Whether sending out customer notices, beginning a direct mailing campaign or mailing invoices to clients, a paper folder is an essential piece of office equipment. Businesses of all sizes rely on paper folders in order to reduce the amount of manpower it takes to prepare forms and letters to be mailed.
The cost of purchasing a high-quality or commercial-grade paper folder is quickly returned by increased office efficiency. However, choosing the right type of paper folder for the office may feel overwhelming, as there are multiple options at varying price points. Formax is a leading brand on the market and has the top features needed in quality paper folder.
Let’s look at the top four features needed in automatic paper folding machines:
Paper Size Variation
Size is one of the most vital things to pay attention to when picking out a paper folder. Many of the cheaper paper folders are limited to standard paper sizes like 8 ½” x 14” or 8 ½” x 11″. If you only plan to use only typical standard paper sizing when it comes to billing or direct mail correspondence, then a less expensive folder will likely be suitable.
However, any commercial office with a need for larger or less common paper sizes needs to consider a more professional paper folding solution. A higher end solution will be needed for things like brochures and advertisements.
Speed of Document Folding
Obviously, the speed of the paper folder is usually one of the biggest concerns for buyers. Manually folding letters, invoices and other documents is one of the biggest wastes of manpower in offices today.
Formax machines offer speeds of up to 500 folds in less than three minutes. This is an ideal solution for those who need manual tasks as well as special projects completed efficiently and rapidly.
Types of Paper Folds
The most common folds for an automatic paper folder are the half-fold and the tri-fold, sometimes also called the C-fold. If your business will stick to one of these classic folds, choose one of the more economical Formax folding machines.
For more complicated folds consider a higher performance Formax. You will find options that include the most popular as well as custom folds.
Variety of Acceptable Paper Stock
Another top consideration is the type of paper being used in the folder. A standard paper folder may only work with traditional printer paper. Some machines jam or malfunction on thicker card stock or photo paper.
Formax paper folders accept a variety of paper stock thicknesses and some even accept papers that contain staples. Keep in mind what paper will be used primarily when picking out the perfect Formax folder.
Automatic paper folders are useful pieces of office equipment and they save a substantial amount of time and money over their manual paper folding counterparts. Formax has a range of affordable solutions to fit any size office or organization.
Progressive Business Systems, PBS, provides affordable office equipment solutions to businesses of all sizes and carries a variety of Formax systems. PBS offers a free consultation service for all paper folder purchases. Just send us your folded samples and we will suggest the best paper folder for your needs. In some instances we can provide a free 2 week trial to help you ensure that you have picked the correct paper folder for your needs.