Tips For Folding Card Stock Paper
Do you need to fold card stock paper, but aren’t sure what tools you need to do this? You can always fold paper by hand, but that takes a lot of time and the end results often look bad. What you probably need to get the job done right is a paper folding machine. So what type of machine do you need to correctly fold card stock? Here are a few tips.
To begin with, not all paper folding machines can handle card stock. Most paper folding machines are able to fold standard copy paper. You will need to be sure and check the specifications of the paper folding machine to make sure it can handle your paper. In the Untied States, most paper folding machines specify the lb (aka # or pound) of paper they can handle.
If the thickness of your paper is close to the maximum paper thickness a paper folding machine can handle, you may want to send in samples to make sure it will work. I have found that the paper thickness of card stock and the paper thickness a machine can handle sometimes aren’t exact. This is due to small variances between paper manufacturers and the way they measure their paper.
Sending in a sample will guarantee that your paper will work with the machine. You can request your sample to be tested on one of our machines by filling out this form.
Another nice feature, although not critical, is a variable speed control. Thicker paper is harder on a machine. Sometimes folding card stock at a maximum speed is too much for a folding machine to handle. The ability to turn the motor down to handle the thicker paper often produces better results.
You can find our entire selection of paper folding machines here. Remember, check the specifications for the minimum and maximum paper weights / thicknesses. You are more than welcome to speak with one of our paper folding machine specialists with your questions at 1-800-658-8788. Have a great day!
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