To request a custom cutting quote, fill in the text boxes above and click CONTINUE. Follow the steps and submit your request. We will review your request and contact you by email with a quote proposal. If you would like us to go ahead with the cutting, you will be instructed to submit your order through our website.
MINIMUM CHARGE: The minimum charge for a custom cutting order is $20. This includes cutting a small number of pieces, for example two pieces of board for a book cover. In this case, you might want to consider ordering one piece of book board and cut it yourself using a utility knife and straight edge.
EXPEDITED SERVICES: We only quote UPS Ground Shipping rates. Please contact us directly if you need UPS expedited services for your cutting order.
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GRAIN DIRECTION TIPS: Grain direction always runs parallel to the spine of a book. For the spine pieces, if using book board, the grain direction is long. For the cover pieces, the grain direction is also long, but only if the cover has a vertical (portrait) orientation. If the cover has a horizontal (landscape) orientation, the grain direction for the covers is short.
- Example 1: A finished book has a vertical 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 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.