Cutting Guidelines - 8 1/2 x 11

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Guide to Common Cutting Sizes


The cutting charge is $4 for each pack of the same product (SKU). So, if you need vellum cut to 5" x 7", the cutting cost would be only $4 for 100 sheets or $8 for 300 sheets. We package the paper after cutting for safe shipping.

Kindly select the paper AND the cutting at the SAME time. If you are selecting multiple packs of the same paper and only having one cut or each cut to a different dimension, please place each pack and the cutting in your cart as one item and add the other uncut pack(s) to your cart separately.  

Multiple Cuts - Same Size

You will receive more than one set if the cut size allows for it. For example, a 5" x 7" cut from 100 sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" paper results in 200 total sheets of 5" x 7". Please follow this chart to see how many sheets can be generated from 1 pack of 100 Sheets. Multiply be the number of packs if multiple packs need to be cut.

Example: Net Total Sheets from 100 Sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" Paper

Greater than 5 1/2" Greater than 3.5" 100 Sheets
Greater than 5 1/2" 3.5" 200 Sheets
5 1/2" or Less Greater than 3.5" 200 Sheets
5 1/2" or Less 3.5" 400 Sheets

Additional Notes

Please note that the following guidelines apply for any cutting

  • Tolerance of plus or minus 1/16" on all cutting
  • Only a single size per pack; i.e. a 5" x 5" and a 6" x 4" cut from 1 pack of paper is not allowed.
  • We do not currently have folding or scoring options
  • Once cut, the paper is not returnable. Please order samples beforehand. 8 1/2" x 11" individual sheets can be ordered on the bottom of each product page.
  • The remaining scraps cannot be included with shipment
  • Only full packs can be cut. i.e. we cannot cut only 30 sheets in a 100 sheet pack.
  • Smallest size possible for cutting for either width or length is 3.5".
  • If your paper will be printed by a print shop, please check to see if they would prefer the paper uncut.

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