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Things to Do With Paper Cutters

Jul 23, 2008
There are many projects and uses for paper cutters in schools, at home and at the office. As well, there are many different types of paper cutters on the market; there are manual, electric and hydraulic paper cutters, guillotine cutters, business card cutters, rotary trimmers and stack cutters. Those are just a few of the different types of paper cutters available, but more than likely, you will normally choose the cutter that best suits your project. So, what can you do with paper cutters? There are some ideas listed below, for starters, and then you can decide what type of cutter you will need.

General office papers can be cut with paper cutters whether you need to cut one sheet or 700. Most of the daily cutting tasks in the office can be done with a guillotine paper cutter much like the ones found in schools. If your office is accustomed to cutting high volumes of paper at a time, a better bet would be to buy a stack cutter. These types of cutters allow more sheets of paper to be cut at one time.

Business cards can be made with hand-held cutters or tabletop guillotine cutters, however, they even have a specific type of business card cutter available for you to purchase. These cutters can cut a page of laser printed cards into many individual business cards in just a small amount of time. This could potentially save your company a lot of money, time and effort in the long run.

Make employee badges for all of your workers by using a paper cutter. A good guillotine paper cutter will do this job easily for you. Your badges will be cut with clean edges ready to laminate and hand out. If you have already printed several on a single sheet of paper and laminated them, you can still use a guillotine cutter to cut them into individual badges.

Photographs and memorabilia to use in photo albums is a good use for paper cutters. Making pictures fit into your album will require accurate dimensions so that the edges aren't overlapping or too long for the page. Choose a paper cutter with an attached ruler in order to get a precise measurement and size that fits perfectly.

Scrapbooking can be another project where you will need the aid of paper cutters. The craft store sells many different forms of paper cutters to be used in scrapbooking like straight, curvy and zigzag styles. You should first decide on a design plan for your pages and then get the paper cutters necessary to achieve the look.

Paper cutters can also be used when making sale advertisements and advertising flyers for your business or store. The size and shape of your signs or flyers can be creatively designed with special paper cutters, if you choose. However, the guillotine paper cutter will give your flyers a professional look with clean, crisp edges. Brochures and pamphlets can be crafted with the use of paper cutters, too.

Another thing that you can do with paper cutters is to cut wrapping paper when wrapping gifts at Christmas or other occasions. A manual or battery-operated handheld cutter will work well and is less strenuous than using everyday scissors.

Make your own greeting cards. You can use paper cutters to make your own Christmas or Birthday cards by printing two or more on a sheet of heavy paper or construction-like paper. People love to receive items that are hand-made and personalized because you spent not only money, but your time as well.

An additional item that you may want to use while you are making any of the above projects is a corner rounder. Corner rounders come in sizes from a simple and small craft-style rounder to a higher-capacity industrial corner rounder for larger uses.
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Andy West is a writer for iShoppapercutters which offers in extensive line of paper cutters .
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