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Model 1217A Medium-Duty AutoFolder, 10300 Sheets/Hour

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Item #: PRE1217A   by Martin Yale®
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Model 1217A Medium-Duty AutoFolder, 10300 Sheets/Hour

Ideal for frequent medium to large size jobs. Automatically feeds, folds and collects a stack of documents. Simplified adjustment for folding different size documents. Adjustable for customized folds. Fully adjustable paper guide for ease of use and accuracy. Bypass for hand feeding stapled sheets. Handles most common paper stocks. Folded material emerges on durable conveyor belts creating easy-to-handle fanned stacks, which are kept in numerical order. One of the first machines in the industry to have a reversible motor to help clear paper and mistaken feeds--no handle necessary!

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Item Specifications
Brand Martin Yale®
Global Product Type Folding Machines-Automatic
Number of Folds 7
Fold Types Church, Double Parallel, Engineering, Gate, Half, Letter, Z
Folder Speed - Sheets per Hour 10,300
Paper Feeder Type Automatic
Usage Frequent Medium to Large Size Jobs
For Minimum Sheet Size (W x H) 3 1/2 x 4
For Maximum Sheet Size (W x H) 12 x 18
Paper Weight Range [Max] 135 lb Index
Paper Weight Range [Min] 16 lb Bond
Feed Table Sheet Capacity 250
Variable Speed Control No
Electronic Controls No
Manual Feed of Stapled Sheets Yes
Conveyor Yes
Ease-of-Use Skew Control No
Auto Off No
Auto Jam Detection No
Perforating/Scoring/Slitting No
Width 21.25"
Depth 17"
Height 13"
Electrical 115V, 60Hz
Compliance Standards CE Approved, CSA Approved, UL Approved
Pre-Consumer Recycled Content Percent 0%
Post-Consumer Recycled Content Percent 0%
Total Recycled Content Percent 0%

Dimensions / Specifications
Unit of Measure EA
Item Weight 62.000 lbs
Ships via UPS? y
Box Pack Quantity 1 EA
Carton Pack Quantity 1 EA
This item is sold by the EA
Warranty Comments Manufacturer's one-year parts. 90 days labor.

Catalog Information
Catalog Page No.'s EVERYTHING FOR THE WORKPLACE 2012: Page 1091
EVERYTHING FOR THE WORKPLACE 2013: Page 1088
EVERYTHING FOR THE WORKPLACE 2014: Page 1102
EVERYTHING FOR THE WORKPLACE 2015: Page 1117
EVERYTHING FOR THE WORKPLACE NON-VIRTUAL 2015: Page 1117
EVERYTHING FOR THE WORKPLACE NON-VIRTUAL 2016: Page 1158

Manufacturer Info
Brand Martin Yale®  (website)
Brand Contact 800-225-5644
Manufacturer Stock No. 1217A
Retail UPC 011991012170
Country of Origin US
Tariff (Inbound) Code
UNSPSC Number 44102106
Meets ANSI/BIFMA? 011991012170
OTS Product ID 4811824

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Customer Questions

Yvonne
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Cleaning instructions, please. March 7, 2014
On Time Supplies Retailer
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Hi Yvonne,

Thank you for your question about cleaning the 1217A Martin Yale Paper Folder.

Here is a step -by-step guide to cleaning your folding machine. They are also available for download and print.

  1. Remove the Roller Cover by removing the 2 Allen head screws with a 5/32” allen wrench. ( the cover on top with the sticker that says “for best result”)127a Folding Machine Cleaning Instructions
  2. Remove the feed tray and the second fold table.
  3. Spray the rollers with Martin Yale Rubber Roller Cleaner
  4. Scrub all the rollers with a Scotch Brite Pad, the green kind for posts and pans. 
    • ​The feed roller is made of a softer rubber, so take care not to scrub this roller too aggressively. 
      1217A Cleaning Instructions Figure 2
  5. Dry all rollers with a clean, lint free cotton cloth.
  6. Reinstall fold table and feed tray.

 The 1217A Folding Machine Survival Kit includes the rubber roller cleaner and cleaning pad, as well as a spare feed wheel, o-ring and retarder. Those parts wear out over time and aren't covered under warranty, so it's a good idea to keep them on hand. 

Hope this answers your question!

 

Best,

Frankye

Eileen
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Can this folder handle index card stock? March 6, 2014
On Time Supplies Retailer
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Hi Eileen,

 

Thank you for your question about the 1217A Medium Duty AutoFolder Folding Machine.

 

This folding machine can handle card stock with up to a 135 lb. paper weight. Most index card stock paper is around 110 lb., well within the 1217A's capabilities. Still, I recommend you double check your paper's weight. Most manufacturers list that information on the packaging. 

 

Hope this answers your question!

 

Best,

Frankye

Vincent
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Can this fold A4 paper? March 6, 2014
On Time Supplies Retailer
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Hi Vincent,

Thank you for your question about the Martin Yale 1217A Paper Folder. 

This folding machine can fold A4 paper (8.3" x 11.7"). In fact, this machine can fold paper as large as 12" x 18", and as small as 4" x 4".

Hope this answers your question!

 

Best,

Frankye

David
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What does the warranty cover? March 6, 2014
On Time Supplies Retailer
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Hi David,

Thank you for your question about the Martin Yale Folding Machine Warranty.

