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16 August 2011

Free For All Tuesday No. 28

Time again for your questions.....

19 comments:

  1. What are the best hole punches for personal and A5 size that will punch more than one sheet at a time?

    Babs

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  2. I'm sure there was a post regarding this. I use KW Trio hole punch. It`s for pocket, personal and A5...all in one.

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  3. Hi Babs
    Take a look at the posts under the Punch heading

    http://philofaxy.blogspot.com/search/label/Punch

    As Katka says the KW Trio is a good one for A5, Personal and Pocket if you have more than one size to punch.

    I wouldn't bother with the plastic ones from Filofax they are ok for single sheets, but they don't work very well if you are going to be punching a lot of paper over time.

    You occasionally see offers on the FF A5 metal punch on Amazon, and there's links in the articles in the link above.

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  4. Thanks both. I'll check those out.

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  5. I'm still deciding about next year agenda insert. I need personal size for work, so I was thinking. Is there any W2P insert, but without weekend? I need to see the whole week at once, but the weekend is really waste of space for me. Has anybody seen something like that?

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  6. @Katka, never heard of one like that but you can print your own version using Microsoft Outlook

    My question is: I've never used a copy shop before, and I'd like to ask anyone who has used one for making Filofax refills, do you know if the copy shop staff will cut them to size as well? Thanks!

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  7. Hi all, does anyone know if Filofax have ever released a lilac A5 in leather (apart from the Domino)? I recently purchased a gorgeous lilac cross from Ebay but unfortunately it was personal size.
    Many thanks

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  8. @hw there is the A5 Finchley in Imperial Purple, not quite as light as lilac but it's the closest in the current range to the colour you want I think

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  9. @Steve, thank you for your prompt response. Unfortunately I'm being fussy and find the Imperial Purple too dark. I'm sure I saw a beautiful lilac on her a few months ago but can't remember if it was A5. I don't want to keep scanning ebay if there never was an A5 lilac filofax.

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  10. @TPS. I live literally across the road from a copy shop called Mr. Minute, a national chain of copy shops. I've used it occassionally when pushed for time, for stuff to be printed for interviews and teaching, ie application forms, resources, cards to frame etc. They do a good job, in fact an excellent job, and get everything to the right size, but are pretty expensive. So okay for small jobs, like cards sized to A5 or personal for your front covers,or tab pages, but not diaries or big batch copies I would say. Hope this helps?

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  11. How full is full up for a Filofax? Up to the central ring clip? I would love to use my Cuban Ink Filofax but think I have too much in my black Finchley to reasonably swap.Bought the Cuban thinking it had 30mm rings..... an error there. Have tried cutting down address book, but have been tearing my hair out with just phone numbers and not addresses. Any ideas of how to trim down much appreciated, or how full full up really is for any Philofaxers who use a smaller A5, also much appreciated.Thanks folks. xx

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  12. @butaben - did you get the zip Cuban or the non-zip? It's my understanding that the zip version has the 30 mm rings. I've been contemplating getting one, but I'll reconsider if it doesn't come with the 30 mm rings. That's the draw for me. My personal Malden is crammed full right now.

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  13. @ butaben (again) - did you mean Cuban personal size or A5 didn't have the 30 mm rings?

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  14. @ terriknits - Yes, the A5 Cuban has 25mm rings and the Cuban Zip 30mm. Don't forget that the A5 Cuban Zip is now discontinued, so don't leave it too long before buying one!

    I find it fascinating that so many A5 folk here on Philofaxy struggle to fit everything into 25mm rings and some yearn for a return to 35mm. With so much info (such as addresses, phone numbers etc) now held on handheld devices, I'm convinced that slim is the way it's got to go. Big rings may hold more pages, but add to weight and size. And do you really need to lug all that stuff around all day, everyday?

    At the other extreme, I've been using Flex for the past few weeks (thanks to Salesperson of the Year Imy!) but I do miss my rings to put pages in order and then be able to discard or file elsewhere at will.

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  15. @tim - I'm looking at the personal Cuban zip. If/when I go for an A5, it will be the Malden!

    I -do- have my contacts in my BlackBerry and not in my Filo. But it's still crammed full of Other Important Stuff that I can't seem to be without!

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  16. @terriknits - gosh! I've never considered Personal size and yes, it's available and does have 30mm rings! It'll be a chunky beast, but looking across at my wife's 23mm ringed personal FF, which is bulging at the seams, it could be a sound investment! Good luck!

    As for Malden - it seems to be the 2011 runaway winner in A5. However, I've another idea which I'll post when I get chance...

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  17. This sort of thing is a sinch for any professional printers who naturally have all the equipment. I often take a ream of A4 copier paper to a print shop in order to have the ream guillotined into A5 or A6 size. As an existing customer they usually do so a quick job for free, but I have never been charged more than £2.

    I once asked them to process a ream to 171x94 personal sized paper and asked them to hole it; they holed the first lot with 8mm instead of 6mm holes, but I think because of their time in sorting an initial technical problem they charged £5 for doing those 1,500 sheets. Still, at .5 pence per sheet for paper and cutting/holing it was a good deal and ensured a good supply of quality paper.

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  18. @Scoot. I guillotine my own A5 card, and buy A5 paper for printing onto. It's the batch photocopying for diaries etc especially in colour that is so expensive at my local copy shop. So I just use it for the odd copy of a lovely card or something special. xx

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  19. Butaben
    I have my own paper trimmer, but it is for smaller jobs. Better to get the ones that have a capacity of 10+ 80gsm sheets as the ones that can handle 5 sheets tend to be poor with thicker card.

    For A5 filofax’s my principal use of card is for dividers but taking into account the tabs I have to use more than ½ an A4 sheet of card … and therefore wasting a good sized piece of card …. but…
    I once saw a lady’s personal Filofax with a divider shaped as a cut out plant! The stem went up the side (had holes in it) and one of the flower’s popped above the page top to act as a tab. Tried such cut out’s but found one major problem …. Writing on paper backed by such dividers can be problematic because it isn’t an even surface. Still, few dividers can compare with cream card and a few dried/flatenned flowers on it.

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