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At Creative Document Systems, we want to make document finishing and paper handling fun and easy for our clients. For your convenience, we have assembled a handy reference list of useful tools and hard-to-find information on topics such as document finishing standards, product and equipment specifications, color and size guides, and capacity charts. Find out what you need to know in the information below!

Use this chart to select the correct size of plastic binding coil for the number of sheets in your document.

View Coil Color & Size Charts PDF
This easy, quick-glance guide shows the various sizes of plastic combs, plastic coil, and twin loop wire binding supplies available to help you determine the correct size of binding supply item you will need, based on the number of sheets or the thickness of your document.

View CDS Binding Guide PDF

View Copier Tab Capable Equipment PDF
Use this helpful chart to assist with determining the correct size of 3-ring binder to use for your projects. Our guide includes information for both round rings and angle D rings. Additionally, it lists the number of binders per case based on size.

View Ring Binder Size Guide and Sheet Capacities PDF
We have created this chart to help you determine the best security level of paper shredder for your situation. It shows the shred size for each level of security from Level 1 to Level 6 (highest). It also gives you a visual of the shred size as well as the actual sizes of the shredded pieces for each security level.

View Paper Shredder Security Level Chart PDF
This chart shows the comparative weights of different paper stocks. A paper’s weight is based on the weight of 500 sheets of that paper in its master sheet size. Since the master sheet size varies according to paper type, the weights of the papers are not always consistent. For instance, 24-lb. bond paper has a lower weight number than 50-lb. text, even though it is heavier paper. This is because the basic sheet size for bond paper is 17” x 22”, while the basic sheet size for text is 25” x 38”. To avoid confusion, it is often safer to discuss paper in terms of its gram weight. Please note that in some cases, the weights shown may not be available for certain paper stocks and are displayed for comparison purposes only.

View Paper Equivalent Weight Chart PDF

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