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Manual & Electric Paper Perforators – How To Choose

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Manual Paper PerforatorPaper perforators are useful machines when it comes to making coupons, tickets, promotional and marketing material. The tiny perforated holes make material very easy to tear. The type of perforator you use will depend entirely on what you are perforating, how many items you need to perforate and your budget. Here are a few tips that may help you choose a perforator.

To begin with, there are two main types of paper perforators. These are manual perforators and electric perforators. Here are a few examples of each:

  1. Lassco-Wizer Score II Paper Perforator (Manual) – This manual perforator uses a rotary-style bar and wheel to perforate paper. Simply place your document on the work surface, position the paper where you need the perforation and run the perforating head across the paper. The result isĀ  a perforated document. A guide makes it easy to position paper for repeat perforating.
  2. Martin Yale 3800AP AutoPerf Perforator (Electric) – This electric perforator uses a series of perforating wheels mounted on a bar to perforate paper. Multiple wheels can be used for multiple perforations. It can use 3, 7, and 10-tooth perforating wheels. Because it is electric, it will automatically pull in one sheet at a time and perforate them. This is fast and efficient.

Manual paper perforators are ideal for low-volume use. This may involve a few dozen to perhaps a few hundred perforations a day. Electric perforators are ideal for medium to high-volume perforating and can create hundreds to thousands of perforations a day.

You can see examples of manual and electric paper perforators here. Keep in mind that your budget will come into play. Manual perforators, by nature, are going to be cheaper. Electric paper perforators will be more of an up-front investment, but can ultimately save a lot of time and money over the long run.

I have personally used both manual and electric paper perforators and find them both be efficient ways to perforate paper. The biggest difference is simply the speed and the effort involved.

You can find our entire selection of paper perforators here. Feel free to call 1-800-658-8788 to speak with one of our paper perforating specialists.

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