Akiles CardMac Pro Full-Bleed, Single-Pass Electric Business Card Cutter
|Manufacturer||Akiles Products, Inc.|
|Manufacturer Part Number||ACM-PRO|
|Compatible Supplies & Accessories||Cardmac Pro Replacement Blades|
|Speed||50 Cards / Minute [Standard Card Size, 2" x 3 ½]|
|Dimensions||22" W x 15 ½" D x 8 ½" H|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||1 Year 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] (Business Card Size; Varies for Other Card Sizes)|
|Gutter Cut [For Full-Bleed Cards]||Yes|
|Finished Card Size||2" x 3 ½" [Standard Business Card], 1.77" x 3 ½" , 2 ⅕" x 3 ½" , 3.74" x 3 ½" , 5" x 3 ½" , 1.18" to 9.84" x 3 ½" [Adjustable]|
|Actual Machine Dimensions ( L x H x W)||24" x 17.5" x 9"|
|Shipping (Web) Weight||43 Lbs|
If you have been looking for an electric business card cutting machine that offers speed, gutter-cut, and ease-of-use, then the CardMac Pro is a great choice. This tabletop business card cutter produces standard 2" x 3 ½" business cards are speeds up to 50 cards per minute using the most popular 10-up cutter format. In addition to standard business cards, it also has the capability to be adjusted to create a variety of other card sizes, including several pre-set cuts for different paper sizes, as well as the ability to customize the cut size.
The CardMac Pro is also a gutter-cut business card cutter. This means that it creates thin strips of paper between each card, which is important when printing full-bleed business cards. Without this gutter cut feature, the ink from one card could appear on the edge of the card next to it. This feature helps you create professional-quality business cards, every time.
Another amazing feature of this small electric card cutter is the one-pass cutting; this means you only have to insert your sheet into the machine once to produce cards (most machines require two passes). The CardMac Pro uses two different blades to produce business cards (and other cards) in a single pass. The first blade is a rotary style blade that is fixed at the 3 ½", while the second blade is a guillotine style, and adjustable to create cards as small as 1.18" up to as large as 9.84". Replacement blades are readily available, and can easily be changed without any special tools, though some basic mechanical understanding is recommended.
Pre-Set Card Sizes
① 3 ½" x 1.77" (Letter / A4 Paper)
② 3 ½" x 2" [Standard Business Card] (Letter / A4 Paper)
③ 3 ½" x 2.2" (A4 Paper)
④ 3 ½" x 3.74" (A4 Paper)
⑤ 3 ½" x 5" (Letter / A4 Paper)
⑥ 3 ½" x Customizable Dimension (1.18" x 9.84")
CardMac Pro Expert Review by Mallory Morsa
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I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
The CardMac Pro is an awesome card slitting machine that offers not just business cards, but other popular card sizes as well, including even a customizable setting. It is a one-pass system that greatly increases speed, and lets you drop in your pages and walk away while it cuts. This versatility and speed makes it the perfect choice for medium and large offices that want to make their own cards in house, as well as for print shops who need a shorter-run solution for smaller jobs.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT:
The most common question we get from users looking for a card cutter is “what other card sizes can it do” and, in the past, the only way we could answer that was with a “just business cards” response. But now, with the CardMac, we don’t have to! The CardMac Pro is so much more than just a business card slitter…it can cut several other popular card sizes. This makes it a completely unique machine, as there is no other model on the market that can achieve this multi-card cutting anywhere near this price point. Once again, Akiles has created a machine to fit perfectly into the office environment that combines incredible efficiency and versatility, with affordable pricing.
With a gutter cut, you can achieve professional full-bleed printed cards without worrying about ink overlapping. This is a major benefit for those who want more than just a plain-old text card, as it lets you get as creative as you want with the ink coverage and design, without ending up with part of the design from one card bleeding onto the next card – it completely eliminates registration issues.
Next up on my favorite features has to be the automated cutting. This essentially means you can set it up, load the feed tray, and walk away while it cuts. I love this, no matter the kind of machine we’re talking about, since it frees up your time to do other tasks. I have confidence enough in this unit to walk away from it while it works, and am not concerned about feed issues or errors. Because it is a one-pass system (a rarity in the market; most machines require one pass for one direction of cutting, and then a second load/pass for the other direction) there is no going back to finish the cards – one and done, this awesome card cutter does it all twice as fast as the competition.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
The only difficulty I experienced with this machine was that the setting adjustments were not as simple as I had hoped. But, once you get it down, it is a snap to make cards of all sizes and types. Plus, the control panel is pretty easy to use.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
Efficient and automatic cutting is at your fingertips with the CardMac Pro from Akiles and Binding101. This workhorse of a machine can help you achieve a new level of production speed and ease, eliminating operator complaints and issues. Capable and fairly simple to use, with just a little training, this machine is easily operated by anyone in your office.