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A detail photo of Norka’s CHM 1700 precision sheeter.

January 29, 2019

As a mid-size specialty converter of paperboard packaging and paper, being versatile is a prized commodity for Appleton, Wisconsin based Norka, Inc. When management began searching for a new sheeting machine to handle greater workloads as a result of increased business, they narrowed the field down to two contenders. After testing, they chose and installed a new CHM 1700 precision sheeter from Colter & Peterson last July.

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Dealermart discount paper cutters and paper handlers

January 24, 2019

Colter & Peterson’s new Dealermart—featuring discounted paper cutters and handling equipment—is their answer to eBay. Dealermart gives printer shops an opportunity to buy a machine inexpensively, with no frills or warranties.

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Three owners of a new SABER-X15 paper cutter

January 03, 2019

When you’ve been in the printing business for 30 years, you learn a few things. Mark Olsiewski certainly has. When the numbers at Impressions in Ink started to slide a bit in 2017, he proactively made some changes like investing in new equipment, something he had done previously to grow the business. Six months after installing a new 37-inch SABER® X-15 paper cutter from Colter & Peterson, he’s looking forward to more success in 2019.

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36-inch PRISM paper cutter with Microcut and logo

December 20, 2018

The fourth quarter in any football game is the most critical period, the one where decision making can win or lose the game. It’s the same for many printers such as Karr Graphics in New York City. Faced with a tough decision heading into their busiest time of the year, Larry Karr made a great call. He bought a new 36-inch PRISM® paper cutter with Microcut® from Colter & Peterson that has produced winning results since October.

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Cuttermart service allows customers to purchase new, rebuilt or pre-certified paper cutters

December 13, 2018

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone and the holiday shopping season continues for the balance of the month. While eBay is a popular site to buy clothing or power tools, Colter & Peterson’s President and CEO reminds shoppers eBay is no place to buy a paper cutting system.

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Print specialist working on the new PRISM paper cutter in the print shop

November 28, 2018

Higher education is all about learning and preparing for a better future. Operating them can be challenging, especially smaller public institutions since fiscal responsibility is almost always paramount. That was a major factor when the digital print shop at the College of Central Florida struck gold by installing a new PRISM® 73H paper cutter with Microcut® from Colter & Peterson six months ago.

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Images of a PRISM and SABER X-15 Paper Cutters with the word SOLD

November 15, 2018

For Colter & Peterson, PRINT 18 ran true to form. In recent years, the Chicago trade show has attracted less attendance than a decade ago but the percentage of buyers has improved. C&P found new homes for the two paper cutters that were demonstrated in the booth, and discussions continue with a multitude of leads that were generated at the September 30-October 2 event.

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Photo of a Certified Used Polar Paper Cutter

November 08, 2018

When a small graphic finishing shop challenges themselves to deliver big things to its customers, it requires a concentrated effort on everyone’s part. At The Fontana Groupin Southlake, Texas, three key components for owner Jim Bugg are productivity, flexibility and reliability.

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Reconditioned Polar Paper Cutters

October 23, 2018

When you provide hazard alerting and utility graphics products and services to energy, fleet and other top security facilities in the U.S. where safety is a top priority, it’s wise not to take any chances.

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PaperCutters.com website relaunch

October 05, 2018

Colter & Peterson’s new website PaperCutters.com is user-friendly, better organized, offers more functionality, and can be easily accessed on mobile devices.

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SABER and PRISM paper cutters at Print18

September 20, 2018

Colter & Peterson’s two most popular paper cutting brand lines are about to attract even more attention. The new SABER® and PRISM® machines will be prominently featured in the C&P booth (1607) at PRINT 18, to be held September 30-October 2 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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Farmer Signs new SABER industrial paper cutter

September 16, 2018

Farmer Signs understands the importance of finding a good thing and running with it. Once a small design and production firm of signage and POP materials for major oil companies, the Atlanta company was asked by an advertising agency in 1985 to develop a real estate sign for a local client.

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Seybold extra large format paper cutter

September 10, 2018

Dallas Paper Company may be small in size but they are big on opportunity. When owner John Merigold decided the time was right to expand large and wide format sales, he turned to a trusted partner for a solution.

