Martin Yale 1711 Paper Folder with Free Survival Kit (Limited Time!)

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Economic Development Initiative From USA
Very easy to use
September 9, 2014
Effective for 1,000 folds per week and easily adjusted by the other users without any training required. Extremely pleased with our purchase.
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BigHouse666 From USA
Mistake for me
July 11, 2013
I thought spending extra money got me more durability or a faster speed. I SHOULD HAVE CHECKED THE REVIEWS. This is exactly the same as the folder beneath it except that the paper folder adjusts itself automatically when you pick a particular fold. That's nice except that we only do one fold. We never change it. So I spent an extra 600 bucks for a feature that I can't use.
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Pulaski Lighting Co. From USA
Metal
May 30, 2013
I'm just happy to see a folding machine that isn't entirely made of plastic.
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DesMoinesKnights From USA
Good but rollers hard to clean
May 7, 2013
This is WAY WAY quieter than our previous paper folder and it sets itself when I press the buttons. I'm super happy we got it.

I wish I could give it 4.5 stars because my complaint is very minor. But on my old paper folder the rollers popped out with a light yank but I haven't figured out this one yet. In the meantime I have to manually advance the rollers with my hand to clean the toner off. Where can I find the instruction manual?
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spectrain From USA
Good upgrade
April 4, 2013
Feels nice and sturdy with lots of features that make it easy to use. I can flip between letter folding for accounting to half folds for accounts payable just by pressing a few buttons. The service department has begun using it to fold their leave-behinds too now. I'd estimate right now we are running 6,000 peices every three weeks and this paper folder hasn't been a problem.
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Landsdown28731 From USA
Basically a 1611 but automatic
March 12, 2013
This is not an upgrade to the 1611, it's the same exact thing. The only difference I can see is that the fold adjusts automatically when you press a button. I do a different fold every day so that's useful to me, but if you only ever preform one fold then there's no point to getting an automatic folder.

I can also verify that custom folds are no problem. You aren't "locked" into the preset folds that the machine comes programmed with.
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PCChawla From USA
Nice
November 20, 2012
Was convinced to upgrade to this from the 1611. Ended up being a good call. Folds about 2,000 statements per week for us and it hasn't jammed yet.
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Product code: MYL1711

UPC code:011991017113

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  • Free Fast Shipping!! (Usually ships within 24 hrs. Call to confirm)
  • New from Factory!!
  • Best Price Guaranteed!!
  • Limited Time Offer: Free Survival Kit!!($89 value) (SKU#MYLWRA1711SP)

Capabilities

  • Max Paper Weight: 131 g/m² / 90# Bond Text / 74# index    Click for Complete Conversion Chart
  • Max Paper Size: 8.5" x 14"
  • Min Paper Size: 3.5" x 5"
  • Paper Type: Non Glossy Paper Only, Call us for Coated Stock
  • Speed: 9,000 sheets/hour
  • Duty Cycle: Light Duty
  • Adjustment: Automatic
  • Feed Type: Friction
  • Multi-sheet: No

Features of the 1711 Martin Yale Folder

  • Improved feed system, removable fold tables, easy access to rollers, improved stacking wheels, and self-centering paper guides
  • Ease-of-Use electronic controls automatically pre-set letter, legal and A4 paper sizes with a total of 6 pre-set folds and electronically adjustable fold tables for custom folds
  • Six different fold types: letter, half, z-fold, double parallel, right-angle and baronial
  • WILL fold 8 1/2" x 14" in the letter fold style
  • Enhanced precision paper skew adjustment
  • No fanning needed - just put paper in and fold
  • Feed table capacity of 150 sheets
  • Conveyor exit table makes collecting your folded documents easy and convenient
  • Auto jam detect and Auto shut-off

Have a folder question? That's My Job!

I've been working with folding machines for over 10 years, and there's almost no folding question I haven't gotten before. Let me help you pick the right machine for your job!

