A cross fold is made by folding paper twice: first in one direction and then, on a second pass, from the side. There are 2 possible folds with these machines. First, a Cross fold, which is fold in half in one direction and then fold in half from the side, and second, a Baronial fold, which is fold in half in one direction, and then fold in thirds from the side.

Photos of types of cross folds on Cross-Fold machines

Most machines cannot perform these folds. Some can, but have limitations. Martin Yale machines require that you hand feed each sheet for example.

We have found that these specific machines work best for this use. They are designed to perform cross folds. The Formax machines have a guide that aids in the second fold. Formax also has short paper kits if you have to fold something quite small.

Very Small Folds for Packaging

We often get calls from people needing to fold paper to very small sizes, mainly to put in product packages. The best we can do for a single letter size piece of paper (8.5" x 11") is to get the folded piece to 4.5" x 2.75". Call us for details. There is no machine that will automatically fold more than one sheet together.

We recommend that you call us on this application. It can get complicated.


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    • Automated setup for 6 folds on 6 paper sizes
    • Will handle most glossy paper-(must be tested)
    • Folds 4" x 5" to 11" x 17" paper
    • Automatically adjusts for paper thickness
    • 500 Sheet hopper
    • Can perform a Cross Fold

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      • Heavy volume
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      • Handle glossy? No
      Photo of folds performed by Formax FD 342 paper folding machine

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      Formax - Folders, Inserters, Shredders and more Item #: Formax-FD382 -

        • Heavy volume
        • 500 sheet hopper
        • Paper Size 3.5" x 5" to 12.25" x 18"
        • Handle glossy? No
        Photo of folds for Formax FD 382 paper folding machine

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        Formax - Folders, Inserters, Shredders and more Item #: Formax-FD38X -

          • Heavy volume
          • 500 sheet hopper
          • Paper Size 3.5" x 5" to 12.25" x 18"
          • Handle glossy? No
          Photos of folds performed by FD 38X folding machine

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          Formax - Folders, Inserters, Shredders and more Item #: Formax-FD390 -

            • Heavy volume
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            • Paper Size 3.5" x 5 to 14" x 20"
            • Handle glossy? yes
            Photo of 7 folds of air feed folder

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