Archive for April, 2011


How Does the Topaz SigLite 1X5 T-S460 Signature Capture Pad Work?

Posted by: Morgan on April 29th, 2011

Topaz SigLite 1X5 T-S460 Signature Capture PadQuestion

Topaz SigLite 1 X 5 (SL Series) Signature Capture Tablet. How does this device work? Can it plug into a computer and as signatures are written onto the device, it will save onto the computer? What type of file are the signatures saved as?

Arica R.


The Topaz SigLite 1X5 T-S460 signature capture pad digitally captures signatures for a variety of applications. This particular signature pad may be integrated with software such as Microsoft Office, MS Excel spreadsheets, Adobe PDFs and Internet applications. Signature capture pads can be used to sign contracts, forms etc. Signatures are digitally captured and stored in an image file format.

The SigLite 1X5 T-S460 is available in a serial port or USB model. The serial port versions will eventually be phased out by Topaz since USB is the popular computer connection in the industry. The SigLite 1X5 is typically used by banks and credit unions, retailers, insurance agents, government agencies, loan and leasing services, pharmacies, application service providers, human resource departments and more.


Looking for Small, Sturdy Shrink Wrap Machines

Posted by: Morgan on April 27th, 2011

MiniPack Galaxy Shrink Wrap System 5Question

I’m looking for 2 small shrink wrap machines that are sturdy and can run for long periods of time.  Will be in use 24 hour a day, 6 -7 days a week. Possibly considering the MiniPack Galaxy System 5.

Celine L.


There are literally dozens of types of shrink wrap machines available that could meet your requirements. Your best option would be to contact our knowledgeable customer support staff. They can answer any questions you may have, and will help you pick the best shrink wrap model for your specific needs. However, since you mentioned the MiniPack Galaxy Shrink Wrap System 5 model, we can confidently recommend that machine to you as well.

The Galaxy System 5 is a high-performance shrink wrap machine capable of packaging an impressive 300 units an hour. And, it can withstand hours of non-stop use. MiniPack shrink wrap machines and systems have most everything you need to start shrink packaging a wide variety of items including food, DVDs, CDs, software boxes, books, archived documents and more.


What is the most accurate paper cutter?

Posted by: Morgan on April 26th, 2011

Paper TrimmerA rotary style paper cutter comes highly recommended for low-volume paper cutting. Rotary cutters deliver the best option for precision and accuracy when trimming a few sheets of paper at a time.

There are several stack paper cutter models available for high-volume paper cutting. These cutters use a laser light that helps you line up your stack of paper and determine exactly where the blade will slice. This makes it possible to cut 500 or more sheets of paper at a time within an amazing 1/64 of an inch!

Manufacturers of arm style paper cutters have improved the accuracy of their machines over the years. Kutrimmer and Dahle brand paper cutters are known in the industry for their precision and quality cutting capabilities. Be sure to ask one of our customer service representatives for the paper cutter model that will best fit for your specific needs.


Waste Paper Shredding

Posted by: Morgan on April 21st, 2011

Intimus S16.50 High-Volume Paper ShredderQuestion

I work for a small office of around 40 people. We were looking to reduce our landfill waste by shredding tough paper (microwave lunch paper containers, paper coffee cups, etc). By shredding these products, we are able to keep them on site in our composting containers and they will biodegrade faster. Is there any product that is designed for this?

Andrew L.

We highly recommend the Intimus S16.50 High-Volume Paper Shredder. The model S16.50 will shred all of the tough paper products you listed. It will also easily tackle entire file folders, large stacks of computer printouts, cardboard pieces, employee time cards, and just about any other kind of office waste made out of paper.

The shredder’s wide 20-inch shred throat is ideal for destroying large volumes of paper at a time. The S16.50 paper shredder is available in either strip cut or cross cut shred styles. We recommend the cross cut version for your particular application.


Need An Employee Time Clock

Posted by: Morgan on April 20th, 2011

Acroprint ES900 Atomic Time Clock SystemQuestion


Could you please recommend an electronic sturdy side-punch time clock that automatically handles month and time changes? It would be stored in an outdoor tent and used to track time for farm workers. Our budget is not much over $300.

Thank you so much!

Kendall S.


We recommend the Acroprint ES900 Atomic employee time clock. This employee time clock is simple to set up and use, and never needs to be reset. That’s because the unit comes complete with a perpetual internal calendar that automatically adjusts the date, including daylight savings time adjustments.

The ES900 LCD display is easy to read and shows the time, date and day of the week. The unit’s clear cover makes it easy for employees to align their time cards for accurate punching. Left- or right-sided punching is possible. The ES900 Atomic Time Clock System boasts a three-year internal battery for accurate back up of critical payroll information.


Need Maximum Punch Capacity for 2:1 Pitch Wire

Posted by: Morgan on April 19th, 2011

Intelli-Bind IM1000 Electric Multipunch MachineQuestion

Hello –

I’m looking for a solution to a book binding problem we have.  We have a bottleneck in our production at the binding machine.  Currently, our 2:1 binding machine only has the capacity to punch 20 pages at a time.

We make about 50 wire-bound books a day, so it’s not a lot, but the time spent punching the holes is too much.  Can you help me understand what our options are for maximum punch capacity?  Price wise, we’d like to stay under $750.

Thank you,

Megan D.


