Martin Yale 1217A AutoFolder Folding Machine

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SKU:   MYL1217A
ISBN:   00011991012170
Availability: In stock

Features of the 1217A Martin Yale Folder

  • 10,300 sh/hr (sheets per hour)
  • Fold Capabilities: Letter, Single, Z, Double, Parallel, French, and Baronial
  • Handles sheet sizes from 3.5 inches by 4 inches to 11.37 inches by 18 inches and 16 pound bond to 120 index
  • Uncomplicated adjustments for processing letter (8.5 inch by 11 inch), legal (8.5 inch by 14 inch), and ledger (11 inch by 17 inch) sized paper.
  • Fully modifiable fold plates
  • First fold adjustable within a 2 inch to 11.5 inch range
  • Second fold adjustable within a 1.5 inch to 5.75 inch range
  • Fully equipped to customize a second folding pass
  • Rubber rollers create neat and even professional folds every time
  • Sturdy exit conveyor belt system
  • Excellent longevity and durability
  • Perfect for small business operations (e.g. home office, community centers, churches, education facilities)
The Martin Yale 1217A tabletop manual paper folder contains many features that provide an enhanced performance. With smooth delivery via the 3-belt conveyor and jam prevention system, this letter folder is sure to be perfect for almost any environment.

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Description of the 1217A Manual Paper Folder

The Martin Yale 1217A Medium Duty Auto Folder is one of the most popular folding machines for churches, schools, and medium to large mailrooms on the market. This machine is built for reliability, convenience, and overall longevity. Constructed with high impact steel side frames this paper folder was designed with sturdiness and dependability in mind. Made in the USA, Martin Yale also guarantees the durability and lifespan of any of their machine's part for one full year and will replace or repair any parts broken under normal use.

The 1217A folder is 21.25'' tall, 17'' wide, 13'' deep, and 64 pounds. While this model is larger than other popular paper folders, the 1217A compensates with a wide array of other convenient features not available on other models. For example, the 1217A folds up to 10,300 sheets per hour, much faster than the 1501X AutoFolder. It also has a 250 sheet feed tray capacity and takes paper sizes from 4''x4'' to 12''x18'', which includes the standard letter size and legal sized paper.

This model has four standard folds: letter, half, z-fold, and double parallel, but it also has easily adjustable fold plates for custom folds. In fact, it has an adjustable fold range of 2'' and 11.5'' for the first fold and 1.5'' and 5.75'' on the second fold. In addition, this paper folder is capable of folding multiple papers (generally stapled) simultaneously and is fully adjustable for a second folding pass with the manual bypass.

The 1217A Auto Folder also comes with a 3 conveyor belt system which feeds the papers into the machine and dispenses them in neatly fanned stacks, preventing nesting and allowing for convenient and easy handling. The large rubber rollers also provide consistent paper feeding and produces a tight, finished fold.

Another convenient feature of the 1217A Paper Folder is the reversible motor. This feature was pioneered by Martin Yale and the 1217A is still one of the few folding machines with this feature. The reversible motor allows the user to prevent and fix paper jams, extending the life of the machine and saving the user time and frustration.

Overall, the Martin Yale 1217A 12x17 Paper Folder is one of the best deals on the market. It has all the basic features as well as some additional convenient specifications, all for a very reasonable price. The durability and user friendliness of the 1217A Folder is what makes this model one of the most popular folding machines for organizations such as businesses, nonprofits, schools, and churches. Want to know how to maintain your 1217A folder?  Check out our 1217A Maintenance Kit.

Fold Types

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

Accepts Multi Sets and Stapled Sets
Paper Weight Conversion Chart
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Manufacturer Name Martin Yale
Model # 1217A
Feed Type Friction-fed
Fold Adjustment Setting Manual fold adjustment
Feed Tray Capacity Up to 250
Fold Speed 10,300 sheets/hour
Fold Types Half Fold, Letter Fold (Tri), Z Fold, Double Parallel Fold, Right Angle Fold, Baronial Fold
Pre-programmed Standard Folds 6
Accepted Paper Sizes 3 1/2'' x 4'' to 11 3/4'' x 18''
Accepted Paper Weights 16 to 135 lbs. (60 gsm to 200gsm)
Weight 59 lbs.
Height 17''
Width 42''
Depth 17 1/2''
Voltage 115 Volts; other voltages available

UPC 011991012170
Shipping Weight 64.0000
Shipping Length 23
Shipping Width 28
Shipping Height 20
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Q: Is the MartinYale 1217A offerred for $1,075 a new, refurbushed or remanufactured paper-folder machine? This is less than the price you have on Amazon. Thank you.
A: Amazon charges a hefty fee for all sales that go through their website, so we have to pass that on to any products that customers purchase through Amazon. However this is a brand new machine direct from the manufacturer.