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What do the Sheets Per Day Figures Mean?

This is our own specification that we have created to give you a guide as to how often you should use your shredder. There are some models that can shred all day without pausing, however the figures below assume the amount of sheets of paper you would want to shred in an "average" day. Simply read the descriptions of the different categories below to decide which category you fall into. This will help you to decide which category of shredder that you require and allows you to browse our online store for a paper shredder that will best suit your needs.
Entry Level and Home Usage - These would generally be for a single user with the machines easily coping with the destruction of up to 100 sheets of paper per day. These machines will usually only accept sheets that are up to and including A4. Entry Level Shredders and Home Use Shredders

Desk Side Usage - Expect to have a maximum requirement of up to 250 sheets per day. You may also require that the machine will accept staples. These machines will usually only accept sheets that are up to and including A4.

Personal Shredders and Desk Side Shredders

Small Office Usage - Most Small offices would expect to shred up to 500 sheets (1 ream) of paper per day. A good idea would be to expect to be able to cope with up to 5 people using the shredder in each office. You may also require that the machine will accept staples. These machines will usually accept sheets that are up to and including A4 with certain models also accepting A3.

Small Office Shredders

Medium Office Usage - These machines can usually cope with the waste documentation of up to 12 staff. The machine would normally be centrally positioned and be capable of destroying up to 1000 sheets (2 reams) of paper per day. You may also require the ability to shred thick files containing small clips and staples as well as Credit Cards and CD's or DVD's. These machines will usually accept sheets that are up to and including A4 with certain models also accepting A3.

Medium Office Shredders

Departmental Usage - You would have up to 25 users in an office shredding 2500 sheets (1 box or 5 reams of photocopier paper) per day. You may also require the ability to shred thick files containing small clips and staples as well as Credit Cards and CD's or DVD's. These machines will usually accept either A4 or A3 sheets as well as full width computer printouts.

Departmental Shredders

In the past many of our Corporate Customer have asked us to develop specific Users Guides for their organisation. Click the link below for a sample template that we can taylor to suit your business and financial needs. This handy tool will help guide your staff to the most suitable machines for their individual requirements - but REMEMBER - We are always happy to answer any questions or give free advice at any time - 0845 5555 007.

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