New Product & Review: Scor-Pal

From the manufacturer's website: "The slightly textured scoring surface is 12" x 12", with a raised fence at the top (ruler markings) and on the left and right side. This aligns your paper for perfect scoring. No more crooked cards! Grooves are across the board at different intervals. Besides the normal 1/2" and 1" intervals there are grooves at 2 1/8" for gate fold cards, at 4 1/4" for normal A2 cards, and at 3.666" and 7.333" for brochure folding (divides 11" paper into equal thirds) When you place your card stock on the scoring surface, you are able to do multiple scores without moving the paper. Grid cards, accordion folds, boxes etc are scored in seconds. The score lines result in crisp, accurate folds! At the 0 to 1" mark and 11" to 12" mark there are 1/8" markings. By proper paper placement this will allow you to score 1/8 " increments such as 1 7/8" The included scoring tool snaps into place at the top of the unit. It is always at hand. It has been specially designed to fit the grooves so the card stock can not be torn while scoring. Additional scoring tools can be ordered separately. Perfect tool for straight and diagonal line embossing on cards and scrapbook pages!"
I have had a Scor-Pal for a few weeks now. I have mostly used it for A2 card folding, and it works incredibly well. At first, I did balk at the price. But after using it and seeing how precise my folds were, I decided I wasn't going to waste anymore cardstock by mis-scoring. I can't tell you how much cardstock I've had to put in the scrap pile because my old trimmer's scoring was off a bit. With the Scor-Pal, I don't have that problem. It comes with a scoring tool that glides right over any cardstock I've used so far. The top of the tray also makes it so easy to make sure the stock is perfectly aligned.
I have seen many beautiful cards made using 45 degree angle lattice scoring, but have not yet tried it.

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