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Can A Paper Folding Machine Be Used With Pressure Seal Checks?

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Pressure Sealing MachinesIf you’re a business that uses pressure seal checks or other pressure seal forms, you may be wondering if you can use the folding machine in the mailroom to fold and seal those checks. This is a common question and one that I completely understand where it’s coming from. Who wouldn’t want their folding machine to have multiple purposes! The answer to the question, however, is no. I’ll explain in this article.

Pressure seal checks use special pressure activated pockets of glue. These pockets of glue typically lie along the perforated sides and edges of the pressure seal check. As pressure is applied to these pockets, they burst open and seal the mailable check shut. It is an efficient and tamper proof system that is used by businesses around the world. The amount of pressure required to burst these pockets of glue open is significant.

Paper folding machines use silicon or rubber rollers in the folding process. These soft rollers are designed to absorb vibration, reduce noise and help feed paper through the machine. Unfortunately these rollers don’t have near the amount of pressure required to fold a pressure seal check and activate the pockets of glue. Trust me, I have tried it and can confirm it does not work.

Pressure sealing machines, designed to fold and seal pressure seal checks, use solid metal rollers that apply huge amounts of pressure to the rollers, bursting the pockets open. These metal rollers are used in conjunction with rubber rollers. These machines are louder than your standard paper folding machine due to the metal roller configuration. Formax is probably the best-known manufacturer of pressure sealing machines (found here) and they offer a lineup of basic tabletop pressure sealers all the way up to industrial machines designed to output hundreds of thousands of forms a month.

Pressure Sealer Rollers vs Folding Machine Rollers

Setting up a pressure sealer is very similar to a standard folding machine. They both use folding plates to create letter folds, accordion folds and single folds. If you have used a paper-folding machine, setting up a pressure sealer should be like second nature to you.

We have been selling paper folding and pressure sealing machines for well over a decade, so please call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions. We can help you answer questions, look into leasing, e-mail you quotes and much more.

Formax FD 2030 AutoSeal Pressure Sealer Video Demo

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Formax FD 2030 AutoSeal Pressure SealerIf your business handles or deals with mailing bills, rebates, invoices, statements and other documents, you may want to consider using a pressure sealer like the Formax FD 2030 AutoSeal. This amazing pressure sealer is quick, fast and easy t operate. It can be used with 8 ½” x 11″ and 8 ½” x 14″ pressure seal forms and doesn’t require an envelope. A few months ago I got a chance to play around with the FD 2030 and we shot a video demo of it.

If you’re not familiar with pressure sealers, you’re probably not alone, however, you have probably received or handled mail sealed using a pressure sealer. Pressure sealers take special pressure seal paper and fold it shut. This special paper, from manufactures like Relyco, has tiny pressure activated pockets of glue along the seams. This glue is activated as it runs through the Formax FD 2030. The glue bursts and quickly seals the sheet of paper shut.

A pressure sealed form is tamper proof and can only be opened by tearing off perforated margins and opening perforated seams. Pressure seal paper is completely laser printer and copy machine compatible, and because no envelope is involved, pressure seal forms are actually less expensive to use / mail than traditional envelope-based mail.

The Formax AutoSeal FD 2030 operates at a whopping speed of 9,000 sheets per hour and is designed to fold and seal up to 75,000 pressure seal forms per month. Having handled this machine myself, I can tell you that the build quality is extremely high. Just about everything in it, including the shell, is made from metal. It is made in the USA.

This is a video demo of me using the Formax AutoSeal FD 2030 pressure sealer:

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I cannot stress how easy this machine is to use. It takes less than a minute to set up and the end results look profession and accurate. The control panel doesn’t take a rocket scientist to operate and the feed tray is as easy to use as a copy machine.

You can find the Formax AutoSeal FD 2030 here and our entire selection of pressure sealers here. I understand that this may not answer all your questions, so please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions.

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