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?
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.
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.
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.
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.