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WHICH PAPER SHREDDER IS RIGHT FOR ME?

In our buying guide you can find all you need to know about our Leitz IQ shredders, so that you can choose the best paper shredder for your office or home.

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WHY DO I NEED A SHREDDER?

Paper shredders are most often used to safely destroy documents and for confidential shredding of information at home or in the workplace – that is, to protect your sensitive documents from access by external parties.

Many forget that the current data protection regulations (GDPR) does not just apply to electronic data. The GDPR also applies to paper-based personal documents.

Our buying guide helps you choose the most appropriate document shredder for personal or business use. We give you an overview of the technical features to consider so that you can protect yourself and your customers from fraud and identity theft and your business from GDPR fines.

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SHREDDERS HELP TO:

  • Protect your confidential documents and data, both personal and professional

  • Secure the documents and data of your clients and customers

  • Comply with statutory GDPR data protection regulations and prevent liability or fines due to inappropriate data storage or disposal

  • Avoid data leaks which can damage your reputation or inflict financial damage on you individually or on your business

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WHERE CAN LEITZ IQ SHREDDERS BE USED?

Office shredders and home office shredders

Buying a shredder for your company gives you the security and peace of mind that confidential documents and personal information are properly disposed of in compliance with legal obligations.

Amongst the documents that companies destroy on a daily basis are:

  • Confidential customer information

  • Pricing or supply information

  • Sensitive key company figures

  • Personal information about employees

  • Accounts payable/receiveable information

Home paper shredders

It is also a good idea to have a home shredder. Your personal documents and information can be safely destroyed with an easy to use Leitz IQ shredder.

Personal documents that should be securely disposed of:

  • All documents containing names and addresses

  • Documents with passwords or PIN codes

  • Bills

  • Cashpoint receipts

  • Bank statements

  • Cancelled or voided cheques

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IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU BUY

Our Leitz IQ shredders are available in a variety of different sizes and specification combinations. Each model is optimised for use in different locations. Therefore, it is important to consider your paper shredding needs before you buy a paper shredder. We’re happy to help you make the right choice.

 

WHICH SECURITY LEVEL IS NECESSARY?

Before choosing the cut type, you need to consider the security level. Think carefully about which security level you expect or require your document shredder to provide you with.

Leitz shredders are categorised according to their security level, referred to as the P-level. The P-level is an industry standard specifying how many pieces an A4 sheet of paper is cut into when shredded. The higher the P-level, the smaller the resulting paper particles are, and consequently the higher the security level is.

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Our overview guides you the different shredder security levels so that you can make the correct choice for your needs.

Security level

Number of cut particles (A4 sheet)

Recommended for

 P-4

 400

Bank statements and confidential customer information

 P-5 & P-5+

 2,000 / 6,000

Confidential bank data, personal documents and strategy papers

 P-6

 6,000

Legal or military documents or bank documents containing protected data

 P-6+

 12,000

Data subject to secrecy, such as government or military reports

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WHAT CUT TYPES ARE THERE?

When buying a shredder, the cut type is less important than the security level. However, it’s important to understand the differences between the available cut types and their specific characteristics.

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HOW CAN I DISPOSE OF A3 DOCUMENTS?

Leitz IQ machines can destroy A3 documents with no problem, simply fold the sheet in half. However, you must carefully ensure you do not exceed the maximum sheet capacity, which is given for A4 paper only.


WHAT ARE THE MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SHREDDER?

Paper shredders, like any electronic or mechanical device, need a minimum level of regular maintenance. This is very simple with the appropriate Leitz oil sheets, which are fed through the device once a month like a normal sheet of paper. As the oil sheet is shred, it cares for the motor and cutter blades.

 

WHICH OIL SHOULD I USE?

It is really important that you only use dedicated shredder oil, as in some instances other greases are flammable. Leitz oil sheets leave no excess residue and are easy to use. Leitz oil sheets are suitable for any electronic paper shredder.

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FAQs

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Why do paper jams happen?

Most often a paper jam occurs because too many sheets have been fed in at the same time or because material has been fed in which is incompatible with the shredder. More frequent paper jams can also indicate that the device needs maintenance and an oil sheet for must be inserted to maintain the cutter blades. To avoid paper jams, it is best to follow the operating instructions for your personal Leitz IQ model that you received when you purchased your shredder. Incidentally, all Leitz shredders have special anti-jam technology.

What does “shredder run time” mean?

Every paper shredder model has a different run time.  The run time refers to the amount of time a shredder can be used for non-stop.  Once the non-stop run time is reached, each shredding machine will automatically shut down to allow it to cool down.  This is a safety measure to prevent the shredder motor from over heating.  Leitz IQ shredders offer impressive run times and, importantly, tell you when they are ready for use again via an indicator light.

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SEAMLESS WORKSPACE INTEGRATION

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Office distractions

Distractive shredding noises are a thing of the past with our new quiet range of office shredders.

Office distractions

Effective workspace

Leitz IQ office shredders provide for more effective workspaces by longer run times and their anti-jam technology.

Effective workspace
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