Yes, even a print shop needs a paper shredder in their office. If you are working on sensitive projects for your clients, you need to dispose of them properly to ensure their information is safe and secure. Those non-disclosure agreements your customers make you sign probably include not leaving excess material laying around your print shop. So, how do you select the right paper cutter?
If you are a print shop, the “We live in the digital age. The paperless corporation is upon us…” is not a reality. There are still stacks of invoices, printed emails, memos, and customer project files ALL over my office. We live in the digital age, that’s true, but we also live in the age of HIPPA regulations, corporate espionage, invasive audits, and big brother. There’s simply a lot of paper to be destroyed before the wrong person sees it.
But, which paper shredder should I get for the office? Does it matter that there are 50 employees on this floor? Or that bank account numbers are often in the forms that I shred? What about those boxes of old accounting files in the basement we plan on having the intern eliminate?
Choosing a shredder is all about quantity and level of security. A strip-cut paper shredder like the Formax FD8602sc will accept your feed quickly, but it won’t be as secure, and the container will fill up quickly. Cross-cut paper shredder model like the Formax FD8602cc will chop up your documents into a fine dust, but they simply take longer because they’re working harder. Consider that feed speed. Destroyit also has a line of secure paper shredders that can ensure your documents are safe from prying eyes. When there’s a lot of archives to shred, you don’t want to feed your machine ten sheets at a time. You don’t want your employees spending all day away from their desk.
Then look at the extras. These days we don’t just need to destroy paper. Consider a shredder with the ability to shred compact discs, credit cards and the occasional file that still has a paper clip attached. You want a shredder with the capacity to do that without damaging the blades, auto cleaning and reverse functions are important features to include.
Formax Office Shredders have great features and come in both strip-cut and cross-cut models. They all have a warranty on the cutting blades and can accept a varying number of pages. Document disposal is a security issue. Take it seriously for yourself and your customers.