Updated August 14, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Paper Punches

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in August of 2019. We might live in an increasingly digital world, but paper still has a big place in it. These punches will help you organize your documents and, perhaps, adorn them, as well, making them the perfect addition to classrooms, offices, crafting areas, and more. We’ve selected fun, decorative choices along with simple utilitarian models, so there’s one for nearly every purpose. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best paper punch on Amazon.

10. Fiskars 1-Inch Circle

9. Bostitch Office HP12

8. EK Success Diamond Flowers

7. Staples Arc Desktop

6. Fiskars Heart and Star Combo

5. Officemate 2-Hole

4. We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile

3. SCS Direct 58 Piece Mini

2. We R Memory Keepers 3 Way Corner

1. Bostitch EZ Squeeze

Special Honors

Online River Loyalty Punch One Online River Loyalty Punch is quite an investment, but if you need a built-to-order shape that isn't easy to find in stores, it may just be worth it. You can rely on the hardened steel die to go the distance, while the nickel finish is sleek and sturdy. onlineriver.com

Editor's Notes

August 09, 2019:

Because paper punches can be useful in a variety of situations, we’ve looked for a wide range that will help everyone from teachers to office workers. On the more robust side, we like the Bostitch EZ Squeeze and Staples Arc Desktop; these let you fill binders and folders quickly so you don’t spend all day organizing paper. For lighter duty, there’s the Bostitch Office HP12, but it doesn’t have an alignment guide, so you might not consider it for tasks that require a high degree of accuracy. When it comes to decorative choices that will complement your gel ink pens and glitter, we like the EK Success Diamond Flowers and the SCS Direct 58 Piece Mini. The latter gives you punches that are definitely on the smaller side, but the kit comes with a huge number of fun shapes that will liven up your scrapbook pages.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on August 14, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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