3M Workspace Ready Solutions

Count on 3M workspace ready solutions for your health, work environment and overall productivity. The facts are simple – when you feel healthy and free of pain and discomfort, you can’t help but enjoy a better quality of life, both at work and home.  3M’s goal is to help create the work environment you need and Craft here is to help you determine the best solutions.

See below for sample of product solutions that Craft carries the expertise to help you determine what you need.  Even more, 3M has a rebate special where you receive a $25 iTunes® gift card when you purchase $175 or more of qualifying 3M Products.

Standing DeskStanding Desk – When it comes to standing comfort, small adjustments can make a big difference! The 3M™ Precision Standing Desk provides maximum adjustability to achieve the most comfortable standing work position. Side-mounted levers controlling gas assist height change technology allows for continuous height settings up to 20” above the desk surface. The keyboard surface has tilt adjustment range to help achieve the most comfortable typing position.

Monitor ArmMonitor Arms and Stands – 3M offers a wide range of desk mount monitor arms and stands from mechanical adjust to easy adjust that help you get your LCD, laptop or tablet display to the proper height for viewing. This reduces eye, back and neck strain and also frees up valuable desk space with more room to work.

Keyboard TrayKeyboard Trays and Drawers – 3M offers a broad line of sturdy keyboard trays and drawers with innovative features, such as adjustable platforms, soothing gel-filled wrist rests with antimicrobial protection, and Precise™ Mousing Surfaces that extend battery life of wireless mice up to 50%. This helps you get the proper ergonomic posture in almost any workstation environment.degradation

Privacy FilterPrivacy Filters – Keep login credentials, payroll information and other sensitive data private with 3M™ Privacy Products. Innovative technology prevents visual hackers from stealing sideways glances at your screens, while providing you with a clear view. Craft has filters available for monitors, laptops, tablets and smart phones.  Need help finding the right size? Give us a call!

The good news it doesn’t stop here.  3M workspace ready solutions also include document holders, whiteboards, foot rests, mouse, mouse pads and wrist rests. Give us a call and we’ll bring our expertise to bear.

Source: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/office-us/3m-workspace-solutions/

Learn the Dirty Details and Stay Healthy

With the cold and flu season on the horizon, arm your office with cleaning essentials to keep everyone healthy and productive. Before choosing cleaning products, know the differences to make a difference in your office clean ups!

Cleaners – Cleaners are made to remove only the dirt and grime you can see. They’re great for a variety of everyday cleaning tasks, but don’t have any germ-killing agents.

Sanitizers – Sanitizers reduce bacteria, viruses and fungi and help prevent their growth when used to clean surfaces. They remove contaminants, but don’t kill them.

Disinfectants – Disinfectants are designed to kill microscopic organisms, eliminating the source of contamination. Read the labels of particular products to find out which bacteria, viruses and fungi each is designed to kill.

While we carry all the name brands in the industry, one of our favorite brands is the Genuine Joe brand. Count on Genuine Joe for reliability and top-notch performance with cost savings at hand.  Call Craft for assistance in finding the perfect cleaning supplies as remedies for your cold and flu blues!

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Color Your Work Day for Productivity

We count on the experts at Post-it® to share ways to be more productive in the office.  According to Post-it®, part of being productive means eliminating distractions and focusing on the task at hand – and color coding can increase productivity in almost any scenario.  With colorful Post-it® products and the tips below, turn your thoughts into actions and get things done.

Color Coding to track a brainstorming session – Give each of your co-workers a pad of different colored Post-it® Super Sticky Notes 3 in. x 3 in. for jotting down ideas during the brainstorm, and have everyone stick their notes onto a Post-it® Super Sticky Big Notes 22 in. x 22 in. that’s adhered to the wall. As the flurry of colorful ideas comes to life, the colors of the super sticky notes will let everyone know at a glance which ideas came from which person – and because the notes are super sticky, they can be arranged over and over again as your team iterates. The large size of the big note makes it a great canvas for visualizing thoughts and ideas.

