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Martin Yale 1611 AutoFolder Folding Machine Video Demo

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Martin Yale 1611 AutoFolder Paper Folding MachineWhen it comes to paper folding machines, there are literally dozens of different models to choose from. While there are some tied and true machines out there, it is tough to know which will hold up and which will do a good job. One such machine I have personally used is the Martin Yale 1611 AutoFolder (found here). I would like to share a new video with you that we just added to our site and discuss why I personally like this machine.

Martin Yale has been around for years, well longer than the 13 years I have been with ABC Office. They manufacture a wide variety of products including paper folders. To be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of their folding machines (such as the 1501X and the 1217A). My opinion of their machines changed with the introduction of the 1611 and 1711 AutoFolders. These two machines are solid.

The 1611 is the replacement of the older 1601. They took the 1601, worked out some of the kinks and issues people were having and released the 1611. For the price, and considering the capabilities included, it is a great deal. Here is a video of the 1611 and 1711 folding machines in use:

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So why do I like the Martin Yale 1611 so much? A lot of it boils down to price, features and simplicity. Here are just a few things I really like:

  • Folding Plates – While this machine is still manually set up, adjusting the folding plates is as easy as loosening a single thumbscrew, sliding the plate to the correct position and tightening the screw back up.
  • Drop-In Feed Tray – Unlike the older 1501X (aka CV7) and the 1217A that require the paper to be pre-fanned, the 1611 utilizes a drop-in feed system. This means you can take your stack of paper and drop it into the feed tray without any fanning or special adjustments. This also results in much fewer paper jams.
  • Multi-Sheet Folding Capabilities – The 1611 is built with a multi-sheet feed slot that can handle up to 5 sheets of stapled or unstapled paper. This slot is located in front of the standard feed tray. The multi-sheet stack does have to be manually fed into the machine, but the results look great.
  • Stacking Wheel & Conveyor – Unlike most paper folding machines in this price range, the 1611 comes equipped with a powered exit conveyor and stacking wheels. This essentially takes the folded paper, slows it down and helps keep it organized as it leaves the machine.
  • Maintenance – I should mention that this machine is easy to maintain. It is designed to make the rollers easy to access and clean. This helps prolong the life of the paper folding machine.
  • Adjustments – While this machine lets you easily adjust the folding plates to accommodate the fold you need, it also has skew adjustment capabilities via a dial, making it easy to get the fold completely registered and crisp every time.

I should mention that this machine is a friction feed paper folding machine. This means it will not handle slick, glossy or coated paper will. It will handle standard finish paper just fine in thicknesses ranging from 16# bond up to 70# index. It can also handle paper sizes ranging from 3 ½” x 5” up to 8 ½” x 14” (legal).

I hope this information helps you in making an educated buying decision on a paper folding machine. We have sold a lot of 1611 folding machines and have had great luck with them. If you have additional questions, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-658-878. You can find our entire selection of paper folding machines here.

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.

Martin Yale 62001 Letter & Envelope Opener Review

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Martin Yale 62001 Letter & Envelope OpenerIf your business receives letters and envelopes in excess of a hundred pieces a day, you may need a letter opening machine. One model I would like to feature in this article is the Martin Yale 62001 (found here). This letter opener has been around for years and can be found in mailrooms of businesses around the world. So is this letter opener good for your business? Read on!

Martin Yale is a leading manufacturer of specialized office equipment. They have been around for decades and as of this article they make about a half dozen different letter openers. The Martin Yale 62001 is their highest-speed letter opening machine, although I would categorize it as a medium to medium-high volume machine. There are other manufactures out there such as Staplex, Formax and DocuGem that make machines on the high /commercial end of things. Don’t let this discourage you though. The 62001 still has some impressive features and is still a deal for the money.

I would like to start with the 62001 letter opener’s build quality. The 62001 actually features a metal build, which is uncommon with so many other manufacturers out there going with plastic. I have personally handled and used this machine and can say that it has a very solid feel to it. It is hefty (at 41 pounds) and seems to be very tough, which is ideal for a mailroom environment. It also includes a mail catch tray that helps keep the chaos of letter opening a little more organized.

