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Besfile Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", Gray

B&H # BEBARG MFR # B-9057
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The Besfile Archival Binder is a good storage binder for slide pages or photos.

Note! Pages sold separately

Available in black or white or in black without rings
Dimensions 11-5/8 x 10.25" (292 x 260mm)

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BesfileArchival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", White
 
4.5

(based on 106 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (63)
  • Archival construction (60)
  • Well organized (39)
  • Durable (6)
  • Easy to open/close (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (6)
  • Poor design (6)
  • Poor quality (6)

Best Uses

  • Archive (77)
  • Photographs (47)
  • Home (37)
  • Office (29)
  • Traditional prints (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (21), Photography student (21), Semi-pro photographer (18), Pro photographer (17), Casual photographer (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (66)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

affordable and functional

I have always kept my negs in a regular binder and had to fight with dust and also sometimes ended up with these creases on my negs or on my prints from the binder...Read complete review

I have always kept my negs in a regular binder and had to fight with dust and also sometimes ended up with these creases on my negs or on my prints from the binder rings. finally i stepped it up a notch and got this binder, its really a low price for something that does so much good for my things. So far the only downside is that the snaps holding it closed are somewhat hard to unsnap without breaking a nail- some may like that they can be sure it wont accidentally fall open. All in all, for the price its sooo worth it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hold stuff, but not much else

I bought this to store prints and negatives for a photography class at the recommendation of the professor. I appreciated the relative inexpensiveness of the binder before it arrived in the mail, but once...Read complete review

I bought this to store prints and negatives for a photography class at the recommendation of the professor. I appreciated the relative inexpensiveness of the binder before it arrived in the mail, but once I got it I quickly saw the reason for the low price.First off, it wasn't particularly easy to open. I had to pull so hard to wrench open the clasps that I wondered if I was doing something wrong...I was almost afraid of breaking it. There isn't much space around the clasps to get leverage with your fingers, so it's a bit of a struggle. Upon closing it, the tabs that hold down the clasps don't always lock in the first time, so it doesn't close easily, either.Once I opened the binder, I checked out the rings. Not any easier to open than the clasps! I had to pull pretty hard on multiple rings before they all snapped open. Those metal tabs that you find in most regular binders would have been helpful. They snap closed pretty hard too so watch your fingers....Being a college student with a limited budget to spend on photo gear, I'm going to have to stick with this difficulty-prone, clunky binder. Hey, at least it holds my stuff.

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4.0

Good for 6x6, not so much for 35mm

By Josh

from Dallas, TX

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Archival Construction
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Archive
    • Home
    • Office
    • Photographs
    • Silver Gelatin Prints
    • Traditional Prints

    Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", Black:

    This is a well made, sturdy box, but it needs to be bigger.

    I shoot 6x6, 6x7, 6x9, and 35mm. The 6x7 and 35mm negative sleeves -4 strips of 3 frames for 6x7, and 7 strips of 6 frames for 35mm- are too long to lay in the box flat when it is closed.

    The 6x6 and 6x9 sleeves are a perfect fit. I use the same sleeves for both formats - 4 strips of 3 frames for 6x6 or 4 strips of 2 frames for 6x9.

    4 frame 35mm strips would fit, but I don't like cutting them that short.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Best price I've found and good product

    By Mary

    from New Mexico

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Archival Construction
    • Price
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Archive
      • Photographs
      • Silver Gelatin Prints
      • Traditional Prints

      Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", White:

      I use this to hold prints in 8-1/2 x 11 PrintFile archival sleeves. Use it for photography classwork. I'm very happy with it. I find that it holds about 40 sleeves with 2-3 prints in each sleeve comfortably. I don't think I'd use it for many more than that. I have not found this ANYWHERE else for such a reasonable price, and I am a comparison shopper to a fault.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent Storage Binder

      By KD

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Archival Construction
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Archive

        Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", White:

        Sturdy storage binder box. Works well for B&H collector pages for various items such as sports cards, currency, coins, etc. Holds 8.5x11 page protectors with small margin. Clasps can require extra coaxing.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Strong folder

        By Tommyk1985

        from Qatar

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Archival Construction
        • Strong Construction
        • Well Organized

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Archive
          • Home
          • Office
          • Photographs

          Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", Black:

          Good strong construction, can take 200 sleaves of the negative holders either 35mm or 120.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Archival Binder

          By Photoooo

          from Amherst

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", Gray:

              Its great. does its job and holds a good amount.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Perfect for any photographer

              By Bella Antelis

              from Syracuse NY

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Archival Construction
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Organized

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photographs

                Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", Black:

                great binder for organizing all your photos/contact sheets/negatives

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                • No

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                4.0

                Secure

                By JH

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Archive

                Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", Black:

                I have a few of these to store 35mm and 120 negatives in sleeves. They work well and keep all of the dust out of the interior. Clasps are a little awkward and difficult to handle. Better for storage than constant use.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Awesome binder

                By Sam

                from NJ

                Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", White:

                Great binder for the price. Was way cheaper than the other colors and works the same

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                5.0

                SIMPLE

                By Joe Carrotta Photography

                from New York City

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Archival Construction
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Organized

