We have a wide selection of binder accessories including document protectors available here at Keepfiling ranging from various sizes, different material finish and material thickness for durability. Price and economy may not be the only determent factor. We encourage our customers to learn more as to become an educated customer and so make the right purchase. Keep on reading and find out more below about what to consider when choosing your protective pages.
We realize sometimes it can be overwhelming to choose the right sheet protector for your personal need. It seems like there is so much to consider, like which size, or material thickness, or even just the surface finish of the page. Don't worry, Keepfiling is here to help.
First may we recommend our
Full Buying Guide to learn about what you need to know in order to make an educated choice. Have a read through our guide and you can be an expert too ! - Alternative take the shorter less detailed version and keep on reading.
If you still have questions after reading our guide, don't hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist you in any way possible.
Every Keepfiling document protector is 100% logo free. We don't have our logo printed on any part of the protector. Hence there is no silly and distracting logo on your presentation. The focus in on your content.
What is Document Paper Protectors ?
- Quality top loading sheet protectors
A folded transparent page which paper is inserted into for protection. When your documents are inserted into a clear transparent paper protector, it prevents basic wear and tear, spills, or other possible damages. If you have reference pages that are used daily, having them in protective pages keeps them protected from rips, especially if they are in a binder and are flipped through a lot. They are usually pre-punched with holes to fit into binders so you can use them to protect a whole set of journals in a binder, as an example.
For example if you have a manual that is used daily for work, having the pages inserted into protective pages and then organized into a binder will help prevent the paper documents from wear and tear. This essentially can help save you a few bucks from having to keep reprinting pages, and of course it's more environmental friendly and time saving when you don't have to keep reprinting pages. There are even high capacity pocket available for storage of multiple pages keeping bundle of papers neatly together without the need of destructive staples or clips.
If you have important or valuable historic documentation and records, placing them into archival quality sheet protectors will keep them safe, as acid free sheet protectors help prevent paper from turning yellow and becoming brittle over time. It is very common for collectors, like those collecting newspapers, magazines, or even old music parchment to use protective pages as an aid to keep their collection clean and in better conditions.
Keeping you Organized & Protected
- Organize binders with a 3-hole sheet protectors
Besides keeping documents protected, the use of protective sleeves also helps with organizing. As mentioned earlier, protectors today are usually pre-punched with holes so that they can be inserted into ring binders for organizing. A letter size sheet protector will usually be pre-punched with 3 holes for 3 ring binders.
There are some that will be pre-punched with 7-holes so they can be organized into 2, 3, 4 and even 5-ring specialty binders. It's important that you know what ring binder you will be using as to get the two to match with the correct hole and ring alignment.
Sheet Protector Safe Materials
Protective pages for storage are typically made from some type of transparent plastic. On the market today, the 4 most common types of are made from: vinyl (PVC), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), or polyester.
At Keepfiling, we only carry archival safe polypropylene sheet protectors because they offer the best durability and visibility at the most reasonable and affordable price. Polyester material might be more durable, but is immensely expensive and out of reach for most budgets. PVC is more expensive compared to polypropylene (PP) and does not offer the same archival safe capability compared to polypropylene. An important factor is the fact that polypropylene ( PP ) is acid free which means archival safe plastic storage and may prevent documents from turning yellow with time (partly depend upon the paper quality as well, it need to be acid free too). What often occur is that a documents are placed into a random clear plastic sheet protectors and if the material is not acid free, like PVC - Vinyl the plasticizer will interact with the document and oxidizing will occur faster and this can cause the paper to turn yellow, brittle and even the print text can be ruined by getting stuck on the paper protectors inside. Being acid free makes them the perfect protective page for archiving older valuable and important documents. Here you can read more about
Keep in mind that for each type of material there are different variations. There are different texture finishes from high gloss finish to frosted non-glare, as well as different thickness of the PP film for different levels of durability. To learn more about the two different factors click on the links below:
Hopefully the above was helpful. If you have any questions don't hesitate to use our buying guide at the top of this page or send us an e-mail with your question. You will find the contact information at the bottom of this page under; contact us.