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The Importance of Having a Shredder in the Office

By: Rebecca Lajoie
Published: Tuesday, 22 August 2017
The Importance of Having a Shredder in the Office

Today, security is a must - both online and in the office. Although more and more information storage and sharing is happening online, the fact is most businesses still rely on paper in their day-to-day operations. In fact, most data breaches in small and medium-sized businesses don't happen online, they happen when a critical document is left unsecured.

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Understanding Printer Paper Terminology

By: Rebecca Lajoie
Published: Monday, 24 July 2017

When it comes to purchasing printer paper you may be tempted to pick any old bundle off the shelf—that is until you notice that each one is slightly different, and the outer packaging contains wording and numbers that you have no idea how to decipher.

Just as it's important to choose the right print equipment, it's vital to choose the right type of paper to go in it, to enhance the look, feel and quality of printed materials. The question is: How do you differentiate one type of paper from another? The secret lies in understanding printer paper terminology and learning a number of common words and phrases to determine which type of paper is the right fit. 

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Basic Office Supplies Every Business Needs

By: Rebecca Lajoie
Published: Friday, 30 June 2017
Basic office supplies every business needs arlington

How messy if your desk? We all know that time spent searching for something you need is counterproductive and simply a waste of time! Although it seems smart to have everything you need close at hand, a clutter free desk is easy to maintain, and will increase your productivity and reduce stress!

Think about it... you often spend as much as ten hours a day sitting at your desk, which is probably more time than you spend sleeping. So why do we make sure our bedroom is perfectly arranged with everything we need for a restful sleep and ignore the space where we spend the majority of our time Monday thru Friday?

Here's a list of office essentials that will help you get, and stay, organized. Whether you work from home or sit at a desk, here are six essential items you'll need:

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Laser Printers vs Inkjet Printers: What's the Difference?

By: Rebecca Lajoie
Published: Tuesday, 30 May 2017

With so many different options for printers and multifunction devices on the market today, it can be overwhelming for consumers to choose the best product to serve their business's needs.

To point a customer in the right direction for choosing a printing device, Arlington Industries would like to offer the following pointers to help guide this decision:

Laser Printers vs. Inkjet Printers

One of the most common questions that you'll hear from your business customers is whether they should choose a laser printer or an inkjet printer. The right answer really comes down to the business's budget and printing volume.

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How to Select the Right Office Supply Vendor

By: Rebecca Lajoie
Published: Friday, 24 March 2017
How to select the right office supply vendor Arlington Industries

Choosing the right vendor comes down to more than simply price. If you're searching for the right office supply vendor you should also take other factors like value for your dollar, quality, reliability and service into account. How you weigh these factors will depend on your needs and strategy.

A strategic approach can work to help you understand how your potential customers reach their own purchasing decisions. Here are some things to keep in mind as you weigh your vendor selection options.


• Quality – The quality of your products needs to be consistent. If there is a problem, it will reflect on you, not your supplier.

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