STOP BUYING C FOLD PAPER HAND TOWELS FOR DISPENSERS!!!
Ok, now that’s out of the way.
There’s a really simple way to save money and have the entire office thinking you’re incredible – put Z Fold towels in your hand towel dispensers.
Seriously, it’s that easy.
Z or Multi-fold paper towels will save you money. They will save you time. Your office staff will love you. Let’s look at why…
This is a C Fold paper hand towel.
The towels are stacked one on top of another with edges folded into a C shape, these edges are designed for the user to pick up the hand towel. These are great if they’re stacked on a counter or in a basket with the C edges facing up.
This is a Z fold paper hand towel.
The towels are interlocked with each other so that as a towel is taken, another towel appears. These are great in counter top or hanging dispensers. They’re also known as multi-fold towels.
C Folded towels get stuck in the dispenser. When trying to grab that little C edge through a hanging dispenser, the user may end up grabbing multiple towels then pull, potentially jamming the dispenser, ruining a handful of towels and wasting money.
Z Folded towels operate like a box of tissues so as you pull one out, another appears. It’s easy for the user to see the towel and give it a light tug to get it to release.
On a counter top or in a basket, Z Fold towels are not effective because there’s not mechanism to stop the next interlocked towel (or 20) and the user ends up with a toppled tower of paper towels (sort of like what you see in the image below). In the counter top basket instance, a C Fold is superior as it allows the user to take a single hand towel without disturbing the rest (except maybe a trail of water).
If you’re using a dispenser and C fold towels, try 1 box of Z folds then come tell me what you think.
My recommendation for Z/Multi Fold handtowels