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Formax FD-342 Manual Setting Paper Folding Machine

Brand: FormaxPart# FD-342

Your Price:  $2,745.00
Reg. Price: $3,075.00
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Warranty 90-Day Manufacturer Warranty
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Quick Overview

- Paper Size: 3-1/2" x 5" to 12-1/4" x 18", 16 to 43 lb. bond, up to 90 lb. index
- Fold Type: half fold, letter, double parallel, z-fold, gate, engineering, cross fold, baronial, and custom
- Folding Speed: 15,500 sheets/hour
- Manual friction-feed paper folding machine

Product Description

Formax FD-342 document folding machine is a fast, dependable and easy-to-use solution for virtually any folding applications. Six popular folds are clearly marked on the fold plates for quick set-up and operation, simply slide the fold stop to the desired fold and start. Standard folds include half fold, letter, double parallel, z-fold, gate, and engineering. Cross fold and baronial custom folds also possible. Ideal solution for any church, school or small business. UL and CE safety certified.

The FD-342 paper folding machine operators can load up to 500 sheets in the hopper, select their fold, press start, and walk away to attend to other important tasks. Folds at a rate of 258 sheets per minute. Holds the folded pieces on a patented telescoping conveyor system ready for retrieval at the operator's leisure.

This paper folder can process paper up to 12.25" x 18" giving it the flexibility to process a variety of paper sizes. The ability to customize jobs allows operators to fold in virtually any 2-fold configuration. Additional folds through a second pass can do cross folding for added flexibility. Precise fold adjustments can be made with the fine tuning knobs at the end of each fold plate.

Add a multi-sheet feeder that allows up to 4 sheets stapled or unstapled to be folded at one time.

Folding Features

  • Fold plates are clearly marked for 6 popular fold types in letter, legal and ledger paper sizes.
  • Fold plates can be easily adjusted for custom fold setup.
  • Fine-tune adjustments precisely sets fold stops for crisp, accurate folds.
  • Quick release fold stops are quickly and easily adjusted with the quick release system.
  • Large jobs are processed quickly at speeds of up to 15,500 pieces per hour.
  • Programmable batch counter to process pre-set number of sheets and stops.
  • A guide is included for two pass cross folding operation.

Feed Features

  • Three roller drop-in feed system produces dependable feeding of forms with no fanning.
  • Removable feed wheel shaft can be changed without removing side covers.
  • Self centering side guides move in and out together to help ensure documents are fed squarely.

More Features

  • User friendly control panel is clearly marked and centrally located for ease of operation.
  • Stacker wheels can be manually adjusted to neatly and sequentially stack different paper sizes and fold types.
  • Conveyor can be set between 14" and 36" in length and holds up to 500 folded pieces.
  • Removable roller cover are easily removed for improved access to fold rollers and exit area.
  • If the paper is out or the cover is open the folder will not run for added safety.
  • LED indicator lights up on the control panel to indicate the possible fault location.


  • Feed System: Top friction 3 roller drop-in feed system
  • Fold Table Setting: Manual
  • Fold Types: Half fold, letter, double parallel, z-fold, gate, engineering, cross fold, baronial, and custom
  • Feed Tray Capacity: 500 sheets (20 lb. bond)
  • Folding Speed: 15,500 sheets/hour
  • Accepts Stapled Paper: No
  • Accepts Glossy Paper: Yes
  • Paper Size: 3-1/2" x 5" to 12-1/4" x 18"
  • Paper Type: Bond, offset, index, cover stock, some glossy
  • Paper Weight: 16 to 43 lb. bond, up to 90 lb. index
  • Skew Adjustment: Adjusts feed table
  • LED Counter: 6-digit resettable and 8-digit life
  • Power: 110V, AC 50/60Hz
  • Dimensions: 20" W x 60" D x 19" H
  • Weight: 67 lbs.
  • View Manual (PDF)

Additional Information

Name Formax FD-342 Manual Setting Paper Folding Machine
Manufacturer Part Number FD-342
Model FD-342
Manufacturer Formax
Product Weight 67
Warranty 90-Day Manufacturer Warranty
Price $2,745.00

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