How to cut paper perfectly?
Aesthetic cutting of office documents, business cards or other paper materials requires suitable tools. The ones which guarantee comfort and safety as well as precise cut of the sheet. Solution? A trimmer or guillotine. Choose the tool suitable to your needs.
Paper guillotine or trimmer?
If you rarely cut paper and work with a small amount of material – choose a paper trimmer, e.g. Fellowes Electron A3 or Fellowes Neutron A4. Rotating blades in the cartridge located on the guide arm move precisely when you press the head and move it in a desired direction. A trimmer may cut straight and – if you choose a few-guide model – wavy, perforation-like, zigzag or crease.
Paper guillotine is a right choice when you want to cut large number of documents at a time. One long blade lets you cut various-thickness documents in a straight line. If you value fast work and repeatability of cuts – it is the perfect solution.
What kind of paper guillotine to buy?
When you make a decision, pay attention to the number of standard-thickness sheets which can be cut (e.g. Dahle 502 A4 guillotine is able to cut 6, while Fellowes Fusion A3 – 10), as well as maximum format of materials cut. Remember that aside from typically office guillotines, you can also purchase professional variants, e.g. adapted to cutting foam boards, cardboard, plastic covers or pictures. If you have any doubts, Lyreco advisers will help you make a right choice.
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