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). The first system combines 2 air-feed folders for high volume and/or thick or glossy paper. The other 2 are friction-feed machines for smaller volumes (up to 10,000 per week) that can make up to 4 folds along the length on non-glossy 18-20# bond paper followed by a cross fold in half by the knife folder.  


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WHAT IS A CROSS FOLD?

Cross folds are made when a sheet of paper is folded in one direction, and then folded again from the side. These are pictures of basic cross folds. It is folded in half or thirds and then again from the side.


Few machines can perform a cross fold. Machines that can require 2 passes to create a cross fold because the second fold is done from the side. So you fold it lengthwise, reset for the second fold, and then put it through again from the side. The second pass requires the full-time presence of an operator. It is slow and hard to perform without jamming.

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PAPERFOLDER CROSS FOLD SYSTEMS

PaperFolder Cross Fold Systems solve these problems and can fold paper into much smaller sizes, down to 1/5 the length x 1/2 the width of the paper.

Why? Because our Cross Fold Systems combine a 4 plate folding machine capable of making 1-5 panels along the length with a knife folder that can fold the width in half.

The first machine has 4 fold plates rather than 2 like most machines. So, for example, you could fold a piece of paper into 5 panels with the first folder, and then do one more fold from the side with this (knife) machine. 

Cross Fold Systems

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Add to Compare Formax FD 396 Right-Angle Air-Feed Folder - PaperFolder.com
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Baum Item #: PF-Air-CFS -

    • 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; more possible
    • Includes on-site setup and training
    • 3 year limited parts warranty

    Add to Compare PaperFolder Knife 14" Cross Fold System  Cross fold paper folder, right angle paper folding machine
    Price: $6,989.00
    Availability: Built when ordered - 2-3 wk lead time
    PaperFolder Co. Item #: PF-CFS-K14 -

      • Create a cross fold in one pass
      • Fold length of letter or legal size paper down to 1/5 its size
      • First folder can perform up to 4 folds
      • Second folder can perform a half fold only
      • Smallest fold is 1/5 length x 1/2 width
      • Limited to 10,000 sheets per week

      Add to Compare PF 17 Knife Cross Fold system
      Price: $9,969.00
      Availability: Built when ordered - 3+ week 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