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Color coding for calendars – If you manage a calendar and multiple schedules, color coding can be a lifesaver. Create an analog calendar by drawing a grid and numbering the days. You could do this on a Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface installed on a wall or on a Post-it® Tabletop Easel Pad if you don’t have free wall space available. Both of these products allow you to customize your calendar to suit your particular needs – dry erase surfaces allow you to create new writable surfaces on walls or tables, and tabletop easel pads give you a flexible vertical surface to display when you don’t have a wall handy.

Next, assign a color to each person you manage – let’s say Molly is yellow – and whenever Molly has an appointment, use a yellow Post-it® Super Sticky Note 2 in. x 2 in. and stick it on the calendar on the appointment’s date and time. Once you’ve internalized which colors go with which people, you’ll be able to see exactly what’s happening with your entire team’s schedule at a glance without thinking – saving time and energy for you to focus on getting things done.

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Theming with color to help prioritize tasks – Theming can give you and your teams a major boost in productivity, and color can help. For example, you might usually wake up on a Monday morning and wonder what you should prioritize that day. But if you theme your days – let’s say Monday is administrative day, Tuesday is creative day, and so on – you’ll know exactly what to do on any given day instead of wondering. Take it to the next level by assigning colors to your themes. Then, when you have a task, a to-do, or a reminder, you can write it down on a Post-it® Super Sticky Note, Post-it® Page Marker, or Post-it® Flag of the task’s theme color. Wherever you make it stick – your planner, the pages of a book, or your desk – the color will let you know in an instant which theme it’s associated with and when you need to prioritize it. With color on your side, you’ll spend less time thinking and more time doing.

Using a color framework fosters more freedom, because it frees up your mind to do the real work of generating ideas and delivering the goods. Post-it® Products are the ideal tools to get your ideas out and achieve your goals more productively.

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Healthy Hands 101 for the Classroom

With the school year about to kick off, count on Purell and Gojo to help students and teachers stay healthy and in the classroom!  Check out Purell’s Healthy Hands 101 series including hand hygiene facts, reducing student absenteeism, back to school/back to germs, five hand sanitizer myths debunked and how to stay healthy at school.

One of our favorite lessons is the Healthy Hands 101.  See below for an overview and click on the image to enlarge for reading.

Healthy Hands 101 by Purell

Healthy Hands 101Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer kills 99.99% of the most common germs that may cause illness. The surfaces in school with the most germs may surprise you!  Cafeteria tables rank #1 because germs are more common where groups of students come together.

Experts like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and Healthy Canada recommend alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol.  So count on Purell and Gojo for all of your needs.  And before you know it, your students will make the grade in staying healthy at school.

At Craft, we have every style of dispenser may it be hand pump or automatic.  From on-the-go travel size to large dispenser refills, count on Craft for all your needs for a healthy classroom.

Source: Purell

NAOPA Awards 2017

The North American Office Products Award (NAOPA) have been held annually for the past eight years. This “Oscars” of the business supplies industry recognizes innovation, quality, and technology in products that enable your organization to perform at a higher level.  Check out this year’s winners for best product by category.

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Brother International QL-820NWB Label Printer

Brother Label PrinterFacilities, Breakroom and Safety

HSM of America ProfiPack 425 Multi-Layer Cardboard Converter/Perforator

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Safco’s Adapt Configurable Space Dividers

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MMF Industries Wheelchar Accessible Payment Terminal Mount

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Kensington’s Verimark Fingerprint Key

Verimark Fingerprint KeyThe People’s Choice

Quartet Glass Dry-Erase Desktop Computer Pad

QuartetYou can count on Craft for the most impressive current business products.  Products are always evolving and we make sure to stay on top of trends with the newest, most innovative products.

Boost Your Hospitality with HON

As part of our FurnitureWorks™ service, we bring positive energy to your office by bringing unparalleled service and expertise when it comes to office space planning, design and installation. Let us help you discover leading hospitality solutions to brighten your break room, cafe or lounge.

At your service. . from break rooms to common areas, HON Hospitality Cabinets are ready to impress. Designed to serve, base and wall cabinets offer a variety of convenient options – like hinged doors for trash, drawers for coffee supplies and cupboards for dishes. Built with top‑quality materials and attention to detail, they’re made to last and styled to blend seamlessly and professionally into your workspace.

Sit down. Stand out. Stay flexible with stackable multi-purpose chairs. Reach new heights of collaboration with cafe-height stools. Whatever you need, we have stand-out look with that will become the focal point of any space.  Give us a call for a free consultation.

