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The award-winning GUNNAR F1 HYBRID CMC is the world's first "hybrid" computerised mat cutter, and the result of Gunnar's long industry experience and track record as "pioneers" of the framing industry.


Now, for the first time ever, framers can automatically change between 45 and 90 cuts, with a single, multi-purpose cutting head, in a single, uninterrupted process!


  • No head changes!

  • No cartridge changes!

  • No dial adjustments!

  • No mistakes!

  • No problems!

  • its all automatic!


Based on the popular Gunnar F1, the new award-winning Gunnar F1 HYBRID is the epitome of intuitive design and intelligent operation in one complete package. DO MORE! with the new Gunnar F1 HYBRID.




  • Affordable - The Gunnar F1 HYBRID is the most advanced and the most affordable computerised matcutter, designed specifically for the custom picture framer.

  • Swiss precision - The Gunnar F1's uncompromised Swiss design and engineering leads the market in superior reliability and accuracy. The Gunnar F1 HYBRID is "second to none" in the industry.

  • Automatically change between 45 or 90 cuts - The new patent pending hybrid technology from Gunnar, allows the operator to change between beveled and straight cuts, at the click of a mouse, with no manual adjustment or interruption required.

  • Automatic v-grooves - With the ability to cut combined v-grooves and openings in one step, there is no need for adjustment or blade change when cutting these mats. This feature also allows you to cut mass produced double mats (& v-grooves) in the one un-interrupted step.

  • Automatic variable blade depth - Change between different thickness boards, which manually changing the cutting head, blade holder or any user interruption whatsoever!

  • Cut to the edge! - Reduce matboard wastage with the limited ability to cut to the edge of the matboard, with no waste when cutting to the top, right hand corner of the matboard. 

  • Fast - With a cutting speed of 500mm/second, you can cut a 16" x 20" opening in less than 8 seconds.

  • Debossing - Two different tool-free debossing tips are included with the Gunnar F1 Hybrid, which allows you to create decorative, delicate debossed shapes to enhance your mat designs.

  • Adjustable table angle - Your choice of space saving angled or wall mounted operation, or horizontal with no gravity related problems with off-cuts slipping down and interrupting subsequent cuts.

  • Tool-free blade change - Easily change the blade in a matter of seconds. No blade or head change required for front/back cuts, straight/bevel cuts or even different thickness materials. It's all automatic!

  • Sensitive clamping system - The Gunnar F1 HYBRID's pneumatic clamping system secures the mat firmly in place, and leaves no marks or indentations in the matboard.

  • Non-warp - Non-warp honeycomb aluminum base board.

  • Two table sizes - The Gunnar F1 HYBRID is available in 2 different sized models. The Gunnar F1-M has a table size of 36" x 48" and the Gunnar F1-XL has a table size of 40" x 60".

  • Designed by framers for framing - Intuitive design and operation, which is easy to understand for anyone with a picture framing background.

  • New generation microstepper motors - The drive system is accurate to 0.02mm per step.




  • No start-finish marks - Only Gunnar guarantees absolutely no start finish marks in circles and ovals.


  • No hooking - Only Gunnar guarantees no hooking or curved cuts, regardless of the thickness, brand or density of your matboard.



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