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Martin Yale 1611 Vs. the 1711 Paper Folding Machine

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Martin Yale 1711 Paper Folding MachineTwo very popular paper folding machines used by businesses today include the Martin Yale 1611 and 1711. Both of these models are very similar in appearance and design. I just spoke with a customer today who was wondering what the differences are between the two models. I would like to discuss both the similarities and the differences between these two machines in this article. You can find all of our paper folding machines here.

To begin with, Martin Yale is one of the oldest and best known manufacturers of paper folding machines in the industry. You may be familiar with some of their time tested classics such as the CV-7 (aka 1501x) and the 1217a. Their machines are used in mailrooms across the country. The 1611 replaces the 1601 and the 1711 replaces the 1701. Both of these two new machines implement modern technology into an affordable machine.

Having personally used both of these machines, I can safety say that I actually really enjoy using them. Some of Martin Yale’s older machines used to frustrate me because you had to adjust the tension and fan the paper prior to putting it in the machine. The 1611 and 1711 feature drop-in feed systems. This means you don’t have to fan the paper and you don’t have to adjust the tension. Simply press down on the spring-loaded tray, drop in the paper and release the tray. It is that easy.

The internals on both of these machines are actually pretty much the same. The speed on both machines is 9,000 sheets per hour, the sheet capacity is 150 and both handle a paper thickness ranging from 16# bond to 70# index. Both of these machines also feature the same paper size range, with is 3 ½” x 5” up to 8 ½” x 14”. Both machines are built on the same metal frame. Both of these machines also feature a manual bypass slot that allows you to fold up to 5 sheets of stapled paper at once (aka multi-sheet folding). Both machines also feature powered exit conveyors with stacker rollers.

While both of these machines are very similar visually and mechanically, there are some fundamental differences between the two. Here are the biggest differences:

  • Martin Yale 1611 Folding Machine (found here) – This machine is a manual setup machine. This means both of the folding plates have to be manually set to the fold you want to create. This isn’t hard to do, and folds are clearly marked on the machine, but there is some manual involvement required.
  • Martin Yale 1711 Folding Machine (found here) – This machine is an automatic setup machine. This means all you need to do is select the fold you want to create from the control panel and the machine will automatically adjust the folding plates. Little motors actually adjust the plates to the precise points needed for whichever fold you need.

Ultimately, when deciding between the two machine, you need to decide if you are OK with manually setting the machine or if you would like something more automated. As of this article, you are looking at about $434 more for the automation feature in the 1711 over the 1611.

Both machines produce folds of equal quality. The 1611 is very affordable fore what you get and the 1711 is one of the most affordable automatic paper folding machines money can buy. You can find our entire selection of paper folding machines here. If you have any questions about either of these machines, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-658-8788.

What is a Letter Fold?

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Letter Folding MachineIf you are in the process of setting up a paper folding machine (found here), you may have noticed that there are several different types of folds available. These include the letter fold, accordion fold, half fold, double parallel fold, cross fold and many others. One of the most common types of folds is the letter fold. I would like to take a few minutes and help you understand what a letter fold is, why it is used and how to set your paper folding machine up to create it.

The letter fold is the most common type of paper fold, followed by the accordion fold (aka Z fold). The letter fold is often revered to as the C fold because when opened up it makes a letter C (when vied from the side). This is the fold that most businesses use for their invoices, letters, bills and other documents.

A standard letter folded documents consist of three equal panels. On an 8 ½” x 11″ sheet of paper, each of these panels are about 3 5/8″ in width (3.66″ to be precise). These panels can be adjusted if you wish to create an uneven letter fold, which is a type of custom fold. While these measurements are based on 8 ½” x 11″ paper, larger sheets of paper can also be letter folded.

Here is a picture of a letter folded document:

Letter Folded Paper

There are several reasons why the letter fold is so popular. Here are just a few:

  • Size – This size works very well with #10 envelopes, fitting in nicely and without too much effort on behalf of the worker or machine inserting the paper into the envelope.
  • Look – The even three-panel design of the letter fold looks very professional. It has been around for years and is very recognizable. This paper format is also easy to handle, open and use.

