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Old 10-22-2012, 04:46 AM   #1
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If you have a lot of cardstock to cut for card making, and want to get it done quickly and inexpensively, bring it to a local printers/printing shop. I just took a stack of SU paper 8 inches high and he cut it all in half in one swoop on a machine for 5 dollars! it would have taken quite a few blades and probably a few hours to cut it all with a trimmer. (depending on the amount of paper, it could be a little less or more.)

sometimes I've taken it to the office to use a large paper cutter, but sometimes it's just a little off of exactly half, or at a bit of an angle when cutting, depending on the handle. this was great, and there's no tiny crease along the edge that sometimes the paper trimmers make. and you get 2 stacks of paper in the same order you stacked them up! so you can very easily and quickly refile into your folders or however you keep your paper.

(note: I reserve 1 - 3 full sheets of each color for other projects, "just in case")
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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Some of the local office supply stores will do this as well. I've taken note pads to Staples and they've cut them for me. I also had them cut a ream of cardstock in half for me. I think it cost about $3.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:08 PM   #3
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I regularly take several reams at a time of white cardstock to either Office Depot or Office Max. They will do one cut of the entire ream for. 75 or $1.00 depending on which store you go too. I generally haeve the reams cut in half. Saves a lot of wear on my cutters since I make a high volume of cards.
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Never would have thought of this. Great idea. Thank you for sharing this with all of us.
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I've had reams of paper cut at Office Max for work, and the results were less than stellar. One half was bigger than the other, and the cut was at kind of an angle. Since it was just for file copies in the office, it didn't really matter; it made me hesitant to trust them with my good cardstock, though.
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I've had reams of paper cut at Office Max for work, and the results were less than stellar. One half was bigger than the other, and the cut was at kind of an angle. Since it was just for file copies in the office, it didn't really matter; it made me hesitant to trust them with my good cardstock, though.
A lot of people have this concern but when I took my stuff to be cut I told them the cut has to be precise and they took the extra care to make sure it was right.
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I always tell them upfront it needs to be exact. They have only once done a less than stellar job. That time they replaced the ream of cardstock and I went to another store to have it cut. I still could have used the poor cut cardstock for cutting other than the bases but they kept it. Oh, I always stay and watch them and check it before I leave the counter.
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Oh man... you guys are scary. My poor Staples is gonna hate me.

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Staples cut some junior legal pads in half for me; I saw when they brought the pads to me that they were cut wrong. I brought it to their attention. Not only would they NOT make it right, I had to pay for the ones already cut. When I persisted, I was told that was the best cut they could make. I'm staying far, far away... no way am I getting them to cut my cardstock for me.
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I love using the Zutter cutter for large amounts or card stock like when I am doing Christmas cards. It works really well and I don't have to depend on anyone else...and can do at my leisure rather than run around.
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