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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.

Introducing the Formax FD 6150 Envelope Inserting Machine

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Formax FD 6150 Envelope Inserting MachineFolding mail by and, inserting it into envelopes and licking the envelopes shut is a long and tedious process. It creates paper cuts, folds are typically misaligned and the glue from the envelopes tastes pretty bad. One affordable way to eliminate the need for manual envelope folding and inserting is to use an automated machine like the Formax FD 6150 folder inserter.

Formax is one of the best-known manufacturers of envelope folding and inserting machines. They manufacture machines that can handle anywhere from one sheet up to six or more sheets of paper at a time. The process is impressive to watch and the technology is extremely reliable. The Formax FD 6150 replaces the popular FD 6100.

The Formax FD 6150 is the entry-level folding and inserting machine from Formax. While it is entry level, it is still packed with features and is extremely fast. It is best suited for small to medium-size businesses and can be used to fold and insert approximately 5,000 pieces per month. This is ideal for mailing invoices, checks, newsletters and more.

Formax FD 6150 Inserting Machine Control PanelThe folding and inserting process on this machine takes just seconds. The FD 6150 has 2 paper trays and one insert / BRE tray. Each of the paper trays holds 325 sheets of paper. These trays allow for a combination of different multi sheet folding and inserting configurations. The insert / BRE tray is designed for business reply envelopes or small slips of paper that need to be included in the letter.

The FD 6150 essentially pulls a sheet of paper from the trays, folds it, inserts it into an envelope and even seals the envelope shut. Once an envelope comes out the exit tray, it is ready to take a stamp and be mailed. A daily mail mode will even allow for inserting stapled or unstapled sets of paper (up to 5 sheets) for mailing purposes.

This envelope inserting machine can create a C fold (letter), a V fold (half) and a double parallel fold. It can also be set up with 9 different programmable jobs for easy setup. Simply select the job you need (which includes paper size, envelope type and fold style) and start the machine. The control panel itself is very easy to navigate and set up.

The Formax FD 6150 utilizes a clamshell design. By pressing a cover release lever, the entire top half of the machine opens up. This makes cleaning and maintenance extremely easy. In the rare event of a jam, paper is extremely easy to access and clear out.

You can find the Formax FD 6150 envelope inserting machine here and our entire selection of folding and inserting machines here. Please feel free to contact one of our folding machine experts at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions.

Formax FD 6100 Folder Inserter / Envelope Stuffing Machine Review

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Formax FD 6100 Envelope Stuffing Machine / Folder InserterAre you tired of folding letters by hand and stuffing them into envelopes manually? What you probably need is an envelope-stuffing machine, sometimes called a folder inserter. These machines automatically fold paper, insert it into an envelope and seal it shut. One great model you may want to consider using is the Formax FD 6100 paper folder inserter & envelope stuffer. This is my review.

Formax is one of the best-known manufacturers of paper folding and inserting machines. These machines are commonly used by businesses to mail out invoices, bills, bank statements and more. Formax manufacturers machines designed to fold and insert anywhere from 1 to 4+ sheets at a time.

The Formax FD 6100 is a multi-sheet envelope-stuffing machine. This means that it is designed to pull paper from one or two feeding trays at a time. This means you can easily set two separate stacks in each of the feed trays for multi-sheet folding and inserting. It even has an insert / BRE (business reply envelope) feed tray. Each feeder has a 100 sheet capacity.

If paper is properly collated prior to placement in the machine, it can be used to fold and insert up to 5 sheets of stapled or non-stapled paper at a time (20# paper). This, however, is done by manually feeding the paper. This is pretty impressive. The FD 6100 gets the job done fast and accurate. It operates at a speed of 23 pieces per minute.

The Formax FD 6100 has one slot on the back of the machine where envelopes are placed. Another couple of feed trays hold the paper that will be inserted. Setting up the machine is extremely easy. Be sure the water reservoir is filled (located in the machine) and that the fold you want has been established. It can create a letter and a double parallel fold. Once the fold is set up, the machine can begin folding and inserting mail.

It is pretty remarkable to see this machine it action. It is pretty much 100% automated once it has been set up. It will keep folding and inserting mail until it is done (or you set it up to only fold and insert a specific amount of letters.

Maintenance on the FD 6100 is extremely easy. It has a clamshell design. This means if you need to access the inside of the machine, simply press a button and the top half of the machine folds open.

The FD 6100 is designed to be used on a desk, table or countertop. The feed tray extends off of the edge of a table. This folding and inserting machine has a 3,000 piece monthly duty cycle.

For low to medium-volume envelope stuffing, the Formax FD 6100 does a great job. I have used this machine myself and have to say that it is a pretty impressive piece of engineering technology. Because it is made by Formax, it should easily last for years. Just image all the time you’ll save using this machine!

We have this machine on our showroom floor right now. We are more than happy to provide you with a live video demonstration of it over the Internet. Simply call us at 1-800-658-8788 or fill out this form to set up an appointment.

You can find the Formax FD 6100 paper folder inserter & envelope stuffer here and our entire selection of automatic envelope stuffing machines here.

Formax FD-6202 Folding and Envelope Inserting Machine Review

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Formax FD-6202 Paper Folding and Envelope Inserting MachineAre you looking for a well-rounded machine that can take your paper, fold it and insert it into an envelope? Seems like a pretty complex process, but there are machines out there that can do this. One machine you should seriously consider is the Formax FD-6202 envelope stuffer and inserter. I have used this machine and this is my review.

To begin with, the Formax FD-6202 is available in three different versions. The first is the FD-6202 Advanced 1 (one sheet and one insert), the FD-6202 Basic 2 (two sheets) and the FD6202 Advanced 2 (two sheets and one inserter). I have personally used the FD6202 Advanced 2.

The Formax FD-6202 folding and inserting machine really does it all. It is truly amazing that a single machine can complete these steps:

  1. Take the paper.
  2. Fold the paper.
  3. Insert the paper into an envelope.
  4. Seal the envelope shut.
  5. Eject the folded envelope.
  6. Repeat the process.

The control panel on the FD-6202 is very easy to use. It is set up with common fold types and envelope types, but it can be set up for custom jobs. These custom jobs can then be stored in the memory for later use. Fold types include letter folds, accordion (Z) folds, single folds and more.

The paper hoppers can hold up to 325 sheets each and the envelope tray holds up to 250 envelopes at a time. Once the machine starts up, it doesn’t require much babysitting. It can run from start to finish on its own.

The Formax FD-6202 is not capable of working with all envelopes. We actually require that sample envelopes be sent in ahead of time so we can guarantee that they will work properly.

Be aware that Formax folder inserting machines cannot be used with glossy paper. This is because a good part of the work done by the folding and inserting machine requires friction. Glossy paper causes the rollers in the machine to slip, resulting in a jam.

We actually have one of these machines on our showroom floor and are able to offer a “live video demo” over the Internet. This allows you to see the machine in use (live) and ask questions at the same time. You can sign up for a live video demonstration here.

We actually shot a video demo of me using the FD-6202 Advanced 2 that you can find here. It is broken up into three parts and is very detailed. You can view that video demo here.

You can find the Formax FD-6202 folding and inserting machine here. You can find our entire selection of envelope stuffing / folding and inserting machines here.

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