Q and A: Choose the Perfect Sheet Protector Weight

Often times, our customers look to us to make suggestions on how to use our items. Whether they need help for a particular situation or just want more information on how to best use a product, we at C-Line are happy to guide them in the right direction!

Here is a recent question we received from a customer.


While I was purchasing poly products from C-Line, I realized that there are a variety of weights for your poly sheet protects such as super heavyweight, heavyweight, standard weight and economy weight. I am not familiar with these terms, and was wondering what is the difference between the weights?


First off let me say, thank you for your question!

I totally understand how overwhelming it can feel like when you are trying to find the perfect sheet protector, especially when C-Line has multiple options available to choose from. The issue you’re describing is actually very common and fortunately, I have the answer for you.

C-Line's Sheet Protector WeightsThere are four main sheet protector weights, which are super heavyweight, heavy weight, standard weight and economy weight.

Super Heavyweight Sheet Protectors offer maximum durability plus outstanding performance in preserving and protecting high-use presentation materials, letters and reports.  A good example of a Super Heavyweight Sheet Protector is the 61003, which does not require any sheet punching. Plus, it is clear on both sides allowing files to appear more clean and crisp.

Heavyweight Sheet Protectors offer extra durability for permanent storage of frequently used materials. The Mini Heavyweight Poly Sheet Protectors are great for storing recipes or for storing 8.5 x 5.5 inserts without the photocopy sticking.

Standard Weight Sheet Protectors offer durable storage for documents and reference materials. It is best for lightly referenced documents. The durable non-glare Standard Weight Poly Sheet Protector (62048) is great for permanent storage for your materials and more flexible compared to the super heavyweight and heavy weight poly products.

Economy Weight Sheet Protectors are extra thin and are great for lengthy documents, which makes it easier for transporting documents. Product 62067 is C-Line’s most economical weight sheet protector. It’s light in weight but very durable and great for frequently used materials.

C-Line's Sheet Protector Weights

This is the Super Heavyweight Sheet Protector (left) compared with the Economy Weight Sheet Protector (right). The Super Heavyweight is more rigid as you can tell from the edges. However, the economy weight is thinner and flexible.

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