The GBC A425pro dial a blade rotary cutter is jam packed with great features for a small price tag. The A425 includes GBC’s innovative dial-a-blade technology allowing the user to easily switch between straight cutting, perforating, scoring and weave cutting. Although the other three features are also useful, this article is going to focus on the ability of the A425pro rotary trimmer to act as a scoring device.
The A425pro dial-a-blade cutter is one of the most inexpensive scoring devices available on the market. At under $80 shipped, the A425 is affordable for almost any budget. This makes it ideal for individuals who wish to do their own short run perfect binding and need to create their own covers. For such individuals, a $1000 scoring device is not usually an option. However, the Accucut A425pro makes scoring both easy and affordable.
The GBC Accucut A425pro is primarily a rotary cutter and works just like any rotary trimmer. However, the A425 allows you to easily switch the blade of the trimmer over to a dull scoring blade that is not designed for cutting but instead is designed for creasing paper for easier folding. The fact that the A425 was designed as a cutter makes it easy to square up your document using the score marks on the document table. Then just like you would cut a piece of paper you run the scoring blade across the paper to provide a nice clean crease line.
Truthfully, the A425 doesn’t do as good of a job as the more expensive DocuCrease Scoring devices. However, at one tenth of the price the A425 is ideal for low volume users who are on a budget. It is certainly better than the alternative (a dull butter knife). Plus, when you aren’t using the GBC A425 as a scoring device you can always use it as a paper trimmer or a perforator.