PaperFolder Conveyor Cross Fold System
PaperFolder Conveyor Cross Fold System




WHAT IS A CROSS FOLD?

A cross fold is made when a piece of paper is folded first along the length of the paper and then cross-folded from the side.  

This is the most basic cross fold, where the paper is folded in half and then in half again sideways. 

There are many variations.  Some machines can make up to 4 folds on the first fold and 2 on the second.  These are done for very small product info sheet inserts, for example.  

Cross Fold picture

Very few folding machines can perform a cross fold. Those that can require it to be done in 2 passes, first the long way, then, after setting up the machine for the second fold, folded again from the side. The second fold can be hard to achieve properly and takes a lot of time. It requires the constant presence of an operator.

For smaller inserts and/or larger quantities, we carry Cross Fold Systems.

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PaperFolder Cross Fold Systems

Cross Fold Systems combine two folding machines positioned at right angles to each other to perform a cross fold in one pass. These greatly reduce the time and difficulty of performing a cross fold. 

We carry 3 cross fold systems (CFS):  

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PF Knife CFS

The PFKnife14 CFS
PFKnife14 Cross Fold System

The Knife CFS can fold the length of the paper into 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 or 1/5 of the length, but is limited to one fold, normally in half, for the second (cross) fold.  The smallest size it could fold would be 1/5 of the length by 1/2 of the width.

It is a friction feed folding machine, so it is limited to regular paper, not thick or glossy, and it is not good for volume over about 3000 per week.

Click the link for details. There are 2 versions:


PF Conveyor CFS

PaperFolder Conveyor Cross Fold System
PaperFolder Conveyor Cross Fold System

The PF Conveyor Cross Fold System can also fold the paper into 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 or 1/5 of the length by the first folder and can perform up to 2 cross folds from the side.  

This allows it to fold the sheet of paper folded by the first machine to a final size of 1/2, 1/3 or 1/4 the width. So the smallest size it could fold would be to 1/5 of the length by 1/4 of the width with the right paper (not thick or glossy). Paper varies greatly, so we may want to test.

It is a friction feed folding machine, so it is limited to regular paper, not thick or glossy, and it is not good for volume over about 3000 per week.  Click the link for details.

PF Conveyor Cross Fold System

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Air (Vacuum) Feed Cross Fold Systems

Air Feed Cross Fold System
Air Feed Cross Fold System

The Air Feed CFS combines 2 air feed folding machines and a conveyor.  Each folding machine has 2 fold plates so it can fold paper in half, thirds or quarters in both length and width.  It is the choice for very high volume, glossy or thick paper.  It also comes in other configurations for specialized folds.  Call us with your needs. Click the link for details.

Air Feed Cross Fold System


Call us.  It can get complicated.

We encourage you to call us to talk about your needs.  There are many different types of machines with differing capabilities, and we can help get you to the one that suits you best. Call 800-520-6008.

Cross Fold Systems

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Add to Compare Formax FD 396 Right-Angle Air-Feed Folder - PaperFolder.com
Price: CALL
Availability: Built when ordered - 35-45 days
Baum Item #: Baum714XLT-8-Page -

    • 2 machine right angle folding system with conveyor
    • One pass
    • Air feed can handle glossy stock
    • Very fast
    • Fold up to 14 x 20 inch paper
    • Fold in thirds or half both ways
    • Includes on-site setup and training

    Add to Compare PF Knife Cross Fold system
    Price: $7,969.00
    Availability: Built when ordered - 2-3 wk lead time
    PaperFolder Co. Item #: PF-CFS-K17 -

      • Create a cross fold in one pass
      • First folder can perform up to 4 folds
      • Fold length of up to 11" x 17" paper down to 1/5 its size
      • Second folder can perform a half fold only
      • Up to 1800 folds per hour
      • Smallest fold is 1/5 length x 1/2 width