I cannot afford a paper cutter at this time, but for cost reasons, I would like to be able to buy the larger, parent sheets of paper and cut them down to the required size. Has anyone ever taken their paper to a local office supply store to have it cut down? Are there any other places that I could consider taking it to be cut? Or even websites where I could order the sizes I need (If it’s cost effective…I will be needing A7 size in a few months)?
I have a guillotine style cutter and am currently cutting 8.5x11 sheets, but sometimes I mess up and waste (expensive)paper.
I remember seeing a topic on this earlier, but I can’t find it now. It seems like someone said they tried Kinkos, but Kinkos cut it unevenly.
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Look for a commercial printer in your area. The one I use has a magnificent machine that cuts tall stacks to the thousandth. The cost is minimal; in fact, he does it for me in exchange for a bottle of chardonnay. You need to provide a clear cutting guide. Here’s a sample.
I haven’t fully researched paper companies that cut to order, but I know that Atlantic Papers does this, and they do an excellent job.
Yes, I would stay away from Kinkos and the like. It’s hit or miss with them.
start saving for a cutter
to me a cutter is just as important
as the press
got my 19 inch Challenge for $300
go around to local small job shops
tell them what you are doing
take along a photo or two of your press
and a bit of work
ask if they would cut some stock for you
some may do it for free
some will charge you a small fee per cut
some may turn you away
Yep. go to a shop, ask them if they drink beer. Ask them what their favorite beer is. Ask them if they can cut your stock down. They will take the hint.
If they don’t drink beer, ask them if they like cookies….
…. If they don’t like cookies, ask them how much it will cost.
like HavenPress idea
come by my shop with a 6 pack
of quality beer
would be willing to cut
more than a few jobs for you
Where are you located?