The Martin Yale 62001 features one of the fastest motors you can find in a letter opening machine. It operates at a speed of 17,500 envelopes per hour, which is a speed of about 4.8 pieces a second. That means the operator will probably have a hard time even keeping up with the motor’s speed. This is a good thing. While it can open a lot of envelopes in an hour, I wouldn’t categorize this as something that should be run at full speed non-stop during the entire day, but it should be able to keep up with most small to medium-size business’ mail load. If you do need something that is running nonstop for the entire day, you may need an industrial-level machine like the DocuGem LO4073 (found here).

The 62001 has a feed tray that can handle a 6″ stack of mail. Just place the stack of mail on the feed tray and the 62001’s feeding belt will automatically pull the pieces in one at a time. As the pieces are opened, they end up in the receiving tray. The 62001 can handle mail pieces as thick as ¼”. It is a versatile machine, capable of being adjusted to accommodate a wide range of mail and envelope sizes.

As the envelopes are run through this machine, a slitter inside the machine slits the envelope open, making it possible to easily access the contents. The 62001 is able to do this without damaging the contents inside. We have sold a lot of these and I have never heard a customer complain about the mail contents being damaged in the process.

In conclusion, I would have to say that the Martin Yale 62001 offers an excellent compromise of price and speed. It is remarkably easy to use and because it has been around so long and is in such wide circulation, parts and service are easy to come by. I recommend this for most businesses. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-658-8788. You can find our entire selection of automatic letter openers here.

What to Look for in a Paper Padding Press

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Paper Padding PressPaper padding presses (found here) are simple yet highly effective tools when it comes to creating your own scratch pads and notepads. They can pad a wide range of paper styles and types. While these machines are ultimately simple in design, there are a lot of differences from one model to another. Having spoken to several customers over the years regarding these presses, I have come up with a list of features you may want to consider having when purchasing a machine.

To begin with, padding presses are essentially clamping mechanisms that help keep paper in place while applying glue. Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it? Many people, after receiving their presses, are often surprised to see that some of the models out there are nothing more than a few slabs of wood, a few hardware clamps and some piping that has been fitted together to create a support or frame.

Some people even make their own padding presses. One thing I can tell you about our manufacturers is that they have years of experience making these tools and they work very well. I still recommend using a manufactured padding press when making your own notepads. With that said, here are a few features you need to be aware of when shopping around.

  • Capacity – All padding presses are rated by the capacity of paper they can handle. This is usually measured in inches. An example would be the Blane Graphics Mini 2 (found here). It has a 12 ½” padding capacity. That means you can put up to 12 ½” of paper in it at a time. Those large pads can later be cut down into smaller pads. Some of our larger padding presses can pad dual stacks of paper (side-by-side) for even more capacity.
  • Size – Be sure the padding press you buy can handle the sheet size you’re padding. A larger padding press can still be used to pad smaller sizes of paper. The reason I bring this up is that some padding presses are only 4 ½” wide and can’t pad letter-size paper. Just be sure the padding press you buy fits your paper.
  • Padding Press with Swivel BaseSwivel Base – This is a feature I personally like. A swivel base allows the padding press to be easily rotated 180 degrees to allow you to easily apply glue to the back of the paper. Padding presses without a swivel base require you to either go to the other side of the table to apply the glue or manually turn the entire padding press around, which can be laborious. The Blane Graphics Superpad padding press (found here) is a good example of a press with a swivel base.
  • Tilt Base – In order to get the paper two square up properly, it needs to be jogged. This is necessary for the glue to be applied evenly and for the pad to look professional. While you can use a paper jogger prior to placing the paper in the press, some manufacturers have gotten creative using a tilt base. A tile base uses gravity to naturally square up the paper. Most padding presses are set at an angle for this purpose, but it is a feature you may want to look for. The General Graphic PP-2 padding press (found here) is an example of a press with a nice tilted base.
  • Material – This isn’t quite as important in purchasing a machine, but you should be aware that most padding presses are made mostly out of wood. Some, especially those made by Martin Yale, are made from metal. While metal is nice, the wood padding presses hold up remarkably well.
  • Glue Padding glue (found here) is available in both white and red colors and in pint or gallon containers. The glue usually takes anywhere from 10-20 minutes to try depending on how thick you put it on. Some people like to leave the padding press for 30 minutes to an hour in order to ensure everything has dried properly.
  • Tools – There are a few padding tools (found here) you may want to buy for your padding press. This includes the glue, a padding brush, a pad counter (aka paper stabber) and a pad knife. The padding brush is used to apply the glue, the pad counter makes it easy to separate large padded stacks into equal smaller pads and the padding knife is designed to make it easy to cut the glue on larger pads into smaller pads. I recommend you at least have glue and a brush for your padding press.

