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Formax FD-38X Fully Automatic Setting Paper Folding Machine

Brand: FormaxPart# FD-38X

Your Price:  $4,495.50
Reg. Price: $4,995.00
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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: 20,100 sheets/hour
- Automatic friction-feed paper folding machine

Product Description

The Formax FD-38X fully automatic document folder performs the following standard fold types: half fold, letter, double parallel, z-fold, gate, and engineering. Cross fold and baronial custom fold types are also possible. Cross folding function is achieved through a two pass system for precise folding. Ideal for a business, church, school, or print-for-pay center. UL and CE safety certified.

FD-38X paper folder features easy setup and the versatility to complete a variety of fold jobs. Fully automated fold plates and AutoStack stacker wheels provide one touch setup of the 18 pre-programmed fold settings or for choosing one of the 35 custom folds that can be stored into memory for later use. Advanced software allows for all standard fold types and paper sizes to be customized to meet your particular needs. Precise fold adjustments can be made with the fine tuning knobs at the end of each fold plate.

FD-38X operators can load up to 500 sheets in the hopper, select their fold, press start and walk away to attend to other important tasks. The FD-38X will fold the 500 sheets in as fast as 2 minutes and hold the folded pieces on its patented telescoping conveyor system. The patented multi-sheet feeder allows up to 4 sheets, stapled or unstapled, to be folded at one time. The multi-sheet feeder features a dedicated feed system with its own side guides and skew adjustment system. The large 2.8" backlit LCD display and user friendly control panel allows for untrained operators to walk up and start folding with little to no instruction.

Folding Features

  • Pre-programmed for 6 popular fold types in letter, legal, and ledger sizes equaling 18 preset fold settings.
  • Fold plates utilize seven point fold stops for crisp, accurate folds of large paper sizes at high speeds.
  • AutoBatch counter is programmable to process pre-set number of sheets into sets with a delay.
  • Up to 35 custom folds can be programmed and stored into memory.
  • Programmed folds can be fine-tune for precisely sets fold.
  • Large jobs are processed quickly at speeds of up to 20,100 pieces per hour.
  • Fold plates are enclosed and insulated to reduce operating noise.
  • Fold plates lock for safety.
  • A guide is included for two pass cross folding operation.

Feed Features

  • Three roller drop-in feed system ensures dependable feeding of forms with no fanning.
  • Seven positions can be chosen to increase or decrease hopper tension to better feed thick and thin stocks.
  • Thick stock mode temporarily increases speed to help feed thicker stocks.
  • Dedicated multi-sheet feeder allows up to 4 stapled or unstapled sheets to be folded at once.
  • Removable feed wheel shaft can be changed without removing side covers.

More Features

  • Fully-automated stacker wheels eliminate adjustment by hand when switching paper 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 is easily removed for improved access to fold rollers and exit area.
  • Large 2.8" backlit LCD screen offers a user friendly control panel clearly marked for ease of operation.
  • Six languages: language selections include English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch.


  • Feed System: Top friction 3 roller drop-in feed system
  • Fold Table Setting: Automatic
  • Fold Types: Half fold, letter, double parallel, z-fold, gate, engineering, cross fold, baronial, and custom
  • Custom Fold Memory: 35
  • Feed Tray Capacity: 500 sheets (20 lb. bond)
  • Folding Speed: 20,100 sheets/hour
  • Accepts Stapled Paper: Yes (with multi-sheet feeder)
  • 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: 110-240V, AC 50/60Hz
  • Dimensions: 20" W x 60" D x 19" H
  • Weight: 74 lbs.
  • View Manual (PDF)

Additional Information

Name Formax FD-38X Fully Automatic Setting Paper Folding Machine
Manufacturer Part Number FD-38X
Model FD-38X
Manufacturer Formax
Product Weight 74
Warranty 90 Day Manufacturer Warranty
Price $4,495.50
  • I would like to make sure that this folding machine takes stapled packets. How many packets can you fold at a time.
    Thank you
    From Nora Mejia at 10/5/2015 2:14 PM
    Hello Nora Mejia,
    • This folding machine can handle up to 4 stapled or un-stapled sheets to be folded at once.
  • Will this machine crease/score #100 cover stock?
    From GORDAN at 1/4/2019 12:13 PM
    Hello GORDAN,
    • No. This unit can do 16 to 43 lb. bond, up to 90 lb. index.

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