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Re: [BKARTS] Cutters



Most rotary cutters I am familiar with do only a few pages at a time.  I
just purchased a kutrimmer 1071, which will cut up to 40 pages, although I
notice that around 30, the edge starts getting a little rippled after it has
been cut.

The price quote for a guillotine seem high -- I've seen guillotines that do
up to 500 sheets for about $1000 -- the smaller ones that do 200 sheets are
probably closer to $600, in my experience.

If you are located near a Kinko's, they will cut up to a ream of paper, and
charge $1 per cut.  It might be a bit more if you don't buy the paper there,
but it shouldn't be more than $5, I don't think.  Perhaps this is a viable
alternative until you can get a guillotine.

HTH,
Ann
----- Original Message -----
From: "Waqar A. Khan" <wak2@CORNELL.EDU>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2002 6:03 AM
Subject: Cutters


> A question about cutters. Well, first a bit of background. I'm printing
two
> 5.5x8.5 pages on standard letter size(8.5x11) paper, and therefore need to
> cut these in half very precisely. Right now I only deal with a very small
> number and so it's feasible to fold and rip by hand. This has given
> surprisingly precise results. But, things might be heating up soon, so I'm
> casting about for alternatives. One is the pre-perforated paper I sent a
> message about a few days back. The second is a cutter. The type that can
> cut through 100+ pages seems to cost close to a thousand dollars, far
> beyond the budget I have right now. This leaves cutters. My question is,
> for the $100-200 range, which would be a better alternative, rotary
cutters
> or the guillotine type ones with the blade that pivots down. Which is more
> precise and repeatable? Needs less blade replacement? And any other factor
> you might deem important.
>
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