cross fold system
  • 4 fold plate (Pharmaceutical) Folder
  • Create a cross fold in 2 passes
  • Fold paper from 2" x 2" to 8.5" x 14"
  • Fold into very small size (1/8 of document length)
  • Large variety of possible folds
  • Shown with optional stacker

Item #: PF-PH-14
Availability: Built when ordered - 2-3 wk lead time
Price: $3,799.00

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    (Product shown with optional output stacker; video shows the PH-14 in the Knife 14 Cross Fold System)

    The PaperFolder PH-14 is a 4 fold plate (aka Pharmaceutical) folding machine. It can perform 4 folds on a sheet of paper. Most machines have 2 fold plates and can only perform 2. Consequently, it can fold paper into much smaller sizes than those machines, (up to 1/8th of the length) It can also perform many more folds.

    It can perform many types of cross folds in 2 passes. It can fold paper into very small sizes for package inserts.

    The main reason people buy a 4 fold plate machine is to fold paper into smaller sizes than is possible with 2 fold plate machines. It is called a Pharmaceutical folder because it can fold the paper that goes into the small pill packages.


    If the paper has to be really small, it requires a right angle or 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. It requires 2 passes, with the second pass much harder to perform without jamming. IF YOU DO CROSS FOLDS IN VOLUME, SEE OUR CROSS FOLD SYSTEMS.


    If the final size of the folded document is small, the optional output stacker is highly recommended.  It neatly accumulates the folded output. Without it, it the small folded paper will not stack neatly.    


    The PF-PH 14 can fold paper into a 5 panel accordion fold that is 1/5 the size of the paper or down to 1/8 of the length. So a letter size sheet could be folded down to 1.4" x 8.5", 1/8th of its length. It can also perform cross folds in a second pass.

    The PF-PH 14 can fold sheets of paper ranging from 2" x 2" to 8.5" x 14".  These are some of the possible folds:

    Paper Size (inches)***First fold***
    Second fold***End size (inches
    5.5 x 8.5HalfHalf2.55 x 4.25
    5.5 x 8.5HalfTri1.85 x 4.25
    5.5 x 8.5TriTri2.84 x 1.85
    5.5 x 8.5Tri then halfTri1.42 x 1.84"
    8.5 x 11HalfHalf4.25 x 5.5
    8.5 x 11HalfTri2.84 x 5.5
    8.5 x 11TriTri2.84 x 3.67
    8.5 x 11Tri then halfTri1.84 x 2.75
    8.5 x 14HalfHalf4.25 x 7
    8.5 x 14HalfTri2.84 x 7
    8.5 x 14TriTri2.84 x 4.67
    8.5 x 14Tri then halfTri2.34 x 2.84


    The machine has an output conveyor that will stack larger size paper neatly. Smaller paper, such as the size for package inserts should be handled by the optional stacker. In both cases, the operator can pause the machine for a set period to remove a set number so that they can be neatly stacked. E.g., after 100 pieces, pause the machine for 10 seconds to allow the operator to remove and stack them.

    Conveyor output without stacker

    PaperFolder Cross Fold System Conveyor

    The stacker neatly accumulates the folded output of small pieces.  Please call if you would like to discuss your jobs with us or have questions. 800-520-6008.

    Stacker for small folded paper
    Model:PF- PH-14 folder
    Fold speed:Max 7000 sheets/ hr
    Paper size:2" x 2" to 8.5" x 14" - B6(182x128mm) – A3(420x297mm)
    Paper weight:18# -50# bond, 35β€”120 gsm
    Paper stack capacity:300 sheets, 20# bond
    Power supply:220V, 50Hz/ 110V, 60Hz
    Dimensions:Closed: 14'D x 14"W x 12"H Operating: D 37" x W 14" x 17.5"H 
    Weight:25 Kg - 55 lbs