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Thread: Papercuts

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    Anyone care to weigh in with advice on guillotine style paper trimmers? I'm looking to get around a 24" model. maybe a bit bigger?

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    3 phase power,
    hydralic,
    26.5"+
    weigh a hell of a lot

    expect to pay a few thousand dollars for a decent one.

    Have fun moving it, don't cut your hands off.

    Unless you print thousands of dollars worth of posters a year, you might just want to make friends with an offset shop, or better yet an old letterpress shop.

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    i was thinking more along the line of one of these one armed bandits


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    They work OK. I have a few 18" in my shop, use em to cut film. They can't really do more than 2 or 3 sheets at a time without binding.

    Go find a friend at a small paper printing company. Pressmen like coffee, beer or pizza, and sometimes will trade for 10 minutes of their cutting time. I just show up at my local letterpress shop with a few large coffees, and the owner points to the cutter and says "if I don't have to get up, use it as long as you want"

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    Really? Are paper cutters not that intriguing?

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    i got a big 'ol guillotine cutter. there's really nothing special to say. yeah, probably max out at 3 sheets without fucking up the paper.

    if you're looking to do A LOT of cutting, don't go the guillotine route.

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    There was a thread about this a month or two ago erik. I guess we're a little worn out on the topic. Try doing a forum search.

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    It's more of a Rwandan machete than a guillotine.

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    you can find a lot of places in town that probably have a nice heavy duty paper cutter. I get my paper cut down at a local copy shop...the guys doest even charge me cause he can use the excess paper...really nice guy.

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