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Keep important business documents sorted and organized by securing them in folders with file fasteners. These essential filing accessories prevent loose pages from falling out of folders. Fasteners can help users file away more folders in cabinets and desk drawers since they have a lower profile than binders and binder clips. Staples® carries a good selection of different office supplies and file folders for your filing needs.

Secure Documents to Any Folder With Two-Prong Self-Adhesive File Fasteners
A two-prong fastener has a self-adhesive base and two prongs, one at each end. It is a simple document binder that is compatible with all folder types. To use it, stick the adhesive base to the top or inner spine of a folder and then raise its prongs to receive punched pages. Flattening the prongs secures enclosed sheets of paper inside the folder. Since this file fastener is a flat strip of metal or plastic, it's also excellent for securing pages on any flat surface. A two-prong self-adhesive fastener can organize documents in a binder, attach them to report covers, and hold them up on bulletin boards. Most two-prong fasteners are made of tempered steel, a durable rust-resistant material, which also helps the fastener retain its shape and strength after many repeated openings and closings.

Choose U-Shaped File Fasteners for Frequently Accessed Documents
A U-shaped clip fastener also uses an adhesive strip to secure itself to file folders. This filing accessory is a three-piece unit comprised of a base with two flexible upright tubes, a compression bar, and a U-shaped plastic extension handle. The self-adhesive base sticks to the folder. To assemble the components, simply slide pre-punched two-hole documents over the upright tubes and hold them down with the compression bar before fitting the extension handle over the tubes. The compression bar keeps the pages flat while the extension handle makes it easy to add more sheets. Users can add or remove pages from any position within documents secured with these clip fasteners.

Are There Single-Hole File Fasteners?
Yes. Split pins and file spikes are examples of single-hole fasteners. These are not as effective as two-hole clip and two-prong fasteners. Since single-hole punches have no built-in guides, it is difficult to make matching, uniform holes with them. For this reason, documents secured with single-hole fasteners tend to get misaligned and stick out over the edges of file folders.

Are Metal File Fasteners Better Than Plastic Ones?
Both build materials have their benefits and flaws. Metal is stronger than plastic but heavier too. It can also corrode in humid environments. Even stainless steel fasteners eventually rust. While plastic does not rust, it may release compounds that can damage non-archival paper. Both types of fasteners are sufficient for frequently accessed documents. To prevent damage to files in storage, place archival-quality paper between fasteners and the pages they touch.

Do All File Fasteners Have the Same Capacity?
No. Capacity refers to how many pages a fastener can hold together. Most fasteners can hold stacks of paper between 1 and 3.5 inches.
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Smead Self-Adhesive Fasteners with SafeSHIELD Technology, 2" Capacity, Purple, 50/Box (68216)
Item: 374022 / Model : 68216
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  • Fasteners are made to secure documents inside a file folder
  • SafeSHIELD coated fastener technology, the ultimate solution to fastener issues
  • Expands up to 2" for maximum storage
12.79 $12.79
50/Box
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Post-it® Mobile and Go Pockets
Item: SS1076937
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  • Tear-resistant pockets offer the durability and strength needed for a trustworthy paper management solution
  • Sticks securely, removes easily from laptops, notebooks, planners and more
  • Available in Small, 2 5/8" x 3 7/8" Medium, 6 7/8" x 9 7/8" and Large, 9"x 12"
As low as 6.49 $6.49
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LUX A1 Flat Card, 3-1/2" x 4-7/8", Nautical Linen, 50/Pack (4010-BULI-50)
Item: 24294236 / Model : 4010-BULI-50
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  • Dimensions: 3 1/2 in. x 4 7/8 in.
  • Sold as 50 per box.
  • Comes in Nautical Linen
$2.99 Handling Fee added in cart
10.99 $10.99
50/Pack
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LUX ACCO Economy Self-Adhesive Paper Fasteners, Silver, 500/Pack (ACCO-SAPF-500)
Item: 24294122 / Model : ACCO-SAPF-500
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  • Dimensions: 7 1/4 in. x 1/2 in.
  • Sold as 500 per box.
  • Comes in Silver
43.49 $43.49
500/Pack
LUX Self-Adhesive Paper Fasteners, Purple, 500/Pack (2SAFPL-500)
Item: 24293979 / Model : 2SAFPL-500
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  • Dimensions: 7 3/4 in. x 1 1/2 in.
  • Sold as 500 per box.
  • Comes in Purple
78.99 $78.99
500/Pack
LUX ACCO Economy Self-Adhesive Paper Fasteners, Silver, 1000/Pack (ACCO-SAPF-1000)
Item: 24294123 / Model : ACCO-SAPF-1000
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  • Dimensions: 7 1/4 in. x 1/2 in.
  • Sold as 1000 per box.
  • Comes in Silver
86.99 $86.99
1000/Pack
LUX ACCO Economy Self-Adhesive Paper Fasteners, Silver, 100 Pack (ACCO-SAPF-1)
Item: 24294169 / Model : ACCO-SAPF-1
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  • Dimensions: 7 1/4 " x 1/2"
  • Comes in Silver
  • Sold as 100 per box
17.29 $17.29
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LUX Tang Strip Fastener, 3 Prong, White, 25 Pack (DTF-3PRONG-25)
Item: 24260696 / Model : DTF-3PRONG-25
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  • Dimensions: 2.125"L x 10.125"W
  • Comes in White
  • Sold as 25 Per Box
29.89 $29.89
25/Pack
LUX ACCO Economy Self-Adhesive Paper Fasteners, Silver, 2/Pack (ACCO-SAPF-2)
Item: 24294120 / Model : ACCO-SAPF-2
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  • Dimensions: 7 1/4" x 1/2"
  • Sold as 2 per box.
  • Comes in Silver
35.99 $35.99
2/Pack
LUX Self-Adhesive Paper Fasteners, Purple, 2/Pack (2SAFPL-2)
Item: 24294234 / Model : 2SAFPL-2
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  • Dimensions: 7 3/4" x 1 1/2"
  • Sold as 2 per box.
  • Comes in Purple
27.99 $27.99
2/Pack
LUX Self-Adhesive Paper Fasteners, Purple, 50/Pack (2SAFPL-50)
Item: 24294197 / Model : 2SAFPL-50
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  • Dimensions: 7 3/4" x 1 1/2"
  • Sold as 50 per box.
  • Comes in Purple
$2.99 Handling Fee added in cart
16.99 $16.99
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LUX Self-Adhesive Paper Fasteners, Purple, 10/Pack (2SAFPL-10)
Item: 24293977 / Model : 2SAFPL-10
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  • Dimensions: 7 3/4" x 1 1/2"
  • Sold as 10 per box.
  • Comes in Purple
139.99 $139.99
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LUX Self-Adhesive Paper Fasteners, Purple, 50 Pack (2SAFPL-1)
Item: 24294276 / Model : 2SAFPL-1
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  • Dimensions: 7 3/4" x 1 1/2"
  • Comes in Purple
  • Sold as 50 per box
17.99 $17.99
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