If you need to give a professional look to a paper presentation or art project a guillotine or trimmer is perfect for the job. Designed to cut and trim paper and card, it ensures that the cut is straight and sharp. Cromwell stocks brands such as Avery, Fellows, Offis and Swordfish.
Guillotines and trimmers are used to give a precision, professional look cut to paper. Most offices have a trimmer, however, guillotines are used to cut a higher volume of pages or a heavy-duty paper, such as photographic paper or card. Trimmers have a rotary blade that cuts across or sideways, whereas a guillotine has a sharp lever that you lift up and push down through the paper or card with ease. Both are fitted with a safety guard to ensure that accidents are minimised.
The choice between guillotine and trimmer depends entirely on the amount of paper you need to cut at once. Both provide precision and accurate cutting, but a guillotine will cut a greater volume of paper at once.
• Guillotine Cuts paper or card by a blade pulling down using a handle, can cut between 25-50 sheets of paper at once
• Trimmer Cuts paper or card across or sideways with a rotary blade, can cut between 1-3 sheets of paper at once.
What is the difference between guillotine and rotary blades?
Guillotine blades are made from high quality steel and will stay sharper and last longer over time. They will wear eventually and need to be replaced. Rotary blades have a shorter lifespan than guillotine blades. For best blade performance, use the blades a few times without paper to keep it sharp and ready.