Monday, July 03, 2023

Rescue my Precious Scrapbook


Here is what we have received from a Keepfiling customer:

Today I received my order of 2 packs of 11x 17" sheet protectors in hopes that they could rescue my precious scrapbook that I made when our baby girl was born 53 years ago in November of 1969.  I had searched and searched on the internet trying to find a solution to my problem of the pages of the scrapbook literally disintegrating in my hands.  I think I caught it just in the nick of time.  I measured and re-measured and looked at the positions of the holes for binding and took a shot and ordered them from you, not really feeling confident that they would work.

I just had to tell you that they are PERFECT!  In order for the pages to fit in the protectors, I cut off the side where the hole punches were and then the pages fit perfectly into the sheet protectors.  Some of the pages actually had already become totally detached from the book.  It's a miracle for sure!  My husband and I can't get over how they have saved this book for us, our daughter and our granddaughters and future generations.  These are priceless photos and the joy of being able to keep them and the original written explanations on the original pages just can't be expressed adequately.

Attached are some photos I took this afternoon to try to show you what bad shape the pages were in and how they fit so nicely in the protectors. 

The damaged pages as they are being inserted into the new sheet protectors.
I imagine there isn't much call for this size sheet protector (since I couldn't find anyone else who sold them) so I want to give you my heartfelt thanks for you having them available for sale.  Definitely a small price to pay to keep family history safe.

Finished results after updating the old binder with Keepfilng 11x17 Sheet Protectors (no: 13503)

Thank You Thank You Thank You!  You are the BEST!

Linda Harrington
Issaquah, Washington
Keepfiling Note: It is very warmhearted to receive such a wonderful note with detailed description and photos. Linda, thanks for letting us share this mail (we asked before publishing it here).

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Warning about Sheet Protector Purchase 

We don't post often on our blok here but lately we have had a lot of enquiries from people purchasing sheet protectors on-line and been very disappointed about their purchase.  

Contacted by the customer on our chat service the customer would share the link from where they made their purchase on-line and asked question to it. It may be from eBay, Walmart Marketplace or Amazon Marketplace. But they all have a few things in comments and much disappointment and time could have been saved.

Look for these warning signs

1) The product description is insufficient. Size and measurements don't match or add up when comparing inches and metric numbers.  Example: One customer complained her music sheet did not fit a 9x12 inch page as listed in the description with one of the larges retailers in the US. Sadly the person making the listing overseas did not understand the variations of page sizes used in the US or took the time to list the exact product dimension.

Sheet protector made too narrow for letter size paper

Folding the paper in the sheet protector

Too narrow as waves

Examples of letter size pages made too narrow.

2) Thickness of the sheet may list "standard" when in fact it is what we consider in this country "lightweight".
The listed measurement listed: "4C" as in one example.  C is not a gauge of distance (thickness) anywhere in the world. In that particular instance it was believed the description should have listed: 40C - for; 40 micron thickness and C for Clear.  40 micron is lightweight and flimsy just like the customer complained about.

3) A customer complained about the clarity of the sheet protector received. They were not "clear sheet protectors" as described on the packing. Again here in the US we consider clear to be as transparent as window glass perhaps. But overseas clear may be anything where you can see the content. in the page. We may consider that an "non-glare" or "frosted". There are different expectation and standards around the world. 

Common Product Listing Issues

The three exampels about have one thing in common. The product listing was made overseas by a company that would sell everything from bike parts to household products. I don't know anything about bike parts and clearly they don't about office supplies.  Focus.


Don't just look at the number of stars in the rating. Fake ratings can be purchased on-line by the 1,000th. It's not allowed by most market places but it is common practice overseas in places as China and as Walmart, Amazon, etc. open up for overseas listings this common practise has followed along. The examples listed above all had +4 star rating. 

What products do the vender focus on. Do they offer a line of products or just a single product. If they offer a line of matching products most likely they have invested time and effort understanding the marketplace and the quality requirement by the customer and hopefully use standard terms within that industry, example: "Heavyweight" Standard, and "Super Heavyweight" as in the case with sheet protectors. It is of cause an "unwritten" laws so everyone can set their own standards and some US retailers do this for their own store brands so it is not an assurance. Often seen with Dollar Stores and supermarkets particular around back to school time. 


