paper cuts, paper hearts
November 13, 2018 11:04 AM   Subscribe

I'd like to get a stack of 50 thin, "cahier" style notebooks cut to size. I've seen this done with a hydraulic machine, but I have no idea where to look for such a service in brooklyn/ nyc!

For some very random reasons I have on my hand about 50 of these amazing notebooks. They are about 4*6.

I love everything about them except for size. I am weirdly fuzzy about my notebooks and just really want them to be 3.5*5. I know it's possible to get a stack of paper cut with a hydraulic machine, and it's usually charged per cut, and it comes out super neat and straight. I called my nearby Staples but they don't have such service. Any thought on where I might find a shop that can do the cuts? I'm in Brooklyn, but can travel within NYC.
posted by redwaterman to Grab Bag (7 answers total)
Best answer: Any print shop can do that. Try one of the local one off shops in NYC?

There’s comzone on 16th st between 5th and 6th in Manhattan.
posted by triscuit at 11:08 AM on November 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Yes an offset/quick printer can do this (as opposed to a photocopy place) but note: these have a thread binding, you will need to do *something* so it doesnt come undone.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 11:45 AM on November 13, 2018 [4 favorites]

Best answer: My local FedEx Office (née Kinkos) has a hydraulic cutter. I assume it’s part of their standard store equipment nationwide.
posted by mumkin at 12:36 PM on November 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

Best answer: The minute a shop goes beyond "feeding letter-size paper into photocopiers," and into actually printing stuff, they can do this.

Any quick-print place should be good; just call, say your have some small notebooks to be chopped down a little. They may balk because of the small size, but it shouldn't require more than a few calls to find someone who will shut up and take your money.
posted by wenestvedt at 1:15 PM on November 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I've also had stacks of things cut down at my local Kinkos/FedEx Office store.
posted by sarajane at 2:20 PM on November 13, 2018

Get in touch with the nice folks at Radix Media. They do good work.
posted by Admiral Viceroy at 6:32 PM on November 13, 2018

FYI, if these are sewn, the horizontal cut through the spine may cause the binding to fall apart. Trimming the outside edge (i.e., cutting them narrower) should be fine.
posted by meaty shoe puppet at 9:19 PM on November 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

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