A guide to choosing the right paper trimmer

With so many paper trimmers, many different brands and different sizes, how do you choose the right one for you? This guide will hopefully give you a small insight into selecting the right cutter to suit your needs.

Consider the options

It’s very easy to opt for the most popular, best rated or even buy a trimmer from the most recognised manufacturer. However, spending a few minutes looking over the choices available will save you money and ensure that the paper trimmer you buy will be perfect for the job in hand.

Where are you using the paper trimmer?

paper trimmers reviewsAre you looking to use your trimmer at home on a very infrequent basis, or will it be situated in an office environment used regularly by many members of staff. If you intend to use the trimmer at home, then do you really need something so expensive? A cheap paper trimmer maybe good enough for you.

Will it be used mainly in the office? Unless you want to replace your cutter on a regular basis, a more heavy duty paper trimmer will be best suited.

What size trimmer do you need?

It is certainly worth thinking ahead when buying a paper trimmer. Will you be cutting anything larger than A4? A4 paper trimmers are without doubt the most popular, however they’re not suited to every job.

Most paper trimmer and guillotine manufacturers make them available in A4, A3, A2, A1 and A0 sizes. So if you think you ‘may’ need a slightly larger trimmer in the future, you need to ask yourself the question, is it worth the additional expense.

What will you be cutting?

This is an extremely important factor on choosing the right paper trimmer for you needs. If you are simply cutting small batches of paper, a cheap office trimmer might be suitable.

If you’re looking to cut large amounts of card or laminates, then the heavy duty trimmers may be more preferable. Other options available include board cutters and ream cutters. These are perfect for extremely heavy duty applications.

I hope this article gives you a better understanding of paper trimmers and the options available to you. If you need any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact our team.

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