Thursday, January 23, 2014

Document protectors protect photos, prints, maps, drawings, blueprints with clear vinyl document protectors

Document protectors protect photos as well as other important fragile documents such as artists' drawings, maps, prints and more. Architects and builders appreciate clear vinyl document protectors so that they do not have to worry about damage to blueprints and other crucial information. Medical and dental offices, banks, post offices and other businesses allow numerous visitors to read the information contained while it remains clean and does not get smudged, worn, torn, crumpled, folded or cut.

U.S. English calls this slitted flat plastic bag with a perforated edge, used to hold paper documents, a sheet protector while U.K. English will call this a punched pocket. Other names are a perforated document bag or a polypocket.

Regardless of the name used, they are usually semi-transparent or transparent, with the main purpose of being able to view a document without having to remove it. The zip top closure is waterproof and protects documents from the elements, beverage or other stains, food and fingerprints, and helps prevent the paper from being soiled or accidentally removed. There are several holes in the left edge, which allow the protectors to be bound into a three-ring binder or a file without making holes in the document itself.

The material most commonly used in a document protector is clear vinyl. However, there are some made of polypropylene, polyethylene, cellophane or other plastics. The protectors come in several sizes and can only contain a small number of sheets of paper. Usually there is only one sheet per pocket, but you can also put in two sheets back to back so that both can be viewed by simply turning the protector over.

It is easy to make notations on the cover of the document protector with a water based felt pen or a grease pencil, and that can be wiped clean with soap and water or a dry soft cloth. If you care about your photos and documents, be sure to use a document protector!


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