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File Folders - Special Features

Antimicrobial File Folders

Folders are treated to resist bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration.

Cutless File Folders

Folders use a special formula to produce a thicker stock with a softer edge, helping to reduce likeklyhood of papercuts.

Water Resistant File Folders

Folders are designed to resist water and common desk spills. Simply wipe the folder to clean. Easy to write on with a ballpoint pen or a pencil.

Archival Quality File Folders

Folders are certified to meet long-term archival storage standards without yellowing or fading. Usually made from acid free or lignin-free materials.

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Featured File Folder

Smead SafeShield Coated Fastener Folders

Heavy-duty classification folders feature patent-pending SafeShield Coated Fastener Technology to help prevent paper tears, finger cuts and excessive fastener crinkling. SafeShield adds protection for papers and fingers while also reducing fastener crinkling. Fasteners on front and back panels and the divider create separate filing surfaces within one folder. These two 2" coated fasteners on the panels are in positions 1 and 3. Folder also offers a 2" expansion and is made of sturdy 23 point Pressboard stock with matching color Tyvek tape. The divider offers a 1" SafeShield-coated twin-prong fastener and is made of 17 point stock.


  • The ultimate classification folder when safety and security are most important.
  • SafeSHIELD bonded fasteners add protection for papers and fingers, while also reducing fastener crinkling.
  • Made of pressboard for extra durability.
  • Variety of colors for color-coding projects.
  • 2/5 cut top tabs in right of center position.

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