CardMate Manual Business Card Cutter
The CardMate business card cutter offers the perfect solution for small home businesses and small offices that want to be able to make their own business cards, on demand. This economical business card cutter is so low-cost, that it will pay for itself after just the first couple of uses. To use this simple business card slitter, just place a single sheet of pre-printed 8 ½" x 11" paper (choose a 10-up, no bleed, business card template in your preferred software) into the rear slot of the machine, use the self-centering guides to ensure it is straight, and turn the crank on the right side of the unit. You now have two, 3 ½" x 11" sheets with 5 business card designs on each. One at a time, take these sheets and place them into the front slot of the unit, centering the guides and turning the crank again. Now you have ten perfectly finished standard 2 ½" x 3" size business cards. You will notice that the machine cuts off the top and bottom margins of your sheet, but that the business cards are separated with just one slit. This means this is a traditional business card cutter that is not preferred for full-bleed card designs (where ink runs to the edge of your card without an un-printed border). The CardMate works well with standard papers, including bond, cover, index and card stock styles up to 110# thick. In general, if the sheet can run through a desktop printer, it will run through the CardMate. Buy the CardMate manual business card cutter online, and start optimizing the benefit of employees being able to print and cut their own business cards for short-run production, whenever they need.
|Manufacturer Part Number||04CARDMATE|
|Operating Method||Manual [Hand Crank]|
|Speed||Up to 60 Cards / Minute|
|Dimensions||17" W x 11" D x 9" H|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||90 Day Limited|
|Can Cut Materials||Paper [Maximum of 110# Card Stock]|
|Sheet Size||Letter Size [8 ½" x 11"]|
|Cut Format||10-Up [10 Cards per Sheet]|
|Gutter Cut [For Full-Bleed Cards]||No|
|Finished Card Size||2" x 3 ½" [Standard Business Card]|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||8|
CardMate Expert Review by Mallory Morsa
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I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
The CardMate business card cutter offers the perfect solution for small home businesses and small offices that want to be able to make their own business cards on demand. It’s inexpensive, and offers exceptional accuracy for card cutting over the way individuals used to do it…with scissors.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT:
The CardMate has consistently been our best-selling machine for the last several years, across the board. Not just the best selling cart slitter, but the best selling unit across every category we offer. This little manual cutting machine blows everything else out of the water. So let’s discuss why!
At a price point under $100, this machine can easily fit into any small business budget, which includes home businesses. It means you don’t have to over-buy 500 cards when you only need 50. From one sheet you can get 10 perfectly cut business cards, and you can make as few or as many as you need. So simple to do, this business card cutter takes 2 passes to cut the cards – first cut lengthwise, creating two strips. Then place each strip into the second feed to finish the cards. Rotate the handle to cut, it is as easy as that. This small business card cutter can handle the most common card stock thicknesses up to about 110# with ease, and creates a standard 2.5" x 3" size, so fits perfectly into wallets and card holders.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
The most important thing to consider before you buy is whether or not you require full-bleed business cards, which is when your ink goes all the way to the edge of the card, rather than having a white space. The CartMate does not allow for full bleed card cutting. Basically, to allow for full bleed cards, there would be a thin strip cut between each card, which would eliminate any overlap. The CardMate does not create that strip; the cards all touch each other. So while it technically can cut any kind of printed card on letter size paper, it doesn’t have the gap, so your ink from one card could overlap to the other.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
The CardMate is an economical business card cutter that is so low-cost, that it will pay for itself after just the first couple of uses. This 10-up card slitter is the perfect solution for small and home businesses; anyone who wants to make business cards themselves, whenever they need, without having to deal with minimum orders or lead times.