Almost all paper folding machines are able to create a letter fold using 8 ½” x 11″ letter-size paper. In fact, I can’t think of one that doesn’t. Some larger machines can even create a letter fold using larger 8 ½” x 14 Legal, 11″ x 17″ and 12″ x 18″. Check your paper folder’s manual to see which sizes of paper it can handle. If you are shopping for a machine, be sure to check the specifications to make sure the machine handles your paper.

When setting up a paper folding machine, the first plate (usually the longer folding plate) is set at about ¾” of the length of the document. On an 8 ½” x 11″ sheet of paper, is at about 7 3/8″. The second folding plate (usually the shorter of the two) is set about 1/3″ of the way up the page, which is usually around 3 ¾”. The letter fold is one of the most clearly marked and one of the most easy to set up on a folding machine.

Here are a few things to look out for when shopping for a machine that letter folds paper:

  • Paper Thickness – Most folding machines handle a standard 20# bond paper thickness. If you need to fold card stock or thicker paper, be sure your machine is capable of handling it.
  • Paper Type – About 80% of the folding machines out there use a friction feed system. This means they use some sort of rubber roller to grab the paper and pull it in. If your paper is slick, glossy or coated, you may need an air feed system as the friction rollers could potentially slip and jam.

If you need more information on letter folding machines, or simply need some questions answered, you are more than welcome to give us a call at 1-800-658-8788. You can find our entire selection of paper folding machines here.

Intelli-Fold DE-112AF Paper Folder Review

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Intelli-Fold DE-112AF Paper Folding MachineIf you are considering buying a Dynafold paper folding machine, or any machine for that matter, you should seriously consider the Intelli-Fold DE-112AF (found here). This paper-folding machine has been around for several years now and has proven that it has what it takes to keep up with the competition, and in many situations, surpass it. I have years of hands-on experience with this machine and I would like to share some of my thoughts and feelings on this machine with you.

To start off with, this machine is comparable to a Dynafold DE-102AF on steroids. It has several built-in improvements that make it a huge value over the DE-102AF and other similar machines. I will go into more details over the specifications, but I would like to say that this machine is currently one of our best sellers. One reason I like selling this particular machine is that when it leaves our building, our customers don’t have any trouble with it. It is very straightforward to set up and doesn’t have the finicky problems you find with other paper folding machines.

Who would be best off using this machine? The DE-112AF is the perfect letter-size paper folding machine. It can quickly fold invoices, letters and other literature up to 8 ½” x 14″ in size or as small as 3.5″ x 5″. With that paper size range, it is very versatile. It can handle paper ranging in thickness from 16# bond up to 50# index. These specifications allow the DE-112AF to keep up with most office paper folding operations.

While this machine does have manually adjusted folding plates, it is actually really easy to set up. A quick setup guide is printed on the folding plate, letting you know exactly where each of the two folding plates need to be set up. Simply loosen the thumb screws on the folding plate and slide it towards or away from the machine. Both plates must be adjusted. One thing I really like about this machine is that both of the folding plates are found on the same side of the machine. I have always found that his makes setup easier and seems to make better use of often-limited desktop space.

The DE-112AF will create most common folds you need. This includes folds such as the letter fold (also known as the C fold), the accordion fold (also known as the Z fold), the half fold, double parallel fold, gate fold and more. Because the folding plates are manually adjusted, custom folds are very easy to do as well.

Once the folding plates are set, the paper can be set in the tray. The feed tray on this machine holds up to 500 sheets of paper at a time. The machine will fold all of the paper in the  tray until it is empty, after which the machine will automatically stop. The DE-112AF uses three friction rollers to pull in paper, unlike many machines that have just one. The three friction rollers ensure even and aligned paper feeding. This results in an excellent skew and perfectly aligned folds.

There several things this machine has that you simply won’t find in the DE-102AF. To begin with, this machine has sensors that won’t allow this machine to run without the folding plates being properly inserted. The DE-102AF doesn’t have this, which can result in some significant paper jams. The DE-112AF also has paper stacking wheels and a powered exit conveyors. The stacking wheel slows paper down after it is folded and keeps paper neatly aligned as it leaves the machine. This is ideal if you need to keep your folded literature organized as it leaves the machine. The DE-102AF only has a catch tray, which can potentially lead to some jumbled paper.

Here is a video of the DE-112AF paper folding machine in action:

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I have used this machine a lot. I can safely say that it is one of the finest machines we offer in this price range. The internals are well put together, servicing is readily available and it is just a great overall machine. You can find the DE-112AF paper folding machine here and our entire selection of paper folding machines here.

