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How to Make Your Office Greener

We’re sure you’ll agree that automation streamlines office tasks and decides the overall health of any secular operation, but did you know that office automation also makes it possible to implement a green office mindset to make your business more more »

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Perfecting Email Etiquette

Email is great as it allows us to work faster and more efficiently, but experts agree that your email etiquette is paramount, as it has the potential to sabotage your reputation both personally and professionally if you’re not too clued more »

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The Benefits of Regular Email Archiving

Email is still big as a method of communication in business and approximately 75% of a company’s intellectual property is stored in user’s mailboxes. Companies that do not have an archiving mail solution can experience huge productivity losses when users more »

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How to Select the Best Paper for Your Business Stationery

It can be confusing when it comes to choosing the paper best suited for your company projects which mirrors your attention to detail and reinforces your company message of service and product excellence, especially because many people tend to confuse more »

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When Would I Use a Document Binder in My Office?

While we all strive toward a paperless office, the fact is that there are still many items that need to be printed and stored. From client proposals to health and safety documentation, there is currently no electronic work-around. In these more »

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Working Remotely Equals Happier Staff

Let’s Make it Happen for You. It’s no secret that the office of today is very different from those of yesteryear. Processes are faster, more streamlined and many systems are automated, relegating the monotonous tasks to intelligent office equipment. However, more »

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When is Laminating Documents a Bad Thing?

While every self-respecting office should certainly have a laminator, not everything should be laminated. Yes, we know that one gets a tremendous amount of satisfaction when a shiny, professional-looking and somewhat more robust document comes sliding out of our laminating more »

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Electronic Letter Openers – Not Just A Pair of Picnic Pants

Admittedly, there are certain “new and innovative” products that the general public look at and think – “Who actually needs that?” Those that spring to mind are shoe umbrellas, picnic pants and diet water. And yes, these are actually available more »

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Quick Tips Printing Brochures In-House

There’s absolutely no doubt that a professionally designed business brochure or information flyer is a great way of communicating your message to potential customers. Whether you’re at a business expo, networking at an event, or simply want to provide additional more »

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What Does the P o P I Act Mean for You?

Most business owners will have heard of the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI) which was tabled back in 2013 and has recently taken effect. What is the point of POPI and what do businesses need to do in order more »

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No, Direct Mail Is Not Dead

Ask for an address these days and you’re likely to be given an email address. Direct mail, aka snail mail, doesn’t seem to be on the top of the list when it comes to communication tools, does it? However, many more »

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The Rise of Remote Working – Can It Work For You?

Office culture has experienced something of a pendulum effect over the last few years. Businesses have put workers into cubicles with senior staff in glass offices; some have tried a more socialist movement with everyone from mailroom clerk to CEO more »

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Make Your Out of Office Reply Work

For most of us, it’s almost that time of year. So close that we can almost taste it! We’re tying up loose ends and doing final updates in the hope of shutting down our computer for the last time for more »

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Top 5 Tips for Professional Business Brochure Design

Some businesses have websites to showcase their products and services, but some prefer to use beautiful brochures to lure their audience. There are benefits to both, obviously, but when it comes to brochure design, too many businesses leave it up more »

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The Marvels of the Modern Franking Machine

Remember when the office administrator had to keep a healthy supply of postage stamps locked away to cater for the company’s mailouts? Some smaller businesses still suffer the frustration of having to dash off to the post office and queue more »

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A Great Direct Mail Campaign Needs a Strong Call to Action

Let’s be honest, people, in general, are not great at doing what they’re told. A red light means stop, but do they? “Click on this link” is a pretty straightforward command – but they don’t. So, if you’re planning a more »

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Printing Tips to Save You Money

Businesses across South Africa are constantly being told to “tighten their belts” as the fuel price rises, inflation spikes and general everyday living seems to be ridiculously high. But what does this look like on a practical level? We’d like more »

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Document Binding’s No Bind with Pro’s on The Job

Thanks to great machinery, binding valuable documents is not only possible but desirable. There’s no denying that looks do count and we deny it we may, but we all judge books by their covers. Presentation carries 90 percent of the more »

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Let Document Scanning Help You Go Paperless

A request to have documents delivered to one by hand likely sends chills down the spine because it’ll more than likely be a messenger of the court. Even then, today’s lawyers will ask if your divorce certificate can rather be more »

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Save Time, Save Money – Office Automation Streamlines Tasks

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency”, said none other than Bill Gates. When you’ve chewed on that piece of brilliance, you’ll agree that automation more »

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Let Super-Efficient Production Mailing Systems Set Up Your Consumer Footprint

Direct mail is not only for payslips and reams of adverts. Today’s sophisticated production mailing systems have an astounding folding, inserting and code reading capabilities that make the job a breeze. The Kern 686 System is state of the art more »

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3 Business Tech Trends For Small Businesses

Traditionally, small businesses haven’t been quick to adopt new technology. This is because innovative business tech is often expensive and requires a small team of people just keep it running smoothly. For the average business owner, the cost and complexity more »

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From Pasta to Paper – The Fascinating Story of Paper Shredders

Who would have thought that the humble paper shredder – a relatively insignificant little piece of office automation – would have such a fascinating history? Interestingly, the very reason for its invention has made it more necessary today than ever more »

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Can You Really Make A Difference? Why Should You Recycle Paper In The Office?

