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There are so many options available when looking for a paper trimmer. So, how do you find the right paper trimmer for you? To find out, you need to ask yourself what do you need it for? Is it home use or to use professionally? This is an example of a change that could make a big difference in which paper cutter is perfect for you.
As you will be aware, the huge selling point of a Rotatrim trimmer is the precession and accuracy of the blades. However, before using a trimmer its worth getting a basic understanding of how your cutter works and how to keep yourself safe when maintaining your trimmer.
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Paper Decorations You’re Bound to Love
This is the season to be jolly, but it is also the season that can get expensive! A lot of folks like to spend a fair bit of money on purchasing Christmas decorations. But those looking to save money could consider some DIY decorations. It is not all about saving money though, it is a nice activity for your family and friends to get creative and make some paper decorations. So, with this in mind, let’s look at some paper Christmas decorations that you can begin making in time for Christmas. (more…)
A Rotatrim paper trimmer is a useful piece of equipment for any home, ofﬁce, workplace or organisation.
Our trimmers are famed for their longevity, durability and reliability. Made from the ﬁnest quality materials including Shefﬁeld Steel our trimmers are built to withstand continual everyday use.
The unique rotary cutting blade runs along a steel ﬂat blade which works much like a scissor cutting motion while producing a clean, precise cut whilst self-sharpening the rotary blade at the same time.
Scrapbooking is long-established but ever-growing in popularity a people ﬁnd new ways to combine their photographs and show their crafty side. Scrapbooking is a great way to do this. A great tool to help with you scrapbook is a Rotatrim Mastercut. Our smallest model in this range comes in A4 size so will make cutting and trimming your prints and materials easy and satisfying leaving you with a personalised photo book.
Photo Print Trimming
When you have taken the photo shot you love and want to frame it to display for friends and family you will naturally invest in the best quality photo paper. Once printed your photo may need to be trimmed to ﬁt your chosen frame or mount. Many people will attempt using scissors, don’t!! It is a lot harder than it would seem to cut in a straight line with scissors and may leave your print looking uneven or not sitting straight in its frame or album. This is where a Rotatrim Professional will become a necessity, every cut will be straight, precise and square leaving all you printed images looking every bit as good as you intended.
Poster or Larger Prints
If your requirement is for larger than average prints, for example, posters or signage you should look straight to the Rotatrim DigiTech or Technical range where the cut length can be as large as 2.5 metres. So no matter the size of the display or image it can be cut and sized correctly.
At Rotatrim we appreciate our trimmers will not just be required to cut photo paper and card but all sorts of different materials in varying thicknesses and sizes. Although our trimmers will not cut the larger quantities that a guillotine would, many of our trimmers have cut capacities of between 3mm and 4mm enabling them to cut and trim tougher material such as Mountboard, Shim Metal and Vinyl, making them ideal for industrial use. Our Rotatrim PowerTech is a favourite for larger companies as it is a large-format power-driven trimmer with a self-clamping strip which is capable of cutting through material 3mm in thickness.
All Crafting Projects
Essentially wherever you need a clear cut or precise trim a Rotatrim trimmer will be the best piece of equipment for the job. From card making to photo albums, our trimmers can help you achieve the professional ﬁnish you deserve. To compliment our trimmers we also offer a range of 5-layer Cutting Mats from A4 size all the way up to 1m x 2m mats. We also manufacture three sizes of Straight Edges, which when combined with our mats, make a great alternative to a full-sized trimmer where space or budget is limited.
At Rotatrim Ltd, we manufacture the worlds ﬁnest paper trimmers. For any enquiries please contact us on 44 (0) 1234 224545 or send us a message here.
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In the classroom, you are likely to see a range of office tools being used from stationery items to printers and laminators. However one, often, overlooked item of classroom equipment is a good quality paper trimmer. Here in this blog, we will discuss why you should ensure that your school has a Rotatrim paper cutter. (more…)
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Thinking of new and creative ways to show your printed images but have run out of frames or space on the shelf?
Why not try scrapbooking? It could be a fantastic and fun way to store and show your prints, whilst showing off your creative, arty side!
Scrapbooking is a great hobby to be enjoyed by anyone of any age and any ability, a really fun way to display happy memories and special moments whilst enabling you to put your own individual touch to the presentation by decorating the pages and arranging the prints in your own unique style.
Here, we bring you some simple steps on how to get started on this fun and fulfilling hobby.
A high-quality self healing cutting mat such as a Rotatrim cutting mat
Craft paper, stickers and decorations
Writing and drawing materials
Glue and scissors etc.
5 Simple steps to get you started
Decide on your theme or topic
Scrapbooking is a great way to give your photos a home, a story you can tell in your own words. It can be an amazing holiday or a special moment with a loved one, once you have decided on the topic, it couldn’t be easier to put together. Here are 2 ideas to narrow things down a bit:
Go small – start with something that means a lot to you.
Organise your photos around your theme or topic – This can be an easy way to get you focused. A theme around a birthday, travel experience, graduation or holidays with family, any highlight of your life.
Choose your preferred album size
The standard size of a scrapbook is 12” x 12”but larger and smaller sizes are available in craft stores and on line.
The size you choose will depend on the amount of photos you plan on mounting, however the standard or smaller size book is a good place to start.
Choosing your photos
Choose your photos sensibly, good quality photos are best and remember, less is more.
– Use photos with the best focus and lighting
– Avoid blurry and dark images
– Embrace the creative photographer that you are! Choose images that are more than just smiley faces and staged photos, perhaps a baby’s little feet or hands, candles on a birthday cake, an insect on a flower!
– If possible, print photos on to a matt finish paper as it will be less likely to show fingerprints.
Designing your layout
Designing a great layout can sometimes be the challenge of scrapbooking. Below are some key points to help you in designing and creating your scrapbook.
– Choose a focal point on the page. What do you want to draw the attention to? Put your photo on that focal point and arrange your design around this to make it stand out (to the best of its potential)
– Trim your photos to different shapes and sizes. There is no limit to what you can do, use collages or grids to put smaller images together, this will give you more space to get more photos on your page.
– Websites such as Pinterest are great places to look to get ideas for your scrapbooks
– Remember this is YOUR scrapbook, have fun, there are no rules, let your imagination and creative side run free! A scrapbook is something to look back on and not only remember the great images inside but also the enjoyment you had putting something so personal together.
Get in touch with your enquiry
We hope you have enjoyed reading the post and have found it helpful. If you are looking into purchasing a new paper trimmer or cutting mats for your craft projects, please visit our product page which highlights all our main paper cutting machine models for more information, we have a wide range of robust and high-quality paper trimmers that are suitable for use in homes, offices and schools. For any enquiry, contact us on 01234 224545 or send us a message via our online contact form.