Once a user prints out their sheets with crop marks, they realize at some point that they’ve also cut off the marks that go in the other direction.
Here’s an idea I came up many years ago when cutting business cards on a commercial machine. This is a hydraulic machine that requires 220v of power to run, it can easily cut through a whole ream of paper at once. However, the method works on any machine, even a small hand trimmer. 🙂
How to do it? Simply keep some pieces you’ve trimmed off as a guide for when you cut in the other direction later.
The advantage of this method is that it’s quite easy once you get the hang of it, and there are:
- No wasted press sheets
- Extra sheets needed to be printed as a trimming guide.
click on the image for an animation: