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Reviewed: Akiles Diamond-5 Corner Rounder

Posted by: James on September 15th, 2011

Akiles Diamond-5 Electric Corner RounderMany companies like adding rounded corners to their stationary, cards and other paper media to give them a more finished and refined appearance. Companies who prefer the rounded corner look can either have an employee take a pair of scissors and manually cut the rounded corners, or they can spare themselves the frustration of griping, sore-fingered employees by purchasing an Akiles Diamond-5 Electric Corner Rounder.

The Akiles Diamond-5 Electric Corner Rounder is a popular choice used by print ships, design houses and other businesses. The rounded edge look is a common practice in the business world when making office paper products and marketing materials, such as business cards, greeting cards, invitations, announcements, notebooks, post cards, awards, certificates or office stationary.

The heavy duty design of the Akiles Diamond-5 Corner Rounder can also cut rounded corners on heavier materials such as plastics, PVC, polyester and even leather. This is advantageous for making a nice, smooth, rounded edge on credit cards, id cards, plastic id covers, pouches, licenses, signs, or even leather book covers.

The Akiles Diamond-5 Corner Rounder is a simple corner cutting machine to operate. The machine does most of the work itself. All the operator has to do is adjust the sizing tools to accommodate the size of the material being cut and then place the paper, plastic or leather sheets in to the cutting area. After the sheets of cutting material are set the operator just pushes a button and the machine electronically brings the cutting blade down, creating a clean rounded edge.

The Akiles Diamond-5 Corner Rounder Corner Cutter is designed to handle standard 8 ½ x 11 sheets, but it can be extended to handle a larger size of paper or plastic sheeting. The Akiles Diamond-5 Corner Rounder is designed for heavy-duty office use, and can actually handle cutting a stack of paper that is 2 inches thick.

The Diamond-5 Corner Rounder is a product of the of Akiles Products, Inc. Akiles is a leading manufacturer of quality book binding, book making, and accessory equipment in the Binding and Laminating Industry.

The Akiles Diamond-5 Corner Rounder has several features that make it a practical choice among corner cutters. Since it is electric it can handle a larger capacity than a manual corner cutter can. It has interchangeable cutting blades so you can choose whether you want cuts measuring 1/8 inches, 1/4 inches, 3/8 inches, or 13/16 inches.  The included L-guide on the cutting area makes rounding the corners on smaller product simple and easy. The versatility of materials that can be cut, and the 2 inch cutting capacity makes this a more practical and convenient corner rounder than smaller or manual corner cutters.

The Akiles Diamond-5 Corner Rounder is a good choice for print shops, publishing houses, book stores, offices that print their own business cards or marketing collateral, or make their own id cards. It’s also a practical choice for schools, banks, plastic card manufacturers, factories, human resource management companies, churches, government agencies, law offices and other organizations.

You can purchase the Akiles Diamond-5 Corner Rounder at very competitive prices at Office Zone. You can find Office Zone’s entire selection of corner rounders here.

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Reviewed: Lassco CR-20 Cornerounder Corner Cutter

Posted by: James on September 14th, 2011

Lassco CR-20 Corner RounderMost people grow up with their parents telling them that they need to be well rounded. While most of us don’t mature into the well rounded people our parents hoped for, you can at least created stationary and other products with well rounded edges.

Lassco CR-20 Cornerounder (aka Corner Rounder) is a corner cutter that is used by print ships, design houses and other businesses to cut the pointed corners off of sheets of paper and plastic, creating a nicely smoothed rounded edge. Cutting rounded edges is a common practice for paper business products such as business cards, greeting cards, invitations, awards, certificates or office stationary.  The Lassco CR-20 Cornerounder can also cut rounded corners on thin plastic products, such as credit cards, id cards, licenses, and signage.

The Lassco CR-20 Cornerounder is an easy corner cutter to operate. The operator places the paper or plastic sheets on the cutting board. It is designed for regular duty office use, and can handle cutting a half inch stack of sheets. Using the sizing tools, the operator can adjust the cutting area to accommodate the size of paper or plastic sheets to be cut. The Lassco CR-20 Cornerounder Corner Cutter is designed to handle standard 8 ½ x 11 sheets, but it can be extended to handle a larger size of paper or plastic sheeting.  After all the settings are adjusted, all the operator has to do is pull down on the manual handle. The The Lassco CR-20 Cornerounder Corner Cutter uses shear cutting action to make clean cuts, giving the material a professional appearance.

The CR-20 Cornerounder corner cutter is a product of the Lassco Wizer company. Lassco Wizer is a manufacturer of office equipment for paper products. Along with top quality corner cutters, they also produce equipment such as paper drills, paper joggers, and staplers. Their machines are sturdy and tend to be easy to maintain.

