22 August 2016

Rapesco 6 hole organiser punch

Rapesco are about to release a redesigned 6 hole organiser punch and they kindly sent me a few samples to test out and evaluate.

The new Rapesco 6 hole punch in White, Candy Pink and Black 

The new model comes in five colours: Black, White, Silver, Powder Blue, Candy Pink.

Whilst the basic mechanics of the punch are similar to the old model there are several improvements over the old design. Just to remind you here are the two side by side.



The new model is much easier to set up as is has very clear size indicators on the sliding punch blocks.


There is now a slide out paper guide with stops for Personal, Timer 21 and A5 sizes. The old model didn't have this at all.

Paper Guides at A5, Timer21 and Personal settings

The upper lever is now made from metal as opposed to the older model plastic one. It also features a lock so you can press the lever down and lock it in the closed position to save space in your stationery cave! To unlock it you just press it down a little and slide the lock to the unlocked position.

Un-locked on the left and locked down on the right

The removable cover on the underneath side of the punch has also been redesigned. There is an easy to open flap, so you don't have to turn the punch over to empty it and this reduces the risk of the paper chads going everywhere! You can still remove it completely as well as before for periodic cleaning and maintenance of the punch. You can see the paper guide in more detail too.


The white rectangle on the left hand side is a small window, this has been provide so that you can put your name on a piece of card to personalise the punch.


The new punch is capable of punching the following sizes:
  • A5 (by double punching, but with the aid of the paper guide it is now much easier to do)
  • Agenda and A6 organisers
  • Planner and Timer 21 organisers 
  • Pocket and Timer 14 organisers
  • Personal, Compact, Slimline and Timer 17 organisers
  • Mini Organisers (but not Van der Spek Mini)
This covers Filofax, Van der Spek, Gillio, Quo Vadis, Mulberry, Collins and others that use the common sizes and spacings. All are detailed on a comprehensive instruction sheet which will soon be available on the Rapesco website. 

Undocumented in the instruction sheet, with a little bit of fine tuning of the paper guide it is is also possible to punch Deskfax 9 hole pages too. Using a similar method to punching A5 except you set the punch to personal size and flip the page punching the middle three holes a second time. 

The packaging indicates that the punch can be used for up to 10 sheets of paper at once. The hole size is 5.5 mm.

Stocks of this new model will be appearing with all sellers as they replenish their stocks in the next couple of months.

Thank you to Rapseco for sending me the samples of their new up dated punch.

39 comments:

  1. Love the pink and white! Following on Twitter gk_wells!

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  2. I tweeted (@Redheaded1) and I Pinned.

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  3. I tweeted (@Redheaded1) and I Pinned.

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  4. Yay this is great! I already have the current Rapesco but I will definitely be buying one of these. I really like the whole size guide, it will make things much simpler.
    :D shared, liked and following:)
    Aka The Stationery Geekette :)

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  5. I followed on Twitter--@Nieka4444.

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  6. Thanks for the review! I'm krispin41 on Twitter!

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  7. I have just followed on twitter @poppyellie1234

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  8. Awesome! Followed as @MMMEEELLLLLL:)

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  9. Lovely! Following as @theplannerninja

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  10. That is great improvement! @houseoflotte on twitter!

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  11. I have a black one, but pink?!? Would love one. You mention 9 hole punching, would this punch for the MAMBI Happy Planner. If somthere are a lot of people out there that would snap it up. @RuthfromBath

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    1. What is the hole spacing of the MAMBI planner? Do you have one?

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    2. The Mambi is the Arc system Steve, a lot of people just punch holes then cut the slits.

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  12. Great improvement! While I make do with a black one, another colour would be fun! I am @izzyfalloni on Twitter.

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  13. These are great improvements! My Twitter username is chronic_katie

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  14. I have the Rapesco, but this new one has so many improvements. I will most likely buy. I tweeted and follow (@marymaud). I like On FB.

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  15. The new design seems to have been well thought through. Have they disclosed the new retail selling price? @WestwoodLodge

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  16. Following Rapesco on Twitter! @cmvolkman

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  17. Followed from @keepingyourcent

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  18. I followed on Twitter @Carollee321

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  19. Liked on Facebook and followed on Twitter. Username @sparrowlight

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  20. This would be so great-much easier and faster than lining up and using a single punch. TwinMom1221 (I followed on Twitter)

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  21. Awesome improvement - can't wait to get one!

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  22. I have the old one, but the new improvements mean I will have to buy a new one! Wish it came in red. Followed on Twitter (@AimlessAllee).

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  23. Thank you :) I'd like to win this one as I have the old one. I'm @atelierdemitsue
    Good luck everyone :)

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  24. Crikey I'm such a sucker for pink!!!!

    I've followed on Twitter (@foxyfox11) and retweeted one of Rapesco's posts, mainly because it had the pink hole punch on it Lol :)

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  25. I love the fact that it has the paper guide. Also, pink is an added bonus.

    I've shared and liked Rapesco on Facebook, and I've retweeted and followed Rapesco on Twitter. My user name is: @WhimsyMusings

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  26. Love the colors..and my Twitter name is @imvintagetose..

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  27. I hope the contest is still going on. I followed on Twitter and my name is Kanalt, @wellplannedlife

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  28. Twitter @fa_frutta , btw I loved the pink one definitely I'm going to get it...

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  29. Awesome! I have seen a photo, but hadnt gotten a lot of information. Thanks for this post. Following on Twitter @ladynwonderland

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  30. Awesome! I have seen a photo, but hadnt gotten a lot of information. Thanks for this post. Following on Twitter @ladynwonderland

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  31. Drooling over the white one! Following on twitter (@OneSweetShannon)

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  32. Following on Twitter (@7c8) :)

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  33. Such a big improvement over the old one. Would love the classic black @esskaym

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