Classification - Divider Folders
Discount Filing Supplies is your Factory Direct Source for your Classification Pressboard Folders. Create a file within a file using classification folders. Heavy weight kraft dividers with fasteners on both sides allow you to store information under several subdivisions in a single folder. Embedded fasteners are included on the inside front and back of each folder in order to add two more filing surfaces. The dividers are tabbed for identifying subdivisions. These classification pressboard folders are manufactured from 25 pt, pressboard material with 17 pt kraft dividers and have durable Tyvek gussets that expand to hold 2" or 3" of material.
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Classification folders are folders that contain separated sections that allow for quick filing and retrieval of individual documents. Sounds simple, right? Wrong! Knowing when to use these folders and then deciding which kind to buy can be extremely confusing.
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Classification folders are applicable when:
-Each Record is very large
-Records have a high retrieval rate
-Documents filed in the folder that you need to access quickly
-Currently use multiple folders to separate an individual’s record
-Multiple file folders that are condensed into one folder will help the loss of segments of the record
-Need to file batches of records into one folder (for example: records are filed in a folder based on the date the record was created)
Classification folders are available in so many different configurations that it would be impossible to cover all options in one article. In the spirit of brevity I am listing the most commonly used options below. The easiest way to decide what works best for you is to look at each folder attribute and compare the available options to your filing situation. After you have picked your options you can put together the perfect classification folder that is designed for your particular situation.Size:
-Based on the media that will be filed into these folders you have to choose legal or letter sized classification folders. Making sure the folder will fit into any existing shelving is also important.
Location of the Tab:
-Top Tab:These classification folders are designed to be used in file drawers
-Side Tab:If you have open file shelving this is the style to pick-Combination
Top/SideTab: Used when the folder will be used in both drawers and open shelving
Type of Tab Cut on the Tab of the Folder:
-StraightCut: Tab goes straight across, no cut out (most commonly used in side tab folders) Advantage is the tab is stronger and provides more room for labels and any text written on the tab.
-1/3rd Cut:Tab takes up 1/3rd of the space on the folder. The position of the tab can be located in one of 3 positions (most commonly used in top tab folders) When the tab position is spread over the 3 positions each individual file is easier to see in the file drawer. Disadvantage is the tab is not as strong as a straight cut tab.
-2/5th Right of Center: One tab position and is located almost in the center of the space. The size of the tab is in-between 1/3rd cut and straight cut. Does create a stronger tab than 1/3rd cut.
Weight of the Classification Folders:
-Manila or Colored Paper:The most common weights used for classification folders are 25 point. Used when need to separate the papers exists but folder does not get heavy use.
-Type III Pressboard: This is a good choice for most applications and is available in the more colors than Type II. The least expensive choice of the pressboards and used when budget and availability of colors is important.
-Type II Pressboard: Very similar to Type II (difficult to tell the difference) but because of the higher grade paper the folder feels a little smoother. Type II has very limited color chooses. -Type I Pressboard: A harder, shinier finish,expensive, many colors available. Choose this classification folder for heavily handled folders and when the budget allows for the extra expense.
-Type I Pressguard: A harder, shinier finish that has a pebbled look. Really expensive,many colors available. Great when folders need to have a finished, professional look.
Color of the Classification Folders
-The classification folders come in a variety of colors dependent upon which weight of material is chosen. You can get creative by using colors to designate something like a type of record or the year record was created.
Fasteners Applied onto the Classification Folder:
-Fastener scan be attached into the classification folder in a number of positions. The most common positions for a classification folder are the top of the front and top of the back of the folder. Using fasteners keeps the papers from falling out which lessens the incidents of lost papers.
Number of Attached Dividers and Expansion
-One Divider: Creates 4 sections and has 1” expansion
-Two Dividers: Creates 6 sections and has 2” expansion
-Three Dividers: Creates 8 sections and has 3” expansion
The divider is made up of 17 point craft material.
Each divider has what is called a dual prong fastener that allows for the papers to be attached to the divider on both sides (a bonded faster can also be used on both sides of the divider).
Deciding on how many inner dividers to use is based on the amount of papers contained in the record and how far you need to go with separating the record into different categories.
Tyvek material is usually used for the gusset that creates the expansion. This is very durable material (commonly used in housing construction) and very seldom rips.
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