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What should I know about an electric stapler?
In this age of technology, the stapler has gone electric and is now just as popular – if not more so – than manual document fasteners. But you may be wondering why you should invest in such a product. What advantages are there to buying one? This article will give you five reasons why you should buy an electric stapler for your office.
1.) Stapling capacity. Simply put, most electric staplers can fasten more pages together than a manual device. Some products can staple upwards of 70 sheets at once, so they are great to use when you’re working with thick documents.
2.) No more pain. Manual staplers can literally be a pain to use, especially when you need to staple long documents or a whole bunch of them. This can not only lead to sore hands, it can also contribute to repetitive motion conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. When you use an electric device, the machine does all the work for you, so you’ll be totally free of pain. You and/or your employees also won’t need to possibly take time off work to visit the doctor either. This can help you save a significant amount of money.
3.) Save some time. Another reason to use this type of stapler is that it will help you save a lot of time. In addition to be rough on your hands, manual stapling can take a long time when you’re working with a big stack of papers. When you use an electric device, it will fasten your pages together in a split second. Imagine how much more productive you’ll be when you don’t spend the better part of your day (or week) stapling documents.
4.) Get it right the first time. After putting together a bunch of papers by hand, chances are your stapling prowess won’t be at its peak. This can lead to the staples being too close to the edge of the paper, too far away, or even mangled if your stapler can’t handle the amount of paper you’re processing. An electric device can solve this problem because it can staple accurately every time it’s used.
5.) There’s a device for every office. There are a huge variety of electric staplers on the market, so it’s almost guaranteed that there’s one that’s perfect for your office. One of the names you should look for is Swingline, a company that’s famous for their high-quality products. Swingline produces a lot of products that are great for the office, such as the Optima 70 and 45 (the numbers correspond with the product’s stapling capacity), as well as the Speed Grip, a portable device that can run on either battery or outlet power. Some machines can even perform center-stitch stapling so you can easily make your own booklets.
< 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)