This is how a padding press works:

  1. Put the paper in the padding press.
  2. Tighten down the paper clamps to keep the paper held tightly in place.
  3. Remove the back jogging plate from the padding press.
  4. Apply the glue to the back of the notepad.
  5. Wait for the glue to dry.
  6. Loosen the clamps
  7. Remove the paper.

It really is that easy. The longest part of padding your own notepad is the glue drying time.

Here is a video demo of a padding press in use:

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If you want to create your own scratch pads and notepads, you should seriously consider using a paper padding press. The machines themselves are pretty cheap, but they can literally be used for years. I have heard of people with a padding press over a decade old that are still using them as if they were new. I have found that schools, doctor’s offices and other businesses like to use padding presses. You can find our entire selection of padding presses here.

We have been selling padding presses since 1980, so we have a lot of experience on using them and choosing a good model. Please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-658-8788 for answers to your padding questions. If you own one, or have some additional advice, please feel free to post that information right here as a comment. Thank you for reading and have a great day!

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.

Martin Yale 3800AP & 3800FC Alternatives

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Martin Yale 3800AP & 3800FCOver the past decade, one of our most popular perforators and slitters has been the 3800AP (Auto Perforator) and the 3800FC (Forms Cutter). A little over a year ago Martin Yale discontinued these two machines. We still have customers looking for these machines and unfortunately Martin Yale has never released a replacement. So what do you do if you need an automatic perforator or an automatic forms cutter? Luckily there are still a few good options.

The Martin Yale 3800AP and 3800FC were both basically the same machine, but shipped with different attachments. The 3800AP had perforating wheels (10 perfs per inch) and the 3800FC had slitter wheels. These wheels were interchangeable between machines and they could even be equipped with scoring wheels. People used these to perforate, cut and score literature, tickets, coupons, marketing material and much more.

One of the most popular alternatives to the 3800AP is the Count PerfMaster (found here). The Perfmaster can be set up with perforating, scoring and slitting wheels. It has a 19″ wide feed capacity, which is very similar to the Martin Yale’s 18″ capacity. It can be equipped with up to 4 perforating wheels or scoring wheels and can easily be switched from perforating to scoring and back again. This machine has a feed tray that pulls single sheets in at a time (similar to the Martin Yale). The Count PerfMaster operates at 26,000 sheets per hour, which is more than double the 12,000 sheets per hour of the 3800AP and 3800FC.

While I recommend the Permaster as a great replacement to the Martin Yale 3800AP and 3800FC, we have some nice higher end machines you may want to consider as well:

  • Formax FD 572 (found here) – This is a cut sheet paper cutter and slitter that can be used with a wide range of paper sizes. It can be programmed with up to 100 different custom settings and is available with an optional perforator assembly.
  • Duplo Sheet Cutter V580 Cut Sheet Slitter (found here) – This cutter can create multiple cuts or perforations on a sheet of paper and is extremely popular for people crating cards, business cards, tickets and other material. It can be programmed with custom jobs and is extremely easy to set up and operate.
  • Count Auto Pro Plus I (found here) – This is a high-speed perorating and scoring machine designed for industrial and commercial applications. While it perforates and scores out of the box, it can be equipped with a wide variety of slit blades and perforating blades (18 teeth, 33 teeth and 45 teeth). This machine also comes equipped with a numbering machine.

Hopefully these high-quality alternatives help keep you scoring, perforationg and slitting your projects. If you have questions about any of the above mentioned machines, please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788.

Recommended Martin Yale Paper Folding Machines

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Martin Yale Paper Folding MachinesIf you’re shopping for a folding machine (found here), there are about a half-dozen manufacturers out there that produce some pretty good products. Few paper folder manufacturers have the reputation or the clout of Martin Yale. Martin Yale has been around since 1940 and has manufactured some of the best-selling machines of all time. I would like to go over a few customer favorites you may wan to use in your own office.

