Post # 1
Hi ladies, we are DIYing the invitations. . .
Since we won a giveaway for flyers from uprinting, we did all the design and sent it to print. . .Now we have a 5.5″x8.5″ 10pt cardstock that we want to cut into two 5.5″x4.25″ pieces. . .
Any ideas on where to go for this? We would like to avoid doing this ourselves, but at the same time I don’t want them to mess this up (they are already printed!!)
Post # 3
@ocam_caro: You can try any of the Office Max, Office Depot, Kinko’s/FedEx type places. Check and see which one can cut high volumes at a time. They would put it on the block press thing which squeezes the paper together to keep it tight and straight and make one cut. They will usually charge a set up fee and then charge per cut which in your case will only be once…probably no more than $20 or so. It’s much safer to do it that way because they have what’s needed to be very precise, instead of you buying a paper cutter and doing it a few at a time! Good luck!
Post # 4
We had our invites cut at FedEx/Kinkos, and it was SOOOO worth the money. Best $17 we’ve ever spent, seriously (oh, and we didn’t pay any sort of set up fee, just $1.50 per cut or something). I recommend going to one of the larger stores to ensure that they use the hydraulic/guillotine cutter, which can cut up to 100 sheets at a time perfectly. I also recommend calling them to find out how they’d like you to bring your items. We put border lines on our invites (2 per sheet) thinking that was good, only to learn that they prefer you not do so! They go by measurements, not border lines (who knew?). Ours still turned out perfectly, but I’d check with them to see if they want to you bring a template or something.
Post # 5
nice thank you very much! specially for the hydraulic cutter thingy 🙂 I had no clue they existed!
Post # 6
it’s called a pressure cutter, and most print shops have them. kinko’s charges 1.50 per cut… so it’d be only 1.50 to cut yours in half. what a deal! you’ll have a nice professional cut, and you can save lots of time, and your sanity! if you don’t have a kinko’s near you, a local print shop should be able to help you for a similarly small fee. good luck! 🙂
Post # 7
Thank you ladies 🙂
we passed by an Office Max and they charge just $1 per cut (!!), and the guy took 50 sheets at a time, so I had to pay just $4+tax for everything (200 sheets, NO set-up fee) I would say it was TOTALLY worth the trip!
However it was not totally perfect, the guy missed for 2mm so now I have to trim 100 of them a little bit, but i don’t think is a big deal. . .
If I could change something, I would have told the guy to do a test on one sheet and correct it if necessary
Thanks for the recommendations 🙂
Post # 8
Office Depot said 17 cents per page for the two cuts I needed, if that helps.