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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.


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.


Graphics Art Studios buys Polar paper cutter and paper jogger

November 30, 2017

When a majority of the work you do is for retail customers with products that are sold at department and big box stores, ‘tis the season to be busy. Graphic Arts Studio ( in northwest suburban Chicago realized they needed to upgrade their finishing department in advance of this year’s holiday season.


Microcut computer controls for legacy paper cutters

November 27, 2017

Good things come in small packages, and the staff at Alexander Clark Printing in Boise, ID know it’s true. Last summer they had to replace a small size paper cutter that had to fit a constricted space. Some research and a recommendation from a local dealer led them to selecting a new PRISM® P80 with Microcut® electronics. The dynamic 30-inch paper cutter from Colter & Peterson has so far delivered a boatload of positive results since being installed in early September.


PRISM industrial paper cutter safety features

November 15, 2017

Visiting an automobile dealer after Labor Day is usually a good time to trade for a newer vehicle, what with next year’s models arriving and taking up space. Ridgewood Press owner Bob Modelski used the same philosophy to swap paper cutters.


CHM industrial paper sheeter for printers

October 30, 2017

Pro Conversion has come a long way since Alain Provencal opened the Quebec business in 1995. The converting operation started with only one winder but now has three. In addition to a packaging line, they expanded in 2014 by selling thermal paper rolls and have since added bond paper rolls and paper rolls for large format printing.


PRISM industrial paper cutter with Microcut

October 12, 2017

As much as the St. Louis Arch was recognized as the “Gateway to the West” when it opened in October 1965, the digital frontier figures to be prominent in the future success of Gateway Digital Press. The St. Louis printer’s business is skewing more digital these days, requiring management to find the right equipment to handle greater demands.


Rebuilt industrial paper cutters with full warranty

October 05, 2017

Wide format providers have discovered the versatile options Colter & Peterson offers, with paper cutters extending to the 141-inch range and having the ability to cut many different and difficult substrates.


SABER XXL wide format paper cutter with Microcut PLUS

September 28, 2017

The plastics industry is experiencing tremendous growth and K&R Plastics ( in Austin, TX is part of the movement. The family owned and operated firm decided to replace an older paper cutter with a machine that’s faster, more productive, offers incredibly precise accuracy and yields key data for more informed decisions.