End Tab Classification File Folders
End tab classification folders are folders with dividers and are one of the easiest ways to keep your files organized. Each divider adds two additional working surfaces and the fasteners keep the documents in place. We offer end tab classification file folders in pressboard, paper, and fully recycled materials. 1 divider classification folders offer 4 sections; 2 divider classification folders offer 6 sections, and 3 divider classification folders offer 8 sections. All end tab classification folders are available in letter size or legal size.
Filing terms related to end tab classification file folders
Classification folders will have certain characteristics that make them unique from other file folders. Defining these characteristics will help you choose the colored file folders that work best for your office setting. Below is a list of most commonly used when choosing your file folders.
Letter Size Folders
Letter size folders are simply designed to hold 8-1/2" x 11" size sheet of paper. Letter size folders are the most common size of file folder, overall. Most letter size end tab folders will be 12"-1/4" wide by 9-1/2" high.
Legal File Folders
Legal file folders are not just for law firms-legal file folders are designed to hold 8-1/2" x 14" size paper. Legal file folders are commonly used with financial documents and legal documents.
What's the difference in Pressboards?
Type-I 20PT Genuine Pressboard
Type I pressboard had been the industry standard for many years. This product was the strongest and most durable of the pressboard types. It had a distinctive mottle/marble appearance. It was used where a superior appearance was desired. A smooth and glossy finish paired with high rigidity. Due to lack of raw materials, Type I genuine pressboard has been discontinued effective 11/2021.
Type-II 25PT Guidex Pressboard
Type II pressboard is a versatile material used not only in office filing products but in a range of industrial applications. It exhibits an intermediate range of hardness and density with an excellent finish and rigidity. Available in 3 standard colors and 1 custom color.
Type-III 25PT Valtex Pressboard
Type III pressboard is a functional grade pressboard and is gound in a wide range of economy filing applications. It has a good finish with excellent rigidity. Best use in high-volume application where the superior appearance of Type I or the superior rigidity of Type II are not needed. Available in 7 standard colors and 2 custom colors.
A classification folder's weight can come in 11 and 14-point standard material, or Type I, II, and III pressboard material. Please see the above definitions related to pressboard materials.
File folder tabs will have different cuts and are either standard (Single-Ply) or reinforced (Double-Ply). Reinforced tabs have the material folded back on to itself. Tabs are either straight cut (the whole length of the tab) or cut into multiple tabs such as 1/3-cut, 1/2-cut etc. In end tab applications where the folder tab is at the side, a straight-cut tab is most common
Folders will come with either 1, 2 or 3 dividers. 1-Dividers folders give you 4 working surfaces. 2-Divider folders give you 6 working surfaces. 3-Divider folders give you 8 working surfaces. Dividers will come in a range of thicknesses and functions including additional fasteners or pockets.
Folder fasteners are added clips that secure documents within a file folder. Fasteners can be adhered onto a folder, or embedded through small holes inside a folder. Fastener positions are designed by a numeric value, with position 1 being on the top right.