Friction fed folding is the most popular feeding system for folding machines. Friction fed folders utilize a simple design, allowing rubber feed tires to manually pull the paper into the machine. The other type of feeding system available is "air-fed" or "vacuum-fed," which tends to be tremendously more expensive. Friction fed folders are the most popular, because they can do most simple jobs out there and are much less expensive than air-fed models. The limitation of friction fed models is glossy paper because it can cause the feed tires to slip on slicker paper surfaces. Some models can handle a light sheen, while other models work best with no sheen at all. If you'd like to make sure if a folding machine will work for your paper application, please give us a call, and one of our Folding Machine Specialists can assure you of the right model or even test your paper stock to insure a good fit! .
Whitaker Brothers prides itself in being the leader in an age of competitive pricing, while still maintaining the business relationship philosophies that come with over 75 years in our industry. Questions? Call us at (800) 243-9226.