Best Machines for Folding 11″ X 17″ Paper

11" X 17" Paper Folding MachinesWhile folding 8 ½” x 11″ (letter size) paper is still the most common paper folded today, many people in the print, advertising and copy center industries need a machine that can handle paper up to 11″ x 17″ in size. About 35% of paper folding machines can handle this size. Which model should you consider buying? I have compiled a list of the most reliable and reputable 11″ x 17″ paper folding machines available.

Before I provide you with a list of “best 11 x 17 folding machines,” you will need to answer a few questions:

Question 1: What kind of paper will you be folding? The thickness and type of paper you will be folding is a huge determining factor when purchasing a machine. Friction-feed paper folding machines cannot handle glossy or coated paper. The rollers often slip on the slick surface, resulting in a paper jam. Paper folding machines are also rated on the thickness ranges of paper they can handle. If you are folding card stock, be sure the machine you purchase can handle it.

Question 2: How much paper will you be folding per day? The folding volume is another important factor when selecting a machine. As with any machine, some are rated for occasional use where others are designed for high-volume continuous use. Most paper folding machines will provide you with a folding speed or duty cycle. This should help you narrow down your choices.

The list I am providing you with are machines that have a proven track record. While many of our machines are “good,” this list is simply a compilation of the best. Products are listed in alphabetical order.

Best Machines for Folding 11″ X 17″ Paper

  1. Duplo DF-755 Automatic Folding Machine
  2. Intelli-Fold DE-172AF Paper Folding Machine
  3. Intelli-Fold DE-202AF Paper Folding Machine
  4. Intelli-Fold DE-322AF Paper Folding Machine
  5. Formax FD 320 Desktop Folding Machine
  6. Formax FD 342 Tabletop Folding Machine
  7. Formax FD 38X Automatic Paper Folding Machine
  8. Formax FD 390 Air Feed Commercial Folding Machine
  9. Martin Yale 959 AutoFolder Paper Folder
  10. Martin Yale 959AF Air Feed Paper Folding Machine
  11. MBM 207M Paper Folding Machine
  12. MBM 307A Paper Folding Machine
  13. MBM 407A Automatic Programmable Paper Folder

Keep in mind that while all these machines can handle 11″ x 17″ paper, they may not all be able to fold 11″ x 17″ using all common folds. Some 11″ x 17″ machines can only single fold larger paper. Most, however, can handle all folds.

You can find our entire selection of paper folding machines here. Please feel free to call and speak with one of our paper folding experts at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions.

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