So, the Bindertek Barrister Binder I order for my custom stamp sheets came in. I thought I would share some pictures and comments on the binder.
Bindertek makes a whole mess of different solid colored binders, but their slip cases are only in black. I ordered the Barrister binder, because it was black and had a nice design on the spine.
The bottom part of the spine has a metal reinforced ring in it, to make it easy to pull the binder out of the slip case:
The binder I got was a 2" binder. The sides are completely black.
The binder is also pretty stiff and the edges opposite the spiine do not touch when the binder is left closed. The binder may loosen up over time, but I really don't have an issue with the way they sit now.
The bottom edge of the binder, the side that slides against the bottom of the slip or shelf is metal reinforced, which is a nice touch.
The interior of the binder reveals that this is an office binder and not a scrapbooking/collecting binder, as you can see from these photos:
The binder rings are D rings mounted to the back of the binder, and not the spine, which seems to be the standard with binders these days. The rings open easily using the handle on the bottom, and the whole mechanism seems top notch.
Overall, I think the binder and great and seem extremely durable. The only thing I don't like about them is the writing on the inside, which I cold probably cover over by gluing a thick piece of cardstock over it.
The 2" three ring binder cost me $14.00. The slip case was another $10.00 and shipping was $6.26. I signed up for their mailing list and got a 10% off coupon, so the binder cost me $27.86 to purchase, which is a little cheaper than a Lighthouse Vario F binder. Sadly I don't have a Vario F to compare it against.
Overall, I give the binder an A-.