A compelling article in the Harvard Business review shows how innovation leads to success when it comes to recycling. It says” In the 1990s, the Ontario government pioneered a new office trash and recycling system — which has since been adopted by more »

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Is The Paperless Office A Real Solution?

The idea of a paperless office has been around for a good few decades, and with the advances in technology, one would think that now is as good a time as any to go paperless. But, is it practical, or more »

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Designing and Using the Perfect Business Logo

We may take those little squiggles and icons for granted, but a business logo printed on a company’s stationery or on the outside of their envelope likely took hours and thousands of Rands to create. What is the deal with more »

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Beautiful Business Brochures Don’t Just Happen

Business brochures are an investment. Yes, a well-designed business brochure often comes at considerable cost in terms of preparation time, printing and distribution. So, how can you make sure that your efforts are not wasted, and you aren’t going to more »

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Neopost AS-850 | Pressure Sealers

Products > Pressure Sealers > Large Volume > AS-850 8 500 Pages/hour – up to 150 000 items per month Document hopper – 300 sheets Feed type – Friction All fold types – Z, C, Half Fold settings – Manual Internal more »

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Kern 3500 SL | Production Mailing Systems

Products > Production Mailing Systems in South Africa > Kern 3500 SL 22000 Envelopes/hour – up to 5 000 000 items per month Configuration – Modular All fold types – Z, C, Half Max pack thickness – 6mm Envelope size – more »

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Mercure IR Envelope Sealer | Envelope Sealers

Products > Envelope Sealers > Mercure IR Envelope Sealer 18 000 Envelopes/H – up to 500 000 items per month Envelope size (Maximum) Feed type Sealing capacity Maximum thickness Envelope hopper Internal counter Solid contraction Low noise level 90 – 250mm more »

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Rich Text, Plain Text or HTML Emails? Which Should You Use? April 26, 2018

Document Composition Means More Personalised Communication With Your Customers April 15, 2018

Pressure Sealing Gives Mailing New Meaning March 28, 2018

How Do Folding And Inserting Machines Work? March 15, 2018

Why Is A Professional Image So Important February 26, 2018

Record Keeping and Archiving Documents in a Digital World February 17, 2018

State-Of-The-Art Plastic Wrapping Systems Are Turning Heads. January 31, 2018

2018 Office Trends – To Print Or Not To Print? January 17, 2018

Automation and Connectivity – Office Trends to Look Forward To December 26, 2017

Perfecting Presentations with Booklet Making Machines December 15, 2017

Brilliant Brochures Need Fantastic Folding Machines! November 29, 2017

When It Comes To Mailouts, A Glue Fold Sealer Seals The Deal! November 16, 2017

Reduce Your Headcount With The Right Office Automation October 25, 2017

Quite frankly, is Franking Right for my Business? October 13, 2017

The Benefits of Office Automation September 26, 2017

Wait! Don’t Laminate! September 11, 2017

Office Automation – It’s Time To Pimp Your Processes August 31, 2017

Email Security Best Practice – How to Stay Safe Online August 17, 2017

Franking Sense – Having Your Own Franking Machine Will Save You Money July 31, 2017

The Benefits of a Folding and Inserting Machine July 17, 2017

How Lowest-Cost Routing Can Benefit Your Business June 30, 2017

Binders – Offering a Professional Finish to Paperwork June 16, 2017

Sarbanes-Oxley And What It Means For South African Auditing Practices May 30, 2017

Put your Business on Steroids with Email Tracking Solutions May 16, 2017

What do you mean you don’t own a Laminator? April 24, 2017

Getting a Productive Burster on Form Handling April 11, 2017

A Pressure Sealer: The Answer To Your Office Woes March 30, 2017

Putting The Lid On The Archiving Debate March 14, 2017

Shredders are for shredding paper – right? February 28, 2017

Booklet Makers are not just for Big Business Needs February 14, 2017

Email Tracking Software: Taking The Guesswork Out Of Growing Your Business. January 24, 2017

Letter Openers Versus Paper Knives – What Is The Difference? January 10, 2017

We’d Like to Address an Important Issue December 20, 2016

Pushing The Envelope Back Into The Limelight December 9, 2016

Production Scanners – The modern reply to effective data entry November 24, 2016

How can franking machines improve your company branding? November 9, 2016

Email security – easy tips to stay safe October 24, 2016

Why should you be using the BCC option in business email? October 13, 2016

Direct mail campaigns vs short attention spans September 23, 2016

Use less words – communicate better. September 9, 2016

Skype etiquette: Making Skype communication work for you August 31, 2016

The effects of office automation in 2016 August 17, 2016

How to make the best use of a small office July 27, 2016

Fun facts about Mail to make you look smart July 15, 2016

Hot plastic never looked so good. Why use a laminator? June 27, 2016

Email Solutions – The best out of office messages ever June 15, 2016

When does a pressure sealer become a necessity in business? May 28, 2016

Are your direct mail campaigns working for you? May 15, 2016

The Perils Of Envelope Printing, And How To Get It Right April 19, 2016

What makes a successful direct mail campaign? April 9, 2016

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