Plastic inserts for Loose Leaf Binders which keep pages from tearing when the Binder is closed. Sheet Lifters are an important addition to any Loose Leaf Binder.

When you close your Binder, you put a lot of stress on the outermost pages. Use Sheet Lifters to ensure that your pages are moved smoothly into the middle of the Ring, safe from harm.

If you don’t understand what sheet lifters do, we’ve developed a page and a video explaining how they work.

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Sheet Lifters are made High Impact Polystyrene, for greater rigidity and strength. Plastic Sheet Lifters are made in five basic shapes:

Curved
Flat
Boomerang
Gull-Wing
Molded

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What Do Sheet Lifters Do?

You may not know this, but closing your binder can be a stressful experience. Your pages might never be the same.

When you start to close a binder, the pages are on the outsides of the rings, as shown above. In order for the binder to close, the pages have to be moved into the center of the rings. But there’s no way for that to happen except by tugging on the pages, which can rip out the holes.
When you use Sheet Lifters, this problem is eliminated. When the binder is closing, the Sheet Lifters act as levers, moving the pages gently into the center of the rings. There is no need for pulling, and no stress on the pages.

When you put Sheet Lifters in your binder, the lifters use a lever action to force the papers into the middle of the binder as you close it. This makes closing the binder easier, and preserves the important information in the binder.

If the papers were important enough to put into a binder, doesn’t it make sense to spend a penny or two more and make them last much longer?

How to put Sheet Lifters in your Binder

Round or Oval Ring Binders require two Sheet Lifters, placed as shown, one on each side, convex side up.

D Ring Binders require one Sheet Lifter, placed on top of the pages.

What do Sheet Lifters Do? Video

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Types of Sheet Lifter

Sheet Lifters are made in five basic shapes:

boomer
Boomerang. Boomerang lifters are ideal for D-ring and Slant-D binders. Their boomerang shape gives the maximum page-turning power at a lower price. Buy It
curved
Curved. Curved lifters are designed for round ring binders. Ideally, they should be used for 1.5 ” rings and below, using Gull Wing-shaped lifters for 2″ and wider. Made in 2″ nominal and 3″ nominal widths. Buy It
gullwing
Gull Wing. Excellent for medium-sized round and oval rings. Buy It
flat
Flat. Flat lifters can be used in D-ring and Slant-D binders. They can also be used in round ring binders, especially in the larger ring diameters. Made in 3″, 5″ and 8.5″ widths. Buy It
molded
Molded. Used primarily for specialty binders, such as those used in the legal profession. Buy It

Choosing the Right Sheet Lifter

When you want to put Sheet Lifters into your Loose-Leaf Binder, you can’t just pick one at random. Sheet Lifters need to be selected and sized based on what kind of Binder you have.

The first important question is the size and shape of the rings in your loose-leaf binder. There are two basic types of rings: Round Ring and D-Ring. These are illustrated below:

The most important difference is that with a D-Ring, only the left side of the Binder moves when you are opening and closing the binder, where as with a Round Ring or Oval Ring, both sides of the binder will move.

Click on the one that matches your binder. Oval Rings should use the Round Ring link.

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The illustration shows proper lifter placement for a Round Ring binder. Note that two sheet lifters are used, and they are placed between the paper and the ring back, with the curvature facing inwards.
The next question is the size of the ring. Ring sizes are usually expressed in nominal inches. For example, 1″, 1.5″, 2″, etc. The table below lists the appropriate Sheet Lifter for each size of Round Ring Binders. Where more than one Sheet Lifter is listed, the top lifter is preferable.
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The illustration shows proper lifter placement for a D-Ring binder. Note that one sheet lifter is used, and it is placed on top of the pages.
The next question is the size of the ring. Ring sizes are usually expressed in nominal inches. For example, 1″, 1.5″, 2″, etc. The table below lists the appropriate Sheet Lifter for each size of D-Ring Binders. Where more than one Sheet Lifter is listed, the top lifter is preferable.
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