2 ½" Silver Metal Loose Leaf Binding Rings (100/Pk) Item#11MLLBR212
|Binding Style||Ring Binder / Loose Leaf|
|Binding Ring Type||Loose Leaf|
|Ring Shape||Round Ring|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||3|
Expert Product Review: Loose Leaf Binding Rings by Mallory Morsa
Hi everyone! My name is Mallory Morsa, and I am the product expert at Binding101. I have been a part of the Binding101 team since 2008, where I started out in service and sales, learning our customers' needs and how to offer truly exceptional service. After a of couple years, I moved into a role of product management that required in-depth product research, as well as training of our staff. And in my honest expert reviews, I am proud to share that extensive knowledge with you. Take a look at the product review below, which will highlight both the pros and the cons, as well as identify the ideal customer. If you have any questions or need more information, please call our customer care team at (866)537-2244. Thank you for stopping by, and please check out our Binding101 social media channels by clicking the icons above.
I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
Metal loose leaf binding rings can be used for so many things!!! Seriously, we have customers who are individuals that use them for everything from organizing hair ties and cookie cutters, to making fun gifts like this handmade cook book & utensil combo, to journaling and making notebooks, and much more. We also have teachers that use them to create learning tools for their students and to keep art supplies and toys organized. And then we have large business customers, such as furniture and home good stores that use them for fabric and product swatches, and to organize paperwork.
WHY I LOVE BINDING RINGS:
There are lots of reasons why I am obsessed with binding rings. For one, they are simply, fun! As noted above, you can make all kinds of creative crafts and fun projects with book rings, you just have to get creative! I have used them myself to make a “100 reasons why I love you” book for an anniversary, a compilation of my favorite recipes from an assortment of purchased recipe books (I tear out the recipes I have tried and love), and have even incorporated them into past Halloween costumes (specifically, when I was a robot).
Binder rings are also great for more professional uses, such as organizing paperwork that may need to be changed or edited frequently, to create product swatches of many kinds that can be easily added to, or have items removed when no longer available. A common accessory to use with swatches or larger books are these handy binding ring handles. I personally use them to keep my training notes together, because I know that I add to my training book almost daily.
We also receive frequent compliments on the quality of the rings themselves. Customers who have previously bought budget rings, and even some who paid more per ring at crafting stores, have raved about the quality and thickness of the metal in our rings, as well as how well they stay closed, and how easy they are to open.
Finally, they come in a variety of sizes, from small ¾” rings, up to 3” diameter book rings. I realize that 3” is not that large, but since loose leaf rings simply snap-close without a lock, anything larger (and carrying more weight) could potentially open unintentionally. For larger rings, take a look at our screw lock binding rings that have a straight edge with a locking mechanism that keeps items more secure, but is still easily editable.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
One downfall I find in the loose leaf book binder rings is that they are only available in the silver color. We used to be able to offer custom colored binding rings, however, there were issues with the powder coating of the rings affecting the opening mechanisms, as well as scratching off with heavy use. Because our goal is to only offer high quality products, we were forced to remove the colors option from our product line. I would love it if we were able to offer a quality colored binding ring, which is something that we are working toward.
Some customers who put multiple rings on one item, may find that it is a bit heavy. If you think the weight of metal may be an issue for your particular application, then you may want to consider plastic book rings instead; we offer plastic snap lock rings, plastic oval rings, or plastic overlap ring alternatives.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
If you are obsessed with binding rings like I am, then these metal loose leaf rings are a great option. They are durable, high-quality, available in several sizes, and so versatile that they can be used for anything you can imagine. There are also a number of similar alternative products, so if they are not perfect for you, we have many other options. If you are unsure of the binder ring size you need, you can request a sample before you buy, using this sample request form or by calling (866)537-2244.
Binding rings are measured by the inside diameter of the ring when it is closed, from one side across to the other. Check out the product description for ring measurement details.
3/4" rings are the smallest size that are offered. Metal book rings smaller than this would not open or close properly. If you are looking for larger sizes, consider our screw lock binding rings which are available up to 10".