The Wonderful New Paper Trimmer
Demonstrators were able to order these early. I have one and l really love it! Here are some features I’ve found that I love!
- Lighter weight.
- Costs $25 in the US. The older one costs $30.
- Measures 1 1/2″ to the right of the cutting track.
- Swing extension arm feels more secure.
- There is less of a gap between the main platform and the swing arm and measurement markings are more clear and precise.
- I have been able to cut 2 sheets of card stock at a time and 6 or more layers of copy paper.
- Measurement lines are thinner and I believe that will lead to more precise measurements.
- Automatically holds the paper guide in place.*
- Still cuts a full sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper.
- Still has measurements that are protected by a durable plastic cover so the lines will not wear off.
- The track is narrower and does not come out.*
- Has ridges next to the track that will stop thinner strips of paper at the top.
- Measurements are in both Imperial and Metric.
- Measurements at the top, bottom and in the middle.
- Has a hole that could be used for hanging
- Measurements on the paper guide are on the far right side and are easier to read.
- Both the cutting and scoring blades are improved.* (See image below)
- The blades come in a set of 4 (not available until January)
- The place to remove the blades is smaller. You take one section of the blade out at a time.*
- The cutting and scoring blades are color-coded just like the previous trimmer.
- The trimmer is about the same size, but it is thinner. I believe that’s a real plus
Some features that have a downside
- There is no storage underneath. I’m one of the people that did use that storage for extra blades. I found it convenient. But I think the resulting lighter weight is a good trade off.
- The automatic paper guide lock is a bit annoying when cutting a lot of sheets of paper. It’s not difficult to lift up, but it doesn’t swing freely. Perhaps it’s just different and I’ll get used to it. It will become automatic. If not, I’m going to find a way to modify mine.
- Some people find that the blade comes out of the track. I think that’s because if you tilt the blade when it’s near where you remove the blade, it lift out. Again, I think this is just a thing to learn.
- The track doesn’t come out for cleaning. But it is very easy to clean when it’s in the trimmer.
That’s it. I haven’t found any other negatives.
Compare the blades. The top left is the new cutting blade. It is much larger. I have not heard it officially from Stampin’ Up!, but I understand Stampin’ Up! shared on the cruise (that I didn’t earn… sniff!) that the old blades (top right) were hand cut and sharpened and the new ones are machine made. Assuming that’s true, it’s no wonder there were problems keeping up with the demands for those blades. And it also explains some variations in how well those blades cut.
Bottom right is the older scoring blade. It looks like a tiny ball bearing and it did a good job. But check out the new one on the bottom left. It looks more like a wheel. I don’t believe it actually spins. It moves so smoothly on the paper, you may not be sure it’s actually scoring. But it seems to give a finer, more precise score line. Very nice!
I love my older trimmer! I’m sad the blades were so difficult to keep in stock. But I love the new trimmer!
Christmas Time is Here Suite
This new suite can be purchased with one number, but you can also order the items individually or buy the stamp set duo and the dies as a bundle.
I called the stamps a stamp set duo because it includes one large beautifully detailed red rubber stamp and a set of 12 photopolymer stamps that allow for precise placement. They are also DistINKtive stamps so they are wonderfully detailed in their own way.
The paper has gold foil accents. There are sparkly Gold Glitter Enamel Dots and Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon. And if you look very closely, you’ll see something special. A charm bracelet, perfect for gift giving, but I think you’ll want one for yourself as well.
These products are available only while supplies last, so don’t delay!
And here are the labels, etc. for these new products.
11-1-19 Large Labels, Stamp Case Slip, DSP label and Sampler Tab and “small labels” (But you’ll have to print these labels on copy paper and glue them on.
Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP
Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder
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