We can help speed up your production volume by about five sheets per punch. The Intelli-Bind IM1000 Electric Multipunch Machine will punch through 25 sheets of 20 lb. bond paper at a time. This paper punch from Intelli-Zone was designed for high-volume document binding punching. It is offered with your choice of punching dies including 2:1 wire, 3:1 wire, 19-ring comb and 3:1 wire with a thumb cut for calendars.

The included foot pedal makes it possible to hold paper with both hands while punching. This unique feature alone helps speed up binding production in a significant way. The Intelli-Bind IM1000 does not cost under $750, but it’s definitely in the neighborhood of your budget. It is the ideal punching machine for long-run binding jobs and is typically used by our customers as an accessory to other document binding machines.


$150 to Spend on an Automatic Paper Folder

Posted by: Morgan on April 18th, 2011

Martin Yale P6200 letter folderQuestion

Good morning,

We’re a very small family business, and I’ve been given $150 to spend on a paper folder. I found your website (which is an excellent site by the way) and am interested in the IF300. Do you happen to have a used machine that would fit within my budget?

Thanks for your consideration,

Tom W.


We currently do not have a used IF300 paper folder in your price range. However, if your small business is looking for an easy-to-use model for occasional business letter folding, the Premier P6200 Paper Folder by Martin Yale may just be the right choice for you. This versatile folder will fold three sheets of 20 lb. paper at a time. The P6200 was designed to fold an occasional letter or two. This particular model was not designed for continuous, high-volume letter folding. Most of our customers place the unit on a desk top for convenient access.

The Martin Yale P6200 has an optical sensor that automatically detects paper as it is placed inside the machine, activating the paper folding rollers. The P6200 is capable of only executing a letter fold (C fold), and is non-adjustable. If you are able to invest about $150 more, you can then get a paper folder than will do a variety of fold types.


Can Paper Counting Machines Count Stickers?

Posted by: Morgan on April 12th, 2011

Max Bantam paper counterQuestion

Hello, my company is trying to find a way to quickly and accurately count stickers that we produce.  They measure 4 inches by 8 inches and are a vinyl sticker on a paper backer.  Would this be something that your paper counting machines would be able to do without peeling the sticker from its backer?  Do you have any suggestions on which one would work best?  We need to count them into groups of 10.

Kacey O.


We recommend the Max Bantam paper counter. Manufactured by U.S. Paper Counters in Cairo, NY, this unit is relatively easy to set up and accurate. This entry-level model in the paper counting family is capable of executing up to 2,000 counts per minute (CPM) on 25-250 gsm paper. We have successfully test counted stacks of stickers similar to yours in the past. You are welcome to send us samples for testing.

Unlike several competing models that simply count paper based on weight, the Max-Bantam provides an exact number by literally counting each sheet. We have had prospective customers in the past question the accuracy of this machine. We actually have a Max Bantam in the offices of Office Zone and frequently test the unit with various paper samples. We have placed the same stack of paper on the machine, counting it multiple times, and the Max Bantam consistently provides the exact same number of sheets. It is indeed highly accurate.

The Max-Bantam comes loaded with several useful features. Besides counting high volumes of paper, it also has tab insertion and batch counting capabilities. All you have to do is the Max Bantam to place a tab into every 5 to 999 sheets. The tab insertion depth may even be adjusted. The tabs are then fed from a paper tab roll. Be sure to call Office Zone to learn more about the Max-Bantam paper counter.


Minipack MVS 20 Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Posted by: Morgan on April 11th, 2011

Minipack MVS 20 Chamber Vacuum SealerOur customers tell us that the MiniPack MVS 20 internal chamber vacuum sealer is the logical upgrade from an external vacuum sealer unit. And, industry experts agree. The both know that an internal vacuum sealer design provides a more reliable, consistent vacuum bag seal, thus delivering higher production levels.

However, we contend the most compelling reason to upgrade to the MVS 20 vacuum sealer is the significant savings you realize with the vacuum bag supplies. You will save money using internal chamber vacuum sealer bags compared to the external design. The supply savings alone offsets the cost of the MVS 20 over a short period of time.

The MVS 20 is the next logical next step up if you are using an external vacuum sealer, especially if you want long-lasting home food preservation. The MVS 20 offers significantly more sophisticated features, performance and reliability than an external vacuum sealer. The MVS 20 also has several advanced vacuum seal functions typically found on higher end vacuum sealer models.


Please Provide Industrial Shredder Recommendation

Posted by: Morgan on April 6th, 2011

HSM FA 400.2 Premium Paper ShredderQuestion

Could you please provide a recommendation for: Industrial Shredder (Needed to shred large volumes of high impact paper, paper clips, credit cards, CD’s and cardboard boxes). Need at least a 79 gallon capacity bin for security level 3 cross cut that will adequately shred the sensitive financial and personnel documents. – Thermal Switch

Thank you,

Jamie H.


We recommend the HSM FA 400.2 Premium Paper Shredder. This powerful model can shred a wide variety of paper weights. Its wide shred throat is ideal for shredding just about any type of supplies used in an office environment. It will securely destroy sensitive information and handle a wide variety of paper products including oversized legal documents, computer printouts, file folders and cardboard. You may also shred CDs, credit cards, ID badges, paper clips and other items that you typically cannot shred with a common office paper shredder. Combined with the HSM model 40VL baler, you may efficiently shred large quantities of paper, and then form the paper into a bale for easy disposal.