Dear Robin, I have a project in mind that would require perfect 1 inch squares. The cutting device that I have now cuts strips but are not always consistent in size. Can you recommend a cutting device that can be programed to cut a 12 x 12 sheet into squares? Thank you in advance, Tammy Pike
— Tpike, MO on Aug 25, 2011
We have two suggestions for you. We use the guillotine paper trimmer from Tonic. It's more expensive than your average trimmer, but it cuts really well. Here's a link to this trimmer on the Annex: http://www.archiversannex.com/Guillotine-Paper-Trimmer-12X12--T454/default.aspx?PageID=21&CategoryID=110&ProductID=15502&ItemID=34762&RootCatCode=11250
The second is to use a 1" square punch. You won't be able to get 144 squares out of a 12" x 12" sheet, but each square will be exactly the same size. We suggest cutting 1 1/4" x 12" strips (or close to that) and then punching along that strip. Here's a link to this product on the Annex: http://www.archiversannex.com/Paper-Shapers-Large-Nesting-Punch-Square-1-PSPNP04/default.aspx?PageID=21&CategoryID=105&ProductID=24186&SPG=3&ItemID=52775&RootCatCode=11250
Hope this helps!