Martin Yale SP100 Score and Perf Machine Review

Martin Yale SP100 Scoring & Perforating MachineAre you the kind of person that likes to make creative cards, produce tickets or are in the business of creating literature? One highly valuable tool is a paper perforator or a paper scorer. Paper scorers are great for creasing card stock and paper perforators can be used for creating tickets, coupons and much more. The Martin Yale SP100 score and perf machine (found here) makes scoring and perforating easy. This is my review.

Martin Yale currently manufactures a wide selection of paper cutters, folding machines, business card slitters and more. Their lines of paper handling equipment have a great reputation.

While there are a lot of manual scoring machines and perforating machines out there, they are limited by the speed of the user. One great way to speed things up is by using an electric perforator and scorer like the Martin Yale SP100. The SP100 hits a nice price point. It is electric, so it’s fast, but it won’t cost you several thousand dollars like many higher-end machines.

Using the SP100 is easy. It contains one 14-tooth perforating wheel and one scoring wheel. Both of these wheels are fully adjustable. Simply use the included wrench to loosen the wheels and adjust them where the cuts need to be made. If you only need to perforate, move the scoring wheel out of the way or vice versa. Both the perf wheel and scoring wheel can be used simultaneously.

While this particular machine can’t make multiple perforations or scores in a single pass, paper can be re-fed for multiple perforations or scores. It’s that easy.

The feed tray on the SP100 can be adjusted to accommodate paper ranging from 3 ½” up to 12″ wide and it can handle paper ranging from 20 lb. to 100 lb. cover. This is very impressive, especially considering how affordable the SP100 is.

I have used this machine myself and have to say that while it is pretty simple in construction, the end results are very professional.

This is a video demonstration of me using the Martin Yale SP100.

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The build quality on the SP100 is very nice. It features great metal components and seems to hold up well. The machine itself measures in at 8″ x 15″ x 6″ and weighs 23 pounds.

My only problem with this machine is that the friction wheel that pulls the paper in has to be properly adjusted to accommodate the paper being used. Initially I had a few problems getting it set up, but once I figured out how it worked, setting it up became a fairly fast process.

If you need an affordable electric / semi-automatic scoring and perforating machine, the Martin Yale SP100 may fit the bill. It is an affordable alternative and is great for low to medium-volume use.

You can find the Martin Yale SP100 score and perf machine here and our entire selection of perforating machines here and scoring machines here.

MODEL: SP100
UPC Code: 0-11991-00100-6

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