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54 inch SABER paper cutter with Microcut electronics

September 10, 2018

The holiday season has just begun for Bob Shevlin and the employees at Edaron, Inc. The addition of a new press is making the 2017 installation of a Colter & Peterson 54-inch SABER® paper cutter with a Microcut® electronics package even more effective in getting product out the door faster.

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Colter & Peterson Finishing Products

August 14, 2018

Printers attending PRINT 18 looking for highly productive and cost efficient finishing equipment need to look no further than the Colter & Peterson booth (1607). A pair of new and dynamic paper cutters and a new PRISM jogging unit to help improve the flow of finished work will be demonstrated during the September 30-October 2 show at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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Large format paper cutter for large plastic sheets

July 01, 2018

There are many reasons why E & T Plastics is one of top plastics distributors and components manufacturers in North America. Making the right call on equipment decisions to keep themselves unique to the industry and their customers is one of them.

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SABER industrial cutter for printer

June 21, 2018

Two and a half years ago, Tim Goff had bigger things planned for his small commercial print shop, Lake Printing & Design, just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.

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SABER double bevel blade for cutting plastics

June 12, 2018

The crew at K&R Plastics (www.krplastic.com) know first-hand the difference a year makes. The plastics industry remains red-hot in terms of production and job creation, and the Austin, Texas company is right in the thick of it.

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Large format paper cutter for print and screen shop

May 23, 2018

With a population of about 15,000 people, Traverse City, Michigan may not be very large but one of its companies has a big reputation that’s getting wider.

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Industrial paper cutter with computer controls

May 18, 2018

Good decisions make good businesses better. Management at Piedmont Graphics forecasted increased business for 2017, so they took a proactive position and installed a new 45-inch SABER® paper cutter from Colter & Peterson 15 months ago.

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PRISM heavy duty paper cutter with backgauge controls

May 10, 2018

Working is a small and successful print shop often requires employees to know most if not all of the equipment, rolling up their sleeves and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. The crew at Bourne Brothers in Hattiesburg, MS know the drill.

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PRISM paper cutter improves productivity for print shop

May 10, 2018

Scott Ruple knew productivity would increase at Bourne Brothers once installation of a new 36-inch PRISM® paper cutter with Microcut® from Colter & Peterson was completed.

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Industrial paper cutter for offset printing

April 24, 2018

When Designers’Press became a division of Sandy Alexander last October, plans called for expanding the longtime operation. Six months later, the commercial printer is increasing its share of digital and wide format work.

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SABER paper cutter saves money for print shop

April 17, 2018

Earlier this month, the employees of Team Concept Printing in Carol Stream, IL had good reason to celebrate. Located 30 miles west of Chicago, the shop’s owners marked its 20th anniversary by hosting a company party at the nearby Arcada Theater’s speakeasy. The last year has been particularly rewarding for TCP, hiring more employees and adding equipment to keep up with an increase in business.

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Computer controls for legacy paper cutters

March 14, 2018

Fishing in Florida at this time of year is usually very good, and it’s not always limited to the sea. At Graphics of the Americas, held Feb.

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Polar paper cutter for print shops like MicroPrint

March 08, 2018

Growing up in his grandfather’s letterpress shop, Brian Solov has learned a few things during his 30-plus years in the business. Now President of Boston area MicroPrint, he’s still learning. Since having a reconditioned Colter & Peterson 30-inch Polar paper cutter installed the first week of February, Solov’s purchase is producing better than expected productivity gains and other pleasant surprises.

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Industrial Polar paper cutter with paper loader, unloader and jogger

February 27, 2018

For 56 years, E&M Bindery and Finishing in Clifton, NJ has remained on top as one of the largest and most technically advanced binderies on the East coast.

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Microcut retrofit computer system for legacy paper cutters

February 16, 2018

Knowing your customers and having equipment that meets or exceeds their expectations is often a recipe for success. As Microcut/Colter & Peterson has found common ground recently with visitors who have traveled from Mexico, Central and South America, the feeling is this year’s Graphics of the Americas show will result in giving the customer more of what they need.

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PRISM paper cutter saves time direct mail campaigns

February 10, 2018

Nearly two years ago, Detroit area digital print provider Avanzado (www.avzdo.com) had two aging Baum 31.5-inch paper cutters being fed more work on a daily basis. They replaced one with a compact yet heavy duty 36-inch PRISM® from Colter & Peterson,

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