Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Paper Folder

There are many kinds of paper folders, so determining the right one for you can be difficult. There are several factors that will affect the ideal paper folder for your company and your needs. Additionally, there are many benefits to the use of a paper folding machine.

Benefits of a Paper Folder

Using a paper folding machine can help you save time and money. It is a simple, easy to use machine. Manually folding high-volumes of paper can be incredibly tedious and time consuming. Obtaining a paper folding machine can help you increase your overall productivity and will allow you to spend your time on other, more important things.

Type of Paper

It is important to examine the kind of paper you are using now, as well as the kinds of paper you may be using in the future. Regular, thin paper can be easily handled by friction feed paper folders. These machines use friction feed wheels to pull the paper through the fold plates. However, thick sheets of paper or glossier varieties may require air feed paper folders. As the name would imply, these machines use suction to grab the paper making them the better choose for glossy or slick paper.

Necessary Volumes

Some paper folding machines are designed only for occasional folding. Other machines are designed for more consistent folding of paper. Your company’s necessary paper folding volumes will determine the ideal paper folding machine for you. It is important to ensure that you choose a paper folding machine that matches your paper folding volumes.

Space/Mobility

The amount of space available for your machine may impact the right paper folding machine for you. Limited space will affect the appropriate type of paper folding machine. Additionally, if you need a paper folding machine that can be moved, you will need a paper folding machine with mobile capabilities.

Type of Folds

The necessary type of fold will also affect the ideal paper folding machine for you. You may need a machine that is able to perform a single fold, double fold, accordion fold, or many other varieties of folds. You will need to ensure that your paper folding machine is capable of performing all of your required fold types.

Single (Half, V)
Single (Half, V) fold
Standard Letter (C)
Letter (C) fold
Z (Accordion) fold
Z (Accordion) fold
Double Parallel  fold
Double Parallel
fold
Cross Fold (French, Right)
 fold
Cross Fold
(French, Right) fold
Half Accordion (Fold-out, Engineering) fold
Half Accordion
(Fold-out, Engineering) fold
 
Gate fold
Gate fold

The ideal paper folding machine for you will depend on all of these factors. To learn more about obtaining the best paper folding machine for your business, give us a call at 1-800-658-8788 and speak with one of our experts at ABC Office today!

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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