Akiles CardMac Plus Full-Bleed Electric Business Card Cutter
|Manufacturer||Akiles Products, Inc.|
|Manufacturer Part Number||ACM-PLUS|
|Speed||30 Cards / Minute|
|Dimensions||15" W x 12" D x 7" H|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||90 Day Limited|
|Can Cut Materials||Paper [Maximum of 350 GSM Card Stock / 120 lb. Cover]|
|Sheet Size||8 ½" x 11" [Letter Size]|
|Cut Format||10-Up [10 Cards per Sheet]|
|Gutter Cut [For Full-Bleed Cards]||Yes|
|Finished Card Size||2" x 3 ½" [Standard Business Card]|
|Product Weight (lbs)||18|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||21|
Known as the most affordable electric business card cutter available, the CardMac Plus from Akiles is built to handle standard letter size 8 ½" x 11" paper and will cut a traditional 10-up format, which creates ten cards per sheet. It can handle paper stock up to 350 GSM, cutting one sheet at a time with strong, heat-treated steel blades, and will make the perfect addition to any office with low to medium-volume on-demand cutting needs. This means your employees can print and cut their own business cards whenever they are needed, so you can stop spending time and money outsourcing.
One huge reason why the CardMac Plus is so popular is the gutter-cut feature, which allows for the ability to create full-bleed business cards where the ink runs to the edge of the card. The gutter cut creates a thin strip between each card, which stops the design from one card, running over to the next one. Without this feature, your card designs can overlap each other; but with the gutter cut, your cards come out clean and professional.
With this full bleed business card cutter, you can create professional business cards from the comfort of your home or office. It is so simple to use that anyone in your office can do it. Just follow these easy CardMac Plus instructions:
① Use one of the CardMac Plus templates to create your business card design. You can download the template in either PDF, Microsoft Word, or Microsoft Publisher formats.
② Print your designs onto the card stock or paper of your choice, up to 350 GSM thick, and place it onto tray one of the CardMac Plus.
③ Adjust the side guide knob to fit the sheet properly. The center point of your sheet should line up with the red arrow. If it doesn't, then adjust the tray by using the knob below the tray.
④ Once aligned correctly, feed the sheet through the tray. Discard the three waste strips, and you will have two strips of paper with five cards on each.
⑤ Place one of these strips onto tray two, and line up the red arrow between the 3rd and 4th cards on your sheet. If needed, you can adjust the side margin guide to align them correctly.
⑥ Place the sheet flush against the two back stops, and the right side of the tray.
⑦ Once aligned, use both of your thumbs to press the tray into the machine. Repeat this step for the second strip of cards, and you will have a stack of finished business cards ready for distribution.
If you are ready to start making your own business cards quickly, efficiently, and affordably on-demand, then buy the Akiles CardMac Plus online. It offers simple card cutting of up to about 30 cards per minute and is so easy to use, anyone can do it.
CardMac Plus Expert Review by Mallory Morsa
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I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
The CardMac Plus fits well into an office environment where you want to achieve professional business card cutting results for your entire staff. The electric action makes it fast and hassle-free, while the gutter cutting allows for full bleed cards, so you don’t have to limit your designs. Incredibly affordable, this machine is much more efficient than others on the market.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT:
Let’s start with the sticker price! The CardMac Plus is priced to sell at only a few hundred dollars. Other electric machines are sold for nearly one thousand (or more), so this unique machine brings electric cutting to a new market of users. With it, smaller and mid-sized offices can print and cut their own business cards on-demand.
Along those same lines, it is rare to find a card slitter for less than a thousand dollars that is also a gutter gut. The gutter cut feature creates a small strip of waste between each card, which essentially allows you to have full-bleed printed cards, without the possibility of registration issues that cause one card design to overlap onto another.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
I had some trouble getting the machine set up to cut. The guides could use a re-design to make it easier. But the reality is that this is just an “assembly” problem; once you set it up once, it is good-to-go.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
For a fast, hassle-free, and affordable way to cut full bleed business cards in-house, the CardMac Plus from Akiles and Binding101 is an awesome choice. It is a great quality machine, built with strength in-mind, that (as Akiles always manages to do) fits into a group of clientele that didn’t have an appropriate option in the past.