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Best Binder Labels 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]Last Updated December 1, 2018
Best Binder Labels of 2018
There is a wide range of products available on the market today, and below I have reviewed 3 of the very best options. I want to find something that’s designed well (both for aesthetic purposes and efficiency). Not all binder labels are created equal though. The above tidbits will bring you closer to selecting binder labels that best serves your needs and as per your budget.
Test Results and Ratings
Why did this binder labels win the first place?
The product is very strong. Its material is stable and doesn’t crack. I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product. I really enjoy the design. It is compact, comfortable and reliable. And it looks amazing! I was completely satisfied with the price. Its counterparts in this price range are way worse.
Why did this binder labels come in second place?
I like this product. For such a low price, I didn’t even hope it to be any better. It’s decently made. Seems that the material is good. It has a very beautiful color but I don’t really like the texture. Managers explained me all the details about the product range, price, and delivery. This is a pretty decent product that perfectly fitted the interior of our office.
Why did this binder labels take third place?
The material is incredibly nice to the touch. It has a great color, which will suit any wallpapers. I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new. It is inconvenient to use due to the size. I am going to get something different next time. This price is appropriate since the product is very well built.
Binder Labels Buyer’s Guide
How to Choose a Chest Binder
If you still remember your old bra size, you can find out your binder size by using the Bra to Chest Size Converter Tool. If you don’t know your old bra size, you can measure yourself the old-fashioned way:
Selecting a binder brand and style can be difficult: there are so many options that it can be overwhelming! Plus, there aren’t very many reviews of binders other than those about Underworks’ and T-Kingdom’s more popular models. After buying your binder, help make the experience easier for guys in the future by contributing your review to one of the review sites listed below.
How to Put On a Chest Binder
Don’t be disappointed if you look in the mirror and it looks like you have one big boob in the middle of your chest. You just need to adjust your chest. Reach in from the neck hole and push your chesticles down and out. You’re basically pushing your nipple toward your armpit to achieve the flattest looking chest possible.
FTM Chest Binding Tips
Very important: When binding, you should not by any means feel as though you can’t breathe or like you’re going to pass out from a lack of oxygen.
Binders aren’t the most comfortable things in the world. To make binding more comfortable, and to reduce the possibility of the binder moving around a bit, some guys wear a light shirt underneath.
Depending on the size of your chest, you may need to layer clothing on top of the binder to get optimal chest flattening. You’ll find that some of the shirts in your closet require you to layer more than shirts in your wardrobe.
Your chest will look bigger than it really is when you look down at it. Check in the mirror for a more accurate side view.
Basic Vinyl Round Ring Binder, 1/2″ Capacity, Black
Round Ring Economy Vinyl View Binder, 1″ Capacity, White
Flexi-View Round-Ring Presentation View Binder, 1/2″ Capacity, Navy Blue
How often will you add documents to your 3-Ring Binder?
Additional 3-Ring Binder Features:
One-touch binder rings easily open with just one hand.
Gap-free binder rings eliminate tears and snags when turning pages.
Back-mounted binder rings allow pages to lie flat, instead of following the curve of the ring.
Easy-insert binder spines allow you to quickly add, remove, or swap labels.
Label holders allow insertion of descriptive labels.
Non-stick covers prevent ink stains and smudges, so you can reuse your 3-ring binders over and over again.
Presentation Ring Binders
Presentation ring binders are an upgrade from standard ring binders. They normally have hard wearing plastic covering which provides increased durability. Presentation ring binders have clear pockets on the covers and spine for easy personalisation. Office Allsorts stock a wide selection of sizes to service a full range of presentation needs. In presentation ring binders you have two choices of ring type, either or rings. You will need to consider the document type for your presentation to help you decide which binder is best for you to use. The other decision for you to make is the choice of colour. You could coordinate your presentation to a certain brand or the company colours.
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Selecting the right size binder for your needs is tricky.
D-Ring Binders have rings shaped like an inverted “D”, and are better quality than round ring.
Now, all you need to know is how many sheets each ring size holds, and you can select the right binder every time. For simplicity, here are the maximum sheet capacities for D-ring view binders. Subtract 30% to get to the size needed for round rings. Keep in mind, these pages are based on standard 20 lb. copy paper, so if you are using heavyweight paper like 2lb., you will need to adjust your paper capacity downward about 20%.:
Know when it’s dry
This purple glue lets you see where you apply it but dries clear.
After testing four leading glue sticks, we like Elmer’s Disappearing Purple School Glue Sticks best. They’re cheap, good at sticking stuff to other stuff, and simple to work with. As we discovered, the colored glue isn’t just a gimmick; it’s actually worth the minimal extra cost. The Elmer’s glue applies as an easy-to-see purple and gradually turns colorless, so you can tell which areas you’ve already glued.
