By Nicole Tinkham
You may not give much thought into choosing a 3-ring binder. They all serve the same purpose, right? Actually, there are many different options when it comes to binders from ring type to view/non-view, so it’s important to know which one best suits your need. There are 6 different types of binder rings with distinct functions:
The Round Ring is a traditional type of ring that holds a standard capacity.
A Slant Ring is more durable than the round ring and holds up to 25% more.
The D-Ring resembles the letter D and holds up to 30% more than the round ring.
The EZD Ring is going to hold the most paper with up to 50% more than the round ring. It is also a gap free ring which allows pages to turn easily and is more durable than the round ring.
The EZ-Turn Ring is mounted to the back cover allowing pages to lie flat. This type of ring also allows for smooth page turning.
The Gapless Ring is a solid ring that allows pages to turn smoothly. No rings will open if this type of binder is dropped.
Special features to consider when choosing a binder include:
Easy-opening one-touch ring: Rings are able to open with one hand.
Label holders: Place labels on the spine of the binder for easy identification.
Nonstick material: Prevents ink from getting on the pockets or covers.
Pocket slits: Provides a place to store loose papers.
Recycled: These binders are made from materials that are 100% recyclable.
Next time, instead of choosing the standard round ring binder, think about what you plan on using it for. Are you planning on storing a ton of papers? You may need to consider the EZD Ring binder. If you need further help deciding which type to go for, Keeton’s is always happy to help!
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