How to Shop for a Paper Jogger
A paper jogger is simply a machine that can vibrate a stack of paper to line up all the sheets for further preparation, such as punching, binding, and cutting. These are great machines to use in busy offices, copy shops, and other environments in which a lot of paper is processed on a regular basis. If you don’t have one of these devices, you should considering getting one as they save time but also increase the quality of work being done. Here are some things you need to consider when deciding which one to get.
A Good Jogging Capacity
Probably the most important consideration is how many sheets the device can handle at a time. You’ll need to think about how much paper you’re going to be processing and choose a machine that meets this need.
The Size of your Materials
The size of your materials is also incredibly important since not every jogger can handle all sizes of paper. Most of the ones on the market can easily accommodate letter-sized sheets (8.5” x 11”) and there are some that can work with larger ones, such as those that are tabloid-sized (11” x 17”) or even press sheet sized (24” x 36”).
If you Work with Specialty Items or Not
Something you need to know about paper joggers is that not all of them can handle items such as envelopes, glossy stocks, and oddly sized documents. Luckily, there are specialty joggers that can process these materials. You can contact us if you have any of these special requirements.
If you Want to Reduce Static
Static electricity can build up easily and make it difficult for you to separate your sheets. However, you can solve this problem by using a jogger that shoots compressed air. This eliminates the static for easier processing. Granted, these devices can be a bit more expensive, but you may find that the extra cost is worth it.
How Much Space you Have
The available space you have will definitely influence your decision. Tabletop joggers tend to be smaller so they’re ideal if you don’t have a lot of room in your workspace.