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« on: March 26, 2008 11:09:57 PM »

I want a get a 'rectangular' paper with 4 right angles (90degree).
So I use the trimmer to cut 4 sides (below is trimmer)

I marked every corner I cut, so I wont miss.

Then I click the black 'scoring blade' on the trimmer, I want to get a 'perpendicular' folding lines. I want to make the paper into a 'card stock'.


After that I fold the paper, but it's not 'result right'. The paper doesn't look 'parallel'. I don't mean by not getting folding lines into the precise middle of the paper.
So what went wrong, the cutting or the folding?

p.s. I know there's card stock I can buy. But I am doing sth of a different size.
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008 08:20:03 AM »

Hmmm.... I have that same paper cutter. I've never used the scoring blade, but I have found out that....well, it's just kinda a cheap cutter. You have to be really careful to get a straight line.

I'd measure to see which messed up: the cut or the score. You probably know this, but since I'm posting anyway, here ya go. Measure diagonally from the top left to the bottom right. Then again from the top right to the bottom left. These measurements should be equal if your card is actually square (or rectangle). The measure the score line to the edge of the card at the top and the bottom. That way at least you'll know which part is crooked.

I hope that helps a little and good luck!!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008 05:06:39 PM »

Thank you for describing, but sorry I have hard time trying to understand the very visual method in a literal format.

The trimmer is not cheap (in my sense), it cost me quite some money. 
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