Call Me: 800-243-9226         Chat Me: Click Here

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Video of the 1711 Folding Machine by Martin Yale

The Martin Yale 1711 Electronic Ease-of-Use Autofolder offers some of the latest folding technology available. Forget the hassle of manually configuring your fold plates and fold settings, simply press a few buttons, and the Martin Yale 1711 will automatically configure the fold plates, feed and fold your paper. No need to fan your documents before placing them into the feed tray, all you have to do is put your paper in and watch as it folds up to 9,000 sheets per hour. With 6 different fold types to choose from, including letter, half, z-fold, double parallel, and gate, the 1711's electronic controls automatically pre-set letter, legal, and A4 paper sizes.

The paper tray, able to hold up to 150 sheets simultaneously, allows for large folding jobs to be completed quickly. The 1711 automatic folder also features an automatic turn-off sensor that cuts power to the motor once the feed tray is empty of any paper, as well as a conveyor exit table that makes collecting all of your folded documents convenient. The auto jam detect sensor also keeps the 1711 from jamming itself further in the unlikely event of a paper jam, and alerts the user to when a jam has occurred.

Thanks to the enhanced precision skew adjustment, you don't have to worry about your folds coming out incorrectly. The 1711 grants the user easy access to the rollers and offers improved stacking wheels and self-centering paper guides. These features just add to the 1711's simple operation. The conveyor exit table neatly stacks your finished documents for your convenience. Ideal for large mailrooms, associations, and offices, the Martin Yale 1711 proves reliable, user-friendly, and versatile.


Current Special

Right now, we are giving away a Martin Yale "Survival" maintenance kit with the purchase of this folding machine! Maintenance is incredibly important. By cleaning your rollers regularly, you can extend the life of your machine for many years. One of the most common repair issues we see in the field with folding machines is ink buildup on rollers, but we also see worn feed tires and separator pads. One of the great things about this kit is that it actually comes with these spare parts. Just like tires on a car, the rubber can wear over time. Having these spare parts on hand can save you from a service call and an expensive parts replacement. Altogether, this kit usually sells for $89.95, but we're including it with every 1711 folder purchase for a limited time only. Cheers! It's on us!


What we think...

To get a folder with automated fold plates for just a bit over $1k is extraordinary. In fact, it's so extraordinary, that it made us a bit skeptical at first. The truth is though, that this is a really good folder. We do a lot of testing and research before recommending a product. After some stress testing by our technicians we were comfortable with the 1711, but the true story came when we ran some customer service reports. We've been extremely impressed by the nominal failure rate and return rate on this model. Traditionally, a true automatically adjusting folder would cost more than twice the price of the 1711. As much as we'd love to sell folders that cost over twice the price, we'd recommend taking a hard look at the 1711, because it can do 90% of what the larger auto folders can do. There are a few limitations to this folder model, but if you're doing regular copy paper and your volume is somewhat low, the 1711 is likely going to be the best automatic folder for you.

What we don't like: The 1711 is a great folder, but there are a few reasons you'd want something bigger, such as the 2051. One reason would be larger paper. The 1711 only handles up to legal size (11"x 14") paper. If you need to do 11x17 and need an automatic folder, the 2051 is your best bet (1217a & 1812 are manual adjustment folder options that do 11x17 paper). One feature we'd really like to see is a better stacking system. We don't see this as a huge deal, but a longer stacker/conveyor/tray would certainly keep the folded paper a bit neater with less chance of nesting. That being said, if you leave some space on the table behind the machine, we've found the paper doesn't stack too poorly on it's own. The more space you leave, the more paper can stack on the table, and the more hands free the folder becomes.

What we do like: The first thing would have to be the price. For the money, there is really no other folding machine on the market that has automatic fold plates. Beyond that, this isn't just a "cheap" folding machine. This model actually competes with folders that are way more expensive, and has a solid track record too. Another feature that we really like is the manual bypass. This "bypass" allows user to hand feed multiple sheets of paper at once. This is a feature that is actually really rare in the folding machine market. Although manual sheet feeders require a little technique, we find that they are a popular feature with our customers. While most manufacturers have given up on the manual feed option, we're glad to see that Martin Yale still offers this in the 1711.

