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|
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.