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Comparing the Techko LF282N and Martin Yale P6200 Paper Folders
Folding your documents can take up a lot of time and really interrupt the flow of your workday. You can save time by using a paper folder. Two machines that are great for desktop use are the Techko LF282N and Martin Yale P6200. We recently took a look at both of these products to see which one – if any – has the advantage. Here’s what we found out….
The Techko LF282N:
- This machine can process paper that’s up to 8.5” x 11”, which is letter-sized. The maximum paper weight this device can handle is 20 lb. and it can only process non-glossy sheets.
- The LF282N can fold up to 5 sheets at a time. (The unit is equipped with a page counter.) The only fold it’s capable of doing is the letter fold, so it’s probably not a good choice if you want a machine that can do fancier folds.
- This device needs to be fed manually, which will slow down the folding process somewhat. However, using the LF282N is still faster than preparing your documents for mailing by hand.
- The LF282 is great for desktop use because it approximately 8” (depth) x 16” (weight) x 8” (height). You should be able to store it among your other offices devices without any problems.
- Finally, this product comes with a one-year warranty.
The Martin Yale P6200:
- The P6200 can fold as many as 30 documents per minute or 3 sheets at a time. The maximum size of paper it can handle is letter-sized (8.5” x 11”). It can also handle stapled documents.
- Like the Techko LF282N, this machine can do the letter fold so you’ll be able to prepare your documents for mailing. When you use this device, your work will be ready to be placed in standard #10 envelopes.
- This machine is very compact thanks to its approximate measurements of 13” (width) x 6” (height) x 6” (depth). It’s a bit smaller than the LF282N, so it might be a better choice if your workspace is rather cramped.
- The P6200 isn’t likely to jam up on you. However, if it does, you’ll find that resolving the problem is pretty easy.
- This product is backed by a one-year warranty.
On the surface, the Techko LF282N and Martin Yale P6200 paper folders are very similar. They’re both designed for desktop use and they can help you prepare your document for mailing in a relatively short amount of time. Both are great products, but the P6200 has the advantage because it’s slightly smaller and it offers mostly jam-free operating. It also looks a bit more sleek, so it’s a great choice if you want a device that looks modern. Plus, it can handle stapled documents which is very convenient and will help you save even more time. The P6200 is a great folder, so be sure to take a look at it today if you want a machine that can help you save time during your busy workday.
< 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)