Archive for April, 2012


New Product Review: The Formax FD 6102 Tabletop Inserter

Posted by: Morgan on April 27th, 2012
Formax FD 6102 Tabletop Inserter

Formax FD 6102 Tabletop Inserter

Have you ever been an unwilling participant in a late-night paper folding/envelope inserting “party” at the office? You know the situation: The marketing department is pressed to make a deadline with the post office and hundreds, or even perhaps thousands, of letters with multiple sheets must be folded, inserted and mailed by the next day.

Thankfully, innovative companies such as Formax provide an affordable solution to this type of unwanted hassle and stress to your career. It used to be that the type of machine that could tackle a somewhat technical process was too much of an investment for most businesses.

Formax recently introduced the FD 6102 Desktop Inserter. Why is this newly designed machine such a big deal? Well, for one, the FD 6102 is the most affordable low-volume paper folder inserter in it class. The machine’s impressive lineup of powerful features makes make it the best low-volume paper folder/inserter option available today.

The FD 6102 can process paper up to 14 inches in length. It also has the capability of folding and inserting up to five sheets of paper, stapled or unstapled, at a time. This impressive possibility alone makes the FD 6102 a significant value. This Formax model sports two fully automatic sheet feeders; with one automatic insert feeder. This feeder gives you the option of inserting a business reply envelope, or BRE, into a No. 10 business flap envelope.

The FD 6102 delivers a wide range of paper folding and inserting capabilities. Paper fold types include half, letter and double parallel. Other impressive innovations include a color touch screen, revamped internal engineering, new feeding systems and a user-friendly interface with job wizard. The FD 6102 also has an impressive total 15 programmable jobs. You can expect to process up to 5,000 mail pieces per month with this unit. The model 6102 also offers the ability to process half folds for 6” x 9.5” envelopes.

The 6102’s new feeding system is based on proven technology borrowed from the Formax FD 6202 series. Also included are green foam paper fold rollers that reduce toner build-up from copy paper. They also improve folding consistency. Internal mechanics are easier to access and document catch points have been eliminated.

Intuitive icons have been added to help users better understand how to load paper and envelopes.  Formax is an industry leader in the design, engineering, sales and support of office machines. The company has a strong reputation in the industry for continually introducing new and innovative products.

Be sure to contact Office Zone today for further information about the Formax FD 6102 paper folder and inserter.



What Shrink Wrap Film is Best for you?

Posted by: Morgan on April 26th, 2012
Poly Shrink Wrap Film

Poly Shrink Wrap Film

Let’s face it, when you really want to give your product that extra look of professionalism, a shrink-wrapped container makes a lot of sense. Shrink wrap film can also give your product an added measure of security since it’s highly tamper evident. It’s extremely difficult for someone to open a shrink-wrapped item on a shelf without damaging the film. And, shrink wrap is an ideal way to wrap a gift basket or fruit basket to give it an extra layer of protection and a nice look.

When callers ask our shrink wrap specialists at Office Zone for advice on what shrink wrap machine would be best for their needs, they are often caught off guard when asked what type of film they plan to use. Fortunately, it’s a rather simple process to uncover what shrink film would work the best for their specific application. The two types of shrink wrap film are PVC and Polyolefin, or simply Poly. We typically recommend PVC shrink wrap film when cost is a concern and the item that will be wrapped is a non-food product. PVC works very well with most packaging applications, it’s just not safe to use with food. PVC has a somewhat brittle feel after it’s been cut to size, heated and wrapped around something. PVC is also the ideal film to use if you want something shrink wrapped quickly with a relatively low melting temperature.

One thing about PVC that you should know about … the film does give off a fair amount of fumes, especially in high-production settings. Be sure your shrink wrap machine is set up in a well-ventilated area when using PVC film.

Poly shrink wrap film is used heavily in the food industry. Poly film requires more of an investment than PVC, but it’s well worth it. The food-safe feature is a big selling point with most of our customers. And, Poly film may also be used quite effectively with packaging non-food items as well … which makes it highly versatile. Poly film has a plastic stretch wrap feel to it, the consistency is very similar to Saran Wrap®.