If you are looking for "it will do" kind of purchase well then perhaps it is worth taking a chance but ask yourself if it is worth the aggravation, disappointment and time and wait. Why not make a good purchase once for all, get the products needed get the project done and move on with life happy knowing a nice project got finished for future use and enjoyment.

At Keepfiling we got more than 25 years of experience with filing product and if you have any questions feel free to head over to our site and send us a question by either e-mail or chat.

Note: For the purpose of this article link could have been posted to the above examples but there is no reason to provoke anyone risking lawsuits, etc. or for ethical matter step on anyone. Life it difficult enough.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Organizing Your Playbills

Our 5.5 x 8.5 binder and sheet protectors are probably one of the most versatile products we have.  The 5.5 x 8.5 size is just so convenient and can be used for so many different purposes.

The number 1 most popular use for it is to organize Classical Conversation Timeline cards.  For many years now we have had customers who buy both our binders and sheet protectors to help them protect and organize these Timeline cards for their kids.

However, as it turns out, there are other uses for the 5.5 x 8.5 size that has slowly become more and more useful.  One of them is for organizing Playbills.

Playbills, for those who don't know, are booklets that features details of the different Broadway plays through out the year.  Play goers will subscribe to Playbills yearly subscription and receive a Playbill booklet every month.  These booklets are 5 and 3/8 inches by 8 and 1/2 inches, so they fit perfect into our 5.5 x 8.5 sleeves with a little bit of room to spare.

Using Keepfiling's sheet protectors to store these Playbills if the perfect choice.  Our sheet protectors are archival safe acid free.  This helps prevent damaging effects of sunlight, oxygenation, acidic corrosion, and dust to the Playbills.  The extra heavyweight polypropylene of the sheet protectors will provide excellent protection to your

Once put in the the sheet protectors, you can organize them anyway you like with our 5.5 x 8.5 Mini binders. Sort them anyway you wish in the binder and flip through them easily when you want to browse through them.  The crystal clear material makes it very easy to see the actual Playbill. 

Available now on Keepfiling is the Playbill Binders Set; includes 2 binders and 1 pack of sleeves (50 sleeves).  

Monday, September 05, 2016

Organizing with Colors!

A feature that is often overlooked with Keepfiling binders is the finger hole.  Located on the binder spine (always 2 inches from the bottom), the finger hole provides an easy way for you to take the binder on and off shelves, table, or wherever you are placing your binders.  Simply slide your finger into the hole and move your binder around.  This is a very convenient feature that does not get enough credit.

What's also unique with Keepfiling's finger hole is that it comes with a 'ring'.  Rather than just cutting a hole in the spine and leaving it as it is, we made this 'ring' that snaps on easily.  This 'ring' adds a touch of designer and professionalism to give the binder a more complete look. Each Keepfiling binder comes equipped with a 'ring' matching the inside color of your purchased binder - so that's either Snow White, Lime Green, Sapphire Blue, and Red.

New Rings

Over the years we have had customers ask if they can purchase extra 'rings' or if other colors were available.  Today, we are very happy to answer both questions with a yes as we are now selling 'rings' separately, and in different colors as well!

Aside from the four classic colors, we now have eight new wonderful colors available for you to use and interchange:

  1. Turquoise
  2. Lime Green
  3. Red
  1. Purple
  2. Orange
  3. Gream
  1. Snow White
  2. Black
  3. Sapphire Blue
  1. Grey
  2. Pink
  3. Light Blue
Each color is sold individually in a pack of 12 'rings'.  You also have the option to purchase a mix pack with one of each color.

These are easy to use 'rings' as they just snap on and off easily.  You can change them easily and mix and match colors to your own liking.  You can come up with a nice color system to keep your binders organized.

Check the rings now on our website and learn more!

Mix and Match with our White Zen Binders

Since the launch of our White Zen View Binders, we've been working on coming up with ideas on how to make them stand out and be even more unique.  With our new 'rings' this can be achieved as the new colors pair up with the white binders perfectly.

Once you're purchased our new 'rings', you can swap out the original one that comes with the binder and use the new ones in a colorful and fun way - as you can see in the picture above.

Matching Spine Labels

You can even have matching colors for the 'rings' and the actual spine label.  Just simply download our spine label templates for free and you can match the together.  The template are very easy to use - just download them, edit the label name to your own liking, print it, then cut them along the dotted line and voila!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

4 Steps To Your Unique View Binder

Tired of all the standard looking binders out there?  Wish you had something unique and special that will stand out?  Well what's better than designing your own sheet and using it as the front cover for your binder.

