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Ellison Prestige Die-Cutter

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Anonymous

Is anyone familiar with the Ellison Prestige Die-Cutter :?: :?: :?:

I'm thinking about the possibility to buy one if it's capable of cutting through coated card board, about 1/14 of an inch, in large series of, say, 1.000 pieces or more. I want to use the Ellison Prestige for model making and game parts production.

Website: www.ellison.com

FastLearner
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Ellison Prestige Die-Cutter

I'm pretty sure it's the same machine I've used at a local craft store, but I don't have any idea how much it can cut at once.

It does work with this cool die, though: http://www.ellison.com/shop/?p=product_detail&itemnum=12636

Yekrats
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Hmmm... I had a die made.

I had a die made which I think it worked in Ellison machines. I don't really use it any more, unfortunately.

The process of lining up the cards on there -exactly- and running it through the machine just about drove me batty. Perhaps a man with more patience than me, could have done it, but I just about went blind trying to line it up and cut it accurately.

After I got some practice, however, I seemed to speed up a little bit. Yet it still took me about 2 minutes per sheet. Doubling up wasn't really possible on my cards, because they tended to slip just a bit, causing my cuts to be off.

So, overall, I was a little disappointed by using a die-cutter. However, that may be because I'm a klutzy moron, but that's beside the point. :-)

Of course, I was trying to cut cards, not counters. So your mileage may vary.

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Ellison Prestige Die-Cutter

With my Sizzix die cutter I had to do some trial cuts until I figured out a way to set up my page layout so that I could print the page, cut it along my pre-scribed lines into smaller rectangles, and then I could easily line the rectangles up with the edges of the die for near-perfect cuts every time.

It took a bit to figure out the right size and offset of the rectangles but the end result made it really easy to just open a template, create my items, print them, cut them, and die cut them. I recommend this for anyone using a die cutter.

Anonymous
Die Cutter

I dont know how good your shop skills are but it is extremly easy to make a pneumatic die cutter for about 100 for a brand new air cylinder. I made a pnuematic punch, that was foot operated, non tiring and it hit straight every time. they can throw out a good deal of force. Just something to consider

Christopher
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Anonymous
Ellison Prestige Die-Cutter

These are great tips, guys. Thanx. :D

Somewhere along my global desktop search I bumped into a hand punch. Is that something to consider?

Anonymous
Ellison Prestige Die-Cutter

No other direct experiences with the Ellison? I want to make shure that, if I buy one, it's a good buy.

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