generally stand upright, usually on the floor of an office area, since cutter machine are quite large. But some do sit on table-like surfaces. However, there must exist adequate space in front or behind the cutter, regardless of whether it is standing or on a flat table.
This additional space of cutter machine is necessary in order to allow the large paper[paper?:paper sample maker cutting machine]---or other material being cut---to lay undisturbed while additional portions of the project are being cut. Eventually, all of the cut material will slide off the flat drawing surface onto the floor or catchall area directly beneath the cutter machine.
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