While most view binders on the market today lets you insert your own cover sheet with the use of the clear front cover, not all view binders come with a mounting sheet that helps keep your cover sheet centered and secured. That is of course what our White Zen View Binders offer.  As it comes with a clear front cover, it also comes with a mounting sheet that we've designed specifically for helping you keep your cover sheet centered in the clear front cover, and also for it to be secured.

With the use of this special mounting sheet, plus your own creativity, you can come up with endless designs for your binder used for all sorts of purposes.  The possibilities are limitless.  You can use the binders at school, at the office, and even for personal use.  The great thing about having the ability to design your own cover sheet and using it with the binder is that the binder becomes very versatile and will be suitable for what you want it to be.

Follow these 4 simple steps and starting creating your own cover sheets for your view binders!

Need some inspiration on you can use our White Zen View Binders with your own designed cover sheet?  Here's what we think you might use them for:

For School
If you're a teacher or parent you would encourage creativity and let the kids make something they can be proud to show and share with their classmates and parents. The Zen Binder is easy to use as you can insert pages into the clear front cover without hassle.  It's a great tool to help inspire creativity from your students as they can let their own imagination run and design their own cover sheet  They can design one for each subject or classes they are taking.

For Office / Professionals

In the professional world, standing out and making a good first impression is as important as the content that is delivered. A striking standout cover sheet to go with your presentation or proposal is very important. An excellent professional cover sheet with a Zen Binder goes a long way to catching the attention of your audience. 
For Collectors / Enthusiasts

If you are a collector or enthusiasts for certain memorabilia, then you would want to have a nice solid binder to protect and showcase your collection. The Zen View Binders will satisfy both needs.  It is a durable archival safe binder that will protect your collection, at the same time it is also a nice looking binder that you can put on display for others to see. Furthermore, you can create your own cover sheet that matches your prized collection.

Learn more about our White Zen View Binders and check out the different sizes we have available!

Monday, February 15, 2016

HOT DEALS with Keepfiling

Nothing beats finding the best deal online when you are shopping, whether it's online or at n actual store.  The idea of knowing you were able to save even just a few dollars when you bought something can be very satisfying, especially for smart shoppers.

If you're looking for the best binders and sheet protectors deals, than you don't have to look far - Keepfiling is your answer. 

We have the best deals for binders and sheet protectors that will save you more than just a few dollars.  Look for our Save More badge when browsing our products and you'll know that's the best deal we have!

All Keepfiling binders and sheet protectors are archival safe.  Our products offer the best protection to your documents of different sizes and formats.  We also pride ourselves in being organizing experts as we believe our products to provide the best organizing features to help keep your documents sorted and easy to find when needed. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Need a good presentation binder? We have the right binder for you.

View binders make for excellent presentation binders as they often have a clear front cover that lets you insert a cover sheet for your presentation.

Our White Zen View Binders take it one step further an offers a mounting sheet that helps you insert the cover sheet, and more importantly helps to keep it centered in the binder cover.  We designed he custom mounting sheet as we noticed that a lot of view binders on the market lets you insert a cover sheet, but more often than not the cover sheet will move over time and be misaligned.  As professionals we understand the importance of appearances and having a presentation with a slated cover sheet does not portray professionalism, so we wanted to fix that.

Each mounting sheet is designed with 'tabs' that will hold you cover sheet in place.  Simply lift up the tabs and slide your covers sheet under them to keep it secured.  It may sound difficult at first, but it's definitely very user friendly and once you see how it works you'll be able to use the mounting sheet without any problem.

Like we said, we designed the Zen Binders with the intention to help you improve the appearances of your presentations.  We accomplish that by including mounting sheets for each binder you purchase.  To help even more, we've also created kits that you can purchase and use immediately as presentations.

Each kit includes:
  1. A White Zen View Binder (and it's mounting sheet of course)
  2. Matching sheet protectors (quantity will vary depending on the size of the binder you need)
Keepfiling Presentation Kits available in 5 sizes.

Our kits are aimed to help you get started with your presentations right away.  All kits are ready for use immediately as they come with matching sheet protectors so you don't have to worry about getting the wrong size for you presentation.

Shop now on Keepfiling for Presentation Kits and get 10% OFF on all kits.