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Intelli-Fold DE-322AF Paper Folding Machine Review

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Intelli-Fold DE-322AF Paper Folding MachineSo you need a machine to fold some paper and are considering going with the Intelli-Fold DE-322AF paper folding machine. The only problem is you don’t know for sure if it’s the right machine for the job. I have personally used the DE-322AF and will post my thoughts on this paper folder in this review.

To start with, Intelli-Fold makes a solid paper folding machine. They are reliable, build quality is excellent and they are easy to service (should the need arise). Intelli-Fold paper folders do require some manual set up, but if you can get past that, they do a very good job.

So what are some of the biggest advantages of the Intelli-Fold DE-322AF? To start with, this paper folder can fold paper as small as 2 x 3-inches (wow that’s small) or as large as 11 x 17-inches. Because it has such versatility with paper sizes, it is perfect for use in a print shop, for mailers or other material. Few paper folders can handle that range of paper sizes. Be aware that the Intelli-Fold 322-AF is directly comparable to the Dynafold DE-322AF.

Another big plus with the DE-322AF is the paper thickness it can handle. It can fold paper ranging from 10# (wow that’s thin) up to 110# card stock. Again, as with the paper sizes, it has an excellent range in handling different thicknesses of paper. You could almost fold tissue paper all the way up to chipboard with this thing. That is pretty cool.

The Intelli-Fold DE-322AF is also capable of creating the most common folds required today. This includes the letter fold (C Fold), accordion fold (Z Fold), single fold (Half Fold), gate fold, double parallel fold and engineering fold. Not only does it create those folds, but the plates can be adjusted for custom folds as well.

The feed tray can hold up to 500 sheets of standard paper, which is quite a bit. As the paper is folded, it exits out onto a conveyor exit tray. Conveyor systems are nice because it keeps the paper neatly lined up and in order. This is especially nice if you are folding invoices that have to stay in order. Many other paper folders have a basic exit basket where the paper is tossed, which jumbles the paper.

One downside to the DE-322AF is that it is not designed to be used with glossy or slick paper. This is because the friction rollers used in the machine can potentially slip on the paper, causing a jam. This isn’t to say that it can’t handle some glossy paper, but it isn’t guaranteed. This is a problem that occurs with all friction-style folding machines. The only way to guarantee your paper folder will handle glossy paper is to use an air-feed machine.

Overall I am very impressed with the Intelli-Fold DE-322AF. It is a solid machine. I have personally used it and would recommend it to my closest friends. You can find the Intelli-Fold DE-322AF paper folding machine here. You can find our entire selection of paper folding machines here.

MBM 87M Paper Folding Machine Review

Monday, June 21st, 2010

MBM 87M Paper Folding MachineAre you in need of a budget paper folding machine? There are a lot of inexpensive, cheap and compact paper folding machines out there. So which model should you go with? You may want to take a serious look at the MBM 87M paper folder. Here’s why:

To start with, MBM (Ideal) is one of the best-known manufacturers of office equipment out there. They make the popular Destroyit line of shredders, Triumph line of stack cutters and Kutrimmer line of guillotine trimmers. While this may not mean much to you, all of these lines are considered to be the best in their respective markets. The MBM 87M falls right in line.

Priced in the $400 range, the MBM 87M is extremely affordable. It is considered to be a tabletop paper folder and weighs in at 28 pounds. It is designed for light to medium-volume folding. One huge benefit of this paper folder is that it can handle up to 80# paper, which isn’t common for a paper-folding machine in this price range.

The MBM 87M is manually adjusted paper folder with automatic folding capabilities. This means you will have to manually set the folding plates, but an electric motor will do the folding for you. Don’t be scared off by the manually set up folding plates. They are easy to adjust and include instructions on the fold plates for the most common fold types.

The MBM 87M can be used to create letter folds (C Fold), accordion folds (Z Fold), single folds and double parallel folds. It can also be used to create custom folds. It even has a manual bypass slot that will allow you to manually feed up to three sheets of paper at once for multi-sheet folding.

One thing you will want to take into consideration before considering this paper folder is the paper size. The MBM 87M cannot handle paper larger than 8 ½ x 11-inches.

Overall I would consider the MBM 87M paper-folding machine to be a solid little machine. You won’t be disappointed. You will find the MBM 87 paper-folding machine here. You can find our entire selection of automatic paper folders here.

