Under $3,750 The Formax FD382 Paper Folding Machine is a Good Buy

The Formax FD382 Letter Folder was reviewed in August 2017 and ranked well for one of the best paper folding machines for under $4,000. Perfect for churches, schools, and small business need, the Formax FD382 is versatile and super easy to operate. 

We liked how this office equipment was able to push out as many as 20,000 sheets per hour and offered 18 fold setting that were pre-programmed for our convenience. At 73 lbs it’s small enough to fit anywhere, but works like horse to get the job done fast. The Formax letter folding machine folds paper as small as 3.5″ x 5″ and as large as 11″ x 17″ and handles paper ranging weighing from 13 – 70 lbs.

Formax FD382 Review

Formax FD382 Letter Folding Machine

  • Sheet capacity of 500
  • Drop-in feeding
  • 20,100 sheets/hour
  • High performance
  • Telescoping output stacker
  • Manual batch counter
  • Quiet Operation
  • Fold types: Pre-programmed for C,V,Z, Gate, fold out and double parallel, custom folds: Stores up to 25 custom folds into memory
  • Paper size: Min: 3.5″(W) x 5″(L), Max: 12.25″(W) x 18″(L)
  • Dimensions: Closed: 19″H x 20″W x 33″L, fully extended: 19″H x 20″W x 60″L
  • Power: 110 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz


The fully automatic FD 382 Letter Folder is the perfect folding solution for and small business. IF deliver six folds – 11″, 14″ and 17″ (Int’l Sizes A3, B4, A4, B5, A5 & B6) paper and can be activated in a single click of a button. As many as nine custom folds can be programmed and stored in memory in seconds. Settings on the Formax FD 382 are made with minimal effort with the centrally located control panel and LED. The Telescoping Outfeed Stacker holds up to 500 folded documents.


This much desired feature enables your staff to quicky load the in-feed hopper and let it run out before removing the folded forms for most applications. The Optional Dedicated Multi-Sheet Feeder gives your employees the ability to fold up to three 20# (75 gsm) sheets of stapled or unstapled paper at the same time. AutoBatchTM is a unique batch counting system that lets you punch in any number of paper to be pulled into sets with a programmed delay between each set for easy paper handling. With these unmatched features, the FD 380 clearly sets the new standard for automatic paper folding.

Do you own the Formax FD 382 document folding machine?  Leave a comment and tell us what you think.

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