One of the drawbacks to binding your documents with three-ring binders is the very real possibility that the pages of your document will get torn out.

Regular 20 lb. bond paper doesn’t hold up very well to repeated page-turning, and as time goes on, it becomes more and more likely pages will tear out. To prevent this you can use those little reinforcement rings that you probably used a lot in high school. That isn’t a great solution for most reports because applying the rings is time consuming and the result can look tacky in professional reports and documents. However, there is another option. Copy paper with reinforced edges is stronger than regular paper and super easy to use. Reinforced paper is available in a bunch of different sizes and can even be purchased pre-punched which means you’ll get to skip a step in the binding process. To find out more about this special type of paper, please continue reading.

Reinforced paper is easy to use, secure, and affordable, and it’s available in two weights: 20 lb. and 24 lb. bond. The reinforced edge is made possible by a laminated 9/16″-wide polyester strip on the edge of the paper. You can choose from side-punched paper in two different sizes (11″ x 8.5″ and 11″ x 17″) with several different hole patterns. Three-, five-, and six-hole patterns are available depending on your needs.

Unpunched reinforced paper is also available and is an excellent choice for use with a comb binding, coil binding, wire binding or Velobind machine. This paper comes in standard-letter size with the reinforcement strip either along the 8.5″ side or the 11″ one. Eleven by seventeen paper is also available with a strip along the shorter size so you can easily bind larger documents.

Reinforced edge top-punched paper is also available and is excellent for use in folders containing prong fasteners. This paper is available in standard letter-size and 17″ x 11″. Plus, if you need something special, you can order customized reinforced paper in whatever punching pattern, size, and color you want.

Reinforced papers can save you time and money because you won’t have to keep re-printing torn out pages, punching them with a hole punch, and then re-binding your booklets. You can use this reinforced paper on any ink-jet or laser printer, copier, or offset press, so there’s no need to go out and get a brand new machine. These papers act like normal paper; in fact, they were designed to lay perfectly flat despite the reinforcement strip. You can put a whole ream of this paper in your copier or printer and enjoy jam-free production. (Note: each ream of paper has 500 sheets.)

Finally, if you use reinforced paper with the company’s copier tabs, you’ll be able to produce flawless documents that will catch everyone’s eye. The copier tabs are available in several different styles and they can all be custom printed, so you can get exactly the look you need. Plus, reinforced paper offers a great way to produce good-looking documents that won’t be easily torn up. Consider using reinforced edge paper today and enjoy having documents that won’t tear out!

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