We tested our sticks (Elmer’s Washable All Purpose, Elmer’s Disappearing Purple, the clear UHU stic, and the color UHU stic) by making rudimentary construction-paper art projects, gluing dimes and nickels to a piece of paper and suspending it from the bottom of a kitchen cupboard. We also uncapped each stick to see if any would dry out. All of the glues performed well; paper stuck to paper, and even after five days no nickels and dimes fell down from underneath my cupboard. (I’m still waiting.) After sitting uncapped for 1hours, each glue stick did dry out a bit, but chopping the dried ends off made them usable again.
The color UHU stic’s color-changing option was not as great as the Elmer’s. Although it applied well and did a fine job of gluing, its purple hue turned colorless much too quickly, negating the benefits of using tinted glue. —AK
Buying a stand-alone calculator is hard to justify these days when every phone has a capable one built in and Wolfram Alpha is easier to use than any graphing calculator. If you need a graphing calculator, typically your school will tell you which one to buy. But if you want a scientific calculator for use during exams where graphing calculators are prohibited, or if you simply love the feel of real buttons, we recommend the Texas Instruments TI-36X Pro because it has all the standard scientific-calculator functions (exponents, roots, scientific notation, etc.) and can solve for equations the way they appear in the textbook—no specialized notation for you to memorize. That makes it a great pick for students.
Out of the nine calculators we considered, the TI-36X Pro was the most user-friendly model approved for the NCEES FE exam—an essential criterion for engineering students. This gives it an edge over the otherwise comparable Sharp EL-W516XBSL. The Casio fx-11is another fine calculator, especially if you prefer stiffer buttons. But most people who are familiar with TI’s graphing-calculator interface (that is, anyone who has taken a calculus course lately) will find the TI-36X’s interface more familiar and easier to use. —Michael Zhao
Category Specific Pages
General To Do list: need a place to simply jot down some notes? Gricefully Homeschooling offers just that.
Christmas, Thanksgiving: an Advent planner for November & December, and keep up with what cookies you bake as well. 1Days of Christmas planning looks quite helpful!
Ring binders are great for use in the office or at school and university. They’re not as bulky as lever arch files, so are easier to carry but they can hold a decent amount of documents too. These binders are made exclusively for hole punched paper and come in two ring or four ring variations. Two ring binders are more common as paper is usually punched with only two holes but four ring binders offer extra stability and security when holding larger quantities of paper.
The binder’s rings are pulled apart when sheets of paper need to added or removed and there are two types of rings used for binders. O-ring binders are more common and use a circular ring shape with the mechanism attached to the spine of the binder. D-ring binders have a mechanism that is fitted to the back cover and use a squarer ring shape that enables documents to sit straight against the edge of the binder. The size of rings will determine the capacity of the binder and sizes start from 15mm and go up to 65mm with standard ring binders using a 25mm ring size.
A5, Aand Aring binders are designed to be hard-wearing and are available in paper over board, polypropylene over board or PVC constructions. Ring binders come in multiple colours and many include spine labels while some have a cover pocket so you can easily personalise your binder.
Magazine files provide a great open filing system on your desktop or within an office cupboard. Available in Aor foolscap sizes, these files are primarily designed to hold magazines, brochures and literature as well as contracts and proposals. Thanks to their cutaway design, contents are accessible and files can be easily labelled for categorisation and identification purposes.
Cardboard magazine files come flat-packed but have a self-locking design that is easily assembled within seconds. Lightweight yet sturdy enough to hold most documents and magazines, these files come in a variety of different widths and are a good cost effective filing solution for most offices.
Plastic magazines files are available in a variety of widths, as well as a good range of colours and styles. Designed for everyday usage, these files are durable and can be easily moved around the office. Polystyrene magazine files are similar to plastic files but they offer strong resistance to high impact and are a good option if files are placed on a high shelf on a bookcase or in a cupboard.
Document wallets sit between plastic pockets and box files for filing and storing documents. They hold a larger quantity of documents than plastic pockets but take up less space than box files. They are also available in a wider range of sizes from Aand Ato DL and Awallets. These types of wallets don’t use a filing mechanism so sheets don’t have to be punched to be filed either.
Traditional document wallets are made from heavyweight manilla card and feature a flap opening so documents can be added and removed easily. Available in a good range of colours, these wallets are best used internally within offices and often feature space on the flap for labelling and identification.
For a more professional look, popper document wallets are typically made from polypropylene and have a flap opening that is secured by a popper so documents stay protected within the wallet. As a result these wallets are good for taking files out the office or for taking work home from school.
