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BackdropJunction
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« on: January 04, 2012, 08:30:40 AM »

Hi guys,  I have been trying to branch out the business a little from the backdrops.  I now have an Epson 9900 and it seems a horrible waste to have it sitting idle when not printing backdrops.  So, I am trying to do banners and posters, and some photo enlargements.  However, this will require cutting the photos out.  I am thinking that for now I will likely limit it to a max dimension of 36".  Mainly because I am running out of room in the office and paper rolls are living everywhere.

So what is the best cutter type?  Guillotine or rotary cutter?  Is there a trick to it? Is it worth it to get one with a laser guide?

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 09:58:11 AM »

Rotary is better for accurate, clean cut. I only have a 17 inch, but it can be used for a 16x20 on my 4800, as I only have to trim the 16 inch sides on a borderless print.

Jeff J.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012, 08:25:58 AM »

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Rotary is better for accurate, clean cut.
I think RotaTrim are regarded as the best brand. I have a Mastercut A3 and it's far superior to the cheaper unit I had before. It will cut 2mm mount board too.
Terry
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012, 09:16:30 PM »

SOunds like a plan.  Thanks for the info
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 07:35:40 AM »

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SOunds like a plan.  Thanks for the info

I bought one so long ago that I can't remember...  never had a problem or a glitch... Model EC 16   (It has a label that says it was inspected by inspector #54)
:-)

Really, you wont be sorry. They make a fine product.

I think that inspector 54 is the same person that inspects my new pants.

Fred
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 12:33:29 PM »

Fred - you certainly don't want a problem in your pants - not at your age  Cheesy
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