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CardMate Manual Business Card Cutter
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CardMate Manual Business Card Cutter

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CardMate Manual Business Card Cutter

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Brand: James Burn
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ProductDescription

The CardMate manual business card cutter will transform any desktop printer into a professional business card maker. Whether you have an inkjet or a laser printer, the CardMate will help you create your own business cards, without having to pay someone else to do it. The machine is very easy to use and it doesn't even require electricity. Simply insert the pages, turn the handle and create more than 60 business cards in 60 seconds. Plus, since it is so affordable, the CardMate will pay for itself from the very first project!

Product Details

  • Create 60+ cards in 60 seconds
  • Cuts business card stock
  • Lightweight and economical
  • Safe
  • No power required
  • Applications: Business Cards, Badge Cards, Product Cards, Photo Cards, Teaching Cards, Labels and much more
  • Warranty: 90 Day Manufacturer Warranty
  • Download the CardMate PDF Template Here

ProductReviews

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Reviewed on 2/24/2016

Business Card Cutter Review by Claire

We wanted to be able to make our own business cards in house but needed them to be consistent. We initially tried to cut them with a paper cutter but it was just too hard to get them to come out even and uniform. With this the cards look right every time and the price was decent. If we did more cards I might want an electric one but for our volumes the cardmate works great.

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DemonstrationVideo

Transcript: The Cardmate is a manual business card slitter designed for short run applications of standard 2 x 3.5 business cards. Using business card template software that is readily available, you can print your own custom business cards 10 up on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. The Cardmate will work with a wide variety of card, cover or index stock. Generally, if the paper will run through your black and white or colour copier or laser printer, it will run through the Cardmate. Setup is easy, simply place your 10 up sheet of paper 8.5 inch side forward. Put it into the rear slot on the Cardmate. You'll no... Read More

The Cardmate is a manual business card slitter designed for short run applications of standard 2 x 3.5 business cards. Using business card template software that is readily available, you can print your own custom business cards 10 up on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. The Cardmate will work with a wide variety of card, cover or index stock. Generally, if the paper will run through your black and white or colour copier or laser printer, it will run through the Cardmate. Setup is easy, simply place your 10 up sheet of paper 8.5 inch side forward. Put it into the rear slot on the Cardmate. You'll notice on the Cardmate, there are adjustments to adjust for your margin setting. Put your sheet into the machine and simply turn the crank. You then get two sheets 11 inches x 3.5 inches. From there take one of these sheets, place it into the forward slot on the Cardmate and here again you have adjustments for your margin settings. Set your margin settings and turn your crank and you are left with a perfect 2 x 3.5 business card. An important thing on the Cardmate is to only cut one sheet of paper at a time. Cutting more than one sheet of paper at a time will damage the unit. So that is a very important thing to keep in mind. This standard business card cutter will cut roughly about 60 cards in 60 seconds, no power required and works with all standard business card programs.

CardMate Manual Business Card Cutter

Transcript: This is the CardMate Manual Business Card Cutter!

Cutting your own business cards is incredibly easy with the Cardmate. All it takes is three simple cuts to come out with 10 business cards. This means that in less than ten minutes you can easily have 100 or more business cards perfectly cut. So lets go over some features.

It has a collapsable design for easier storage. The back tray folds open, and pull the front open.

On the left side is a mark for standard letter size pages. Set the edge of the guide to this position—on the back, the wheel has a red mark for this position. After a...
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This is the CardMate Manual Business Card Cutter!

Cutting your own business cards is incredibly easy with the Cardmate. All it takes is three simple cuts to come out with 10 business cards. This means that in less than ten minutes you can easily have 100 or more business cards perfectly cut. So lets go over some features.

It has a collapsable design for easier storage. The back tray folds open, and pull the front open.

On the left side is a mark for standard letter size pages. Set the edge of the guide to this position—on the back, the wheel has a red mark for this position. After a test page you may find it will need some minor adjustments.

Now with the left sides set, put a page in and adjust the right side.

With the guides you can see approximately how well your cuts will line up.

This is for cards with a non-bleed design. That means that the design within the card does not come to the edge. This is because when it is cut, there is no separation between the card next to it. So with a bleed design, it’s almost impossible not to get part of the other card’s image onto the wrong card.

I will greatly stress to only cut one sheet at a time. If you try cutting more then one, it could push the blades up to where they will stop cutting your cards completely. And this is not something that is easily fixed by yourself.

There are instructions and helpful tips on the back tray with design tips and cutting tips.

And it cuts a sheet of ten cards each.

