- Adjusts for either letter or half fold.
- Machines automatically fold paper when inserted.
- Hand-fed, folds 1-3 sheets and accepts stapled sets.
- Folds up to 36 letters a minute, 2,200 an hour.
- Can be used with 8-1/2" x 11" paper, 16lb to 24lb. bond paper, 60gsm to 90gsm.
- Easy to use and remove unlikely paper jams.
- Creates Letter and Half Fold.
- Capacity: 2,200 sheets per hour
- Electrical: 115v/230
- Dimensions: 14-1/4" W x 6-3/4" D x 7" H
- Weight: 11 lbs
- Manual Paper Feed: up to 3 sheets
- Feed Tray Capacity: No
Martin Yale P6400 Desktop Adjustable Paper Folding Machine Review
The Martin Yale P6400 Desktop Adjustable Paper Folding Machine is a great system for light duty paper folding. True to its name, the P6400 is built to sit conveniently on a desktop for ready access. It is simple to use and works well for occasional folding jobs. Here is a closer look.
Petite dimensions allow this folding machine to be stored on a desk top. It can be within arm's reach, ready to use whenever you need it. Lack of a feed tray makes it even more compact and non-skid feet help to hold the folder in place. And since it only weighs about 11 pounds, it can easily be moved from desk to desk for shared use.
As paper is manually inserted into the feed, a photo-optic sensor initiates to motor to begin folding automatically. A selector knob located on the side of the device allows simple switching between the two folds offered, letter fold and half fold. It is nice to not have to adjust the fold plates yourself. The trifold letter setting, or "C" fold, produces documents ready to slide into standard #10 envelopes.
The machine can accept 16lb-24lb bond paper in either standard or A4 size. One to three sheets of loose or stapled paper can fold at once on the letter setting with up to five sheets able to enter on the half fold setting. Up to 36 letters can fold per minute for a total of up to 2200 sheets per hour.
Though paper jams are unlikely, they are easy to remove thanks to the standard handle for manual rolling. This paper folder is also fairly simple to disassemble for further cleaning.
Martin Yale provides a one year limited warranty on this device.
While this is a great machine for light, occasional use, it is not built for continuous operation or high volume folding, such as mass mailings. Though it is capable of 2200 sheets per hour, consistently using it at this rate will quickly wear out the machine. If you need to routinely fold a high quantity of letters, we suggest looking into a more heavy duty machine that can stand up to more rigorous use.
As this is a basic device, it is not surprising that it only offers two folds. For many offices, this will suit their needs just fine. But if you'd prefer more varied fold styles, you might consider a higher model with more versatile plate adjustment options.
One last thing to note, this machine cannot fold glossy paper. Again, this won't be a problem for many businesses. However, it is something to think about if your office utilizes a large amount of glossy paper for brochures or other documents. Martin Yale does offer larger machines with glossy paper capabilities.
As you can see, the P6400 by Martin Yale is well-suited to accommodate the light folding needs of any personal or small office, including churches and schools. It will improve productivity and save money in time and wasted paper. It is ideal for users who routinely send out a few letters, whether for business or correspondence, as well as small batches of invoices, flyers or small booklets. The Martin Yale P6400 is a great choice for your next personal paper folder.
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