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Ring BinderRing Binders and Accessories

Need a presentation ring binder or even want to make your own? We stock all the ring binders and accessories that you need, whether it’s ring mechanisms, rivets to fix them in place or tab dividers to go into the binders. If you can’t see what you’re looking for just give us a call.

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How do I fix ring mechanisms into different folders?

Attaching ring mechanisms into a presentation folder using rivets involves a straightforward process. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

Materials and Tools Needed:

  1. Ring Mechanism:
    • Purchase the appropriate ring mechanism for your presentation folder. These mechanisms typically come with holes for rivets.
  2. Presentation Folder:
    • Choose a presentation folder with a cover made of sturdy material. Ensure that the folder can accommodate the size of the ring mechanism.
  3. Rivets:
    • Select rivets that are suitable for your project. Rivets come in various sizes and materials, so choose ones that match the size of the holes in your ring mechanism.
  4. Rivet Gun or Rivet Setting Tool:
    • Obtain a rivet gun or rivet setting tool. This tool is essential for properly setting and securing the rivets.
  5. Drill (Optional):
    • Depending on your folder and ring mechanism, you may need a drill to create holes in the folder cover if they are not already present.


  1. Determine Placement:
    • Decide where you want the ring mechanism to be placed on the presentation folder cover. Ensure that it is centred and aligned properly.
  2. Prepare the Folder:
    • If the folder doesn’t already have holes for the rivets, mark the locations where you want to insert the rivets. You can use a ruler or a template to ensure accuracy.
  3. Drill Holes (if necessary):
    • If there are no existing holes, use a drill to create holes in the marked locations. Ensure that the holes match the size of the rivets.
  4. Attach the Ring Mechanism:
    • Align the holes in the ring mechanism with the holes in the presentation folder cover.
  5. Insert Rivets:
    • Insert a rivet through each hole, from the inside of the folder to the outside. Ensure that the head of the rivet is on the inside of the folder.
  6. Secure Rivets:
    • Use a rivet gun or rivet setting tool to secure the rivets. Follow the tool’s instructions for proper usage. Typically, the tool will compress the rivet, creating a secure and tight fit.
  7. Repeat for All Holes:
    • If your ring mechanism has multiple holes, repeat the process for each one. Ensure that the mechanism is securely attached to the presentation folder.
  8. Test the Movement:
    • Test the movement of the ring mechanism to ensure that it opens and closes smoothly without any binding.
  9. Finishing Touches:
    • Trim any excess length from the rivet stems if needed, ensuring a neat and clean appearance.
  10. Inspect and Adjust:
    • Inspect the attachment points and ensure that the ring mechanism is securely fixed. If necessary, make adjustments to the rivets for a snug fit.

By following these steps, you can effectively attach a ring mechanism to a presentation folder using rivets. This method provides a durable and professional way to incorporate ring binders into custom presentation materials.