Advice for hole punch

I received my $40 sample kit from Levenger over the weekend, with the $40 coupon.

Love parts, and think the system is worth trying.

the translucent cover is wonderful to slip my homemade daily page in it....then I can use my zwipes pen with it, yeah!

and the ring things are so accomodating! I want bigger ones, too, I think.

But I didn't like all the papers with lines! looking at the levenger site and all the refill paper I see has lines on them....just realized recently I abhor lined paper.

so. I'm thinking I'll need to get a hole punch, but isn't there nahoter cheaper option? I'm afraid that if I buy the smaller one, I'll end up just breaking it, but hate to invest in something I"ll not followthrough with.

edit: okay I just found unlined paper, but hm, I'm not happy with the entire blank page. I'm wanting more of a corenell notetaking format unlined. I want the three blocks there, but the notetaking section also blank. I can reprint a bunch I guess and then holepunch?

I'm not seeing how portable this syste3m is, it seems quite - like if I slipped it in my bag, it'll fall apart. maybe I need somethign that seals it all up.

advice please?

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is this ebay? ebay is so

is this ebay?

ebay is so 'mysterious' I've tried a few times and in no situation 'won' a bid...I think I'm too cheap, and it seems to suck up my attention or at least slow down my shopping LOL (waiting around to hear about bid I lose out on other opportunities)

see? gosh my attention is a problem, I just got distracted with dogs wanting in, and yeiks, let eight dirty paws run by me, while I was thinking 'punches'

or coupon code

The code SPCHG1 continues to give 20% off, with no minimum, at Levenger.com

I just tried it . A desk punch, with discount comes to $55.40 (ground) or $53.40 (smartpost)

Toss your $40 gift card on it and you have a punch in your hands for no more than $15.40
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I have a cpda that jumps

I have a cpda that jumps around between pants pocket, jacket pocket, and my work bag. My brother is using larger notebooks for class. Don't worry about it falling apart, they can take hard use. Just don't take too much paper out, they really need to be at least half-full, but at that point they're nice and sturdy.

that helps with the

that helps with the examples, I might try a tiny one, that flips up on the top...I just got a new part time job and need to carry a memo type book around with me and a pen. I've fastened my mini pen to a caribunger on my key chain, but the memo book can slip into my back pocket.....trouble there! my pants pockets vary in size, I wish I could wear a smallish type of 'tool belt' or such, to just be my keeper, but oh well.

Concerns..

so. I'm thinking I'll need to get a hole punch, but isn't there nahoter cheaper option? I'm afraid that if I buy the smaller one, I'll end up just breaking it, but hate to invest in something I"ll not followthrough with.

You can get the punch cheaper if you lurk on eBay or head over to one of the Rollabind vendors. It's the same punch, though you might get an extra punch head from Rolla than from Levenger (12 instead of 11).

The portable punch is made of metal--you won't break the punch. But the punch guide that is used for lining up the punches, that's made of plastic and can break. It's also a finicky enough system that if the paper wiggles while you do your second and third punches, you'll notice the friction when turning the pages.

If you're going to use letter size pages with any regularity or volume, get the desk punch. You won't regret purchasing it unless you have to lug it with you in your bag. It's 4 lbs, so you won't want to carry that with you. The portable is much lighter. Personally, I think getting a couple of page protectors for your notebook so you can carry unpunched pages home to punch is easier than messing around with the portable. The portable is great, though, for the hipster PDA

edit: okay I just found unlined paper, but hm, I'm not happy with the entire blank page. I'm wanting more of a corenell notetaking format unlined. I want the three blocks there, but the notetaking section also blank. I can reprint a bunch I guess and then holepunch?

Yes, print first, then punch. Some printers really dislike the edge left behind after smurfing. Some printers can handle it, some can't. It's just easier not to tempt fate.

I'm not seeing how portable this syste3m is, it seems quite - like if I slipped it in my bag, it'll fall apart. maybe I need somethign that seals it all up.

It won't fall apart in your bag as long as you have good covers on the rings and/or plenty of paper in the rings. If you get a book made entirely of paper (no plastic or heavy covers) and you've only got ten sheets on the discs, then it will fall apart at the least provocation. So, get nice plastic covers or heavier ones if you like, and keep the discs at least moderately loaded.

Final note: The biggest disc sizes are more of a pain to turn pages on, and matte finish discs add friction that is quite annoying.

