Universal Manila File Folders

Letter - Straight Tab Cut - 3/4" Expansion - 100/ Box - Manila  - View Complete Details

Product Number: UNV12110

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Universal Manila File Folders - Classic folder constructed to perform in busy offices. 11 pt. Manila stock resists tearing. Bottom is triple-scored for no-sag expansion. Undercut at tabs for increased indexing area offering plenty of space for more detailed or larger labeling.

  • Classic folder constructed to resist tearing.
  • Bottom triple-scored for no-sag expansion.
  • Undercut at tabs for increased indexing area.
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Universal Manila File Folders
 
4.8

(based on 459 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (394)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (69)
  • Easy to label (55)
  • Protects documents (52)
  • Durable (30)
  • Color variety (14)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (3)

Best Uses

  • File organization (65)
  • Long term storage (49)
  • Presentations (18)
  • Staying organized (9)
  • Small volumes (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (48), Budget shopper (27), Outdoor professional (10), Midrange shopper (6), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (11), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (78), Personal (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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We buy the 100 count box of these all the times (not just yellow but blue, green, purple, manila, etc) We tried the reinforced tabs but the tabs are short and get...Read complete review

We buy the 100 count box of these all the times (not just yellow but blue, green, purple, manila, etc) We tried the reinforced tabs but the tabs are short and get lost in the file cabinets. The regular ones and taller but they do have a tendency to bend some if you are not careful. Out of all the folders we have used though these are still the best and the most affordable for the amount you get in the box.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

WHY SUCH POOR QUALITY?

I have bought this product for years. Since retiring, I have not needed as many as in the past. I did buy a box of them just to have backup. The new folders...Read complete review

I have bought this product for years. Since retiring, I have not needed as many as in the past. I did buy a box of them just to have backup. The new folders (with the same model number and label) are EXTREMELY inferior to ones I have purchased in the past. The new ones are flimsy, thin, rough and bend easily. Why the change? The old ones are sturdy, smooth, firm, hard to bend and tough. PLEASE GO BACK TO THE OLD METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION.]!

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again!

By 

from Rainbow City, AL

About Me Value Oriented

Pros

  • Color Variety
  • Durable Construction
  • Easy To Label
  • Larger Tabs

Cons

    Best Uses

    • File organization
    • Long Term Storage
    • Presentations

    Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

    I purchased these folders for personal/home filing. I was really impressed with the five bright assorted colors, as well as their heavy duty quality. It would have been helpful if there had been self-adhesive pre-cut labels included with the box, but that certainly was NOT a deal-breaker for the value of the box of 100.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love the color varieties!

    By 

    from Shreveport, LA

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Reusable
    • Sturdy
    • Vivid Color Choices

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business

      Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

      Our school has used Smead products for years. Originally, we stuck to plain, manilla folders until our purchasing staff member bought the assorted colors boxes. It was like Christmas in August!
      I use the assorted colors to differentiate between groups in my classes as well as organizing various units/lessons by color. Have color choices makes it so much easier to find the folder in need when I open the filing cabinet. Recently, I came across the non-assorted box of purple folders and loved them! Thank you Smead!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love these folders!

      By 

      from Salt lake City, UT

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Pros

      • Durable Construction
      • Easy To Label
      • Protects Documents

      Cons

      • Don't Hold Quite Enough

      Best Uses

      • File organization
      • Long Term Storage
      • Presentations

      Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

      I use these several times a day to contain customer orders. They are perfect for keeping everything contained and orderly, the only downside is when there are more documents than usual in an order I need to use two folders.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect fit

      By 

      from Wilmington, NC

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Pros

      • Easy Retrieval
      • Easy to Organize
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Volumes
        • Staying Organized

        Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

        These folders area great fit for a small office. We are very price minded but also need folders that hold up and are appropriate to take to meetings and court.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My go to file folders

        By 

        from Pasadena, TX

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

            These are more pleasing to the eye then the old school manilla folders.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GREAT COLORS FOR FILE ORGANIZATION!

            By 

            from Galveston, TX

            About Me Value Oriented

            Pros

            • Color Variety
            • Durable Construction
            • Easy To Label
            • Protects Documents

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • File organization
              • Long Term Storage

              Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

              I love organizing the company files in a manner that is easy not only for me but for my boss and the bright colors help ALOT!

              • Primary use:
              • Business
               
              1.0

              NOT 1" Expansion

              By 

              from Parsippany, NJ

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

              This is no different from regular file folders which are not marketed as expansion folders, or sometimes marketed as .75" (3/4") expansion.
              They are the SAME EXACT product with no added expansion.

               
              3.0

              Great if you need to save a dollar.

              By 

              from 58701

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Pros

              • Easy to Organize

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction
              • Poor Quality
              • Unattractive Design

              Best Uses

              • Small Volumes
              • Staying Organized

              Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

              We use them for client files as well as office/business files. We are short on space for more file cabinets so things are a bit tight. When files get tight , they are too flimsy. And file cuts are painful.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              WHY SUCH POOR QUALITY?

