1" Binders

1-inch binders are essential tools for keeping paperwork organized for school, work or home. Whether you are storing homework, bills or business presentations, these sturdy binders will keep documents secure and safe for quick transport. Staples offers a wide supply of binders with a range of features to make your work easier.

Consider Organizational Features Among 1-inch Binders For the Office
A surprising number of features and options are available when shopping for binders. Clear covers allow you to insert a cover page for an attractive presentation or report. Some binders also offer this option along the spine, supporting the insertion of a title and label that can be seen when it is stored on a bookshelf. Interior pockets store loose paperwork such as handouts, notes, CDs and pamphlets for quick access, with some models offering as many as four stacked pockets for plenty of storage. Some binders even come with removable pouches for storage of pens and other desk supplies.

Opt for Durable Binders to Protect Your Documents
When binders come along with you to work and school, they are likely to endure some wear and tear. Choose binders reinforced with rubber edging along the spine, protecting it from splitting and bumps. Many binders have gap-free rings that maintain ring alignment after many uses. Others are designed to be opened with a lever with just one hand and are mounted to the back, which prevents bending or wrinkling of pages. PVC-free, non-stick covers protect the sheets that are inserted inside.

How Many Pages Does a 1-Inch Binder Hold?
The size of the binder is based on the ring size and determines whether it can accommodate the documents you plan to store. Keep in mind that the type of ring also makes a difference in terms of capacity. D-rings are capable of storing as much as 25 percent more paper compared with O-rings. The 1-inch binders at Staples have capacities ranging from 180 to 275 sheets.

What Is The Difference Between D-Rings and O-Rings?
When shopping for a binder, you'll notice options for both D-rings and O-rings. D-rings hold the paper against a flat side, so it keeps the pages aligned and can store more sheets. However, turning the pages isn't as smooth as with O-rings, unless the D-rings have a slanted design. O-rings, on the other hand, are more space efficient with a more narrow back panel but tend to have a smaller capacity and don't line up as cleanly.

How Do You Organize a Binder?
The most simple way to organize a binder is by sorting pages, punching them with the appropriate number of holes and inserting them into the rings. However, a number of additional organization tools can help. Use dividers to separate different subjects and types of documents. Dividers make it possible to use a single binder for multiple school subjects. Using multiple binders of different colors makes organization simple, choosing among colors such as black, white, red, orange, yellow, blue and green.