Martin Yale 1217A Folding MachinePaper folding machines, like the Martin Yale 1217A are still an indispensable piece of office equipment. Even in our so-called “paperless” society, millions of sheets of paper are mailed out daily by banks, government agencies, schools, publishers and other organizations.  And since no one wants to be the one to fold thousands of sheets of paper by hand, the Martin Yale 1217A paper folder offers a fine alternative to labor wasting tasks.

The Martin Yale 1217A is a medium volume paper folding machine. But don’t let the word “medium” fool you. This paper folder is very capable of folding over 10,000 sheets of 90-pound bond paper per hour, using a friction roller and conveyor system to feed the papers through. The Martin Yale 1217A has enough fold versatility to meet most business fold jobs. It has an adjustable fold range of 2″ to 11 1/2″ on the 1st fold and 1 1/2″ to 5 3/4″ on the 2nd. This enables the user to customize the paper folder to execute letter folds, double parallel folds, single folds, z-folds, french folds, and baronial folds with ease.

The paper folder is made Martin Yale Industries, a US manufacturer of office and mailroom equipment. According to their website they design their equipment to make work life more productive and secure.  Founded in 1940, Martin Yale has a 68-year track record of designing, engineering, and manufacturing quality products for the office. They are also known for having a helpful customer service department when customers have questions or need help.

This is a video demo of the Martin Yale 1217A:

The Martin Yale 1217A paper folder is very easy to use. It is a manual paper folder, so the user will need to adjust the paper folder’s settings to the desired fold style. The stack of documents that need to be folded are then placed on to the feeder section located on the top left of the machine. Once the machine is turned on then machine does the rest of the work, sparing the user the unpleasantness of paper cuts and cramped fingers.  The machine stacks and fans the folded documents on to the receiving tray for retrieval.

The affordability of the Martin Yale 1217A will make it an attractive option for schools, churches, community banks and other organizations looking for a good deal and a reliable paper folding machine. The paper capacity of this paper folder can accommodate a paper size range of 3 1/2″ x 4″ to 11 3/4″ x 18″. A downside of this, or any other friction-operated paper folder for that matter, is that it cannot be used to fold glossy paper. If you’re in a business that uses a lot of slick, shiny paper then you’d be better off with a suction-operated paper folder. For any other type of paper, this paper folder will get the job done for you. Proper maintenance of the Martin Yale 1217A paper folding machine will ensure that the user will get years of use.

You can get the best price on a Martin Yale 1217A paper folder, or most of the Martin Yale line of office equipment at Office Zone. You can find our entire selection of paper folding machines here.

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