Archive for February, 2013


Affordable Alternatives to Minipack Shrink Wrap Machines

Posted by: James on February 28th, 2013

Minipack Shrink Wrap MachinesIf you are a fan of Minpack-Torre shrink wrap machines, you have probably noticed that a lot of their more affordable machines seem to be disappearing. About a year ago the Minipack Galileo (very popular) was discontinued and just a month ago the highly popular Minipack Galaxy was discontinued. While the replacement machine, the Minipack FM760 (found here), is a solid machine, it is a lot more money than their other discontinued model and it is a 220 volt machine. So what should you do? Is there a comparable model to Minipack that provides similar quality and ease-of-use? Yes there is, and I would like to cover a few of those machines in this article.

If you were to ask me what other manufacturers out there compare in quality to Minipack, I would have to say Truline and Strategic Group are right up there. There are three models in particular I would like to mention. These are the:

First, I would like to show you the sealing dimensions for the Galaxy and Galileo so you have a reference point on the size of the machine:

  • Minipack Galaxy Sealing Dimensions: 17.5″ x 14″ x 8″
  • Minipack Galileo Sealing Dimensions: 21″ x 17″ x 8″

Now here are the alternative machines’ dimensions:

  • Truline TP-48ST Sealing Dimensions: 18.5″ x 12″ x 6″
  • Truline TP-76ST Sealing Dimensions 22″ x 16″ x 8″
  • Compack 5800 Sealing Dimensions: 22″ x 18″ x 10″

The Truline TP48ST is the smallest of the three, but is also the most affordable. It is very similar in size and functionality to the Galaxy, but with a slightly smaller sealing length and height. The nice thing about the TP-48ST is that it operates on a 110 volt power supply like the Galaxy, which is now the only shrink wrap system we offer with a 110 volt power supply. This machine is perfect for those looking to get started with a shrink wrap system with integrated heat chamber.

The Truline TP-76ST and Compack 5800 are more in line with the Minpack Galileo as far as dimensions are concerned. They are also both 220 volt machines. The Compack 5800 has the largest sealing dimensions of the three and has been around for years with a proven track record. The Compack 5800 is also extremely affordable considering what you get.

As is the case with the Minipack machines, these three alternative shrink wrap machines all feature a film roll holder, a magnetic hold down, an integrated heat chamber and an impulse L-bar sealer. The can also all be used with both PVC and polyolefin film. The quality, in my personal opinion, is right up there with Minipack.

If you are looking for a Minipack alternative, or simply have some questions regarding the above-mentioned models, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-543-5454. You can find our entire selection of shrink wrap systems here. Thank you so much for reading our article. Please feel free to post your comments.


Office Zone Announces Free Shipping on Orders Over $75

Posted by: James on February 18th, 2013

Free Shipping from Office ZoneIn an effort to try and save you money, and simplify the ordering process, we are now offering free shipping on all orders over $75. This means you can get that paper folding machine, or that huge industrial shredder you’ve always wanted, with free shipping right to your door. Our new free shipping special covers UPS ground shipments and standard truck shipments.

We have set the free shipping break at $75. This means if you are placing an order under $75, you will still get fast shipping at a great low price, but if you do hit $75 your shipping will be free. Some restrictions do apply, which you can read about here. As usual, we don’t charge tax on most products we offer.

Here is some great office equipment you may want to consider for your office, now with free shipping!

  • Intelli-Fold DE-112AF Folding Machine (found here) – This is one of the best selling paper folding machines we offer. It can create all the common folds most people need, features an adjustable speed control, handles a variety of paper thicknesses and includes a powered exit conveyor. This is one of the best deals you will find online for a paper folding machine.
  • Intelli-Pack Standard I-Bar Sealer (found here) – This I-bar sealer can be used to package your Blu-rays, video game discs, CDs, boxes, fruit, chocolates, soap and more. It is a great value and is now available with free shipping. It can be used with PVC or Polyolefin shrink film.
  • Intelli-Bind IC310 Coil Binding Machine (found here) – The IC310 is one of the most affordable and well rounded coil binding machines that has a metal build, fully disengageable punching pins and an electric coil inserter. Coil binding can be used for binding presentations, reports and more.
  • Wooden Mallet Office Furniture (found here) – Wooden Mallet products continue to be some of the best selling products we offer. Their huge lineup includes chart holders, magazine racks, office chairs, benches and more. Their furniture is almost all made of durable oak and is all designed to hold up with daily use.
  • Intelli-Cut 530D Stack Paper Cutter (found here) – If you are in need of a paper cutter with the ability to slice through hundreds of sheets of paper at a time, the Model 530D is a great option. This stack cutter has the ability to cut paper up to 17″ wide and up to 1.56″ thick. It includes a backstop with a digital readout for easy adjustments and a nice optical cutting line that makes it easy to see where the cut will be made. This cutter is both safe and effective.

If you have questions about our new free shipping special, or if you are in need of a specific piece of equipment, please feel free to call us at 1-800-543-54543. We would love to help you out. Thank you for reading and have a great day!