Martin Yale currently offers a lineup of about a dozen different machines. Some of these machines have been around for over a decade and use time-tested technology where other machines have a more modern finish and include digital keypads, self-adjusting folding plates and more. The machine you use for your business will ultimately depend on the type of fold you want to create, how many sheets you are folding per day and the type of paper you need to fold.

Recommended Martin Yale Paper Folding Machines

  • Martin Yale P6200 AutoFolder (found here)– This affordable desktop letter-folding machine is designed to help an administrative assistant fold the occasional invoice, bill, receipt or letter. It sits nicely on the side of a desk and doesn’t require any special setup. Simply place your paper in the top of the machine and it will do the rest. It is designed for use with letter size (8 ½” x 11″) paper around 20-24# bond thick.
  • Martin Yale 1501X AutoFolder (found here) – The 1501X, sometimes called the CV7, is a auto-feed folding machine. This means you can place a stack of paper in the feed tray (in this case about 160) and the machine will automatically feed the paper into the machine and fold it. The 1501X features manual-setup folding plates and can be used to fold paper in accordion, letter, single, double parallel and more. This machine has been around for a decade and is very popular with small businesses.
  • Martin Yale 1611 AutoFolder (found here) – This folding machine is relatively new to Martin Yale’s lineup of folding machines. It has been wildly popular with our customers. While the folding plates are manually adjusted, this machine is extremely easy to use. It is affordable and includes high-end features such as a drop-in feed system (no pre-fanning required) and a powered exit conveyor that helps keep paper stacked as it leaves the machine.
  • Martin Yale 1711 AutoFolder (found here) – This is one of the most affordable automatic folding machines available. By automatic, I mean that the setup is completely automated. Simply select the fold you want from the control panel and the machine will automatically adjust the folding plates. The 1711 features a drop-in feed system, a powered exit conveyor and works beautifully on a desk or table.
  • Martin Yale 2051 SmartFold (found here) – If you need a folding machine with a little more folding power, consider the Martin Yale 2051 SmartFold. This machine, formerly called the Intimus 2051, features a variable speed motor capable of running at a speed of 15,000 sheets per minute. It can handle small paper, large paper (up to 12″ x 18″), has a drop-in feed system, automatic folding plates and a nice powered exit conveyor system. This machine is perfect for medium to higher-volume folding.
  • Martin Yale Mark VII Pro (found here) – If you are a printing press or have need of a high-speed commercial folding machine, the Martin Yale Mark VII Pro is a great option. This replaces the popular Model 959. While it does have manually-adjusted folding plates, it runs at blazing fast speeds of up to 35,000 sheets of paper per hour. This is perfect for mailing literature, brochures, invoices and much more.

These six machines are some of our customers’ favorite Martin Yale folding machines. These six machines will provide you with trouble-free operation and all of them feature a great warranty. You can find our entire selection of Martin Yale folding machines here.  Please don’t hesitate to call one of our Paper Folding Machine Specialists at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions.

Introducing the Martin Yale Mark VII Paper Folding Machine

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Martin Yale Mark VII Paper Folding MachineMartin Yale has a rich history in being one of the oldest and most well-known manufacturers of paper folding machines. Popular classics include the 1501X (CV7), 1217A and the 959. A new machine from Martin Yale, which actually replaces the very popular Model 959, is the Mark VII paper folding machine. This is an overview of the new machine.

This machine is not your standard paper folding machine for folding onesies and twosies. This is a high-end paper folding machine designed for industrial or daily folding applications. It can easy keep up with most copy center and business folding needs. The motor runs at a whopping 35,000 sheets per minute. This is fast enough to quickly burn through the 350 sheet hopper capacity.

Because it is a bottom-feeding folding machine, it is very easy to load more paper into the hopper and keep the machine running. Unlike the older 1501x and 1217A, the Mark VII has a superior feeding system that does not require the paper to be pre-fanned. An adjustable speed control makes it easy to fine-tune this machine to handle a variety of paper sizes and thicknesses.