Please feel free to contact us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions .We would love to help you out. We can even test samples prior to purchase if you would like to see how your material would look folded on a DE-112AF. Do you already own one? Post your experiences here as a comment. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

To Stack or Not to Stack – Paper Folding Machine Options

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Intelli-Fold DE-112AF Paper Folding Machine w/ Metal Stacking Wheels and ConveyorIf you are a business and plan on folding hundreds to thousands of sheets of paper today, you may want to consider using a paper folding machine equipped with an exit conveyor and stacking wheel. There are many reasons why you might want to consider using one. At ABC Office we offer a great selection of paper folding machines (found here) equipped with this technology. I would like to explain exactly what it does.

Paper folding machines have been around for decades. What do these engineering marvels do? They take a stack of paper and quickly fold it into various patterns. The most common fold used today is the letter fold, also known as the C fold. Other common folds include the single fold (aka V fold), accordion fold (aka Z fold) and the double parallel fold. Paper folding machines fold paper into these various patterns at a speed of hundreds to often thousands of sheets of paper per hour.

One of the biggest complaints associated with paper folding machines is the disorganization often involved. Because paper is pulled into them machine at a fast rate of speed, it also leaves the machine at a high rate of speed. Many machines simply have a catch tray where the folded paper is essentially tossed. I have seen machines that do a good job with catching paper, and others that leave the folded documents in complete disarray. This can especially be a problem if you need to keep the paper in order.

If you need organization to your paper folding, what you need is a stacking wheel and conveyor. This combination of stacking wheel and conveyor helps to slow down paper as it leaves the machine, acting kind of like a brake. As the paper is slowed down by the stacking wheel, sheets of paper are nicely fed under each other as a powered conveyor carries the folded documents the rest of the way out of the machine. The order of the documents is typically reversed for a top feed machine and the same for a bottom-feed machine.

Here is a picture of what a stacking wheel / conveyor combination look like:

Paper Folding Machine w/ Stacking Wheel and Conveyor

Stacking wheels usually come in pairs and rest on a metal or plastic support. These wheels are adjusted to accommodate the side of the paper. Manual paper folding machines have these wheels manually adjusted where fully automated machines will sometimes adjust these wheels for you.

The powered exit conveyor usually consists of two or three bands that run in sync with the motor. The speed of the conveyor is usually automatically synced with the motor to keep the folded documents properly spaced. Once the documents have been carried along the conveyor, they usually come to rest at a catch where they can be easily removed from the machine.

Some paper folding machines, like those made by Formax, feature telescoping conveyors, designed to hold several hundred sheets of paper. This helps increase throughput and decreases the amount of times the machine needs to be stopped.
I personally like stacking wheels and a powered conveyor on my paper folding machine. It really makes the machine feel 100% complete.

Here are a couple of very affordable models under $1,000 we offer that include stacking wheels and a conveyor:

We offer a huge selection of other paper folding machines found here. Many of these machines include stacking wheels and conveyors. If you still have questions, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-658-8788.

Daily Mail Mode Rolls out on Formax Envelope Inserting Machines

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Daily Mail Mode Formax Envelope Inserting MachinesFolding and inserting machines (found here) are pretty remarkable pieces of equipment when you consider all that they do. These machines take paper, fold it, insert it into an envelope and seal the envelope shut. They do this at a high rate of speed and dramatically cut down on overhead by eliminating the need to do the same work manually. These machines come in a variety of configurations, depending on how many sheets you need inserted into an envelope. One feature that many of these machines now include is a daily mail. I would like to go into more detail what this does.

Envelope inserting machines are known by many names. Some include folder inserters, envelope stuffing machines and letter inserters. These machines are all made for mailing purposes. I have seen customers use these machines for mailing invoices, checks, letters, marketing material and more. Some even have the ability to insert a small insert or business reply envelope (BRE).  The precision and efficiency that these machines perform is truly and engineering feat.

The latest feature now included in most Formax envelope inserting machines is called Daily Mail. This is a feature that allows you to quickly fold and insert multiple sheets of paper into an envelope without having to set up any special project. This is sometimes called semi-auto mode and is excellent for occasional jobs that pop up here and there. This bypasses the normal feeding trays and requires you to pre-collate the sheets prior to folding and inserting. This may range from a couple of sheets up to several, depending on the machine.

