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Formax FD386 Automatic Document Folder

Formax FD386 Automated Document Folder

The Fully Automatic FD386 Document Folder is the ideal folding solution for any business, church, school or print‑for‑pay center that demands quick and easy set‑up

The Automatic FD 386 Document Folder offers any business, church, school or print‑for‑pay center quick, easy set‑up, and the versatility to complete a variety of fold jobs in minutes. Jobs are completed exceptionally fast with the FD 386, folding up to 17,000 pieces per hour! Fully automated fold plates provide one touch set‑up of the 18 pre‑programmed fold settings or for choosing one of the 27 custom folds that can be stored into memory. In addition, the full‑color touchscreen control panel makes the FD 386 extremely easy to use with a step‑by‑step user interface that is second to none.

Operators can load up to 500 sheets in the hopper, select their fold, press start and walk away to attend to other important tasks. The FD 386 will fold the 500 sheets in as fast as 2 minutes and hold the folded pieces on its patented Telescoping Conveyor System.

The patented Multi‑Sheet Feeder is an optional feature that allows up to 4 stapled or unstapled sheets to be folded at one time through the dedicated feed system with its own side guides and skew adjustment.

The large full‑color touchscreen control panel allows for untrained operators to walk up and start folding with little to no instruction. The FD 386 advanced software allows for all standard fold types and paper sizes to be customized to meet your particular needs.

The FD 386 can also be combined with the optional Formax V‑Stack36i Vertical Stacker, which stacks up to 22" of folded documents, making them easier to unload for further processing.

Touchscreen Display
sheet feeder
Multi‑sheet Feeder
feed wheels
Removable Feed Wheels
Operational Features
Fast!: Large jobs are processed quickly at speeds of up to 17,000 pieces per hour
Color Touchscreen: The large full‑color touchscreen control panel allows anyone to walk up and start folding in seconds
Drop‑In Feed System: Three‑roller drop‑in feed system produces dependable feeding of forms with no fanning required
Adjustable Stacker Wheels: Stacker wheels can be manually adjusted to neatly and sequentially stack different paper sizes and fold types
Telescoping Conveyor System: Conveyor can be set between 14" (356mm) and 36" (915mm) in length and holds up to 500 folded pieces
Noise Reduction: Fold plates are enclosed and insulated to reduce operating noise
6‑Digit Resettable & 8‑Digit Life Counters: Provides maximum audit control
AutoBatch™: Programmable to process pre‑set number of sheets into sets with a delay
Folding Features
Six Standard Folds in Common Paper Sizes: Pre‑programmed for 6 popular fold types in letter, legal and ledger paper sizes equalling 18 preset fold settings
Custom Folds: Up to 27 custom folds can be programmed and stored into memory
Standard Fold Settings Modification: Even the six standard fold types can be modified individually for each paper size for maximum flexibility and customization
Cross‑Folding: A guide is included for two pass operation
Technical Features
Easy‑Off Feed Wheel Shaft: Feed wheels can be changed without removing side covers
Seven Point Fold Stops: Fold plates utilize seven point fold stops for crisp, accurate folds of large paper sizes at high speeds
Removable Roller Cover: Easily removed for improved access to fold rollers and exit area
Dedicated Multi‑Sheet Feeder: Allows for up to 4 stapled or unstapled sheets to be folded at once, with the ability to select standard or custom folds in letter and legal paper sizes
Locking Cabinet: Fully enclosed for storage
V‑Stack36i Vertical Stacker: Aligns with FD 386 outfeed and vertically stacks up to 22" of folded documents, making them easier to unload for further processing
Letter Fold
C fold
Half Fold
V fold
Zig Zag Fold
Z fold
Gate (Brochure) Fold
brochure fold
Double Parallel Fold
double fold
Fold Out Fold
uneven Z fold
Up to 17,000 sheets per hour based on 11" Z‑Fold
Hopper Capacity
Up to 500 sheets 20# (75gsm)
Pre‑Set Folds
Pre‑programmed for C,V,Z, Gate, Fold Out and Double Parallel
Pre‑Set Paper Sizes
11", 14", 17", A5, A4, A3, B6, B5, B4
Custom Folds
Up to 27
Paper Size
Min: 3.5" x 5" (W x L)
Max: 12.25" W x 18" (W x L)
Closed: 33" x 20" x 19" (L x W x H)
Fully Extended: 60" x 20" x 19" (L x W x H)
73 lbs
110VAC 50/60 Hz
Safety Certifications
UL & CE approved

* Max speed based on Thick Stock Mode

All technical data and dimensions are approximate values

Girard’s offers the option to lease your equipment.  Help make that purchase more affordable with low monthly payments.

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Girard’s Business Solutions, Inc.
11910 12th Ave South
Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 890 - 4827
(800) 536 - 4472
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