As we described in All About 3-Ring Binders: Types, Features, and How to Choose the Right One, there are many niche uses for 3-ring binders.
For example, we were recently contacted by a customer who was a composer, music director, and accompanist looking for 3-ring binders for her sheet music. After printing out all of the songs that she had written for a musical, she was having trouble finding 3-ring binders that allowed her to turn the pages quickly and smoothly while playing through each piece. This is because the rings weren't staying closed properly and gapping open to allow the sheets to slip out of the rings. This would have been absolutely disastrous during a show if the sheets fell out during a performance and in front of a live audience!
Fortunately, our very own CEO, Miles Young, was able to help the pianist by not only recommending a few specific binders for this purpose, but also shipping three gap-free binders to her to try out at no cost. The sample binders arrived the very next day, so the pianist was able to use them for that night’s rehearsal for her musical.
Although this pianist situation is a great example of how practice and performance binders can be used, their utility isn’t limited to just the music industry. Theatrical actors, dancers, storytellers, comedians, presenters, and keynote speakers can all make good use of this type of 3-ring binder too. Something that sets practice and performance binders apart from other types of binders is that many of them can accommodate plastic sleeves to place papers inside and keep them protected with frequent use.
These are some of the most important features to look for in a 3-ring binder that you’ll be using for practice or performance purposes:
Based on our customer’s experience with sample binders provided by OnTimeSupplies, here are our top two recommendations for practice and performance binders: