Our Favorite Business Card Cutters
The Martin Yale BCS212 and Formax FD 120 are two of our favorite business card cutters because they both have their own stand out features and specifications. So, how do you know which model is right for you? That’s what we’re here for. In this post we’ll take you through some of the advantages of purchasing these machines to ultimately help you pick the best solution for your business card cutting needs.
All About the FD 120
The Formax FD 120 is a business card cutter ideal for quick print shops and mid to large sized businesses that are printing full bleed applications such as postcards, photos, and greeting cards. It has the ability to cut both standard and legal sized paper with weights up to 350 gsm and still produce high quality materials. The LCD control panel display located on the top of the machine is very user friendly and features 6 pre-programmed jobs, and 6 programmable jobs. The cutter quickly cuts your documents while stacking them in sequential order at a speed of 130 per minute. The feeding system of this cutter features 3 feed rollers to ensure consistent, straight feeding of your printed materials into the machine for consistent traction and a precise cut. If for any reason you become dissatisfied with the cut from the 120, you can adjust the cutter +/- 2mm side to side in order to get the exact cut that you need. Paper scraps are deposited in a bin beneath where your printed materials stack allowing for easy clean up. Also available are additional cutting cassettes for additional flexibility including slitting, scoring and perforating. At dimensions 13” H x 13.8” W x 15.4” D and a weight of 81 lbs., the Formax FD 120 Business Card Cutter is the ideal solution for your print shop or office.
All About the BCS212
The Martin Yale BCS212 is a business card slitter that is the ideal solution for businesses and print shops that need to produce many business cards. At an impressive speed of 375 cards per minute the BCS212 can get your cutting jobs done quickly and efficiently. The BCS212 is a two pass system designed for lower volumes. Paper scraps are deposited on the side of the exit tray next to the cut paper. The BCS212 was designed to cut business cards. It’s one of the most popular choices for the flip book production market. It can take stacks of paper up to ⅝” in thickness (about 50 sheets), cutting it down as small as 2” x 3.5”. This model also boasts cutting blades that are semi self sharpening allowing for years of use without the need to sharpen or replace. The adjustable paper guides are very user friendly and can help insure you get the most accurate cut every single time. With dimensions of 12.5” L x 22” W x 23.5” H and a weight of 45 lbs., this business card cutter is the perfect solution for photographers and print shops looking to make flip books for weddings, parties, graduations, and other celebrations, or for any business looking for a high quality business card.
So What are the Differences?
There are a few main differences between these machines that may impact your decision. The biggest difference is that the FD120 is a one pass system. This offers the user convenience as there is no need to stand next to the machine and reload the paper for another cut. The BCS212 operates faster than the FD120. It will cut 375 cards per minute, while the FD120 will cut 130 cards per minute. Both models are tabletop models, meaning that they work well in any office setting on a regular desk or table. No need to worry about special stands or tables when purchasing either of these models. If you’re still not sure which model will work best for you, give us a call, or send us a message! We’d love to talk about business card cutters and help you find the right solution for you!