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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.


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.


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.


What’s the Best Envelope Stuffing Machine?

Posted by: Morgan on February 25th, 2011

Envelope Stuffing MachineThis is a question often asked of our customer service team. The answer will vary depending on your envelope stuffing needs, of course. The envelope stuffing machine model we frequently recommend is the FD 6100 Folder Inserter by Formax.

This machine is a good option for most of our customers since the FD 6100 is affordable for most offices, and it does a terrific job. The FD 6100 will fold and stuff documents into an envelope in very little time. The FD 6100 envelope and letter inserter will quickly fold and insert paper into business flap style envelopes and seal them shut. It’s as simple as that.

There are some higher-end envelope stuffing machines that can fold and insert several sheets of paper at a time. Some can even include a coupon, business reply envelopes, buck slip, you name it. However, if you want to save yourself thousands of dollars in equipment and significant manual labor, be sure to ask Office Zone for more details about the FD 6100 Folder Inserter.

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Can Your Currency Counter Detect Superbills?

Posted by: Morgan on November 30th, 2010

Cassida 3300 Automatic Counterfeit Detector and ScannerNo currency counter with ultraviolet/magnetic (UV/MG) detection features, even models that cost more than $1,000, can identify elaborate counterfeit notes. For example: The Cassida 5520 UV/MG Currency Counter does have basic counterfeit detection capabilities. However, washed counterfeit bills (a bleached $5 bill, reprinted as $100) are difficult for this machine and other similar competing models to detect.

Cassida’s model 3300 Automatic Counterfeit Detector and Scanner can identify these types of counterfeit attempts. In a recent test by Cassida, their model 3300 was able to identify 100% of counterfeits in the possession of the US Secret Service office in Portland.

This particular model is extremely reliable and can detect any bleached counterfeits or superbills. Superbills are high-quality counterfeit US $100 notes. Some have estimated that 1 in 10,000 bills is a supernote counterfeit. The Cassida model 3300 uses infrared detection — the most advanced and reliable security protection of US bills — to detect supernotes.

At Office Zone we recommend a counterfeit money detector for authenticating currency and buying a separate currency counter for counting purposes. Also, if you count more than 100 bills at a time, a top-loading currency counter is a lot easier to use (the Cassida 6600 series currency counter is a good example). Top-loading bill counters take in a lot more a bills at a time, are easier to load and the operator can add more bills while the machine is counting.


What is Foil Fusing?

Posted by: Morgan on November 29th, 2010

Model 1200 foil fuserQuestion

What is foilfusing? Give me more information.

Rajesh  M.


First, it’s helpful to differentiate a foil fuser from a foil stamping machine. A foil stamper is basically a machine that embeds lettering, numbers or symbols onto an item with a pressure and heat transfer process. The unit heats up lead type that then presses against colored metallic/foil film and embeds the lettering onto an object. A popular example would be a Bible with a stamped personal name.

A foil fuser, on the other hand, fuses the metallic foil film to the toner on a laser-printed document. This works only with a sheet of paper printed from a toner laser printer. The process will not work with ink jet printers. You can print out lettering, custom logos and more right from your desktop computer printer, and then run it through a foil fusing machine. The end result is similar to the work of a hot foil stamper. The process and can be accomplished by just about anyone. The Model 1200 foil fuser is well-constructed and will last for years to come.


The Binding Machine That Just Won’t Die

Posted by: Morgan on November 24th, 2010

Comb Binding MachineWhy are comb binding machines the binding format that won’t die? It seems the so-called industry experts incorrectly predicted the demise of the comb binder. Although not as popular as coil binding is these days, comb binding is still doing well. This document binding method is one of the most popular formats of binding equipment used today.

Why? For one reason, you can quickly bind hundreds of sheets of paper with a comb binding machine. In fact, you can bind up to 425 sheets of paper with a two-inch plastic binding comb spine. The plastic 19-ring combs are re-usable and sturdy. You can quickly add or remove pages with the pull of the machine’s comb opening lever. These are some of the many reasons why so many of our customers choose this binding format.

Plastic binding combs are ideal for binding various documents, reports, booklets, and organizing other materials. Office Zone sells low-volume, medium-volume and high-volume comb binding machines, supplies, equipment and accessories. We also offer a wide variety of plastic comb binding supplies for you to choose from.


Need a Business Card Cutter that Does Full Bleeds?

Posted by: Morgan on November 22nd, 2010

Martin Yale GC210 business card cutterHave you ever heard someone talk about business cards with full bleeds? Office Zone has a business card cutter that will cut cards with full bleeds. First of all, a bleed is basically a printing industry term referring to printing that goes beyond the edge of a sheet of paper. Most personal computer printers are limited and cannot print a sheet beyond set borders. However, you can still create full bleeds after the paper is printed and then trimmed to ensure the ink runs fully to the edge and does not stop short.

The highly versatile Martin Yale GC210 business card cutter can quickly cut an 8.5 x 11-inch sheet of paper down to 10 individual business cards in just a matter of seconds. This gutter-style cut business card cutter can cut bleed style or regular style business cards.

The cutter’s blades are made from high-quality, self-sharpening hardened steel. That means you won’t have to worry about dull blades for a long line. These blades are capable of cutting through thick material including 100 lb. linen stock. The ample feed tray can hold up to a 5/8-inch stack of paper. Martin Yale also provides a CD (with popular software files such as MS Word) with several easy-to-follow business card templates.

(Source: Wikipedia: Bleed Printing)


Do Wooden Fire Extinguisher Cabinets Pass Fire Code?

Posted by: Morgan on September 29th, 2010

Wooden Fire Extinguisher CabinetsWe recently received a call from a customer who wanted to know if there were any fire code restrictions concerning wooden fire extinguisher cabinets. We consulted with Wooden Mallet, the manufacturer of the new wooden fire extinguisher cabinets, and they said that they have not yet experienced any codes restricting the use of wood fire extinguisher cabinets. Keep in mind, however, that all cities may impose their own local building and fire codes. Be sure to check with your local fire marshal if you are concerned about any possible restrictions.

Fire extinguishers provide a necessary safety use, but aren’t always the prettiest things to look at. Aluminum cases are ugly and often clash with existing furniture. The new Wooden Mallet FEC10 counters this problem. These new cabinets look great, fit in with existing furniture and still make fire extinguishers easy to access.

It would also be a good idea to consider the location where the wooden fire extinguisher cabinet will be mounted. Some areas, such as hallways, require cabinets that are recessed into the wall, whether they are made of wood or metal.


Inexpensive Counterfeit Detection Possible With the MD-118 FL

Posted by: Morgan on August 18th, 2010

MD-118 FL Portable UV Money DetectorWith one counterfeit detection unit, looks can be deceiving. And that’s a good thing. On the outside, the MD-118 FL Portable UV Money Detector appears to be nothing more than a simple ultraviolet (UV) light. We admit that the MD-118 FL isn’t the most high-tech looking counterfeit detector out there. Yet, its simple design and operation will spare you a significant amount of money and stress. After all, if you accept a counterfeit note and then try to deposit it at the bank, it will be immediately detected and not accepted. It’s yours.

The UV lamp of the MD-118 FL counterfeit detector helps you verify legitimate currency embedded with protective UV-enabled features. The UV properties of a legitimate bill, such as watermark images and symbols, will immediate display when held under the special light of the MD-118 FL. Fake bills have none of these characteristics simply because they are extremely difficult and expensive to replicate.

The MD-118FL is also impact resistant and small enough to fit in your pocket. It operates on four “AA” batteries (not included), and comes with a built-in AC adaptor jack.