Trimmers are used for cutting smaller stacks of paper, or one sheet of paper. They are also better for cutting larger-sized paper, like posters and banners. These machines are used in offices, print shops, schools, and organizations that have a need for neat and straight paper cutting. Trimmers are efficient since they cut with more precision and accuracy compared to manually cutting documents. They can trim excess edges, produce clean cuts, or resize paper to specific dimensions. The machines are great for preparing documents, flyers, posters, photographs, and other printed materials.
Here are the main types of trimmer machines:
1. Guillotine Trimmer: Guillotine trimmers have flat bases with a hinged arm that holds a cutting blade. In order to use the machine, the user aligns the paper on the cutting guide on the base. Then, the arm is brought down to cut the paper. These trimmers are intended for cutting larger stacks of paper, and come in various sizes. Our MBM Triumph 1080 Paper Trimmer is a guillotine trimmer that has a cutting length of 31-1/4,” a table size of 32” x 24-1/4," and a sheet capacity of up to 20 sheets of paper. Its wide-angle blade can cut paper as well as heavy materials such as matteboard, plastic, and metal foil.
2. Rotary Trimmer: Rotary trimmers have a circular cutting blade that slides along a rail. To cut paper, the users move the blade along the paper’s edge. These trimmers are known for having more intricate cuts and are available in manual or electric versions. Our MBM Triumph 1030 Rotary Trimmer is a 13-inch rotary trimmer with a fully enclosed safety cutting head and automatic clamp. Since the trimmer weighs only 1.5 lbs., it can fit anywhere, like offices, print shops, as well as homes.
Overall, trimmers are useful for achieving professional looking cuts that are clean and precise, and are essential for paper projects that require accuracy and consistency.
For larger stacks of paper, we recommend a paper cutter.