20 February 2020

Get the Best Results with a Guillotine Cutter

If you find yourself needing to give documents and projects a clean edge, then using a guillotine cutter from AfterPrint is the answer!

Our range of trimmers are easy to use but it is important to understand how to use it properly to ensure you do not injure yourself.

For our new blog, we are going to share everything you need to know about using a guillotine paper cutter properly.

Your Guide to Guillotine Paper Cutters

Firstly, you will need to choose a guillotine paper cutter with good safety features such as a blade latch and finger guard.
Count the number of sheets you need to cut and determine if your cutter will be able to handle them. Each trimmer has a cutting capacity so if you try to cut too many sheets at once it will dull the blade the more it is used. Cutting too many sheets at once will give your paper rough edges too. We recommend separating sheets into piles as if you need to cut more than your cutter can handle at once this will make your job easier.

Place your paper on the cutter’s base, which most likely has a measurement grid and/or a cutting guide on it. If you need to measure your paper or if you are trying to do a special cut (such as an angled one) take advantage of these features. If the cutter is equipped with a paper clamp, please use it because it will keep your materials in place when cutting.

Now it is time to begin cutting your paper by bringing the blade down slowly and keep your hands out of the way. After the paper has been cut, recycle any scraps and be sure to use the blade latch which secures the blade. This prevents it from going up and/or crashing down and stops you from injuring yourself when using the cutter.

Simply repeat this process every time you need to use your guillotine cutter.

Using a guillotine paper cutter is simple, although you can experiment a little before you get the desired results. The most important thing to remember is to respect your trimmer’s cutting capacity and exercise caution and you will be able to cut your paper without any issues.

Got More Questions? Get in Touch!

If you have any more questions about guillotine cutters from AfterPrint, please contact us today.