Speaking of size and thickness, the Mark VII can handle paper sizes ranging from 3 ½” x 4 ¼” up to 14″ x 20″. I have used a lot of folding machines over the past decade and I can tell you that this paper range is very impressive. This makes it easy to fold brochures, menus, letters, invoices and much more. It can also handle a wide range of paper thicknesses. It specifically can handle 16-lb. bond up to 80-lb. index.It can also be outfitted with perforating and scoring wheels for additional projects.

Most friction-feed folding machines will choke on coated paper. This is because the slick surface slides on the silicon and rubber rollers, resulting in a jam. The Mark VII is actually designed to be able to handle coated paper. It can also handle laser paper, copy paper and even thicker card stock. It is very versatile when it comes to paper handling.

The Mark VII is made out of heavy-duty metal components. Even the exit tray, paper guides and folding plates are made out of metal. The build quality is extremely good.

This folding machine can create all the folds that you need most. This includes the:

  • Letter Fold
  • Z-Fold
  • Double-Parallel Fold
  • Half Fold
  • Church Fold
  • Engineering Fold

These are the six most common folds used today. Because the folding plates are manually adjusted, it is easy to create custom variations of all these folds. The folds themselves are clearly marked on the folding plates, making folds easy to set and adjust. While this isn’t a programmable folding machine, it does include a digital paper counter, which is pretty nice.

Overall this is a solid paper folding machine and is perfect for industrial or commercial folding applications. It weighs just over 100 pounds, so it isn’t going to fit on all tables, but will work on most desks and countertops. It is a robust machine designed for continuous operation.

You can find the Martin Yale Mark VII folding machine here and our entire selection of paper folding machines here. This is a fairly new machine, so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-658-8788. We are more than happy to help point you in the right direction.

Free Shipping on Martin Yale Office Machines

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Martin Yale Paper Folding MachinesIf you have been shopping around for a great deal on a Martin Yale folding machine, paper cutter, Intimus paper shredder or other piece of office equipment, you’ll be happy to hear that for a limited time we are offering free shipping on most Martin Yale office machines. Martin Yale is one of the most popular manufacturers of products that we offer.

Free shipping covers well over 2-dozen different makes and models of products. Here are the product categories currently offering free shipping.

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This is a great deal and will save you a lot of money. We are excited to offer free shipping on these products. Take advantage of these great deals while you can.

Martin Yale 1217A AutoFolder Folding Machine Video Demo

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Martin Yale 1217A AutoFolder Paper Folding MachineThe Martin Yale 1217A is a paper folding machine is very near and dear to me. I actually learned how to use a paper folding machine by practicing on a Martin Yale 1217A and a CV7 (aka 1501x). While the time has flown by quickly over the past few years, that was over 10 years ago. While there have been a few tweaks and modifications, the 1217A is pretty much the same machine it was a decade ago.

There are a lot of reasons the 1217A continues to be a popular machine. For one, it can handle sheet sizes ranging from 4” x 4” all the way up to 12″ x 18″. It also has the ability to handle paper thicknesses ranging from 16# up to 135#. This is just about as much range as you need in most paper folding machines.

Another benefit of the 1217A AutoFolder, especially years ago, is the inclusion of a powered exit conveyor. The conveyor is designed to lay down folded material and organize it. Sheets of paper, as the near the end of the conveyor, are neatly stacked. This is perfect if you are folding invoices, bank statements and other alphanumeric material.

The 1217A folding machine is big enough to handle low to medium-volume jobs, yet is compact enough to sit on most tabletops and desktops. I have to admit this video is now a few years old, but this video still does a good job demonstrating the Martin Yale 1217A in action:

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Why should you consider the 1217A? For one, it has been around for years. This means Service Technicians, should the need arise, are very familiar with this machine. Parts and accessories are also readily available. There are also a lot of manuals, videos and other supportive material available online.

The only downside, which can be frustrating at times, is the fact that you have to pre-fan the paper prior to placing it in the feed tray. It isn’t too difficult, but I have been spoiled over the past few years with all the drop-in machines that require no special tweaking or fanning of the paper. You also have to adjust the retarder wheel on this machine to properly feed in paper, depending on the thickness.

You can find the Martin Yale 1217A AutoFolder paper folding machine here.

If you’re not certain this is the machine you need, I also highly recommend the following paper folding machines:

I hope this video and article has been helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions. We are more than happy to help. You can find our entire selection of paper folding machines here.

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