How to Choose the Best 3 Ring Binders

Posted on October 6, 2009 by Dan Dalton

Need to pick up a few 3 ring binders for your office? Different binders are suited to different tasks. You require one type of binder to archive documents, another to collate reference materials, and another still to organize presentations. This guide from OnTimeSupplies.com shows you what to look for when you buy three ring binders for the office.

There are three elements to consider when choosing your binders:

Binder Cover: how will you use your binders?
Ring Style: how often will you have to access the collated documents?
Ring size: how large are your documents.
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Will you use your 3 ring binder for archives or presentations?

Archives

Create organized archives with standard, non-view binders. The stiff, durable covers protect your paperwork, and identification tags on the spines identify content at a glance.

Reports & Reference

Organize reports and reference materials in presentation, or view binders. The rigid covers and spines stand up to frequent handling, are fully customizable.

Presentations

Lightweight, customizable flexible binders are perfect for presentations, but are a poor choice for archives and reference materials.

Recommended Binders

Wilson Jones® Basic Round Ring Binder

Basic Vinyl Round Ring Binder, 1/2" Capacity, Black

Round Ring Economy Vinyl View Binder, 1" Capacity, White

Round Ring Economy Vinyl View Binder, 1" Capacity, White

Avery® Flexi-View Flexible Non Stick View Binder with Round Rings

Flexi-View Round-Ring Presentation View Binder, 1/2" Capacity, Navy Blue

How often will you add documents to your 3-Ring Binder?

The binder ring is the second most important element of a 3-ring binder. The size and shape determines the binder's capacity,  how easily the pages turn, and how easy it is to add and remove sheets. 

Round Rind BindersRound Ring Bindershold the fewest pages. Unavailable in larger sizes. D Ring BindersD-Ring Bindersmore durable and higher capacity than round ring binders.  Slant Ring BindersSlant-Ring Bindershold fewer pages D-ring binders, but are more durable.
Ring Size Capacity
½" 100 Sheets
1" 175 Sheets
1½" 275 Sheets
2" 375 Sheets
3" 460 Sheets
Ring Size Capacity
1" 200-275 Sheets
1½" 350-540 Sheets
2" 480-540 Sheets
3" 600-670 Sheets
4" 700-780 Sheets
5" up to 1,300 Sheets
Ring Size Capacity
½" 120 Sheets
1" 220 Sheets
1½" 375 Sheets
2" 480 Sheets
3" 600 Sheets
4" 725 Sheets
5" 975 Sheets

Recommended Binders

Round Ring Economy Vinyl View Binder, 1/2" Capacity, White

Round Ring Economy Vinyl View Binder, 1/2" Capacity, White

Round Ring Economy Vinyl View Binder, 1-1/2" Capacity, White

Round Ring Economy Vinyl View Binder, 1-1/2" Capacity, White

Economy D-Ring Vinyl View Binder, 3" Capacity, White

Economy D-Ring Vinyl View Binder, 3" Capacity, White

Durable View Binder with EZD™ Rings, 3" Capacity, White

Durable View Binder with EZD™ Slant  Rings, 3" Capacity, White

Additional 3-Ring Binder Features: 

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