They shred paper and documents into long narrow strips anywhere between 1/8" to 1/2" (3 mm to 12 mm) wide waste depending on the brand, type and model of the equipment.
Strip cut shredders are generally used for higher volume, and lower security destruction requirement, this type of document destruction format is good for a variety of needs.
Generally they can handle higher volumes of material and can destroy documents faster because of the straight through process. They can be used in offices where security is not a major concern, and where a high volume of use is required.
The downside is this destruction format is not very secure as documents can be easily reassembled leading to identity theft and other forms of information security leaks or fraud. There is no "randomization of the waste material" in most models. The larger shred format also means the waste does not compress and you will need to empty the waste container compartment more frequently.
OREweb.ca® carries several models of small, medium and large volume strip cut paper shredders - Please contact us to determine the best equipment for your office needs!