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Archive
                  • Home
                  • Office
                  • Photographs
                  • Silver Gelatin Prints
                  • Traditional Prints

                  Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", Black:

                  Simple but very affective as it should. Great price too for what it is.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great storage

                  By Sierra

                  from Ithaca, NY

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Archival Construction
                  • Durable
                  • Light Weight
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Organized

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Archive
                    • Photographs
                    • Silver Gelatin Prints
                    • Traditional Prints

                    Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", Black:

                    I use this archival binder to store my 4x5 negatives along with my 8.5x11 printed photographs in negative sleeves. The binder seems durable and feels like the negatives/paper are safe and dust-free inside. I love that there are rings inside to keep everything from moving around. It's a little tricky to open at times, and the rings need to be opened manually instead of pushing in the sides. Other than that, it's very useful.

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                    5.0

                    Low cost way to safely store negatives

                    By They Call Me Mr. Dan

                    from Huntington, NY

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Archival Construction
                    • Feng Shui
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Organized

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Archive
                      • Display
                      • Home
                      • Office
                      • Photographs
                      • Silver Gelatin Prints
                      • Storage
                      • Traditional Prints

                      Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", White:

                      I use these archival binders to store my black and white negatives, slides, contact sheets and more. Archival, because if you've followed archival film processing methods, you don't want that undermined by not then employing an archival storage method.

                      The loose leaf style rings mate nicely with the holes in my archival pages, and the dimensions of the binder provide clearance for the widest pages.

                      Most of my binders are black, but since the white ones are less expensive, and always in stock, I usually buy them.

                      A possible detriment might be if the white ones were in a bright environment, as this might allow an amount of light to reach the negatives that would be less than optimal. However, the black ones, in a bright area receiving sun light, might generate heat, and that would definitely impact negatives negatively.

                      No worries. They also come in gray, so one could have a color coded storage system -- say white for contact sheets, gray for negatives, and black for color. The binders are sturdy and may be stacked one upon the other, or placed vertically in a bookshelf.

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                      3.0

                      Hold stuff, but not much else

                      By Rachel

                      from Boston

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Clunky
                        • Doesn't Close Easily
                        • Doesn't Open Easily
                        • Poor Construction
                        • Poor Design

                        Best Uses

                        • Negative storage

                        Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", Black:

                        I bought this to store prints and negatives for a photography class at the recommendation of the professor. I appreciated the relative inexpensiveness of the binder before it arrived in the mail, but once I got it I quickly saw the reason for the low price.First off, it wasn't particularly easy to open. I had to pull so hard to wrench open the clasps that I wondered if I was doing something wrong...I was almost afraid of breaking it. There isn't much space around the clasps to get leverage with your fingers, so it's a bit of a struggle. Upon closing it, the tabs that hold down the clasps don't always lock in the first time, so it doesn't close easily, either.Once I opened the binder, I checked out the rings. Not any easier to open than the clasps! I had to pull pretty hard on multiple rings before they all snapped open. Those metal tabs that you find in most regular binders would have been helpful. They snap closed pretty hard too so watch your fingers....Being a college student with a limited budget to spend on photo gear, I'm going to have to stick with this difficulty-prone, clunky binder. Hey, at least it holds my stuff.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Just Right!

                        By TTeStruth

                        from Fairfield, CA

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Archival Construction
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Well Organized

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Archive
                          • Home
                          • Photographs
                          • Traditional Prints

                          Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", White:

                          As a photography student, I am taking different classes to get my certificate. As such I needed different ways to store/file my photographs/assignments. I had one in black already so when i found this one in white..PERFECT!! Makes it easy to grab the right one for each class.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Product review

                          By Bailey

                          from Bellingham WA

                          Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", White:

                          Another great product. Dust free binder protects my negatives and is ideal for long term storage. Will continue to buy from B&H for their great products and reasonable prices

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                          5.0

                          Archival Binders

                          By Melissa

                          from Maine

                          Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", White:

                          Great product. Great service. I have always used these archival binders and they keep negatives dust free.

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                          5.0

                          I would buy this archival binder again

                          By Dave

                          from Urbana, IL

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Archival Construction
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Archive
                            • Home
                            • Office

                            Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", Black:

                            Slides storage

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Perfect for storage

                            By 123AJ

                            from MA

                            Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", Gray:

                            I already had a few of these but found I needed a few more. This was the best price and fastest shipping and they are fantastic for storage.

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                            5.0

                            Archival Binder With Rings

                            By Mw

                            from NJ

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Archival Construction
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Well Organized

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Archive

                              Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", White:

                              They work.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Review of Archival Binder by Besfile

                              By SJ

                              from Louisiana, USA

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Archival Construction
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Well Organized

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Archive
                              • Home
                              • Office

                              Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", White:

                              This product has quality plastic material. I expect it to last many years. I also like the design. It is quite convenient for storage and organizational purposes.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Awesome box

                              By Carrie Anne

                              from Pennsylvania

                              Comments about Archival Binder With Rings 11-5/8 x 10-1/4", Black:

                              Does just what it says it will. Spacious for prints, rings to keep them bound.

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