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Comparing the Martin Yale P6200 and P6400 Desktop Letter Paper Folding Machines
Of all the office tasks there are, folding letters isn’t exactly a favorite with most people. Folding letters is time-consuming and can be rather tedious, which is why Martin Yale developed the P6200 and P6400 paper folding machines. These paper folders are ideal for basic paper-folding needs. They’re also affordable and small enough to fit even on a really crowded desk. This article will talk about these two machines so you can decide if one of them would be something you should get for your office.
The Martin Yale P6200 folding machine is a basic paper folder that’s perfect for people who need to fold letters on a regular basis. This machine only produces one type of fold (the letter fold) that will make it easy for you to slip your letter-sized document into a standard #10 envelope for mailing. You can only fold three sheets of paper with this machine at once, but the P6200 can fold up to 30 letters per minute, which will save you a lot of time. It even accepts stapled documents. Plus, the P6200’s design makes it easy to undo paper jams. This unit is small enough to fit anywhere (by your computer, next to a postage machine or printer, etc.) and it’s affordable as well, costing less than $150.00.
Meanwhile, the Martin Yale P6400 machine has a few more features and a higher price (approximately $250.00.) The P6400 can fold up to three sheets of paper into thirds; it can also fold five sheets of paper in half. It’s capable of folding 36 letters per minute or about 2,200 sheets per hour, and like the P6200, it has no trouble handling stapled documents. This is a great machine for secretaries, administrative assistants, and other people who need to get correspondence, invoices, and fliers ready for mailing.
Both of these Martin Yale paper folders are very easy to use. All you need to do is turn the machine on and feed in your document. The machine does the rest for you. These folders are meant for everyday office use, but they’re not at all designed for high-volume use. Neither one of these machines have feed trays to hold a stack of documents. That means you will need to feed your letters by hand and catch the documents as they come out of the machine. Finally, both of these machines are very basic. If you need a machine that can fold more sheets at once or you want something that can produce different fold patterns, Martin Yale’s AutoFolder and SmartFold machines definitely warrant a look. They have much more advanced features and they’re still high-quality machines.
Overall, the Martin Yale P6200 and P6400 are well-built paper folders that are ideal for everyday office use. They’re small, easy to use, and can really help a busy professional manage his/her paperwork much more efficiently. They can take a tedious task off your hands so you can focus on something more important. Get a P6200 or P6400 for your office today so you can experience greater productivity and less tedium.
< Over the years, a number of customers have asked me whether they can use twin loop wire with their plastic comb binding machine. These customers often don’t want to have to buy a brand new machine but like the look and feel of twin loop wire binding. However, the answer to their question isn’t as simple as it seems. You see, they actually do make twin loop wire that is designed to work with the plastic comb binding hole pattern. With that said, if you want to use these wires you are going to need a way to close the wires. What is Spiral-O Wire? Let me explain a little bit more…There is a product that we carry called Spiral-O Wire. This wire has 19 loops and is designed to work with the hole pattern from a plastic comb binding machine. Spiral-O Wire is sometimes called Wire Combs or Ibico Wire and was originally designed for use with some of the older Ibico binding machines. A number of the older Ibico plastic comb binding machines also included a twin loop wire closer on the front of them to allow users to use both plastic combs and wire. This 19 loop wire was designed for this purpose. What Equipment is Needed? As the Ibico brand has been phased out by GBC and all of the older Ibico plastic binding machines have been replaced with new models, they no longer have the twin loop wire closer on the front of them. This presents a problem in trying to use these spiral-o wires since you can’t use the wires without a way to close them. One of the only options left is to purchase a Twin Loop wire closer. However, since twin loop wire closers are not incredibly cheap this option usually only appeals to users who have larger electric plastic comb binding machines. Otherwise, it is often advisable to simply buy a low end 3:1 pitch twin loop wire binding machine (the supplies are cheaper). This being said, if you have one of the older Ibico binding machines that has a wire closer included you are in luck. The Spiral-O binding supplies that we carry will work perfectly with your machine and you will be able to use both plastic combs and wire depending on your needs. These Spiral-O binding supplies are available in Black, Silver, White, Blue and Red and in sizes up to 1″ in diameter. If you aren’t sure what type of wire binding supplies that you need to work with your machine simply give us a call. Our trained sales representatives will be glad to help you find the correct supplies for use with your machine.(Read More)