Presentation Folders, not to be confused with presentation ring binders, are sometimes known as report folders or flat files. They are ideal for presenting tender documents, contracts and proposals. Many will hold un-punched paper using clips or flat bar mechanisms whilst others are designed to hold punched paper.
If you want to know the most appropriate presentation folder for your needs then please call the friendly and helpful Office Allsorts team on 0115 9455833.
Presentation Folders are usually made of polypropylene and come in a variety of colours with many coming with a clear view front cover to display a custom title page. Look for presentation folders from the market leaders, Rexel, Esselte and Durable and if you want a good quality budget brand then 5 Star may be for you.
What to look for when buying Presentation Folders
Capacity - Most presentation folders are designed to only hold small amounts of paper, typically up to 30 sheets. There are some though, such as the Rexel Nyrex Flat File folders which will hold up to 250 sheets. Usually though, if you’re looking for a folder to hold a large amount of paper, it’s worthwhile considering presentation ring binders which can hold up to 600 sheets of 80gsm paper.
Available Sizes - Presentation folders come in A4, wider A4 (to accommodate punched pockets) and A3. A5 presentation folders are available but they’re not a commonly purchased item so please call us if you need these. Many Presentation Folders have sleeves for CDs and pockets to display your business card, making them ideal to personalise your presentations and adding impact.
Colours - As with many office stationery products manufactured from polypropylene there is a fantastic choice of colours available thanks to the ease in which they can be produced. This means that purchasing presentation folders to match company branding is possible as is buying a range of colours to suit different projects or topics.
Paper Fixing Mechanism - The method by which paper is secured into presentation folders varies between brands and also is dependent on whether you want the files to hold punched or un-punched paper. The most common method used is the flat bar filing mechanism which is essentially a strip of metal fixed to the folder which has two prongs that are inserted through hole punched paper. The prongs are then bent back over the top of the paper holding it in place. Another popular option is the Durable Swingclip. The clip is pulled back whilst paper is inserted into the folder and then pushed back to secure the sheets in place.