Ideal

Ideal was founded on July 1st by Wilhelm Krug and Ludwig Priester, the company was started as a specialised retail store, repair shop and manufacturing facility for office machines. In 1958 the first production of paper guillotines started with shredding machine production starting a year later in 1959.

A lot has happened since the company first formed in the 1950's, Ideal has become one of the most recognisable and trusted brands in the world print and shredding markets built on core principle "Quality Made in Germany."

Ideal now have one of the largest ranges of cutting equipment on the world market with a selection of paper trimmers, wide format trimmers as well as the manual and electric range of Paper Guillotines also referred to as Ream Cutters. The latest range from Ideal now incorporate not only the SCS safety package (Safe Cutting System) but also the new patented Easy Cut blade activating bars for convenient and safe cutting on the electric machines.

Ideal also have a couple of new additions to the Ideal Guillotine range with the new Ideal 4860, 5260, 6660 and the flagship digital machine the Ideal 5560 and Ideal 5560LT. These new ranges all incorporate the new IR Safety curtain and offer a 20% productivity increase over the equivalent lid guard versions. The Digital 5560 also offers fully hydraulic operation, the only model in the range to offer this, to ensure fast, reliable and fully adjustable pressure cutting, ideal for partnering your latest digital print engine.

Trust in Ideal to provide you with the very best in cutting and shredding technology.

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