- Folds 8-1/2" x 11" and 8-1/2" x 14" of 16lb to 28lb. bond, 60GSM to 105GSM.
- Automatically feeds and folds a stack of documents.
- Stacking tray for convenient folded document collection.
- Automatic shut off.
- Creates four folds: Letter, Half, Z-fold and Double-Parallel.
- Paper Folding Capacity: up to 4,000 sheets per hour
- Electrical: 115v/230
- Dimensions: 13" W x 20" D x 10 1/2" H
- Manual Paper Feed: up to 3 sheets
- Feed Tray Capacity: up to 50 sheets
- Weight: 17 lbs.
Reviewed on 11/15/2016
I work part-time at a church, and there are times when we have letters going out to the entire congregation (8.5x11 z-fold) and weekly bulletins (8.5x14 half fold) and newsletters (3 pages of 8.5x14 half fold). This has saved me literally hours of time. I am very happy to have this here.
Some quirks and notes:
For some reason I get rubber bits that come off, presumably from the rollers, into the folded papers. I called the customer service here, they said they'd ask the manufacturer, and 2 weeks later, have not heard anything back yet.
I read on other sites that the paper catcher is not great, so for the first batch of nearly 200 3-sheet Half Fold papers, a newsletter folded via the manual feed, I let them drop into a box. That was a huge mess. For the subsequent folding of automated half folds, I found it did a PERFECT job of catching the papers.
For the 50-sheet capacity feeder, I found it feeds better when there are fewer than 50 pages. No matter how I stack the pages, tapping them on a hard surface to square them up, the bigger the stack, the less likely it is to fold properly.
Misfolds really result in a ruined piece of paper, for people who might be using mail merge, or need to count how many things successfully fold. It doesn't only mis-feed, but it crumbles part of the paper too.
In order to gently coerce/help the folder to not misfeed from the auto-feeder, if I gently hold a finger on the far left and also on the far right sides of the papers to be fed, I have no problem. I feel like they otherwise get pulled just slightly at an irregular angle. This problem is greatly reduced with using fewer than 50 sheets in the auto-feed. I also adjust each stack of papers in the auto-feeder manually - there is a guide to the left and right which snugs up against the paper.
Wish that the manual 3-fold feed did not have to go through a complete cycle (5 seconds?) before you can re-feed, but it is what it is. No paper cuts now, precise folds, and only occasionally ruined with an imprecise feed. That is, perhaps 3 out of 200 were ruined. And
Do not walk away from the machine while folding, imho, just in case. If the stack in the auto-feed goes awry, subsequent ones will misfeed as well.
Church admins: BUY! Worth it, and as you know already from searching, the next tier item is in the thousands of dollars.
Reviewed on 2/28/2016
We use this to fold letters and invoices in our company. It does a good job and saves us a lot of time when compared to the hand folding that we used to do.
Reviewed on 1/31/2016
I purchased this machine in June of 2014 and it worked for one year and then started acting up. It is as though the battery runs down on the machine and you can not get your items folded. I called the company and they said it probably needed a new motor. This is an expensive machine to only run for 1 year!!!
Welcome to MyBinding video. This video checks out the Martin Yale P7400, a RapidFold paper folding machine built for standard and legal size documents. The P7400 RapidFold is perfect for churches, clubs, mail room, small offices and the like. When I first opened the box and put it together, I was surprised just how small it was and how fast it ran. It has a bypass tray on the top for up to 3 sheets folded in the same way at the same time and 50 sheets stack at the top of the machine. It can handle letter, legal and A4 size paper and can do 4 basic different types of folds including letter, half fold, z-fold and double parallel fold and adjustments are easy because there are very clearly marked out grid on both the front and the back folding table. There are plenty of standard folds on here where you don’t have to think. You just simply line up the arrows or you can make any minor adjustments that you’d like to for customized projects. It’s all metal construction. It works very fast and it’s all right here in your fingertips in one perfectly sized model. That’s Martin Yale’s P7400 RapidFold. For more demos, reviews and how to’s, check out MyBinding.com.
Martin Yale P7400 RapidFold Legal Paper Folding Machine Review
Martin Yale is known for producing quality office equipment and the P7400 is no exception. Built for efficient, low volume paper shredding, this folder is ideal for small offices, clubs, churches, and mail rooms. It offers multiple fold styles and automatic features for easy use. Let's take a closer look at the pros and cons of the Martin Yale P7400 RapidFold Legal Paper Folding Machine.
This device offers a small footprint for storage in tight spaces. When left on a desk top, it is readily accessible whenever you need it. And since it only weighs 17 pounds, it isn't difficult to move around for shared use.
Setup of this folder is very easy; simply pull it out of the box and plug it in. A main on/off switch supplies power to the machine and keeps it in a "ready" mode. After you feed paper into the hopper, simply press the green "go" button and the items are automatically fed into the machine and folded, flying out the back and falling into the included stacking tray. The catch tray is overhanging so your folder can be placed on the edge of a table or desk for easy accessibility.
Four styles are offered by this folder including traditional "C" letter fold, half fold, "Z" fold, and double parallel or engineering fold. This device folds items as small as 3-1/2" x 5" up to legal size documents, including standard and A4 papers as well. Paper weight can range from 16lb-28lb bond. Most copy paper and letterhead is easily put through.
Up to 50 sheets can sit in the hopper at once for automatic feeding. A manual bypass offers up to three loose or stapled sheets to be folded together at once. Items are folded as fast as 66 sheets per minute, topping out around 4000 sheets per hour. After everything is through, the device shuts off automatically.
The P7400 is equipped with an automatic jam detection. It will automatically shut off so you can quickly clear the problem.
This device carries a limited one year warranty against defects from the manufacturer. However, be aware that doesn't include consumable parts, labor, or shipping.
While this is a great device for light use, if you run it constantly to get the output of 4000 sheets per hour, it will wear out quickly. This model will work better for longer with use not exceeding about 300 sheets per hour on a regular basis. If you routinely need more than that, you may want to consider a higher rated device.
As with many smaller paper folders, this one can't handle heavier items, such as cardstock or glossy or coated paper. Most small offices don't use these paper mediums and as such still enjoy this machine. However, if you do need to fold large amounts of heavier paper, we suggest looking into a machine with that specific capability.
The fold plates do need to be manually adjusted. A printed guide with turning knobs help to ensure precision and avoid crooked folds
As you can see, the P7400 is well-suited to meet the needs of a small business with lighter paper folding needs. The high efficiency with which it operates will increase productivity and save both time and money. With capacity and speeds designed for lower volume applications, modest offices will appreciate both the convenience and small footprint of this machine. We would highly recommend the Martin Yale P7400 for your next light use paper folder.