- --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Kim Vanderheiden
>I use a different brand, but basically the same wooden table and blade
> I don't know if you might have one or not, but we use a large Ingento
> 36x36" paper cutter that to cut pre-exposed plate material and plates.
hinged to it. At 24", it is just enough leverage to cut through
unexposed .060" photopolymer. Kim's advise is good, especially the
back-trimming. I'd add that wiping the blade with a damp rag before
each cut helps the blade slide through unexposed photopolymer, and
removes any residue. A gummy blade may lead to grabbing and bending
over the plate.
The more expensive Kutrimmer does have a heavier blade, safety guards
on handle and at cutting edge, clamp, side guide: all real improvements.
--Eric Holub, SF