FOLD TYPES

Letter/Tri/C FoldHalf/Single FoldZ/Accordion FoldDouble Parallel FoldGate/Brochure FoldChurch/Right-Angle Fold

Accepts Multi Sets and Stapled Sets
Paper Weight Conversion Chart
Click Here for the Paper Weight Conversion Chart
Q: Will this folder work with glossy paper?
A: The short answer is no. The long answer is "kind-of." For glossy paper you're supposed to use an air fed paper folder. But since those are so expensive, there are a lot of people who manage to get by using friction folders to run their glossy stock. But it doesn't always work! I would recommend calling 1800-243-9226 and speaking to a sales representative, we'll give instructions for sending samples up for testing.

Q: Can you manually set options for custom folds?
A: You can manually set any fold you like. The machine comes equipped with several common preset folds but you're free to run any customized fold job you need.


Q: Is there any kind of warranty on this product or are we restricted to purchasing a warranty?
A: The manufacturer's warranty protects you for one year against defects in manufacturing. We do offer extended service contracts however the pricing on those varies by customer location. Please call us at 1800-243-9226 for details.

Q: Is this machine capable of folding multiple sheets? We need a machine that will fold two sheets together.
A: The Martin Yale 1711 is capable of folding multiple sheets of paper at one time using the manual bypass. Most people doing this are then putting the paper into an envelope, which is a process much better preformed with a folder-inserter. But the 1711 does have a bypass for stapled sets.


Manufacturer Name Martin Yale
Model # 1711
Feed Type Friction-fed
Fold Adjustment Setting Automatic fold adjustment
Feed Tray Capacity Up to 150
Fold Speed 9,000 sheets/hour
Fold Types Half Fold, Letter Fold (Tri), Z Fold, Double Parallel Fold, Right Angle Fold, Baronial Fold
Pre-programmed Standard Folds 6
Counter No
Batcher No
Accepted Paper Sizes 3 1/2'' x 5'' to 8 1/2'' x 14''
Accepted Paper Weights 16# bond to 90# text (60gsm to 200gsm)
Weight 41 lbs.
Height 13.2''
Width 32.5''
Depth 15.5''
Voltage 115 Volts; other voltages available
Manufacturer Part Number 1711
Warranty

UPC 011991017113
Shipping Weight 56.0000
Shipping Length 26
Shipping Width 20
Shipping Height 18
Product review(s)
Average rating:
(Based on 9 vote(s))
Rate this product:
Economic Development Initiative From USA
Very easy to use
September 9, 2014
Effective for 1,000 folds per week and easily adjusted by the other users without any training required. Extremely pleased with our purchase.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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BigHouse666 From USA
Mistake for me
July 11, 2013
I thought spending extra money got me more durability or a faster speed. I SHOULD HAVE CHECKED THE REVIEWS. This is exactly the same as the folder beneath it except that the paper folder adjusts itself automatically when you pick a particular fold. That's nice except that we only do one fold. We never change it. So I spent an extra 600 bucks for a feature that I can't use.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Pulaski Lighting Co. From USA
Metal
May 30, 2013
I'm just happy to see a folding machine that isn't entirely made of plastic.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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DesMoinesKnights From USA
Good but rollers hard to clean
May 7, 2013
This is WAY WAY quieter than our previous paper folder and it sets itself when I press the buttons. I'm super happy we got it.

I wish I could give it 4.5 stars because my complaint is very minor. But on my old paper folder the rollers popped out with a light yank but I haven't figured out this one yet. In the meantime I have to manually advance the rollers with my hand to clean the toner off. Where can I find the instruction manual?
0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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spectrain From USA
Good upgrade
April 4, 2013
Feels nice and sturdy with lots of features that make it easy to use. I can flip between letter folding for accounting to half folds for accounts payable just by pressing a few buttons. The service department has begun using it to fold their leave-behinds too now. I'd estimate right now we are running 6,000 peices every three weeks and this paper folder hasn't been a problem.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Landsdown28731 From USA
Basically a 1611 but automatic
March 12, 2013
This is not an upgrade to the 1611, it's the same exact thing. The only difference I can see is that the fold adjusts automatically when you press a button. I do a different fold every day so that's useful to me, but if you only ever preform one fold then there's no point to getting an automatic folder.

I can also verify that custom folds are no problem. You aren't "locked" into the preset folds that the machine comes programmed with.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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PCChawla From USA
Nice
November 20, 2012
Was convinced to upgrade to this from the 1611. Ended up being a good call. Folds about 2,000 statements per week for us and it hasn't jammed yet.
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