Formax FD 386 Automatic Paper Folder Whitaker Brothers

Formax FD 386 Automatic Paper Folder Whitaker Brothers

Formax FD 386 Automatic Paper Folder

  • SKU: BESFD386
  • Max Paper Weight: 161 gsm
  • Max Paper Size: 11" x 17"
  • Adjustment: Automatic
  • Feed Type: Friction
  • Fold Types: Letter, Half, Z-fold, Double Parallel, Gate, Cross
  • GTIN/UPC: 096224649194
  • Mfr. Part No.: FD 386
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Basic Specs of the Formax FD 386 Paper Folder

  • Max Paper Weight: 161.78 gsm / 43 lb. bond / 90 lb. index
  • Max. Paper Size: 11 x 17 inches
  • Min. Paper Size: 3.5 x 5 inches
  • Fold Types: Letter, Half, Z, Double Parallel, Gate, and Fold Out
  • Paper Type: Non-glossy paper only; Please call us for coated stock
  • Speed: Up to 17,000 sheets/hour

Features of the Formax FD 386 Paper Folder

  • Large jobs are processed quickly at speeds of up to 17,000 pieces per hour.
  • The large full-color touchscreen control panel allows anyone to walk up and start folding in seconds.
  • Three-roller drop-in feed system produces dependable feeding of forms with no fanning required.
  • Stacker wheels can be manually adjusted to neatly and sequentially stack different paper sizes and fold types.
  • Conveyor can be set between 14" (356mm) and 36" (915mm) in length and holds up to 500 folded pieces.
  • Fold plates are enclosed and insulated to reduce operating noise.
  • 6-digit resettable & 8-digit life counters Provide maximum audit control.
  • AutoBatch&trade: is programmable to process pre-set number of sheets into sets with a delay.

Video of the Formax FD 386 Paper Folder

Description of the Formax FD 386 Tabletop Paper Folder

The Formax FD 386 tabletop office paper folder boasts extremely easy set up and has a fast folding speed of up to 20,100 sheets per hour. Memory capacity is high; there are 18 pre-programmed folds, and another 25 custom folds are stored. Choosing a fold pattern is just one touch away, with the fully automated fold plates. 500 sheets is the maximum tray capacity, and this 11 x 17 paper folder can fold those 500 sheets in as fast as 2 minutes.

The side guides, skew adjustments and modifiable stacker wheels make folding and adjustment very manageable. They also ensure correct loading and even, square feeding of paper into the folder. Paper fanning is unnecessary, with the useful drop-in feed system. Furthermore, the FD 386 automatic tabletop document folder does not make a lot of noise, because the fold plates are completely enclosed and insulated. This Formax paper folder could not be any faster or easier to set up.


  • Speed control is variable.
  • High memory capacity; 18 pre-programmed folds, and 25 custom folds stored.

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Manufacturer Name Formax
Model # FD 386
Feed Type Friction-fed
Fold Adjustment Setting Automatic fold adjustment
Feed Tray Capacity Up to 500
Fold Speed 20,100 sheets/hour
Fold Types Letter Fold, Half Fold, Z Fold, Double Parallel Fold, Gate Fold, Fold Out
Pre-programmed Standard Folds 6
Programmable Presets 18
Variable Speed Yes
Counter Yes
Batcher Yes
Accepted Paper Sizes 3 1/2" x 5" to 12 1/4" x 18"
Weight 73 lbs.
Height 19 inches
Width 60 inches
Depth 20 inches
Voltage 110-240 Volts; other voltages available
Warranty Click here to view warranty
Shipping Weight 104 lbs.
Shipping Length 24
Shipping Width 30
Shipping Height 27


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