Cutting Edge Shredder from Fellowes, Inc. Arrives Just in Time for Tax Season

The 73Ci Automatically Responds To Consumer Behavior for Optimized Performance and Safety

Jan 24, 2013, 10:09 ET from Fellowes, Inc.

ITASCA, Ill., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fellowes, Inc., the leading paper shredder manufacturer, today announces the launch of its latest innovation, the 73Ci – a state-of-the-art machine designed to truly exceed consumer expectations.


From inventing the personal paper shredder in 1990, to patenting the industry's only 100% Jam Proof technology, Fellowes, Inc. has always been at the forefront of the category's evolution. The 73Ci continues that tradition by coupling a stylish new design with cutting-edge technologies and Fellowes' most sought-after features, including:

  • 100% Jam Proof System that eliminates paper jams and powers through tough jobs
  • SafeSense® Technology which automatically stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening
  • A proprietary Energy Savings System which maximizes shredder energy savings 100% of the time – both in use and out of use
  • Capacitive touch screen controls
  • Heavy-duty Cross-Cut blades that destroy a single sheet of paper into 397 particles, making it nearly impossible to piece back together

"Shredding is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent identity theft and our focus is to create products that remove any barriers between consumers and this important habit," says Nancy Heaton, Director of Global Marketing, Business Machines, Fellowes, Inc. "The 73Ci intelligently adapts to the user's behaviors to make shredding confidential information a simple and hassle-free process."    

The launch of the 73Ci comes at a perfect time for consumers who are beginning to think about filing their taxes. Identity thieves frequently take advantage of the amount of confidential information that changes hands this time of year, making a paper shredder a vital household appliance to prevent this costly crime.

The 73Ci deskside shredder is available at office superstores and their websites for a suggested retail value of $199.99. For more information, visit

About Fellowes, Inc.
Fellowes, Inc. offers an extensive range of products to equip the workspace, including paper shredders, binders, laminators, desktop accessories and record storage solutions. Founded in 1917 by Harry Fellowes and headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, Fellowes, Inc. employs more than 1,200 people throughout the world and has operations in 15 countries. Fellowes products are now readily available in over 100 countries across the globe. For more information, visit

For more information contact:
Kristen Kelley
(617) 425-7233 

SOURCE Fellowes, Inc.