              By 

              from Hollywood, Florida

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Pros

              • Easy To Label

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction
              • Rough Feel

              Best Uses

              • File organization

              Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

              I have bought this product for years. Since retiring, I have not needed as many as in the past. I did buy a box of them just to have backup. The new folders (with the same model number and label) are EXTREMELY inferior to ones I have purchased in the past. The new ones are flimsy, thin, rough and bend easily. Why the change? The old ones are sturdy, smooth, firm, hard to bend and tough. PLEASE GO BACK TO THE OLD METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION.]!

              • Primary use:
              • Business

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good Product

              By 

              from Sanford, FL

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Pros

              • Durable Construction

              Cons

              • Difficult To Label

              Best Uses

              • File organization

              Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

              I use these for business filings. They are durable not thin like other folders. I buy these every year.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
               
              5.0

              I will be purchasing this product again

              By 

              from Montgomery, AL

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Pros

              • Easy Retrieval
              • Easy to Organize
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Volumes
                • Staying Organized

                Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

                We use these folders daily and stand up to repeated use

                • Primary use:
                • Business

                (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very sturdy folders

                By 

                from Hudson, NH

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

                • Durable Construction
                • Easy To Label
                • Protects Documents

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • File organization
                  • Long Term Storage

                  Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

                  The words are too limiting to express the true joy of the 1/3 cut tab folders manufactured by SMEAD®. The genius left-middle-right tab options render the arduous task of file hunting virtually effortless.
                  The SMEAD® company does not skimp on quality, settling for no less than 11 point card stock as opposed to the 9.5 point stock other companies have. I use these folders everyday for many reasons and they never disappoint. Love Love Love that they are recycled and made in the USA.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                   
                  4.0

                  less paper cuts with this product

                  By 

                  from rome, ga

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Organize
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Volumes

                    Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

                    I use these to organize payable. I'm constantly in these files and they hold up without becoming flimsy.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                     
                    5.0

                    Nothing Better

                    By 

                    from Minneapolis, MN

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Pros

                    • Durable Construction
                    • Protects Documents

                    Cons

                    • Hard To Find

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

                      These file folders allow me to organize my work. I work in real estate, and I can keep my client information and the properties I show them in an organized fashion. Nothing beats the quality of Smead. I find other brands of file folders bend more easily. I feel like these are more sturdy.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

                      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Perfect for Our Non-Profit Medical Clinic

                      By 

                      from Fresno, Ca

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Pros

                      • Cost
                      • Durable Construction
                      • Easy To Label
                      • Protects Documents
                      • Systematic

                      Cons

                      • Not Easy To Reuse

                      Best Uses

                      • File organization

                      Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

                      This worked perfectly as we shifted our simple colored filing system with client names at the top, to the medical labeling system. While there are more steps to prepare a file, the efficiency, effectiveness and containment of a client's paper file has been a great change! The only thing we wished it had was a laminate strip where the labeling goes, so that when files are purged to storage, the file can be easily reused. (We currently line it with a strip of tape, but it is time consuming)

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

                      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      My go to file folders

                      By 

                      from Detroit, MI

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Pros

                      • Durable Construction
                      • Protects Documents

                      Cons

                      • Packaging

                      Best Uses

                      • File organization
                      • Long Term Storage

                      Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

                      I use these in my file system, and as my on the go folder to stick in my bag.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                       
                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again and again

                      By 

                      from Allendale, SC

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Pros

                      • Durable Construction
                      • Easy To Label
                      • Protects Documents

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • File organization
                        • Long Term Storage

                        Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

                        Great for filing students' work.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                         
                        4.0

                        Great Folders

                        By 

                        from Madison, WI

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Pros

                        • Durable Construction
                        • Easy To Label

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • File organization
                          • Long Term Storage

                          Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

                          I use these folders for filing, the tab is just the right size where I can see the labels easily.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                           
                          5.0

                          Great Product

                          By 

                          from Columbus, OH

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Pros

                          • Durable Construction
                          • Easy To Label
                          • Protects Documents

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • File organization
                            • Long Term Storage

                            Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

                            Great product!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Love the organization

                            By 

                            from Kingman, AZ

                            About Me Environmentalist

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Sturdy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Organizing My Work

                              Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

                              I use the Smead color folders to help organize my work. Could not survive without the different color folders. I use the bright yellow folders to send home with my clients with my business card attached. The clients can always spot the bright yellow folder and my business card which has generated a remarkable amount of return business and referrals.

                              • What Is Your Gear Style:
                              • Minimalist
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                                is this folder sealed on both sides? or does it open up like normal folders?
                                Asked on 1/10/2014 by Charlie

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                                  The Universal File Folder is sealed on one side and opens like a normal folder.

                                  Answered on 1/13/2014 by Adam from Columbus, Wisc.
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