Butterfly Extra Large Format Folder

Precise, automated folding of technical drawings, plots and maps.

The Butterfly Extra large format folder is an online paper folder engineered to seamlessly integrate with HP Designjet T7200 and T7100 large format printers. It makes handling and distributing technical documents a whole lot easier in any office environment.


Compact system provides folded or flat prints in one step.

You will be quickly sending one or more print requests from your workstation and picking them up completely folded and ready to go. No need to handle large and  awkward pieces of paper or manually organize or fold your prints. If you request a flat print it will also be ready for you to pick up.

The HP DesignJet T7200 and Butterfly Extra folder are fully integrated and accessible from the HP Print Driver and HP Smart Stream work flow application.

High productivity has been made easy!

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Why fold? Learn how Butterfly Extra will improve the productivity of your HP large format printer and efficiently organize your prints.

Watch the Butterfly Extra folder demo video.

Automatically fold prints from your HP Designjet Printer.

The Gera Butterfly Extra large format paper folder is a compact but powerful online folder designed to easily, conveniently and quickly produce fold packets as they exit your HP Designjet T7200 or T7100 production printer.

Piles of paper are no fun.

Wide format printers generate various sizes of prints that are difficult to handle. This often leads to messy, disorganized piles of paper on your office desk. That’s no fun. Butterfly Extra automatically folds large prints into a variety of neat packets ready to handle, distribute or file away.



Prepare and send. Print and fold. Get neatly folded packets. It’s that simple.

We want you to experience the latest, most advanced technologies to improve your wide format printing process.


1. Prepare and send.

Use HP Designjet SmartStream technical printing software to quickly prepare and send multipage print jobs to all connected HP Designjet printers at your office.


2. Print and fold

Print your technical documents, and Butterfly Extra will automatically fold them into a variety of packets that are easy to manage, file and distribute.


3. Get folded packets.

Easily handle your prints. Whether your documents are folded to fit in a binder, job pouch, file folder or mailed in an envelope, the result is a neat, crisp packet regardless of original document size.

Save time and reduce labor costs.

What would you do with up to 600 hours of labor saved this year? That’s about 15 weeks of work. Automated folding reduces labor costs associated with hand folding wide format technical documents. In current office settings where everyone is responsible for their own print output, engineers and architects will save a whole lot of time and be more productive.



One-stop training, service and support.

Get professional installation, training and support directly from our team of experts. We know your products better than anyone else, and we’re here to help whenever you need it.

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Butterfly Extra III  Large Format Folder – Compatible with HP Designjet T7200 production printer

Butterfly Extra II Large Format Folder – Compatible with HP Designjet T7100 production printer

  • HP certified for Designjet T7200 and T7100 large format printers
  • Printer and folder fully integrate with HP Designjet SmartStream technical printing software to improve printing workflow and increase productivity
  • Produces crisp, professional fold packets from engineering/technical documents
  • Compact unit, small footprint
  • Operates at full print engine speed
  • No fold document receiver for prints over 36″ wide or unsupported media
  • Offload conveyor for up to 120 D-size folded prints
  • Reliable, quiet operation

Media Weights

HP Paper 3" core, 20lb.


390 lbs.


Depth Width Height Area

Depth: 28"

Width: 62.6"

Height: 51.2"

Area: 10 square feet

Power Requirement

115V-2A, 60Hz, 220W



Foldable Sizes

Min. width: 11"

Max. width: 36"

Min. length: 17"

Max. length: 144"

(Metric sizes also available.)

Maximum Fan Fold Length

12' equal to 17 fan folded panels at 81⁄2" on 20lb. bond paper

Maximum Cross Fold Panels

10 fan folded panels

Folded Print Volume

Up to 5,000 copies per month; 250 per day

Able to handle large print jobs without the need for additional personnel

Folded Output Capacity

Capacity to hold 120 D-size copies; automatic print queue pause when bin full and restart when emptied

Bypass Option: Automatic bypass of unfolded copies

Environmental Footprint

• Compact design requires 49% less footprint than other folders

• Uses 65% less power than other wide format print folders

• Weighs 36% less than other folders

• Very quiet operation; noise level of 58dBA allows for pleasant office environment

Fan Fold Programs


Cross Fold Programs


Traditional Fold Patterns

Butterfly Extra Traditional Fold Programs
Free Download: 
Gera Butterfly Extra Folder Brochure


Increase printer productivity and streamline your wide format printing and finishing process.

Butterfly Extra’s ultra-fast, innovative folding technologies give you the power to maximize printer output, save on labor, and easily handle and distribute your wide format prints. Tameran has the best automated folding solutions for 11″ x 17″ to 36″ x 140″ documents.

Get this brochure and learn:
How to make your HP printer more efficient

The cost benefit of automated folding 

Butterfly Extra’s fold pattern options

The benefits of going green with the Butterfly Extra


SmartWarranty extended coverage plan

Tameran SmartWarranty is an extended protection plan for software and hardware solutions. Keep your product running smoothly and protect it from expensive time and material repairs. By continuing the protection you had during the original warranty period, you will receive expert service and support straight from us.

 One-stop support directly from Tameran

 Tameran hardware coverage

 Software support and updates

 Convenient phone and e-mail support

Repair of any equipment failures

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SmartAssist training and support

Tameran SmartAssist is additional training and product support you can purchase for Tameran software and hardware solutions. This includes onsite or Web-based training and product support for your specific application.

Whether additional training is needed right after installation, when personnel changes are made or when you have a snag in operations, our experts are ready to assist with your software and equipment needs.

 Onsite or Web-based training and product support

 One stop assistance from Tameran experts

 Wide range of offerings for businesses of any size

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