Existing punches are often used with heavy card, requiring high operation forces from the user
Paper jams are frequent with this design, relying solely on a spring to release itself from the paper
Early sketch exploration of possible mechanisms
Engineering test rig, built to evaluate different gear diameters
Testing the engineering prototype with heavy card – success!
Style exploration sketches
The finished product; zinc die cast chassis, with an injection moulded enclosure
Both variants of the final product, standalone and ‘border system’
New gears in action!
Top cover and arm removed to show mechanical details
Four separate zinc die castings
The first castings, hot out of the mould tool
The punches are available in a range of different shapes, indicated by the print detail on top
Final packaging and branding
Think Refine Ltd. is a limited company registered in England and Wales, with company number: 10835690, and VAT number: 255010740. Our registered office is at 15 Coronation Square, Quidhampton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 9BD.