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Displaying Today with Tomorrow’s Technology

Embrace the latest, award-winning technology for displaying information with Smead’s Justick Electro Bulletin Boards. Even better, purchase $100 or more of Justick through September 30, 2017 and receive a free $15 iTunes® gift card!

Imagine a world of no push pins, magnets or tape required.  From standard bulletin board sizes to mini to desktop organizers, Justick offers a solution that is simple, modern, and hassle-free.

  • Simply place your materials on the surface and they just stick!
  • Durable surface offers a stylish and modern display solution to meet your organizational trend needs
  • Available in a variety of shapes and sizes to best fit your space
  • Perfect for offices, homes, computer users and more
  • Finally a solution that lets you stand out from the rest

Call Craft and we will help you find the perfect solution.  And, with Craft, you receive free installation.

Organization is the Sign of a Great Leader

According to a survey commissioned by the Post-it® brand, office organization contributes to office workers’ productivity. Thanks to the Post-it® brand, you have pads, flags, sticky notes and more at your disposal to boost your organization and leadership skills. Check out results of the survey conducted by Wakefield Research among 1,000 full-time U.S. office workers in 2015.

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Source for images: http://www.post-it.com/3M/en_US/post-it/ideas/articles/office-excellence-organization-is-the-sign-of-a-great-leader/

Work Securely Everywhere You Work

Protect your privacy and intellectual property, simply and easily. Fellowes® PrivaScreen™ Blackout Privacy Filters black out from the side view to protect your privacy, while maintaining a crystal clear screen straight-on. Whether for desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone, PrivaScreen™ has a blackout privacy filter for you.

Why Privacy Filters Are Important for Businesses

In today’s world, it matters to protect your work, your business and your privacy.  See how a privacy filter can help you regardless of the industry you work in.

Corporate – Corporate spies may not need to infiltrate a company to gain secrets when confidential data can be viewed and photographed over a traveling executive’s shoulder. Privacy filters can help protect against corporate spying in public places.

Mobile Workers – As the number of workers outside the office continues to grow, so do privacy risks. In fact, 55% of working professionals work on their laptop in a high-traffic public area at least one hour per week.* From libraries to coffee shops to airport terminals, mobile workers need the security of privacy filters wherever they work to protect the data they handle. *People Security Visual Data Breach Risk Assessment Study

Financial – Whether it’s your broker, your accountant or a financial advisor, many financial professionals are traveling or commuting, many working as independent contractors outside of an office setting. Sensitive financial records on-screen without a privacy filter in place are subject to prying eyes.

Education – The increased use of laptops and mobile devices by teachers and administrators means sensitive data can be accessed beyond the secure environment of school grounds. Privacy filters can prevent the possibility of exposed student information in public.

Healthcare – More healthcare professionals rely on laptops and tablets to interact remotely with hospitals. Without laptop privacy filters, their data access in public becomes an opportunity for an invasion of patient privacy.

Upscale Comfort at and Affordable Price

Go beyond basic with basyx by HON mesh back task chairs. Staying on top of your game for eight (plus) hours a day depends a lot on your workspace ergonomics. That’s why basyx by HON task chairs feature easy-to-reach controls that let you customize your comfort. So you’ll be more productive, more successful and generally happier.

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Meets Basically Any Furniture Need – Offering maximum comfort, support and functionality, basyx by HON seating also minimizes the impact on your bottom line. The high-quality materials, customizable controls and affordable price make it a smart solution for any application.

Stylish, Tough and Dependable – basyx by HON was built with the modern, growing office in mind. Whether you need new office seating, basyx delivers style and high-quality comfort at an unbeatable price.

Variety of Mesh Back Styles – Contact our furniture specialists to learn about the variety of styles available from high-back to mid-back mesh chairs, as well as different styles in seat cushions.  Don’t forget our free chair “test drives” where we help you find the best chair for you based on your body type and what you require in terms of a chair’s functionality, support, aesthetics and cost.

basyx by Hon and Craft both believe a great chair shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. Quality meets value with basyx by HON mesh back task chair while offering enduring comfort and support at a price that won’t break the bank.

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