Traditional envelope inserting machines do not have the ability to fold and insert stapled sets of paper. This is another example of where Daily Mail Mode is so cool. The semi-auto Daily Mail feed slot allows you to insert stapled documents for folding and inserting into an envelope. This gives you a lot of control and again, it is ideal for occasional jobs that may pop up out of nowhere.

Another thing you may not be aware of is that these folding and inserting machines can also be used for multi-sheet paper folding. This means folding multiple sheets of paper at a the same time (without the intent of mailing them). Most paper folding machines are not capable of multi-sheet folding, but Formax envelope inserting machines allow you to disable the envelope inserting part of the process for simple or multi-sheet folding.

Most of our envelope inserting machines are capable of creating a Z fold (aka accordion), C fold (aka letter fold), half fold (aka single fold) and a double parallel fold. These really are paper folding machines on steroids.

If you’re curious as to whether or not our machines will work for your project, feel free to send in samples. We would love to test them on our machines and send them back to you. Sometimes it helps, when selecting a machine, to see the end results in your hand. This will also help us determine the right machine for you and establish if your paper and envelopes will even work.

While envelope inserting machines do cost more than your typical paper folder, we do offer leasing options and accept purchase orders.

If you have additional questions about these machines, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-658-8788. You can find our entire selection of envelope inserting machines here.

Review of the Formax FD 6204 Envelope Inserter

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Formax FD 6204 Envelope InserterIf you are in the market for a new envelope-inserting machine, you are going to love the all-new Formax FD 6204 (found here). This envelope inserter, sometimes called a folder inserter, is available in four different models, depending on what you need to fold and insert. This modern machine will take your paper, fold it, insert it into an envelope and seal the envelope shut. Is this all-in-one machine a good choice for you? Read on!

There are many reasons why you may want to use an envelope-inserting machine. For one, they are many times faster than trying to manually fold and insert documents. The quality is also significantly better, with folds being perfectly aligned and crisp. The FD 6204 comes in a few different versions, depending on how many sheets you need to fold and insert and whether or not you need an insert or business reply envelope added.

The FD 6204 replaces the extremely popular FD 6202. As a machine, it is almost exactly the same as the FD 6202 with a few modern improvements. One such improvement is the touch screen interface. The older FD 6202 required you to navigate the menu via buttons on the right side of the screen. The FD 6204 lets you quickly touch the screen and select what you need to do. This intuitive interface makes it possible to set the machine up with as little as one touch of the screen. It also includes a daily mail feature that allows for the quick feeding of stapled and non-stapled sets.

The FD 6204 can handle documents up to 14″ long. Many of our customers use this machine for folding and inserting documents such as checks, newsletters, invoices and more. You can purchase the 6204 in four different versions. These include the FD 6204-Basic (one sheet feeder), the FD 6204-Basic 2 (two sheet feeders), the FD 6204-Advanced 1 (one sheet feeder and one insert / BRE feeder) and the FD 6204-Advanced 2 (two sheet feeders and one insert / BRE feeder).

The Formax FD 6204 can fold and insert paper at a speed of about 2,200 pieces per our and has a monthly duty cycle of 15,000 pieces. This makes this machine ideal for low to medium-volume applications. Each of the feed trays hold up to 325 sheets and they can be refilled on-the-fly, making it possible to continually run this machine. Models with two trays can also be set up to run so that when the top tray runs out, it immediately switches over to the seconds tray.

As mentioned earlier, this system uses a color touchscreen interface. It uses a job assistance wizard to help the operator quickly navigate through the system. The AutoSet feature automatically detects the paper width, length, envelope size and other details, making setup extremely easy. It can be used to create C, V, Z and double parallel folds. An integrated blade folding system keeps the folds crisp and accurate. For frequent jobs, this machine will allow you to store up to 15 customizable applications.

Here is a video showing the features of the FD 6204:

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In conclusion, this is a very fast, effective and affordable machine for what it does. Formax has years of experience with folding and inserting machines and their machines are well known for reliability and build quality.  If you need samples tested, or simply have some questions, please give us a call at 1-800-658-8788. You can find our entire selection of envelope inserters here.