Martin Yale warranties cover one year of parts and 90 days of labor. You can check out their General Warranty here. If you have specific questions about your machine, you can give Martin Yale a call at 800-225-5644.

Note: the Martin Yale warranty does not cover "consumable parts," parts that wear out over time and will have to be replaced over the life of the machine. On the 1217a Paper Folder, that includes the feed wheel,  the retarder and O ring. You can order those replacement parts here.

 

Hope this answers you question!

Best,

Frankye

Lawrence
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Can this fold stapled documents? March 6, 2014
On Time Supplies Retailer
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Hi Lawrence, 

Thank you for your question about the 1217A Folding Machine by Martin Yale.

The 1271A can fold up to five sheets at a time, stapled or unstapled. However, you have to manually feed each set one at a time. Here's how you do it:

  1. Set the machine up to perform the desired fold.
    1217a-folding-machine-how-to-fold-multiple-page-documents-fig1.
  2. Hold the bypass lever
    1217a-folding-machine-how-to-fold-multiple-page-documents-fig2
  3. While holding the bypass lever insert the set of documents. If you are folding unstapled sets, make sure the sets are fully inserted and resting against the rollers. If you are folding stapled sets insert the stapled end in first.
    1217a-folding-machine-how-to-fold-multiple-page-documents-fig3
  4. Press the momentary button to fold one set. If you are folding stapled sets you can turn the machine on and insert the sets while the machine is running. 
    1217a-folding-machine-how-to-fold-multiple-page-documents-fig4
    If you have a lot stapled sets to fold, you can hold the bypass and insert a business card between the 
    feed wheel and the retarder as shown. This will allow you to insert your sets for folding without holding the bypass lever. Just make you remove the business card when you are finished, or you'll get jamming when the next time you use your paper folder. 1217a-folding-machine-how-to-fold-multiple-page-documents-fig5

You can download and print these instructions here.

 

Hope this answers your question!

 

Best,

Frankye

Cole
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Where can I find a 1217a retarder and feed wheel? March 6, 2014
On Time Supplies Retailer
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Hi Cole,

Thank you for your question about Martin Yale 1217A Paper Folder replacement parts.

You can find order  the 1217A feed wheel and retarder here. The 1217A Folding Machine Survival Kit contains everything you need to keep your paper folder in good working order, including a replacement O-Ring, as well as roller cleaning supplies.

Folding Machine Survival Kit For Models 1217A by Martin Yale®

Hope this answers your question!

 

Best, 

Frankye

Felicia
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What is ease of use skew control? February 28, 2014
On Time Supplies Retailer
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Hi Felicia,

Thank you for your question about 1217A Folding Machines.

Ease of Use Skew Control is a feature of folding machines with electronic controls. This feature automatically adjusts the angle of the feed guides so that folds are uniform, crisp and precise. 

The 1217A does not have electronic controls, so the feed guides have to be adjusted manually by loosening or tightening the skew control screw. 

martin-yale-1217a-folding-machine-skew-adjustment-how-t-chang-feed-angle

Adjusting the skew for more precise folds is a bit of a trial and error process with the 1217A. I recommend you do a few test folds first so you get the exact angles you want. 

Hope this answers your question,

 

Best,

Frankye

Felicia
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What type of folding machine works best for baronial folds? February 28, 2014
On Time Supplies Retailer
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Hi Felicia,

Thank you for your question about Martin Yale Paper Folders.

We carry two Martin Yale Paper Folders that make baronial folds: the 1711 and the 1217A

Martin Yale® Model 1217A Medium-Duty AutoFolder

Martin Yale® Model 1217A Medium-Duty AutoFolder

Martin Yale® Model 1711 Electronic Ease-of-Use AutoFolder

Martin Yale® Model 1711 Electronic Ease-of-Use AutoFolder

The 1711 model allows you to set the fold style electronically with just a push of a button. This improves ease of use, as well as the crispness and consistency of the folds. The 1217A is set manually. This leads to somewhat less crisp results, though you can manually tweak the adjustments for more precise folds. 

However, there are a few other factors to consider when choosing a paper folder:

  • What is the largest size paper you'll be folding?
    1217A Maximum Paper Size: 12"  x 18"
    1711 Maximum Paper Size: 8-1/2"x 14"
    If you need to fold oversize documents, the 1217A is the better choice, even without the electronic controls.
  • Will you need to fold heavyweight paper? 
    1217A Maximum Paper Weight: 120 lb. Index Card Stock
    1711 Maximum Paper Weight: 70 lb. Card Stock
    Both folders do a great job of folding standard office paper and card stock (minimum 16 lb. bond  paper). However, if you need to fold heavy index card stock, such as this FIREWORX Colored Cover Stock,  the 1217A is the better choice.
  • How many documents will you fold in a week?
    1217A: 250 page tray capacity; 10,000 folds per week
    1711: 150 page tray capacity; 5,000 folds per week
    The 1217A can handle twice the volume of the 1711 without wearing out. It is the best choice if you regularly fold more than 5,000 documents a week.

The 1711 paper folder is ideal for mail rooms, large associations and offices because the electronic controls don't require any manual adjustments, so users can work on other projects during the run. Plus, they are only folding letter and legal size documents printed on standard office paper and stationery. The 1217A paper folder also performs admirably in business settings, but churches really love it because one user can fold thousands of paper programs and bulletins printed on index card stock.

 

Hope this answers your question!

 

Best, 

Frankye


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