Intelli-Fold DE-102AF Paper FolderIf you were to ask me what the best value for a paper folding machine would be under $1,000 dollars, I would have to say it would be the Intelli-Fold DE-102AF paper folding machine. I have used this machine many times. Not only is it accurate, it is a great value. I’ll explain more in this review.

As mentioned, I have used the Intelli-Fold DE-102AF many times. It is comparable to the Dynafold DE-102AF, with the Intelli-Fold still being made in the original Dynafold factories. Intelli-Fold currently makes about 10 different machines, all of which have a great reputation.

The DE-102AF is designed to be used with standard 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper, however, it can be used with paper ranging in size from 3 1/2″ x 5″ up to 8 1/2″ x 14″. It can be used with paper ranging in thickness from 16# up to 24# bond. This is about the thickness of your standard copy paper.

This particular machine uses manually-adjusted folding plates. You essentially have an upper plate and a lower plate. Both of these folding plates have fold types clearly marked on them, making them extremely easy to set up. Simply loosen the knob on the folding plates and tighten the knob once everything is properly adjusted.

The Intelli-Fold DE-102AF can easily create a letter fold, an a accordion fold, a single fold and many others. Because the plates are manually adjusted, custom folds are also very easy to set up. This makes the DE-102AF perfect for folding letters, brochures, cards, pamphlets and more.

Having handled this machine myself, I have to say that the build quality is excellent. It has a certain “quality” heft to it and it carries a nice 1-year warranty from the manufacturer (Intelli-Zone). In all it weighs in at 57 pounds shipped.

The feed tray on the DE-102AF can hold up to 500 sheets of paper (20# copy paper). Simply place your paper in the feed tray and let the machine do the rest. Just a bit of advice, this machine uses a friction roller system. Because of this, I don’t recommend using this machine with slick or glossy paper. This is because the slick surface could cause the rollers to slip, resulting in a paper jam.

As far as sub $1,000 folding machines are concerned, this one is pretty fast. The motor runs at a speed of about 6,000 pieces per hour. This means you’ll be done with your folding job in no time. While the motor is fast, I recommend using this machine for low to medium-volume jobs.

In conclusion, I have to say that this is a solid folding machine that is probably more than adequate for most small businesses, copy centers and churches. It keeps up with the job, and having sold these for some time, I can attest to the fact that it should hold up for several years without any problems.

You can find the Intelli-Fold DE-102AF paper folding machine here and our entire selection of Intelli-Fold paper folding machines here. You will be happy with this machine.

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