(Closed) paper cutter

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I vote for not getting a paper cutter; I just go to Kinkos.  It takes a fraction of the time and it is like $1 for them to make 1 cut (but through 100s of pieces of paper).  So for our menus for example – they will be three to a page – so I take them to Kinkos and for $2 they are all cut in under a minute.  Save time, save money – let someone else cut the paper for you. 🙂

Post # 5
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Worker bee

I’m borrowing a Fiskars rotary cutter from a friend, and I love it! I’m currently doing envelope liners and they’re taking no time at all because I’m only hand-cutting the triangle part.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I have Mrs. Daffodil’s and I love it. My only issue is that sometimes the laser can go off too quickly (if you don’t put the arm fully back down for over a minute, it’ll go off). Enmoore, unfortunately, Kinko’s has messed up my order twice (on stardream cardstock, no less), so I don’t use them for paper things anymore.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I got a Cricket paper cutter from Walmart that had both the cutting and scoring blades. I used mine for all my projects and I don’t have any complaints. I had the get new blades because I was using it so much but I got those online with no hassle. I think it was around $15 or so I can’t quite remember. I worked on may projects mostly at night or whenever the baby was sleeping so it was more convenient for me than going somewhere and having them cut my paper.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Auberge du Soleil

I just walk into Kinkos or Staples and use the paper cutter in their self-serve copy center and then walk out. It’s free and they always have high quality cutters!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I second the Cricut paper cutter.  It has a fold out arm that lets you actually measure what you’re doing so you don’t need to make marks before you cut.  Plus, it’s lightweight and inexpensive.  I bought it for scrapbooking, but it’s been a wonderful tool in the wedding process.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Hobby Lobby has a 40% off coupon.  If you aren’t wanting a crazy fancy one, but you still want good quality, then get the makign memory ones with a self-sharpening blade.  It also has a magnetic ruler.  If this is an item you won’t use after the wedding, I see no reason to splurge, but I also wouldn’t get one that dulls quickly.

These aren’t always in stock at the store, so you may want to call first.

Post # 11
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Wannabee

I agree with rebecca – unless you can find a specific employee who is good and you can somehow stick with them, don’t go to Kinkos.  My first cutting experience with them was good but then they completely messed up a second set of cards that I had spent hours letterpressing myself and they have no liability and they obviously can’t give me back the time I spent doing them. 

The problem also is they do them all at once which makes it quick, but also means that if 1 cut is off, all 100 pieces or whatever are badly cut.  I’d rather know that if something is messed up it’s my own fault but that I will pay attention and try to get it perfect and only be messing up one thing at a time, rather than leaving things in the hands of potentially less anal Kinkos employees who could make one mistake and ruin the whole batch.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

i agree<span class=”postby”> pinotnoir, kinkos has the best cutters in their self serve area.  we tried one of those home-use cutters, and the result was ok, not great.  Fiance and i decided to go the kinkos route and found out that the commercial grade cutter is absolutely the best EVER!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I was planning on running to kinkos but I work on wedding stuff at all sorts of hours so I bought a rotatrim off of ebay with the live.com cashback promo. It came out to be just under $100 and it works beautifully! The cuts are PERFECT and I love the moveable arm that keeps your paper at the right place/measurement every time.

It’s a little expensive but I know I can get a lot more out of it than some of ther other ones I considered!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

hi!

I own the Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer 12" and absolutely love it.  I bought it at scrapbooking warehouse for only $34.29, and it works so well with cardstock.  I used it for all of my wedding stationery, as well as other projects for friends.

http://store.scrapbooking-warehouse.com/278674.html

I did a lot of research before buying a paper cutter myself, and ran across this board of reviews for this particular paper cutter: http://www.scrapfriends.us/tonic_studios_trimmer.html

I do not recommend kinko’s if you are very particular about your lines.  They easily can be 1/16" or 1/8" off and if your image needs to be centered on the paper, you cannot depend on their cuts.

Good luck!

~Emilie

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

After unsuccessfully trying to cut my cardstock at the kinkos paper cutters (dull and dirty blades), I went to Michaels and bought a Fiskars (not sure of spelling) one with a 50% off coupon so it came out to $25 bucks. Best decision ever made. Super easy and super duper clean cuts!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

For our Save-The-Date Cards, we used the in-store paper cutters at Kinko’s (self-serve).  They work great, but it was kind of a pain to lug everything in and set up shop – best to do it in small bursts.

Finally, I ordered a making memories self-sharpening folding paper cutter.  It’s lightweight *and* folds for storage, which has been excellent for our SF apartment.  It was about $30 from Save-on-Crafts.  It’s likely you can get a better deal elsewhere, but it has been worth every freaking penny.  We’ve since completed our invitations, I’ve lined two sets of note card envelopes and completed various other paper products.  

The only thing that I wish it has was a scoring tool.   

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