Martin Yale 1812 Review – Not Too Small Not Too Big

Often times we find some paper folders are too much for our business needs, while others don’t carry enough speed, but with the Martin Yale 1812 you’ll get something in the middle. The 1812 series by Martin Yale pumps out over 12,000 folds per hour, it’s durable, and will last many years. From the standard letter fold to Gate folding or Church folds, there’s little that this equipment can’t handle.


  • Handles 18lb bond – 90lbs
  • Speed range: 5,000 to 12,000 sheets / hour
  • Folds sheet sizes from 2.5″ x 5.2″ to 12″ x 18″
  • Feed capacity – up to 500 sheets
  • Manual set up for fold tables
  • Comes with extended warrenty


  • Not a good fit for high end commercial fold jobs of 15,000+ per hour
  • Does not have automatic fold table set up

Martin Yale 1812 – What You Need to Know

Martiin Yale 1812 Autofolder

  • Paper weight range is from 68 gsm to 166 gsm 18# Bond to 90# Index
  • Equipment size fits most spaces: 22.2 L x 43.2 W x 17.8 H in (56.0 x 64.0 x 45.0 cm)
  • Straight forward display for manual fold and speed selection
  • Automatically shuts off when fold job is complete
  • Weight: 102 lbs
  • Electrical – 115/230v, 60 Hz



Price Range: $2,014-$2,201

This product is a great buy and we recommend it for small to medium businesses. Early production of Martin Yale 1812 Paper Folders were originally equipped with a spring-clutch type feed wheel clutch. These units are identifiable by the presence of a keyed feed wheel.

Martine Yale 1812 Interface Diagram

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