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Why should I use a Paper Folder?
There’s an office machine available for almost every use these days such as computers,postage machines, pouch and roll laminators, binding machines, and electric pencil sharpeners. All of these products make work much easier and more productive, and there’s yet another device that can make your workplace an even better place to be: a paper folder. It may seem like an extravagance, but one of these machines can really make your office a better place because they reduce busywork and injuries, can increase productivity, and even save you money. Here are five reasons you should get one.
1. To save a lot of time. Folding paper is one of the most-time consuming office tasks around. Properly folding hundreds or thousands of documents can take hours. Plus, it can always get pretty tedious after a while, especially when one person gets stuck with the job. If you use a paper folder, however, you can dramatically reduce your folding time because some of these machines can fold over 10,000 sheets per hour. So not only can your office accomplish more, your workers will be happier because they’ll be doing things that are much more interesting.
2. To get the cleanest folds possible. Having humans fold paper can result in messy jobs, especially if someone has been folding for a while and is beginning to get tired. Using a machine will give you perfect results just about every time you use it.
3. To prevent injuries such as those annoying, painful paper cuts. Probably the most common injury in the workplace is the paper cut. Generally, most of these cuts aren’t that serious, but they’re still painful and irritating. By using a folder, injured fingers will be a thing of the past.
4. To produce different types of folds. One of the best things that happens when you own a paper folder is that you can produce an amazing number of folds. Some of the ones that are possible include the accordion, double cross, double parallel, and gate folds. These are great not only for correspondence, but also invitations, brochures, and marketing materials.
5. So you can save some money. If you run a business, perhaps you’ve thought of hiring a temporary employee to help you fold a bunch of documents for something such as a mass mailing. However, doing so can be expensive because not only does the temp need to be paid, so does the temporary agency. So even if the temp is brought in for only one day, that can be a lot of money out of your pocket. (And naturally, costs will increase the more you need a temp around.) Investing in a folder is a much wiser decision because it’s a one-time investment you can keep re-using
< Over the years, a number of customers have asked me whether they can use twin loop wire with their plastic comb binding machine. These customers often don’t want to have to buy a brand new machine but like the look and feel of twin loop wire binding. However, the answer to their question isn’t as simple as it seems. You see, they actually do make twin loop wire that is designed to work with the plastic comb binding hole pattern. With that said, if you want to use these wires you are going to need a way to close the wires. What is Spiral-O Wire? Let me explain a little bit more…There is a product that we carry called Spiral-O Wire. This wire has 19 loops and is designed to work with the hole pattern from a plastic comb binding machine. Spiral-O Wire is sometimes called Wire Combs or Ibico Wire and was originally designed for use with some of the older Ibico binding machines. A number of the older Ibico plastic comb binding machines also included a twin loop wire closer on the front of them to allow users to use both plastic combs and wire. This 19 loop wire was designed for this purpose. What Equipment is Needed? As the Ibico brand has been phased out by GBC and all of the older Ibico plastic binding machines have been replaced with new models, they no longer have the twin loop wire closer on the front of them. This presents a problem in trying to use these spiral-o wires since you can’t use the wires without a way to close them. One of the only options left is to purchase a Twin Loop wire closer. However, since twin loop wire closers are not incredibly cheap this option usually only appeals to users who have larger electric plastic comb binding machines. Otherwise, it is often advisable to simply buy a low end 3:1 pitch twin loop wire binding machine (the supplies are cheaper). This being said, if you have one of the older Ibico binding machines that has a wire closer included you are in luck. The Spiral-O binding supplies that we carry will work perfectly with your machine and you will be able to use both plastic combs and wire depending on your needs. These Spiral-O binding supplies are available in Black, Silver, White, Blue and Red and in sizes up to 1″ in diameter. If you aren’t sure what type of wire binding supplies that you need to work with your machine simply give us a call. Our trained sales representatives will be glad to help you find the correct supplies for use with your machine.(Read More)