- Cutting can be one of the most technical jobs in a print shop. Why, it seems simple enough? Once you cut a piece of paper, it can't go back, if it is wrong, then you need to reprint it. If we printed the job, we can just print more and fix it. One bad move can cost hours of time.
- Because of the technical challenge, you want someone who can cut it right the first time, every time.
- Three cutters saves us time by being able to have three people cutting at the same time.
Pivano 46" Micro Cutter
Our Pivano 46" Micro Cutter is our newest cutter to our floor. Purchased brand new by Wandel Press in 1979, we acquired the machine in 2013 when Wandel closed it's doors. The micro part of it means that instead of a mechanical paper backstop that the operator manipulated by hand, a digital interface was added so that you can simply dial in the cut size you want and it goes to the position automatically. Also you can pre-program jobs in the controller so that the back stop moves every time you cut. We use this mode for cutting perfect bound books on all three edges. This is called a "3" knife trim. Many companies have a machine that does the three knife trim in line. We opted away from that because of our belief about automation costing more than its worth when the machine operates wrong. We believe that the best way to ensure accuracy is for a person to use their judgement as our quality control.
Miehle 34.5" Cutter
The Miehle 34.5" cutter came from Metro Bindery when they closed up shop in 2010. They were renting a portion of our space and when Bob and Anna Mae retired, we basically inherited the machine. Its very heavy duty and easy to measure your cuts.
Challenger and Price CO. 26" Cutter
This cutter is both our oldest and smallest cutter. Because of the small blade and the inexpensive sharpening on small blades, this machine is great at cutting stocks that quickly dull the blade such as chip board. We cut chip board, acetate, and leatherette on this cutter with great results.
All Cutting Pricing is dependant on stock thickness, quantity, and amount of cuts.