She shoots, she scors-it!

Ahem, please excuse the bad pun in this title. Today, I'd like to discuss the "Scor-It." It's a gadget I recently picked up for scoring paper. "Why do I need a gadget for scoring paper?" you might ask - "I already have a bonefolder and a ruler!" you exclaim. Well, a bonefolder a ruler are great - but I score a lot of paper, and I wanted something that might make it easier. I had seen the Scor-It at the place where I buy my cello bags, and always wondered if it would work. I had previously been using a scoring blade on my Fiskars cutter - which would also probably be a fine option if you were scoring fewer items - but I was having all sorts of trouble. The scoring blade would cut into the paper, it was really hard to line up the measurements for my accordion books, and if I was using heavy weight paper, I would sometimes get that horrible cracking effect. If you work with paper, you know what I mean. Anyhow, I bit the bullet and ordered the Scor-It, and it works great. As you can see from the photo, it's pleasingly old-school. It's basically a metal strip, mounted on a rubber covered board with a wooden scoring tool. You line up your paper with the ruler and stopguide on the top, and then just run the tool down the metal strip to create the score line. The lines it creates are very strong, and there is absolutely no paper crackage. A great little tool if you like to score.

PS - when looking at their website, I noticed that the company that makes the Scor-it is Vandelay Industries! How great is that - I wonder which came first, the company, or the Seinfeld episode.


mishka said...

Oooo - new tools are fun. We had a similar but very old version of this kind of scoring tool in my packaging class in college. I hated the class, but loved scoring :)

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

Not only are you a super person, who makes beautiful books (+ collages too!) but you also test all the products I have my eye on.