Martin Yale 1217A AutoFolder Folding Machine Video Demo

Martin Yale AutoFolder 1217A Paper Folding MachineAre you looking for an effective and efficient way to speed up your in-house paper folding operations? One great way to do this is to use a paper folding machine. These machines can be used to fold letters, brochures, pamphlets and much more. One paper folding machine that has been around for some time, that you may want to consider buying, is the Martin Yale 1217A AutoFolder folding machine. I have used this machine personally on many occasions and had the chance to film a video demo.

To begin with, the Martin Yale 1217A is an automated folding machine that requires manual setup. Manual setup? Don’t let that scare you off. It literally takes minutes to set up and no additional adjustments are required unless you need to create a different type of fold. Let me explain.

While a motor and multiple silicon wheels are used in the folding process, a total of two folding plates play one of the most critical roles in the process. As the paper passes through the machine, it literally bounces off these two plates, deflecting the paper back into the machine for folding by the silicon rollers.

The length of these plates determines the fold. You can manually adjust the length of the plates by sliding a bar forward or backward. This bar, located on the plates, can be locked into place by use of a thumb screw. These plates will allow you to create a letter fold, half fold, Z-fold, double parallel fold, right angle fold and baronial fold. The 1217A AutoFolder can also create several custom folds.

This is a video demo of me using the Martin Yale 1217A folding machine:

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Overall I like the 1217A. The build quality is nice, it deals nicely with statically-charged paper and the end results look great. My only quibble with this machine is the feed rollers. You have to pre-fan the paper prior to placing it in the machine. Non-fanned paper will cause the machine to jam. Most modern paper folding machines actually require that the paper not be fanned prior to placement in the feed tray. That’s nice.

A great affordable alternative to the Martin Yale 1217A is the Intelli-Fold DE-172AF (no pre-fanning required). If you don’t need to fold 11″ x 17″ paper, the Intelli-Fold DE-102AF and Intelli-Fold DE-112AF are also great alternatives.

You can find the Martin Yale 1217A AutoFolder folding machine here and our entire selection of paper folding machines here.

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.

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