The Lassco CR-20 Cornerounder has several features that make it a practical choice among corner cutters. It is large enough to handle the cutting jobs, but is smaller than some corner cutters, so it fits neatly on a desk or countertop. It is also easy to move around so it can be shared among different departments. Along with being able to cut well rounded corners on paper and plastic, the The Lassco CR-20 Cornerounder is also able to cut through lightweight metals, so you can also use it to cut magnets  and other marketing collateral. The right angle push block on the cutting board makes rounding the corners on smaller product simple and easy. If you prefer an automatic machine, you can upgrade to an electric or pneumatic floor model.

Along with print shops, The Lassco CR-20 Cornerounder is a good choice for offices that print their own business cards or marketing collateral, or make their own id cards. It’s also a practical choice for schools, factories, human resource management companies, churches and other organizations.

The Lassco CR-20 Cornerounder Corner Cutter can be purchased for a reasonable price at Office Zone.  You can find Office Zone’s entire selection of corner rounders here.

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CR-20 Corner Rounder vs. Diamond-1: Which is Best?

Posted by: Morgan on January 5th, 2011

Lassco CR-20 CornerounderQuestion

Hello, we need a corner rounder to cut corners on 100 lb. laminated (3 mil) cardstock. We are looking at the Lassco CR-20 and the Akiles Diamond 1. Which do you recommend? The items to be cornered are 2.75 x 3.5 and a “little old lady” will be doing the work. We are looking for speed and ease of use. Any help making this decision is appreciated.

Patricia G.

Answer

We have actually used both corner rounders here at Office Zone. Both models are an excellent choice, but we prefer the Lassco CR-20 Cornerounder. The dies used with the CR-20 are the same size as the Diamond-1 Corner Rounder; however, they are definitely more durable and extremely efficient at cutting through a stack of paper.

It is also much simpler changing dies with the CR-20. You simply pull out the die to remove and insert a different one. By comparison, the Diamond-1 by Akiles requires that you replace the die by removing two bolts. The CR-20 also requires less physical effort to perform a corner cut when compared to the Diamond-1. The engineers at Lassco certainly didn’t “cut corners” when designing this baby!

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Paper Cutter Tips For Scrapbookers

Posted by: admin on December 31st, 2008

Scrapbooking is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the United States. Scrapbooking involves a wide assortment of materials, supplies and equipment. This involves various types of paper, scissors, paper cutters and laminators. If you have recently tried looking for scrapbooking equipment online, you have probably noticed that there is no shortage of choices.

Carl RT-200 Paper TrimmerThe difficult thing, when starting up this hobby, is finding the right equipment that will last for hundreds, if not thousands, of scrapbook pages to come. It may seem overwhelming, but do not be discouraged. This article will give you a few tips on choosing the right paper cutter for your future scrapbooking projects.

Although there are now many scrapbooking software programs available today, many scrappers still prefer old-fashioned cutting and piecing things together. They enjoy the texture, the socializing with friends and the overall finished product. Many feel printing a scrapbook page out on a printer simply takes away from the true spirit of scrapbooking.

As mentioned earlier, there are a lot of pieces that go into creating the ideal scrapbook page. One of the most important pieces is the paper cutter. This is because a paper cutter is required to cut pictures down to size and make other modifications to the paper and decorations.

There are many paper cutters to choose from. The two most popular scrapbooking paper cutters are arm paper cutters and rotary paper cutters and trimmers. Both types of paper trimmers are compact and easy to use.

Arm paper cutters use a pivoting arm with a blade on it. This arm is brought up and then back down to create the cut. Arm paper cutters have been around for some time, and although many safety modifications have been added, the overall design has not changed for years. These paper cutters aren’t as popular with scrappers. This is because many inexpensive models tend to make crooked cuts. This isn’t to say that all arm paper cutters are like this. Some paper cutters, from brands such as Kutrimmer, are very solid and durable.

Rotary paper cutters are now the cutter of choice for scrapbookers. Rotary cutters use a round wheel to slice through paper. This wheel is similar in appearance to a pizza cutter. The wheel sits in a housing that slides along a rail. These types of paper cutters are especially popular with scrappers due to their precision and ability to cut photographs. Many rotary cutters have interchangeable blades for creating a variety of cutting patterns. Carl rotary cutters, specifically the RT-200, is popular for this reason. Rotatrim is another popular brand due to is solid construction.

corner rounderLast, but not least, are the corner rounders. Corner rounders are popular for rounding the corners on pictures and paper. Most agree that rounding the corners, also a minor change, affects the overall appearance of the photograph. Corner rounders are often available with a variety of different cutting diameter dies. This usually varies anywhere from a 1/8-inch corner to a ½-inch corner.

Paper cutters continue to grow in popularity with scrappers and this popular hobby doesn’t appear to be running out of steam anytime soon. Contact Office Zone for more information on paper cutters.