What Are Prong Fasteners?
Prong fasteners are an office tool used to secure together with a stack of paper with two-punched holes. You can use these paper prong fasteners to organize a substantial volume of documents and keep them from getting separated, lost or out of order if dropped. These are popular for filing purposes and are most often made of silver tempered steel.
Prong fasteners are compatible with a wide array of paper types, from tough construction paper to delicate handmade paper. To match an office workspace, the fasteners feature an attractive bright tempered-steel finish to hold up to the demands of day-to-day use without losing their reliability. They feature a bright tin-coat finish for rust resistance, and the sturdy prongs can be refolded numerous times without wearing, cutting down on how often you need to reorder fasteners.
What Kind of Paper Prong Fasteners Can You Buy?
There are a variety of prong fasteners to choose from, so be sure to choose the correct product for your specific needs.
Silver Prong Fasteners
Silver prong fasteners are the standard prong fasteners you are most likely to come across. These are designed to keep standard two-hole punch sheets of paper together in case they’re dropped or blown by the wind.
Premium Prong Fasteners
These heavy-duty prong fasteners are known for their superior strength and durability. They can hold more documents together than a typical prong fastener is able, and are made from high-grade material that will allow the user to get long-lasting use from these products. Their coined edges are also smoother and safer for use.
Economy Prong Fasteners
These prong fasteners are designed with an adhesive that allows them to be used along with the inside binding of a binder or notebook. They are a simple way to keep loose two-hole paper documents together in one spot.
Standard Prong Fileback Fasteners
Standard prong fileback fasteners are meant to add one-inch capacity sections to existing files without adding divider sheets. To use them, simply open up existing folder prongs and slide on the new fasteners. These come in sturdy manila stock with scored hinges and fasteners, as well as two pre-punched fastener slots.
How Do You Use Prong Fasteners?
To use a prong fastener, make sure you have empty file folders or binders. Take off the adhesive in the middle of the prong fastener and tightly secure it to the middle of the folder or binder being used. Let the prong fastener stick to the binder or folder for a few minutes before adding whatever documents you need to be held together. Make sure to stock up on ruled writing paper and hole punch machines to keep your documents or notes organized.