I got a call yesterday from a customer who bought a low-volume, paper folding machine a couple of years ago. She said it was working well, but now she needed a paper folder that would fold larger sizes of paper. She had been folding standard 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper and had a new project that required 8-1/2″ x 14″ legal sized paper.
The point here is to make sure you initially purchase a paper folding machine that’s equipped with all of the features you may ever need. Most low-volume folders will not fold legal-sized documents. From a pricing starting point, the first model we recommend that can handle such a task is the Dynafold DE-102AF paper folder.
Another thing you probably haven’t considered is a paper folder’s operating speed. This is the maximum speed the motor on the paper folder is capable of running at. This typically is measured in sheets per hour. Most manufacturers will list a machine’s operating speed, but this does not mean the machine should function at this level continually — sort of like your car’s speedometer. The speedometer goes up to 120, but running your car at that speed is insane. That’s why we recommend you operate your paper folder slightly under its operating speed.
Last but not least, and we get this question a lot, be sure you get a paper folding machine that can handle the paper you want to fold. If you need to fold glossy paper, or paper with a somewhat slick surface, friction-feed paper folders are not the answer. You would need an air-feed paper folding machine.
If you learned something new here, terrific! If not, then when would you like to start your new job with us? But seriously, if you’d like to know more, feel free to post your questions, responses here in our blog and we’ll answer them as quickly as possible.
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