Manilla, board and plastic folders are another option for holding loose sheets of paper together and while similar to presentation folders, these folders are more suited for internal office use. The folder styles available include square cut, spring file, cut flush, cut back and elasticated and they come in Aor foolscap sizes. These folders typically only take unpunched sheets of paper except the spring file folders which are designed to hold punched sheets of paper with their flat bar mechanism.
Square cut and spring file folders are basic in design but open flat out so are useful for easily finding and examining documents. Both cut flush and cut back folders are open on both sides to give quick access to documents but with cut flush folders there is no overlap between the two sides of the folder while cut back folders have one side that is cut back so documents can be searched without having to remove them from the folder. Elasticated folders also open flat out but have elastic straps across their front to securely hold papers and documents while on the move.
Folders are available in different materials with square cut and spring file folders usually made from manilla or card while cut flush and cut back folders are made from polypropylene. Manilla and card is hard-wearing and available in a range of colours but plastic folders offer protection to documents from spills, dirt and moisture. Elasticated folders are available in both manilla and plastic versions.
Plastic pockets are used to hold loose sheets of paper and protect them from damage. Perfect for use in lever arch files or ring binders, Aplastic pockets generally open at the top and are available in multi punched, pocket or cut flush styles. Multi punched pockets usually include a reinforced strip for added strength when the pocket is inserted into a folder or binder. Cut flush pockets open at the side but don’t have punched holes so are best used as separate folders for documents.
Clear plastic pockets are common but a variety of different colours are available and most pockets are suitable for use in presentations or for holding contracts, quotations and proposals.
An example of a Scrivener document.
Binder: This tool contains all the files in your Project in one location: the left bar.
Inspector: The right bar in the screen contains a file’s adjustable properties. (They will individually be explored throughout this guide to Scrivener.)
The Editor: The digital white paper that you write in is the editor.
The Toolbar: Above the editor is a series of icons called the toolbar. These icons are shortcuts to different tools in the application.
The Menu Bar: Anything you can possibly do with this program is accessible by going through the menu bar. It isn’t usually the fastest way to do something; it is like the sitemap of Scrivener.
On Windows it is Tools à Scratch Pad.
1.4.Catching my Eureka Moment: Brainstorming with the Corkboard
Something that really stuck with me in Patti Smith’s memoir Just Kids was the way that room-mates Patti Smith and Robert Manthenthrope turned their apartment into a live-in art installation, which revolved around their inspiration of the season. At one point the apartment was covered with a combination of photos of freaks, fishing nets, and seashells, resembling a now-vintage Coney Island.
Scrivener’s visual tools can replicate this poignant concept of an artist surrounding themselves with their inspiration. I use the Corkboard feature to create a collection of inspirations, brainstorms, and a breathing mind-map.
Create a folder called ‘Brainstorming’.
Open up the folder and switch the ‘View Mode’ to see the Corkboard. Do this by going to the topcenter of the screen where the words ‘View Mode’ are. You will see three icons; click the brown one in the middle. This will enable the corkboard view mode.
Stuff this folder with inspirations. Create and Import documents, photographs, articles, original writings, quotes, etc.
The Corkboard’s default layout is very rigid. To customize this, click on the set of four spaced out squares on the lower-right side of the page. This will allow the size of cards, the quantity of rows and columns, and the spacing between cards to be customized.
To create a more fluid display, click the middle icon. This will allow the index cards to be dragged around the screen.
I use this fluid layout to create mind maps by grabbing one card/idea and clumping it with another. This creates a connection between ideas that can help new ideas form and can be a way to start doing some serious plotting. This technique will allow the story to present itself to the writer.
To enhance the visual component create a synopsis or a graphic for the index cards. To fill out the synopsis click on an index card. Then go to the ‘Notes’ tab of the Inspector. The first tool in the Inspector is now a squat index card called ‘Synopsis’. Click into it and type up a description.
To use a photo instead, click on the mini-index card and select the orange icon. Then grab a photo and drag it to where it says, ‘Drag in an image file.’
Budget Binder Supplies
In addition to writing out your budget and expenses, I thought it would be a good idea to start out by setting some financial goals for the year (and beyond). Each sheet has room for four goals, and you can print as many as you like!
On my goals sheet, I list each goal and include a timeline of when I would like to complete it. I then left space to write some action steps I want to take to complete each goal.
Now that I have all of my recurring expenses taken care of, I need a way to track any purchases our family makes throughout the month. Instead of keeping one huge master list, I break the expenses down into categories so I can see exactly where our money is going. These categories can be as narrow or broad as you want as long as everything you buy fits into one of your categories. Here are some of the different categories we use:
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your Binder Labels wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of Binder Labels
- №1 — Avery 89103 Binder Spine Inserts
- №2 — C-Line Self-Adhesive Binder Label Holders for 1-1/2″ Ring Binders
- №3 — Avery Removable Writable Rectangular Labels