Letter Trays and Accessories

Letter trays are useful addition to any desktop. In the days before email, there would be a tower of three letter trays on most desks labelled ‘In’, ‘Out’ and ‘Pending’, the idea being that by the end of the day, the ‘In’ and ‘Pending’ trays would be empty and the ‘Out’ tray full. Even nowadays, letter trays are a great way to keep your desk tidy and organised.

We offer a wide range of letter trays in a broad spectrum of colours from Leitz, Avery, Durable, Esselte and the budget brand 5 Star as well a full range of letter tray risers to allow them to be stacked on top of one another, saving space.

If you need some help choosing your letter trays then please call Office Allsorts team on 0115 9455833 for assistance.

Buyers Guide

Letter trays are perhaps not as important as they once were as much of the daily paperwork that was filed in them has now been replaced by email communication. However, much as we might like a paperless office very few of us have one and so most desks will have some need for basic paper storage. This is where letter trays are ideal. They take up a relatively small footprint on your desk, generally little more than an A4 piece of paper, but have a large storage capacity.

Letter tray features and what to look for when purchasing.......

Stacking method - The most recognised form of stacking letter trays is by using small metal rods or risers, these fix into holes in each corner of the letter trays and thereby create space between them. This form of stacking normally creates the most space between letter trays and therefore provides the most storage capability. There are also different length risers available so you can increase or decrease the gap between trays depending on your needs. Some manufacturers use plastic risers that slot into holes in the trays in much the same way as the metal risers. This can provide extra stability to the stack as the plastic risers are wider and fix a much larger area than the metal equivalent. The final method is letter trays that have no risers where the means of attaching to one another is built into the trays themselves. These have limited capacity per tray but do offer more stability and you can therefore have up to six trays per stack.

Material - The majority of letter trays are made from high impact plastic that is manufactured for its strength. In recent years mesh letter trays made from metal have become very popular.

Colour - As letter trays are, in the majority, made from plastic it means there are a wide range of colour options that will suit most tastes.

Entry Style – The standard letter trays are all designed in the portrait format so entry is on the short side of the tray. As an alternative to this there are also a wide entry letter trays where the entry is on the long side.

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