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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.


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.


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.

READ MORE website relaunch

October 05, 2018

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


SABER double bevel blade for cutting plastics

June 12, 2018

The crew at K&R Plastics ( 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


PRISM paper cutter saves time direct mail campaigns

February 10, 2018

Nearly two years ago, Detroit area digital print provider Avanzado ( 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,


CHM industrial paper sheeter from Colter & Peterson

January 31, 2018

Colter & Peterson enjoyed tremendous success demonstrating the incredibly efficient CHM 1700 precision sheeter for prospective customers at PRINT 17 last September. The management team at Orora Visual in Clifton, New Jersey are already well aware of its benefits, having the foresight to become the first U.S. company to install the machine over two years ago.


New president of Microcut line from Colter & Peterson

January 17, 2018

Richard Peereboom has been promoted to President of C&P Microsystems, a division of Colter & Peterson and North America’s largest independent distributor of paper cutters and paper handling equipment.


SABER paper cutter safety features

January 10, 2018

John Miller makes no small plans. The owner of Mid-States Graphics in suburban Chicago has fostered a busy year, opening new space last month after expanding his Hanover Park location from 45,000 to 70,000 square feet.


SABER paper cutter with Microcut controls saves time

December 26, 2017

Mailings Unlimited installed a new top-of-the-line 37-inch SABER® paper cutter with Microcut® PLUS electronics from Colter & Peterson two months ago. Co-owner Jon Webel says it played an instrumental role during one of Portland, ME digital shop’s busiest periods of the year, and he expects the automation capabilities of the cutter will boost productivity to greater heights in 2018.


Microcut COLOR retrofits at Graphics of America

December 15, 2017

There is truth to the saying, “Good Things Come in Threes”, especially when it involves the Graphics of the Americas Show. Besides the sand, surf and sun of Florida, Microcut/Colter & Peterson (booth 609) will feature a trio of powerful Microcut® retrofit systems – PLUS XL, COLOR and JR – at the Broward Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. The show is scheduled for February 22-24.


Rebuilt Lawson industrial paper cutter with computer controls

December 06, 2017

Eight months ago, Colony Packaging & Machine made the biggest decision in its 53-year history by changing its name. Formerly known as Colony Paper, the new name better reflects how the family owned, third generation-run business has evolved since three war veterans opened the shop in 1964.