Office Zone’s varied assortment of shrink wrap film is available in a wide range of thicknesses, or gauges, lengths and widths. Our film works well with most L-bar and I-bar style sealer systems. Our large selection of shrink film is guaranteed to  give your boxes, baskets, DVD’s, CD’s, and other products a professional finish and shine. Our quality film shrinks evenly and quickly. Not only are Office Zone’s rolls of shrink wrap film made of high-quality materials, it is available to you at competitive prices. We stock most of our own shrink film, which means better prices and faster shipping to you. Be sure to talk with one of our customer service representatives today to find the best shrink wrap film for you.



What’s the Best Shrink Wrap Machine for Me?

Posted by: Morgan on April 25th, 2012

One of the most common questions we are asked at Office Zone is, “What shrink wrap system would you recommend for me?” It’s a good question. There seems to be simply too many models out there to choose from. However, after asking the caller a few questions that uncover the user’s needs and expectations, the right model for the job soon appears in view.

Today’s modern design shrink wrap machines are often used to professionally package a wide variety of items. For instance, several of our customers use a shrink wrapper to help them wrap DVD’s, CD’s, food, books, software boxes, and so much more. At Office Zone, we use our shrink wrap machine to bundle archived files including old invoices, bank statements and other important business documents.

Shrink wrapping your products in-house can be significantly cost-effective, and is the professional way to package goods for retail sale. We offer a variety of shrink machines, systems and film for varied packaging requirements and budgets.

AIE I-Bar Sealer With Heat Gun

AIE I-Bar Sealer With Heat Gun

In the entry-level arena, the AIE I-Bar Sealer With Heat Gun comes highly recommended. AIE brand I-bar shrink wrap machines include a heat gun, free starter roll of shrink film and a parts replacement kit to ensure optimum up-time. The AIE system is ideal for packaging product boxes, DVDs, CDs, photos, artwork, books and more. The nice feature about this highly affordable system is once the unit is plugged in to a power source, it is ready for use. No warm-up time required whatsoever. AIE is a leading manufacturer of shrink wrap machines. Their I-bar sealers are some of the best available in the market today.

Truline PP1622 Combo Shrink Wrap System

Truline PP1622 Combo Shrink Wrap System

Now, swinging rapidly up the shrink wrap scale, focusing on fully automated machines, the Truline PP1622 Combo Shrink Wrap System is an automated machine of wonder. The PP1622 was specifically designed to make shrink packaging easy. You can package a wide array of products with speed and enjoy professional results with this commercial / industrial shrink wrap unit. The model PP1622 machine boasts a highly dependable track record. Its micro-knife system means you won’t have to worry about production down time due to seal wires breaking or wearing out. The tunnel design is highly efficient and shrinks film evenly around products. The tunnel has a re-circulating air chamber design with roller rod conveyor system.

We offer manual and automated machines, designed to make packaging easy. Be sure to call 800-543-5454 to order your shrink wrap machine from Office Zone today.



Save Now With Office Zone’s Discount Coupon Code!

Posted by: Morgan on April 24th, 2012

For a limited time, Office Zone is offering a coupon code to customers that may be applied to any equipment or supplies purchase over $35. This coupon code will be valid through the end of May 2012. Be sure to place your order with Office Zone today to take advantage of this limited-time savings.

Simply enter the code: SPRING05 in our shopping cart before you submit your order. Or, you can mention the code when calling our customer service department at 800-543-5454. This coupon code is good for 5% off your order — up to $200 in savings.

Saving your business money, or perhaps your own personal pocketbook, is always a good idea. Now, you can improve production and streamline operations at work with new office equipment and supplies from Office Zone, plus improve the bottom line.

Office Zone’s deep lineup of office equipment includes laminators, binding machines, paper cutters and paper folding machines, shrink wrap machines, employee time clocks, office furniture and more. Popular supplies include binding materials such as spiral coils, wire loop binding elements, plastic combs, staples, lamination film including laminator rolls and laminator pouches.

The Office Zone shopping cart has a field that reads: “Enter coupon or gift certificate number.” Once you have entered the code SPRING05 in the box, simply hit “Enter.”

At Office Zone, we are always seeking new ways to save you money and help you streamline operations. Established in 1996, Office Zone has earned a solid reputation for a large office machine and supplies selection, competitive prices and trusted customer service. Be sure to contact Office Zone today for all of your office automation equipment needs.