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New York City Print and Cut Services

The Best NYC Print Cutting and Trimming Services

Cutting and trimming are what occurs during the post printing and finishing process.  Although this process may seem straightforward, there is a real skill and process behind it. During the binding and finishing operations, cutting and trimming is done in order to reduce large press sheets down to a specific trim size. This includes the process of separating pages that have been stuck to a single sheet, and it also helps to remove extraneous edges. The cutting process is different from the trimming process because cutting means separating pages that were printed together, and trimming is the process of removing excess paper from the sheet edges.

We use High Quality Printer Cutter Machines on All our Projects

Most of our cutting and trimming is done using a guillotine cutter. This is a large device with a flat bed upon which the paper to be cut is stacked, and a long, sharp knife. Depending upon the project, the knife is pressed through the paper either manually or mechanically. A guillotine cutter can also be made from a cutting stick or a piece of wood embedded in the cutting bed directly underneath the knife. Such a cutting stick creates a firm and resilient surface for the knife to press against. This creates a clean cut and prevents the blade from wearing out.


Varick Street Litho offers various specialty trimming services

Cutting different weights of paper has different requirements. Cutting lighter-weight paper sometimes means that the stack pulls sheets of paper from underneath the clamps. This creates upper sheets that are shorter than the lower lying layers. This is referred to as overcut. Oppositely, cutting harder paper stock, like cardboard, can create an undercut, which is caused by a lack of clamp pressure. In the book binding process, trimming can be performed with three-knife trimmers, which trim the three unbound book sides simultaneously.


VSL Print offers the Best New York Printer Trimming and Cutting Services


 Varick Street Litho is at the cutting edge of binding. Serving both the local New York area and with the ability to serve local, national and global markets. Varick Street Litho houses an entire graphic design department, providing clients with unique, new material. We keep our clients engaged throughout each step of our creation process in order to ensure the project meets brand guidelines, captures their vision, and appeals to customers. Varick Street Litho has a creative graphic design team and we can bring your vision to life. We serve both the local New York area and with the ability to serve local, national and global markets. We specialize in Binding Services, Book Binding, Case Binding, Collating & Gathering, Folding, Imposition Layout. Mechanical Binding, Perfect Binding, Saddle Stitching, and much more.

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