Please Note: Along with everything else, we are moving our guillotine cutter to our new location. Beginning June 15, all custom cutting orders placed on our website will not be shipped until after July 6. However, you can still request a quote and place your order and they will be filled in the order they are received. We apologize for the inconvenience.
To request a custom cutting quote:
1. Select your grain direction - Long, Short, or No Preference. See tips below for determining grain direction.
2. Type in the quantity (i.e. 30)
3. Record the dimensions to 1/8" (i.e. 5 3/8" x 8")
4. If needed, repeat up to two more cutting requests.
5. Fill in contact information and click Submit Quote Request.
We will review your request and contact you by email with a quote proposal. If you would like us to proceed with the cutting order, you will be instructed to submit your order through our website.
MINIMUM CHARGE: The minimum charge for a custom cutting order is $20. This may include cutting only a few pieces of board, for example, two book cover pieces and a spine. It is best to maximize a parent sheet of book board.
EXPEDITED SERVICES: We only quote UPS Ground Shipping rates. Please contact us directly if you need UPS expedited services for your cutting order.
DETAILED CUTTING INFORMATION: For more detailed information on custom cutting, including sheet sizes, and to see exactly how we determine the cutting cost, click here.
GRAIN DIRECTION TIPS: Grain direction always runs parallel to the spine of a book. For spine pieces, the grain direction is long. For the cover boards, the grain direction is usually long if the cover has a vertical (portrait) orientation. If the cover has a horizontal (landscape) orientation, the grain direction for the cover boards is usually the short direction, but the spine grain direction would be long.
Example 1: A finished book has a vertical (portrait) orientation. The cover dimensions are 6" (width) x 9" (height). The spine is 1/2" (width) x 9" (height). The grain direction for both pieces is long.
Example 2: A finished book has a horizontal (landscape) orientation. The cover dimensions are 6" (height) x 9" (width). The spine is 1/2" (width) x 6" (height).The grain direction for the spine is long, however, the grain direction for the cover is short.