Intelli-Fold IF300 vs. the Martin Yale P7200 Paper Folding Machine

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Intelli-Fold IF300 Paper FolderIf you’re a small business and are looking around for a cheap automatic feed paper folding machine, you have several options to choose from. Martin Yale and Intelli-Fold both make some very affordable machines that can be used for the tabletop folding of letters, invoices, brochures and more. Two of the most popular entry-level paper folding machines is the Intelli-Fold IF300 (found here) and the Martin Yale P7200 (found here). So which of these two machines should you use with your business?

At first glance, you may want to simply go with the Martin Yale simply due to the slightly lower price. There is a lot more than price, however, when it comes to a paper-folding machine. You might be surprised just how much more you can get for just a few more dollars.

So what do these two machines have in common?

  • Martin Yale P7200 Paper Folding MachineBoth the IF300 and the P7200 can be used to create a half fold (aka single fold), accordion fold (aka Z fold), letter fold (aka C fold) and a double parallel fold.
  • Folding speeds are very similar.
  • Both feature a compact tabletop design.
  • Both use manual setup folding plates.
  • Both can be used with 8 ½” x 11″ paper.

What do these two machines not have in common?

  • The IF300 can be used with thicker 50# index paper.
  • The IF300 has a digital display with a paper counter.
  • The IF300 has a variable speed motor.
  • The IF300 can be set up to fold a specific amount of sheets.
  • The IF300 has a feed tray that holds up to 100 sheets of paper, double the capacity of the P7200.
  • The IF300 feature stand and catch tray that allows it to be used anywhere on a desk.
  • The P7200 uses an overhanging catch tray requiring the machine to be used on the edge of a table or desk.
  • The P7200 has a multi-sheet bypass slot that allows for multi-sheet folding of up to 3 sheets of paper.

While both are great entry-level machines, my recommendations to customers is if you don’t need the multi-sheet folding capabilities of the Martin Yale folding machine, I recommend going with the Intelli-Fold IF300. It is a better overall machine and I think it is a better value for your money. If you have any questions about  the Intelli-Fold IF300, please give us a call at 1-800-658-8788. You can find our entire lineup of paper folding machines here.

Intelli-Fold DE-112AF Paper Folding Machine Video Demo

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Intelli-Fold DE-112AF Paper Folding MachineIf you are interested in the Intelli-Fold DE-112AF (found here), or if you simply want to see an in-depth video of a paper folding machine, you’re in luck. We just finished filming, editing and making live a video for the DE-112AF. This is currently one of our best-selling paper folders due to its great low price and reliability. The video is about nine minute long and I will be posting it directly in this post.

There are many reasons why the DE-112AF is so popular. To begin with, it costs less than $1,000 (as of this article), it includes a powered exit conveyor with stacking wheel, has an adjustable speed motor and features an impressive 500 sheet capacity. Having used this machine myself, and having seen the end results, I have to say this is by far one of the best manual setup paper folding machines we offer. It is an upgraded version of the DE-102AF.

The DE-112AF just recently had a few new features added designed to help make setup easier.  This includes the addition of indicator lights and dedicated on / off buttons. The lights on the side of the machine now let you know when the cover is properly closed, when the two folding plates are properly seated and when the feed tray is full or empty. Knowing the folding plates are correctly seated helps to eliminate paper jams.

Here is the video demo of the Intelli-Fold DE-112AF:

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As you can see from the video, this is a very versatile machine. I have personally used it to create letter folds, accordion folds, half folds and gate folds. One thing I find impressive is how accurate the skew is. The edges of the fold line up very well and the crease is straight and even. It is about as professional a fold as you can get. This type of machine is excellent for folding invoices, bills, letters and more.

Because the folding plates are so customizable, it is easy to create custom folds. Simply loosen the screws on the folding plates and play around with them. It is easy to make variations of the letter and accordion fold. It can be used with paper ranging in size from 3/5″ x 5″ up to 8.5″ x 14″ and it handles paper thicknesses from 16# bond up to 50# index.

The  build quality on this machine is excellent and much better than many comparable machines. The outer shell is made of plastic, but the folding plates and most of the internal components (including the chassis) are made of metal. It is extremely easy to service and very easy to clean. We have a Service Department here at ABC Office that can provide support and parts if needed.

Please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 if you have any questions about the DE-112AF. You can find our entire selection of paper folding machines here.

