The right folder-inserter for your needs depends upon a number of factors,        but primarily:

All folder-inserters must use an envelope with the flap as shown.  It is a standard #10 commercial envelope.  The flap is V shaped and has rounded corners. If reply envelopes are used, they should be #8 size with similar construction.  Some of the higher rated machines can accept 6" x 9" or 10" x 13" envelopes.  Whatever the size, the flaps must be shaped like this. 

Picture of back of envelope
1. The paper stock you are using (thickness, stiffness, and whether glossy).
2. The number and type of pieces that go into the envelope (you need a feeder for each different type, e.g. letter, flyer and reply envelope).  Each model series (except FD6102) have a number of configurations available in addition to the basic model.
3. Whether the number of sheets varies by envelope. For instance, customer 1 gets a 2 page invoice. Customer 2 gets a 3 page, etc. If so, you need the optional Bar Code or Optical Mark Recognition which puts the right set into the envelope.
4. The monthly volume (number of stuffed envelopes processed) Each model has a monthly maximum. Our machines range from 5,000 to 150,000 maximum per month.
 
In the models comparison chart below:  First select the machine that will put the right number and type of pieces in the envelope and then compare the Max Envelopes/Month against your monthly volume.  All of these are built to run up to the monthly volume shown but not beyond.  Next, see if the options cover your needs.  You may send  samples of what you want to insert for testing to make sure you have the right machine and options before you purchase. 
 
 Comparison Chart of Formax Folder-Inserters features

These amazing machines quickly fold and insert paper into envelopes and seal them. Higher-end paper folders can fold and insert several sheets of paper into one envelope.. Some can also include a coupon, a flyer or invoice and a return envelope. 

Model Series

 
FD6102
 
FD6204
 
FD6304
 
FD6404
 
FD6604
 
FD7100/ 7200 
FD7104

Our cash price includes free shipping, on-site install, training, & 90 days service

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    6202 sm pic   6302 sm pic   6402 sm pic   6602 sm ppic   7100 pic FD7104
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Shipping   Included   Included   Included   Included   Included   Included Request Quote
Installation   Included   Included   Included   Included   Included   Included Included
90 days on-site service   Included   Included   Included   Included   Included   Included Included
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Sheet Feeders  
2
 
1 or 2
 
3
 
2, 4, or 6
 
2, 4, or 6
 
1, 3 or 2 insert
up to 17
Insert only Feeders  
1
 
0 or 1
 
0
 
0
 
0
 
up to 2
1
Max Envelopes/Month  
5,000
 
15,000
 
40,000
 
60,000
 
80,000
 
150,000/
 200,000
180,000
Max Sheets from one feeder  
1
 
3
 
Up to
envelope capacity
 
Up to
envelope capacity
 
Up to envelope capacity
 
Up to
 envelope capacity
Up to
 envelope capacity
Max Pieces Per Envelope  
3
 
5
 
10 half or 8 trifold
 
10 half or 8 trifold
 
10 half or 8 trifold
 
Varies
Varies
Max Envelopes/Minute  
23
 
36
 
60
 
66
 
71
 
75
916
Shipping Weight   82 lbs.   aprox. 165 lbs.   aprox. 165 lbs.   Approx. 242 lbs       (four-station)    Approx. 308 lbs (six-station)   Tower Feeder with Inserter Base:
107" L x 36" H
 x 25" D,   
 743 lbs.

High Capacity Versatile Feeders:
 16" W each,
133 lbs.
aprox. 400 lbs
Dimensions   26" x 17" x 22"   47.2" L x 20.5" H x 16.5" D    51" L x 29" H
x 18" W
72" L x36.5" H
 x 16.5" D (four-station models)
63" L x 36" H x 18" D  (six-station models)   Tower Feeder w/Inserter Base: 76.5” L x 36” H   x 18.5” D
Hopper: Card/Reply   Up to 45 Reply envelopes.   Up to 45 Reply envelopes   NA   NA   NA   NA N/A
Hopper: Sheet   Up to 325 20# bond   Up to 325 20# bond   Up to 325    20# bond   Up to 325
 20# bond
  Up to 325 20# bond   Up to 500 Up to 500/1,000
Hopper: Outgoing Envelopes   Up to 250   Up to 250   Up to 325   Up to 325   Up to 500; other options   Up to 400 Up to 800
Optical Mark Recognition Option  
No
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Fold type   C, V, Z, Double Parallel  

C, V, Z, Double Parallel

 

C, V, Z,  Double   Parallel

 

 C, V, Z

Double

 Parallel

 

C, V, Z Double Parallel

 

C, V, Z, Double Parallel, None

C, Half, Z, Double Parallel, None
Large Feeder Option  
No
 
No
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Several options
 
Several
 options
Several options
Glossy/Thick Paper Option  
No
 
No
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
AutoSet paper size, thickness  
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Conveyor Option  
No
 
No
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Thin Booket Feeder Option  
No
 
No
 
No
 
No
 
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Bottom Address Option  
No
 
No
 
No
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Insert into flat envelope?  
No
 
No
 
No
 
No
 
No
 
Yes (7200)
YES

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