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Posted 07/30/2019   1:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Coastwatcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This may sound like a silly question but, with so many album manufacturers having proprietary binders, are Lighthouse 3 ring binders designed for Vario sheets, such as the Grande binder, of a standard 3 ring configuration? In other words, is the ring spacing the same as in an ordinary, everyday 3 ring binder?
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Posted 07/30/2019   1:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Walkman82 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not a silly question as many binders are proprietary. Yes, Lighthouse Grande 3-ring binders use standard spacing for the rings. I use a regular 3-hole punch to create pages for my collection which can be used for any 3-ring binder. Hope this helps.

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I'm pretty sure that the 3-ring Vario-F and Vario-G binders are standard as well. I use those with Vario pages, but I believe them to be standard 3-ring measurements.
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Posted 07/30/2019   4:22 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lighthouse Vario binders are designed for Vario stock-pages. Lighthouse Grande binders are designed for Grande stock-pages. They're two different things, although the smaller Vario page will fit into the larger Grande binder. Lighthouse binders to accommodate album leaves use a proprietary ring system.
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Posted 07/31/2019   12:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I use Vario F binders with custom pages that are standard 3-hole punched. Looks good.
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All except one of my Lighthouse binders house Vario pages. The exception is my Adminware Novice Machin pages. Happy I chose this route.

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Posted 08/16/2019   8:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add profgreeley to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
On another note, do the sheet-lifters that come with these binders serve any real purpose? I have removed them in the interest of maximizing page space, but am wondering whether there's any benefit to keeping them in.
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Posted 08/17/2019   05:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I use the Vario-G binders and are available as standard 3 ring binders. I think you can get in 4 ring too but hard to get in US. Vario-G and Grande are not the same.

The rings are U-shaped.

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Posted 08/17/2019   10:08 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If the binder's rings are fitted to the spine, the plastic lifters enable the binder to open and close smoothly. It's a nuisance without them -



I'm not sure what purpose they serve when the rings are mounted on the back cover of the binder.
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I thought the rings on the back vs the spine was related to a lay flat design. The Lighthouse binders would benefit from boosters to open the rings evenly and ring alignment although I have noticed any issues.
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