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Engineering Supply sells the best engineering paper, plotter paper, and CAD paper on the market today, and we work with top brands that are known for their reliability. You can buy our drafting paper in both rolls and sheets for both reprographic and wide-format printers and plotters, so feel free to look what we have in stock.

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FEATURES OF THE DAHLE ROTARY PAPER TRIMMER


The Dahle Rotary Paper Trimmer has grid lines in both inches and metric values, and you can easily align the material so you can perform precise trimming. It will allow you to cut in any direction, which can save you time and improve your efficiency when you need to trim multiple items. The self-sharpening blade will produce a clean, burr-free cut every single time and will give you years of precise trimming. The blade is inside a plastic housing, which makes this trimmer safer to use. And the adjustable paper guide makes it easy to align the material for repetitive cutting. It even has an automatic paper clamp that will keep the material in place. And because it has a sturdy metal base, the surface will never warp, crack, or chip. If you want to pick up this quality tool, go to Engineering Supply today!


ADVANTAGES OF THE DAHLE PAPER SHREDDER


The steel frame of the Dahle Paper Shredder keeps everything in perfect alignment. And because it has cutting cylinders that are made of solid steel, it’s more durable than a stacked cutting head. Not only will it shred documents, but it can also handle paper clips and staples. It’s chain-driven cutting mechanism will give you continuous slip-free power, and the rubber chain mounts reduce vibration (which makes it one of the quietest shredders on the market). The wooden cabinet with rolling casters makes it easy to put it in its proper place, and many of the functions can be performed with the use of a simple control panel. Feel free to look at what we have in our store, so you can find a paper shredder that’s right for you!


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QUALITY ENGINEERING PAPER FOR DRAWING AND PRINTING DESIGNS

We sell the best drafting paper on the market, which can be used for drawing and printing designs. So whether you need high-quality plotter paper or cross-section drawing paper, you can find what you need at Engineering Supply. We have a broad selection of paper formats and types that can be used for many different applications, and all of them are from Alvin and many other quality manufacturers that have been proven to be reliable. No matter what type of blue print paper you need, you can find it at our store. Feel free to look through our broad selection of paper and media, so you can find the right solution for your specific needs.


A VARIETY OF SOLUTIONS FOR A VARIETY OF APPLICATIONS

We have a variety of paper and media solutions that can be used in a number of applications, which includes wide-format solutions that can be used for large plotters and printers. We even have blue print paper and drafting vellums that can be used for creating high-quality designs, as well as isometric grid drawing paper that can be used for hand-drafting architectural sketches. No matter what your needs are, you can find the right kind of paper at Engineering Supply. And because we work with some of the best brands on the market, you can be sure to get the finest quality. Feel free to look at what we have in stock, so you can find the right type of paper for your specific needs.



Engineering Supply has a variety of large-format printing paper that can be used in corporate offices, engineering firms, architectural companies, and educational facilities. And because there are so many styles and models available at our store, you can be sure to find a product that will meet your needs. All of our paper is professional-grade, so you can be sure to get the quality you would expect from Alvin and many other top-name brands. Some of the paper that we carry include but may not be limited to:

  • Blue-line diazo paper
  • Engineering copier paper
  • Bond plotter paper
  • Vellums
  • Translucent bonds
  • Inkjet plotter paper
Feel free to look at what we have in stock. We’re sure you’ll be able to find a product that will meet your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does blueprint paper turn blue?

Blueprinting was developed in the mid-1800’s, when scientists found that ammonium iron citrate and potassium ferrocyanine created a solution that was sensitive to light (which can be used to reproduce documents). Someone would create a design on a piece of translucent paper or cloth, which was placed over a piece of blueprint paper that had been coated with this mixture. And when both were exposed to bright light, the chemicals reacted to form a blue compound called blue ferric ferrocyanide (also called “Prussian Blue”).

What type of paper is used for blueprints?

To find out the best type of blueprint paper for your specific needs, you should ask the following questions:
  • What are the prints going to be used for?
  • How long does it need to last?
  • How good does it need to look?
You’ll most likely have to think about investing in some type of blueprint storage, so you can keep your designs in a safe place.

What are the two main types of blueprints?

There are two main types of technical drawings: plans and blueprints. A plan (also called a floor plan, remodeling plan, or room plan) is a scaled drawing of a particular building, home, or room. They can also include doors, windows, as well as other major fixtures or appliances. And they can be used to determine the square footage of an area or act as a guide during the design process. Blueprints are more detailed plans of a specific remodeling or construction project, which got its name from the process that was used to duplicate these documents.

What is the size of blueprint paper?

Architectural drawings will come in the following sizes:
  • ARCH A: 9 x 12 inches
  • ARCH B: 12 x 18 inches
  • ARCH C: 18 x 24 inches
  • ARCH D: 24 x 36 inches
  • ARCH E: 36 x 48 inches
Engineering drawings will come in the following sizes:
  • ANSI A: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ANSI B: 11 x 17 inches
  • ANSI C: 17 x 22 inches
  • ANSI D: 22 x 24 inches
  • ANSI E: 34 x 44 inches
If you’re looking for a place to buy blueprint paper online, be sure to look at what we have at Engineering Supply.

How are blueprints made?

Blueprints were invented in 1842, and it was a way to copy certain documents that were printed on a type of translucent paper (which was treated with a certain mixture that turned blue when it was exposed to bright light). While this process is now obsolete, the term “blueprint” is used to refer to any type of architectural or technical drawing.
If you’re looking for a place where you can find blueprint storage or buy blueprint paper online, feel free to take a look at what we have at Engineering Supply.
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