“ Manufacturer: Paperchase / Type: A pink lever arch with cats on it from Paperchase „
Paperchase Crayon Cats Lever Arch
Being a university student who has masses of notes I feel I have become a bit of an aficionado of lever arch files. I have a vast collection, and they all seem to be bright, and colourful. I think this was supposed to be a way to encourage me to want to open them up... (Wishful thinking).
I chose the file because it was a nice shade of pink. It depicts cartoon cats, in funky colours. Overall I find the design attractive, and the file does have some design features that I like. The spine of the file has a round hole in it, making it easy to pull out of the jam packed shelf it is on. This is surrounded by metal, with acts to reinforce it. The lever arch works in the same way as others I have, in that I pull a lever up, and it open the 'hooks' of the file. It has two of these, set at a standard distance. The width of the file seems to be the same at others I have.
I have to admit the file has not really traveled, I prefer to take a small file to university, so that when I drop them there is less paper to go flying when they fall open (lesson learned in college when two years psychology notes went every where - with no dates on them). Also they do get rather heavy when filled... I therefore cannot comment on how well the covering to the sturdy cardboard file will wear. It is worth noting it does not have metal corner protectors, which I do find to be useful.
The 'clip' that these files come with did not last long, and as been replaced with one that came out of an old broken file. I personally find the clip to be really valuable, but the little plastic depressor just didn't last very long.
Overall I feel it is a three star file - it loses on for the lack of metal corner protection, and the flimsy clip, and another for the cost. It cost in the region of £5 - £6 which is not unusual in paperchase, but there are much cheaper options out there.