StaffReview

CardMate Manual Business Card Cutter Review

Most modern businesses have a staggering amount of expenses, including the cost of supplies. Business cards are one of those expenses and the cost of them can really add up, especially if an outside firm creates them. Having the ability to create business ID's in-house can really lead to some substantial savings and due to the popularity of high quality color printers, this is a possibility for many organizations. However, once the cards are all printed, the task of cutting them remains. That's where a cutter can be helpful and one of the latest ones to hit the market is the CardMate Manual Business Card Cutter. This new device has a bunch of strengths and a few weaknesses. Continue reading to learn about this machine. Then you will know if this product will be a good fit for the needs of your organization.

The Strengths:

  • First and foremost, this machine offers users an inexpensive way of creating their own business cards. The unit's price is in the neighborhood of $100.00 and since most users will already have a printer, computer, and software, this product is a great option for people who need business cards but don't want to put out the cost of having an off-site print shop do it.
  • The CardMate is very easy to use and anyone could learn how to use it in a matter of minutes. It can feasibly cut up to about 60 cards in the same amount of seconds.
  • This device is capable of dealing with everyday bond paper as well as card stock.
  • This is a very lightweight product that only weighs 6 pounds. Because of its weight it could be shared easily amongst several different departments which could help users save even more money.
  • In addition to not weighing much, this item is small enough to find on just about any surface. It measures 15.5" x 6" x 5.5".
  • No power is required to operate this machine. It can be used anywhere.

The Weaknesses:

  • Although the machine can cut cards pretty quickly, it is disappointing that you can only cut one sheet at a time. Being able to cut multiple sheets would be a real time-saver.
  • The housing of this device is made out of plastic which is hardly the most durable material out there. If you use this device a lot, you may have to replace it eventually.
  • You can only cut cards that measure 2" x 3.5". While this is a standard business card size, it would be nice if you could cut different sized cards. It would definitely make the CardMate more versatile. Many customers have asked if this machine allows you to adjust the cutting size or margins. Unfortunately, it does not.
  • The device only has a limited 90-day-warranty.

The CardMate Business Card Cutter is an adequate machine that would be good for light use in your office. It will definitely save you some money but it would be better if this device could cut more than one sheet of paper at once. If you need a simple cutter, this machine would be a good, inexpensive choice.

Helpful Tips

How to Use the New Cardmate Manual Business Card Cutter

A good business card is a must-have item for any professional, but sometimes the cost ofhaving such items made can be a bit prohibitive. One solution is to create your own cards on your Mac or PC. However, in the past, cutting them could be difficult because it can be hard to cut in a perfectly straight line with scissors and there’s always a chance things could go astray when using a craft knife. Although there are card cutters already on the market (and they are almost always pricey), few are as convenient and affordable as the CardMate Manual Business Card Cutter. This is a great new gadget that will make creating your own business cards ridiculously easy. Here’s how you use it.

  1. Design your own! Designing your own business cards can be fun and you can do it with a lot of different software packages, including the ever-popular Microsoft Word. When you’re satisfied with how your work looks, print it out on your laser or inkjet printer. The CardMate can cut letter-sized bond paper as well as card stock, so choose the paper you like best. Make sure that there 10 cards on your paper and that they each measure 2″ x 3.5″. There should be a 3/4″ border on the right- and left-hand sides, and a 1/2″ border on the top and bottom. You can download a card template off of the Internet to help you get the right dimensions.
  2. Get ready to cut. When you’re ready to cut, take your paper over to the CardMate. Place one sheet of paper in the rear feed tray and make sure it’s snug, but not too tight. When your paper is lined up, begin turning the handle. In a short amount of time, you’ll have two 11-inch long strips with your work on them. Then, take one of the strips and put it back in the forward feed tray horizontally. Then turn the handle again. Just about instantly, you’ll have perfectly cut business cards. Repeat the last step with the other strip, and then repeat the whole process all over again if you have more items to cut. Please note that you should only cut one sheet a paper at a time. Attempting to cut more will just end up damaging your device.

As you can see, the CardMate is really easy to use. If you follow all the steps correctly, chances are you’ll be able to cut up to 60 cards in about a minute. And, perhaps best of all, this little gadget is very affordable. You can purchase it for around $100.00 and when you consider how much it costs to have someone else design and print your business cards, buying one of these units seems like an extremely cost-effective move.

The CardMate Manual Business Card Cutter is the machine to use when you want to save money on your cards. Considering business cards are a staple of professional life, having one of the devices makes a lot of sense…especially since it will help you save money.

Questions & Answers
Q:
Can the machine cut business cards with a bleed?
Asked by Melissa Keusch 5 months ago
A:
Thank you for your question. The CardMate Manual Business Card Cutter is only set up to be able to cut Non-Bleed cards.

Answered by MyBinding 5 months ago
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