Universal Manila File Folders

Letter - 1/3 Tab Cut - Tabs In Assorted Positions - 1" Expansion - 100/ Box - Manila  - View Complete Details

Product Number: UNV12113

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Made in America

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Universal Manila File Folders - The Universal File Folders is a classic folder ready for office use. The 11 pt Manila stock is tear-resistant. The top tabs are cut into thirds and undercut for improved labeling. The increased space allows for larger labels with bigger print or more details. Universal File Folders are triple-scored at the bottom to allow up to a one-inch expansion with no sagging.

  • 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 475 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (401)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (82)
  • Easy to label (68)
  • Protects documents (65)
  • Durable (30)
  • Color variety (17)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (6)

Best Uses

  • File organization (80)
  • Long term storage (54)
  • Presentations (19)
  • Staying organized (9)
  • Small volumes (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (51), Budget shopper (30), Outdoor professional (10), Midrange shopper (6), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (11), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (85), Personal (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I only buy these file folders

This is a great product at a fantastic price! I would certainly tell anyone to purchase these file folders. They are great for the office or for home/personal use.

This is a great product at a fantastic price! I would certainly tell anyone to purchase these file folders. They are great for the office or for home/personal use.

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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

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good Quality

              By 

              from no

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • File organization

                Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

                Good Quality and fast shippment

                 
                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

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good folder. Great Price

                By 

                from milwaukee, wi

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable Construction
                • Easy To Label
                • Protects Documents

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • File organization

                  Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

                  What can I say... It's a folder. Great price. Works as expected.

                  (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 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    good value

                    By 

                    from Boston,ma

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable Construction
                    • Protects Documents

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • File organization

                      Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

                      Good product

                      (12 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      I would not recommend this product

                      By 

                      from Paso Robles, CA

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Label

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction
                      • Very Thin Material

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

                        The folders are made of very thin material, not durable.

                        (9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect Folders at a Great Price

                        By 

                        from New York, NY

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable Construction
                        • Easy To Label
                        • Protects Documents

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • File organization
                          • Long Term Storage

                          Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

                          Exactly what what our (any) office needs at a great price point.

                          (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

                                (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                I would buy this again

                                By 

                                from Greenville, SC

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • File organization

                                  Comments about Universal Manila File Folders:

                                  Great for filing

                                  (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

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                                    How many in one box?
                                    Asked on 2/2/2015 by Boo Bear from Cedar Springs MI

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                                      A:

                                      The Universal File Folders are sold as a box of 100.

                                      Answered on 2/3/2015 by Adam from Columbus, Wisc.
                                  • Q:

                                    does this product offer assorted tab postions?
                                    Asked on 10/20/2011 by Anonymous from Crandall, TX

                                    1 answer

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                                      A:

                                      The package of Universal File Folders are in assorted tab positions. Individual positions are available as products UNV12121 (left), UNV12122 (center) and UNV12123 (right).

                                      Answered on 10/21/2011 by Adam
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