When shopping for a paper cutter, you'll soon realize that there are several different types of paper cutters available. The cutter used will depend on what your project is, how much paper you are cutting and several other factors. I would like to cover the three most popular types of paper cutters and cover what their strengths and weaknesses are.
Rotary Paper Cutters (found here)
These cutters are best known for their precession. They are widely used to cut photographs and for scrapbooking purposes. Heavier duty models, such as those made by Rotatrim, can be used to precision cut multiple sheets of paper at a time. Some rotary cutters can even be used to cut heavy card stock, canvas, plastic and other materials.
Guillotine Paper Cutters (found here)
These cutters are excellent general purpose paper cutters. They can be used to cut delicate things such as photos or heavier things such as card stock. Models made by Kutrimmer and Dahle have several safety features built in as well as high-end blades for precision cutting. Because the blade cuts in a scissor-like pattern, it is very easy to insert, move and modify paper while cutting.
Stack Paper Cutters (found here)
Stack cutters are on the commercial / industrial level when it comes to paper cutting. These machines can cut through hundreds of sheets of paper at a time. These types of paper cutters are particularly popular with printers and manufacturers of literature. They can be used to mass cut card stock, paper, brochures, business cards and much more.
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