Intelli-Fold DE-202AF Paper Folding Machine Review

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Intelli-Fold DE-202AF Paper Folding MachineIntelli-Fold is considered to be one of the most reliable paper folding machines available. Regardless of what your folding needs may be, finding the right machine isn’t always easy. So what do I think about the Intelli-Fold DE-202AF paper folding machine? Read more to find out.

First off, why not go with the cheaper DE-102AF paper folder? There are a few big differences between the DE-102AF and the DE-202AF. By big I mean differences in size. The DE-202AF can handle slightly thicker paper and it can also handle larger sizes of paper.

DE-102AF vs the DE-202AF

Paper Thickness

  • DE-102AF: 16# to 24# stock
  • DE-202AF: 16# to 40# stock

Paper Sizes

  • DE-102AF: 3.5 by 5.5-inches up to 8.5 by14-inches
  • DE-202AF: 3.5 by 5.5-inches up to 11 by 17-inches

Setting up the Intelli-Fold DE-202AF is pretty simple. It does require the operator to manually adjust two different folding plates, but this is easy to do. Simply loosen the thumbscrews and slide the folding plated to the desired fold. Folds are clearly marked on the folding plates. Be aware that the Intelli-Fold DE-202AF is directly comparable to the Dynafold DE-202AF.

Once set, the Intelli-Fold DE-202AF doesn’t require much babysitting. The 500 sheet feed tray allows the operator to easily place the sheets inside and let the machine do the rest. I have never experienced any jams with the DE-202AF when leaving the machine running unattended.

Multiple feed rollers pull the paper in evenly, which keep the registry dead on and help cut down on annoying paper jams. The folds are dead on and do not have the crooked or sloppy folded look some cheaper machines may manifest.

My only complaint is that the machine is almost too simple. Although not critical for my own folding needs, the machine could benefit from a paper counter, jam sensors and batch folding options. For the price, however, you can’t really complain.

If you need a paper folder that is time tested and reliable for continuous use, I would recommend that you seriously consider looking at the Intelli-Fold DE-202AF paper folding machine found here. You will find our entire selection of Intelli-Fold paper folders here.

Intelli-Fold DE-102AF Paper Folding Machine Review

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Intelli-Fold Paper Folding Machine DE-102AFAre you in need of a good paper folding machine? Tired of your current paper folder eating more paper than it folds? Perhaps you should consider using a Intelli-Fold DE-102AF paper folding machine. Why? I will give you a few good reasons.

First off, the basic design of the Intelli-Fold DE-102AF machine is tried and true. It has literally been around for over a decade. Have you seen a Intelli-Fold paper folder? The brown and orange colors on these paper folders look like something warped in from the 1970s. Don’t be fooled though. This paper folding machine is tough as nails.  Be aware that the Intelli-Fold DE-102AF is directly comparable to the Dynafold DE-102AF.

The Intelli-Fold brand has been around for some time, so there is definitely some name recognition involved, but more than anything Intelli-Fold folding machines have developed a very good reputation. We have a Intelli-Fold DE-102AF sitting on our showroom floor and I have had a chance you use it on several occasions.

The Intelli-Fold DE-102AF paper folding machines does require some manual setup prior to use, but adjusting the folding plates is easy. Once set, the registry is dead on and the folded edges line up nicely.

Another nice feature about DE-102AF is the feeding system. The rubber rollers on this machine pull the paper in straight and evenly. Why is this a huge benefit? It prevents paper jams and creates accurate folds.

The Intelli-Fold DE-102AF also has a small footprint. It simply does not take up much space. The exit tray can be compacted for storage and you really shouldn’t have a problem using the DE-102AF on a desk or counter surface.

Who uses the DE-102AF folding machine? This is very popular for organizations that fold brochures and handouts. It is also commonly used for folding mailers. The Intelli-Fold DE-102AF can create letter folds, accordion folds, single folds and many different custom folds.

I feel the Intelli-Fold DE-102AF is one of the best folding machines in its class and price range. It is priced right, made from solid metal components and as previously mentioned it has been proven itself over and over gain to be a reliable paper folding machine.

You will find the Intelli-Fold DE-102AF paper folding machine here. You can also find Intelli-Fold’s entire line of paper folding machines here.

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