Zip 21 Business Card Cutter

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Quick Overview

  • Mark or Edge of Sheet Registration

  • Fully adjustable finished sizes

  • Cuts from an SRA3 sheet

  • Automatic Feed

  • Cuts up to 350gsm

  • One pass operation

  • Bleeds on all 4 edges

  • 166 cards per minute

  • Two sheet detection

The new Zip-21 cutter/slitter is faster and more accurate than the original model. It is the SRA3 version of the popular Zip-10M. Both are unique machines designed to cut business cards & other multiple-up products which are produced from a range of different printing methods.

The Zip-21 cross cuts the sheet with a guillotine and then, with an easily adjustable blade cassette, will slit and/or score the sheet immediately before it exits to the delivery tray. This clever combination of two cutting systems allows a multitude of common products (like 21 or 24-up business cards) to be accurately processed in a single pass.

The new model Zip21 can register from either the lead edge of the sheet, or from a printed registration mark at the top of the job, thereby reducing the problems of mis-feeding or image drift which are so common with today’s printers.

The cut points are entered via a keypad which allows a straight cut or a variable size gutter to be removed between the individual cards. A fixed 6mm gutter is removed from between each column of cards and the sheet sides are removed by slitting wheels. 

The card width can be quickly and easily adjusted to any size by moving the slitting wheels mechanically. For regular jobs or special set-ups additional blade cassettes can be purchased.

The machine is fitted with a two sheet detector as standard thereby eliminating any problems that may occur with troublesome stocks!

Combined with a laser or ink jet printer, the Zip-21 allows volume business cards and other multi-up products to be produced with ease. This latest model is now even faster and will produce up to 166 finished business cards per minute (10,000 per hour).


Machine Size

103 x 51 x 32 (h) cm

Machine Weight

58 kgs

Program Memories



220 Volts AC

Maximum Stock Size

320mm x Unlimited

Speed (21 up cards)

168 cards/min (10,080/hour)

Maximum Card Thickness

350 gsm

Minimum Cut Size

30 x 40mm

Maximum Cut Size

310 x 230mm

Maximum Feed Stack


Minimum Crosscut Pitch


Cross Cut Precision



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Delivery is free in all orders over £100.00 on delivery to mainland United Kingdom. Any order under £100.00 there will be a £9.95 Carriage Charge applied (Excluding VAT).

We can offer Same Day, Next Day AM, Overseas Services also, please phone our sales team on 01324 473 233 with you address details to calculate an accurate price for order.

Some of the larger equipment will have to be delivered on a pallet again we will confirm a cost dependant on the size, weight and delivery location.


Payment Options

The new CLC Online Shop allows our customers to purchase goods online. All online transactions require a credit or debit card. 

CLC also take orders over the phone on 01324 473 233. We usually take a card payment from all new customers, and thereafter give our customers the options to apply to set up a credit account for all future orders.



Once you have received your order, you can return any item for an exchange or refund. The returned good must be unused and returned in the original packaging and in a re-saleable condition within 7 days of receipt of your goods. Please note that all returned items will incur a 20% handling charge (unless returned due to fault or damage).

Here at CLC we’ve been passionate about Document Presentation for over 20 years now. It is our cumulative knowledge and experience in this field that enables us to offer you this complete range of carefully selected products. If you need to produce documents which are beautifully printed, finished, presented and packaged, then we’re here to help and we’re only a phone call away!