All offices need the best machines and supplies to help them run smoothly and to keep productivity up. Here are three must-have devices for your office:
- A paper shredder. Every office needs at least one paper shredder due to the rise in identity theft and the need to comply with federal privacy laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). These machines will shred your documents so you can keep important information private which will keep people’s identities safe and prevent your company from being sued for violating federal law. You can choose from strip- and cross-cut devices, and there are even shredders that can destroy items like floppy disks, CD’s, and credit cards. Shredders are available in a variety of sizes so there’s one that’s perfect for your needs whether you run a home-based business or work for a large company.
- A binding machine. There are times when you need to put together a document for a meeting or presentation. When that happens, ordinary staples and report covers just aren’t going to cut it. That’s why every office needs a binding machine. These devices make it possible for you to produce a professional-looking document in just minutes so you can impress your boss, colleagues, and customers. There are several different types of binding machines including plastic comb, twin-loop wire, thermal, and color coil. (Plastic comb binding machines are some of the most popular devices.) These machines are available at every price point so it’s easy to find one that will fit your budget.
- A laminator. If you’ve ever wanted to make your paper documents last longer, a laminator is what you need. These machines can encapsulate your documents in film so that they’ll last a long time. You can also use a laminator to protect photographs. There are two different types of laminators: pouch and roll. Generally speaking, pouch laminators are best for smaller documents (i.e. name tags, certificates) while roll laminators are great for larger items such as banners and signs. Be sure to consider getting one of these devices so you can make your documents last as long as possible.