I just noticed when I was going through my discs that the Levenger discs have slightly smaller smurf-tops than my Rolla discs. This translates to less friction and easier page-turning.

shris

re punch: yes, I'd only

re punch:
yes, I'd only consider the desk punch. I like how you can adjust to smaller papers, but does the rollerbind also have that adjustment slider thingy, I looked and didn't see it as their photo showed paper in it.

I'm wondering if our new staples has roller bind in it? shop without the shipping?

re 'good covers on the rings': okay, I don't see how the rings are covered *red face*

are you telling me the book covers? such as the hardish translucent covers? I love those. wish the sets came in several sizes. I think I'm going to revamp0 my shopping lists to a junior size and keep them pre printed for easy access.

re: matte covered - I'll go back to my levenger order I have in process and make sure I don't get matte. I saw color, but not finish so confused.

I ordered some (I think it's) medium size, and here's why ---

here's what I'm using my first kit binder thingy for --- with my ADD and some learning issues, I have a hard time with papers and piles and feeling time enough to know what to do next or to do today.

so it's set up l;ike this: and it's almost like a tickler, in that I haven't punched anythin g, they are just sitting in there loose.

letter size
translucent cover
daily page showing - using my zwipes pen

then I have some notebook papers the multicolored ones that I'm using as tabs - each with a durable filing post it note --- one tab for EACH to do...with any accompanying papers. it helps me 'verb' my way through my day.

I've tried and tried to keep the standard phone calls in a phone call tab, but it makes no sense to me that way.

Other sources

https://www.ezpromostore.com/leedsretail/products/484/8460 -- $30 -- minimum quantity probably applies.

or

http://promocentral.com/3050-16.html for $1 !!
(actually, I called and the guy I spoke to said that this was a mistake. He can sell a minimum of 12 at $27.95 each)
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OMG Ygor, I clicked on that

OMG Ygor, I clicked on that link and went crazy for a minute thinking of getting a slug of them for $1 each and then my profit, then I noticed your warning of the mistake (BOO HOO)

btw, how do I keep track of all these handy dandy links? keep it very very basic, I don't understand much of the computer language used here :)

The short answer...

is that I do not keep track.
I did a search, just now, looking for prices of punches and found that $1 punch thru Google. It seemed way too good to be true, so I called.
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maybe I won't try either

maybe I won't try either then...

Levenger desk punch vs. portable punch

I bought the sample kit too. I have had other circa notebooks in the past and finally getting my stuff together to make my own.

I did just what _ygor_ said. I applied my $40 gift card to the purchase of the desk punch and got some extra discs so I can make my own covers and have fun with getting organized again. I have a zippered folder in my work bag for carrying printed pages home to use the Ultra-substantial desk punch. I use it to present my design layouts for clients.. I have sold a couple of clients on getting the system for themselves. (I get the layout back when the final print goes to press.) I like being able to punch multiple pages at once, up to 8-I think. The portable punch can't handle quite that many pages.

The portable punch is made of metal--you won't break the punch. But the punch guide that is used for lining up the punches, that's made of plastic and can break. It's also a finicky enough system that if the paper wiggles while you do your second and third punches, you'll notice the friction when turning the pages.

I got my mom the travel one for her birthday, she loves that one too, but wishes it had a little more consistency for her added pages. She likes the compact profile and portability (my mom is a teacher and adds new pages to her notebooks on a daily basis). For an "on the fly" guide she uses one of the stiff plastic covers marked with placement guides. Less breakable.

Hope this helps.
persephony4

okay, I think I'll braven up

okay, I think I'll braven up here - making your own covers reminded me that I have a TON of cardstock for tabs and such. I love the one on my desk here, but the tabs are hard to see, so I can cut down some larger cardstock and make the tabs reach out further.

wow, it all worked, and

wow, it all worked, and thank you!

I put in a big order...
covers, desk punch, disks and zip pockets, and out of pocket to me is $37.80. used gift card, plus that handy code,

thanks again!

Ordered my first Circa notebooks

Yea, thanks for that code Ygor! I do receive the promotional emails from Levenger, but I accidentally deleted the one with the 20% off code. I was going to make my first Circa purchase this afternoon, but came here first. Needless to say, I was very happy to see the code posted above, and immediately went to Levenger to order my first Circa notebooks.

I’m really excited. In addition to the desk hole puncher, I bought a Circa Bookcloth Junior and Bookcloth PDA, colored tab dividers for both notebooks and a page finder. Saved more than $30 using the code.