15 March 2021

Which Shredding Machines Should I Buy?

Here at Afterprint, we’ve been supplying businesses with shredding machines for over 50 years. During this experience, we have liaised with countless companies regarding which shredding machines would be best for their place of work. Our aim is to offer our customers a simple yet effective experience when investing in new equipment. Therefore, in our latest article, we’ll be exploring our range of shredding machines to help figure out which would be best for you.

What Shredding Machines Are Available?

Thanks to our industry knowledge and trusted foundations within the print finishing arena, we have also been able to secure exclusive deals with leading brands such as Ideal. Ideal is the largest shredding machine manufacturer in the world, and that comes with good reason with the highest quality guaranteed. Our shredding machine range is split into two different categories. These are:

Our office shredding machines come in three different sizes, all capable of shredding different amounts of sheets. These machines are named according to size and consist of Small Office Shredders, Office Shredders and Office/Departmental Shredders. Alternatively, if you think you’ll be looking for a more industrial sized shredding machine, we have a variety of options there too. These include the Ideal 4606, 4108 and 5009 Industrial Shredders. Our industrial shredders are all capable of shredding anything from books and files to floppy disks and CDs.

What Should I Consider When Buying a Shredder?

Having read up to this point, it’s clear that your next decision will be on which machine your business currently required. If you’re going to be using your shredder to securely destroy documents but not consistently or in heavy loads, an office shredder will probably suffice. However, if the demands for shredding will be large and often, an industrial shredding machine will be more adept at coping under the pressure.

When you’re deciding on the type of shredding machine to purchase, it can be easy to jump into a decision based on price alone. However, it’s important that you avoid the temptation. Instead, you should consider three things. These are your business’ requirements, the machine’s ease of use and its reliability. That way, you can avoid a situation where the shredder that you’ve selected can’t keep up with the demand that you’re dealing with. Here at Afterprint, we understand that time is money and so we work hard to ensure that our customers make the right choice the first time of asking.

Why Should I Get a Shredding Machine?

The main reason for purchasing shredding machines is to maintain privacy and security in a business. Often in businesses, people will print out documents that are either confidential or sensitive. In these cases, it may be necessary that such documentation is destroyed once it is no longer being used. That’s where a shredder comes in. Being able to destroy a variety of different documents and data storage vessels quickly and easily, they are an efficient way to comply with regulations.

If you’re working for a business that regularly needs to dispose of sensitive documents, an industrial shredder can help you to avoid using an external company. Whilst third parties can often be safe, some of our clients prefer to be sure by bringing the shredding in house. Our industrial range is perfect for doing just that. Alternatively, if you’re just looking for a waste management system that can keep you organised, our office range is more than capable.

Purchase One of Our Shredding Machines Today

Now that you’ve read our guide, it’s time to make a decision on whether you wish to purchase a shredding machine and if so, which one. You can browse our full range online and see full specifications for each of our models. Once you feel as though you’ve made a decision, you can then make an enquiry to one of our colleagues who will be happy to help you through the purchasing process. Alternatively, if you have a few questions that you wish to ask in advance of taking this step, please contact us.

Here at AfterPrint, we are the UK’s Premier Specialist in Digital Print Finishing Equipment. Therefore, we pride ourselves on the expertise that our team is able to offer and the quality of our product range. Our team is always working tirelessly to source the world’s leading print finishing equipment so that we can continue to keep our clients at the cutting edge of technology. By making a purchase from AfterPrint, you’re guaranteeing yourself expertise and a quality guarantee.