What is the Best Business Card Slitter for Home Office?

January 24, 2019
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If you're looking for an easy and cheap business card cutter for your home office, consider the Cardmate! Our most popular card slitter available, this small tabletop machine is affordable for small businesses of all kinds, including those that work from home. It is compact, but functional, and can being the affordability and convenience of on-demand business card making into your own hands.

Specs & Features:

    • Starting Sheet Size: Letter 8 ½" x 11"
    • Finished Cut Size: 2 ½" x 3" Standard Business Cards
    • Cards / Sheet: 10
    • Cut Format: 10-Up
    • Paper Stock: Max 110# Card Stock or Equivalent
    • Bleed: No
    • Speed: 60 Cards / Minute, depending on User
    • Dimensions: 17" W x 11" D x 9" H

How to Use the Cardmate:

    • Design and print your business cards using the 10-up template.
    • Place your sheet into the rear slot of the Cardmate and push the self-centering guides against the sheet.
    • Crank the handle to pull the sheet through and perform the first cut.
    • Recycle the two waste strips on the ends, and place one of your strips of cards into the front slot.
    • Crank the handle again to pull your strip through and perform the next cut, turning that strip into 5 cards.
    • Repeat for the 2nd strip of cards, recycle the waste, and you're done!

One thing to keep in mind, which was mentioned in the specs above, is that this small business card slitter is not ideal for full-bleed cards. This is because it does not create a waste strip between each individual card, so if you print to the end of your card with no white gap between each, it is possible that the ink may appear on the card next to it.

The Cardmate has a 5-star rating, and customers often send us comments such as, "great value buy", "great product, easy to use", and "on-demand cutting is perfect for our needs".

So if you have a small business or a home office and want to be able to cut your own business cards whenever you need them, consider buying the Cardmate manual business card slitter; the best card cutter for smaller offices and individuals.


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