MBM 307A Paper Folding Machine Video Demo

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

MBM 307A Paper Folding MachineWhen it comes to automatic paper folding machines, the MBM 307A (found here) is in a class of its own. It is often used for folding letters, invoices, brochures and more. We recently had a chance to play around with one and film a video of it in action. After having used this machine, I can safely say that it is probably one of the best paper folders we offer. I would like to cover a few of the MBM 307A’s benefits and include a copy of the video that we shot.

As mentioned earlier, this machine is automated. That means that all you have to do is select a fold from the control panel and the machine will automatically adjust its folding plates to the appropriate locations. The actually adjustments take just a few seconds to complete. I was amazed at just how quiet the machine was. The mechanical components of the folding plates are self enclosed, which helps to muffle out the sound during the folding process.

Here is the video demo we shot of the MBM 307A.

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Another thing that I am very impressed with is the build quality. This machine features high-end electronics and many durable metal components. Another impressive part of this machine is the three-wheel friction feed system. These wheels do a great job of quickly and evening grabbing the paper. The skew seems to be extremely accurate and the folds are remarkably precise. The feed tray holds 450 sheets of paper and the motor runs at 11,520 sheets per hour. This machine is very fast and excellent of commercial-volume paper folding.

Out of the box, the 307A can be used to create a letter fold, a half fold, an accordion fold, a double parallel fold and a half accordion fold. The MBM 307A can even be used for custom folds and can be used to store those folds in the memory. It can be used with paper as small as 3 ½” x 5″ or as large as 11″ x 17″.

The exit tray on this machine features a powered conveyor system with a stacking wheel configuration. The stacking wheels help organize, align and stack paper as it leaves the machine. This is nice for organization purposes and also for keeping invoices, bills and other material in order.

This kind of paper folding machine is commonly used in businesses, churches, copy shops, printing presses and others for folding large amounts of paper on a daily basis. Overall it is a very solid machine and is a great choice if you are looking for a high-quality paper folding machine. You can find our entire selection of paper folding machines here.

Affordable Ways to Fold and Mail Accounts Payable Checks

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Pressure Seal ChecksIf your business is looking for an affordable way to mail accounts payable checks, one great option is to use a envelope inserting machine (found here). While these machines do a great job, another more affordable option you may want to consider is to use a pressure sealer (found here). So which of these two technologies is best for you? Having used both, and having a lot of experience with both types of machines, I would like to share some advice and experience with you.

Mailing checks is an important part of any business’s operations. Whether it is accounts payable, rebates, paychecks or other checks. Before you settle on any one type of machine, there is one important question you will want to ask yourself:

How many pages will you be mailing at a time? If you are mailing just one sheet at a time, with the check, either a pressure sealer or an envelope inserting machine will work for you. If you need to mail more than one sheet at a time, you will have to go with an envelope inserting machine.

Now that we that question answered, here is a brief description of each type of machine and why it may or may not work for you:

  • Envelope Inserting MachinesEnvelope Inserting Machines (found here) – Envelope inserting machines have feed trays, much like a copy machine, that pull a sheet of paper from the tray, fold it and insert it into an envelope. Reservoirs of water inside the machines are used to wet the glue on the envelope flap and seal it shut. Envelope inserting machines, often called folder inserters, can come with multiple feed trays. This makes it possible to fold and insert two, three, four or more sheets of paper at a time. Envelope inserting machines are excellent for mailing invoices, letters and yes, even checks.
  • Pressure SealersPressure Sealers (found here) – Pressure sealers are designed to fold and seal pressure seal paper. Pressure seal paper (found here) and pressure seal checks (found here) have small pockets of glue along the edges and in strategic places that help keep the folded letter sealed shut. This special paper can be used in any copy machine or printer. Solid metal rollers in the pressure sealer break these pockets open, resulting in a tamper-proof seal that is excellent for mailing purposes. If you are mailing a single check, this is a great option. When the recipient receives the check, they simply tear off the perforated sides to gain access to the enclosed check. Another nice perk of the pressure sealer is that there is no need to use an envelope, saving even more money.

My personal recommendation is that you use a pressure sealer if you only need to fold and seal a single sheet / check. The machines cost a lot less money, there are fewer moving parts and you don’t have to use any envelopes. If you need to fold multiple sheets, our Formax envelope inserting machines still do a great job and are excellent for mailing much more than just checks.

Please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 for answers to your envelope inserting or pressure sealing questions.

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