29.8.06

Ultimate Cutting Duo

I have come to a bit of a cross roads in my little business. I am having trouble keeping up with my orders using my current combination of crummy little rotary cutter and exacto knife, and I am having panic attacks about getting ready for the Christmas markets, so I have a big decision to make. I need to buy some new equipment. I have sourced these two machines on ebay. The one above I would use for cutting large sheets of cardstock and Japanese paper, and the one below I would use for cutting my bookboard.
Since I am so terrible at making decisions, I am putting this out in the blogosphere - has anyone used these particular machines? Do you have any feedback? The large rotary trimmer is made by a company called Trio, and the guillotine is made by Kutrimmer. Any feeback or suggestions at all would be a great help. Like I said, a big decision (and investment) for such a little business!

4 comments:

Marieke said...

Hmm, can't help you I am afraid...

LALA dex press said...

I am so happy that someone else uses the X-acto/ Rotary combo (OH, + the Panic Attacks!). I have also been looking at cutting boards, my dad has offered to give me his, but it weighs a ton + 2000+ miles away. Amazon.com has consumer comments for many products + there are always a zillion message boards about any item (even milk!). Gotta love the internet.

Trudi said...

Thanks for the tip - I'll check out Amazon. I never think to look there for thinks like this. And, I think there are a lot of us out there using that combo. I am always afraid to tell my clients how "by hand" my books are made, but really - it's something we should be proud of!

ellia said...

i cant help ya much either but i really would say go for it! it will pay off in the long run and it will simplify life for you... that way you can make more... even have special deals... and thus even sell more...

if you can afford it, or are willing to make the $$ sacrifice, i say, it would be a wonderful investment