Advantages – Riveted to spine allowing for two full inside pockets on front and back. Disadvantages – In a full binder, sheets pull when binder is opened, particularly on larger ring sizes. Rivets show on outside spine (unless hidden).
Advantages – Pages remain flat when binder is opened. Rivets show on back cover. Disadvantages – Full pocket on inside back cover is not possible.
Advantages – Pages remain flat when binder is opened. Rivets show on back cover.Allows for easier page turning on larger ring sizes. Ring is the strongest and has the lowest profile (spine size) for equivalent capacities. Disadvantages – Full pocket on inside back cover is not possible.
(based on 20 lb. bond paper)
|Ring Size||Maximum Sheets|
|1/2″||100 (200 pages)|
|3/4″||125 (250 pages)|
|1″||150 (300 pages)|
|1 1/2″||200 (400 pages)|
|2″||325 (650 pages)|
|2 1/2″||425 (850 pages)|
|3″ (Angle D)||600 (1200 pages)|
|4″ (Angle D)||900 (1800 pages)|
The most popular vinyl with a pebbled texture and the greatest variety of colours.
Smooth surface with a cloudy printed pattern and shallow vein texture. Available in four standard colours.
Similar to Milano with less print pattern and more vein texture. Available in more colours than Milano.
Thick material with a shiny surface and a very shallow texture resembling a smooth leather surface. An excellent product for embossing and foil stamping.
Extremely smooth shiny surface. Standard colour is white but other colours are available.
Copy Safe /Copyguard
A clear vinyl with a surface treatment that will not allow copier toner to stick to it. Excellent for front cover overlays but cannot be printed.
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