the 1038 or have you used it yourself?  Does it have the ability to clamp and precisely cut small items, like business cards without fanning?

Also, what is the longevity of the cutting blades?  Most of my letterpress work is printed on very thick 100% cotton paper, which dulls standard Carl rotary blades REALLY quickly.  The sheet capacity called out is 50 sheets.  I assume this is for typical text weight paper.  Any idea what the sheet capacity would be for 100lb Crane Lettra cover stock or 140lb French Paper Muscletone card stock?

Any further information and guidance you can provide on the 1038 would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you and Kind Regards,

Sarah S.


We have used several arm paper cutters of the years, and the MBM Kutrimmer 1038 Arm Paper Cutter ranks near the top. Our customers also give the Kutrimmer 1038 high marks. Its independent hand clamp prevents annoying paper slippage or bunching when cutting. The 1038 has a German-engineered Solingen steel blade that stays sharp longer than most competing models. This highly durable blade may also be re-sharpened, thus giving you several years of use. Several competing paper cutters and trimmers available today merely offer disposable blades. A front guide on the machine lets you cut paper strips as thin as one millimeter.

You can easily cut through 50 sheets of copy paper at once with the Kutrimmer 1038. When cutting heavier paper stock with the 1038, the cutting capacity may be reduced by up to 50%. The 1038 features an easy-to-use handle that almost effortlessly brings the cutting arm down on the stack of paper. It also comes standard with a safety guard that prevents injury.


Interested in Table Sheet Paper Counters

Posted by: Morgan on March 18th, 2011

Count Wise IMB Paper Sheet CounterQuestion


We do an awful lot of padding work as well as counting/shrinking in 25’s/50’s etc.  I am interested in the table sheet counters that you sell and would like some more information.  We generally count 23 x 35” press sheets, as well as sometimes as small as 8.5 x 11.  Drop me a note or feel free to give me a shout.


Scott M.


Your best option would be the Count Wise IMB Paper Sheet Counter from U.S. Paper Counters. This model has a large enough table to hold your larger-sized stacks of paper. The highly flexible Count-Wise IMB offers high paper counting speed and multi-batching features. The Count Wise is relatively simple to operate after some initial training. You may edit and view batch amounts during any stage of the counting process, simply with the touch of a button. The machine also offers you the ability to set up to 10 different batch amounts at one time. The industry-strength Count-Wise IMB paper counter is the ideal solution for most paper counting and tabbing needs.