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Re: Cutting polymer plates

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  • Subject: Re: Cutting polymer plates
  • From: SusanV <susanvoss3@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 10:20:26 -0400
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Hi all,

Well I solved my problem about cutting plates by buying a 24" heavy
duty guillotine trimmer on 'bay.  I wanted a large one because they
give more leverage, even on cutting a smaller plate, and I want to
eventually work fairly large anyway, so now I won't have to get
another cutter.  Ever.  it's BIG!....  My husband (who has a love/hate
relationship with our cat), took one look at it and said, "Wow, I
think you could get two cats on that thing".  The next thing he said
was, "Ouch!".  :o)


On 3/14/07, D. Mark Andrews <mark@dragonbones.com> wrote:

I'm getting a pretty good cut with a heavy duty paper trimmer called a
Kutrimmer. It is a guillotine type cutter. I use the one at the San
Francisco Center for the Book. They periodically have to send the blade out
for sharpening since it is not designed to cut metal per se.

The cut is clean. The Kutrimmer has a hand held pressure-holder so you don't
get much, if any, bending of the plate.


-----Original Message-----
From: SusanV [mailto:susanvoss3@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2007 4:54 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Cutting polymer plates

Jon, Keith, Chris and all,

I need help cutting these plates.  I bought a supposedly heavy duty
paper cutter, but it bends the edge of the plate (the edge of the
piece that falls off the bed of the cutter).  It also doesn't cut the
plates very easily.  It was what was available locally at Staples, and
"only" cost $65.  I know that's not much as these blasted things go.

Do your cutters slice through the plates easily?  Do they bend the plates?

Do I need to return this cutter and get a better one?


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