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Neolt Trim Guillotine

Neolt Trim 130 S/B
Print & Media Hub (Room 127)


The guillotine cuts thin paper material by sliding a rotary metal blade through the paper material. It is useful for trimming down oversized large format prints or cutting multiple sheets of paper with a single slice.

Health and Safety

  • The guillotine has sharp moving parts. Do not let hands, hair, or clothing get too close to the moving parts or within their range of movement. Never touch the blade or other moving parts.
  • Ensure that the work area is clean of paper and debris before cutting.
  • Do not force the tool. The blade should slide easily through the paper. If it does not the machine is not setup correctly. Please check the setup and operation instructions before continuing.
  • Use the plastic clamping mechanism the runs along the length of the trimmer to secure paper being cut. Slide trimmer head to either end of the machine to allow the plastic clamp to be raised.
  • Please see a Fabrication Workshop staff member if there are any issues with the machines operation or if the blades need to be changed. Do not attempt to change the blades by yourself.

Operation Instructions

  • Prepare the workspace: Ensure the trimmer table top is clean and clear of paper and debris. Slide the trimmer head to either end of the trimmer table. Make sure it slides smoothly and sits flush with the trimming edge.
  • Ensure blade resting against trim edge: To reset blade, push red button under cutting head and rotate head down. Release button and ensure blade is resting against trim edge, not plastic guide.
  • Place material on guillotine: Slide the head to either end of the table top and lift the plastic clamp. Push the paper being cut under the plastic clamp until the desired cutting line is aligned with the trimming table cutting edge.
  • Cut material: Ensure paper is aligned accurately as required. Slide the trimming head through the paper in one smooth motion the entire length of the table.
  • Remove material and clear workspace: Return the trimming head to either end of the table. Release the plastic clamp and remove your paper. Remove all material from the table and the waste catchment area below.

Workmanship Considerations

  • If the head of the guillotine does not slide smoothly and sit flush with the trimming edge, sliding the head can damage and blunt the blade.
  • Some printers such as plotter 1 and 2 require jobs to be trimmed after printing which can be quickly and accurately achieved with the guillotine.
  • The guillotine is capable of cutting multiple sheets of paper at a time. For best effect, we advise a limit of 3 sheets at a time.
  • Please see the Fabrication Workshop staff if there are any issues with the equipment in the Print & Media Hub. Please do not attempt to make any adjustments without prior approval.