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The Deluxe Black Folder

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The Deluxe Black Folder is our flagship folder, renowned as a sturdy, lightweight, comfortable music folder. This versatile music folder is ideal for singers, and both conductors and singers alike love that this folder can open flat. Elegant and durable, its first tactile impressions are of quality and of value that will last. This music folder can be customized to your needs.

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Please select the number of lines you would like to imprint at a given location on a music folder. You can use the Preview Imprinting button to preview the text imprinting

AMid-top, front: Centered

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BUpper right front; Right Justified

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CLower right front; Right Justified

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Repeated Text Imprinting (ie. same text on every folder):

 

Individual Folder Custom Imprinting:

AInside Top Left

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AMid-top, back: Centered

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BUpper right back; Left Justified

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CLower right back; Left Justified

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The Deluxe Black Folder is the flagship folder we produce - a durable, lightweight, ergonomic folder with options available to suit a wide range of requirements. This is one of the best folders available for singers and conductors; an elegant lightweight folder at good value. It's frequently chosen as a gift, too.

One of the more important features that differ our folders from other folders is the bottom strap, which is attached at the outside base of the folder and detachable from a low-profile button on the front so it can open fully. This gives three benefits: more room inside; page turns that don't scrape against the strap; and lastly, a bookmark: that bottom strap angles in at 45 degrees when closing the folder, to act as a bookmark for impromptu bows during concerts - with no panic at the next upbeat - because you're on the right page when the folder opens again.

The folder has a comfortable hand strap at the back for you to hold it securely, and the deeply-textured leatherette aids in dissipating perspiration from your hand if you are performing under hot stage lights. A lightweight aluminum hinge is riveted securely inside, to give the folder superior rigidity and durability, and all folders come with a minimum of 10 lengths of elasticized cord. You can slide your opened music behind a cord, to retain it in concert order, impossible to drop, and faster to find during rehearsal. Extra cords and ring adaptors for hole-punched paper are also available.

Expandable pockets store surplus music. All folders include a name card pocket and name card, and hold US Letter and A4 and all common score sizes with ease. Larger works or hymnals can rest in the folder, sure not to slip out because of the bottom strap, or you can put multiple cords in different places in the music like bookmarks, to flip to that point or to skip sections quickly.

Finally, a popular option is a clear pocket that overlays the existing left pocket. You can read your concert program or church service bulletin through the transparent pocket, instead of having to pull it up to see the lower portion of the page. It's also handy for notes such as changes in standing order and rehearsal plans for directors. Photos, especially from choirs that tour, tend to end up in that clear pocket too.

Specifications & Key Features

  • Dimensions (width x height): (10 7/8 x 12 7/8)in. or (276 x 327)mm
  • Weight: 13.9 oz. (395g)
  • Two pencil holders
  • Cross strap at the base of the folder
    • Angles in when closed to become a bookmark for mid-concert bow
  • Durable, lightweight black leatherette
  • Wide inner aluminum hinge with elasticized cords to hold scores
  • Metal corner protectors to protect from wear and tear
  • Business card pocket with name card
  • Expandable pockets
  • Holds North American and international paper sizes
  • Hand strap on the back for secure grip

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Comparison of features and options in our family of choral music folders: The Black Folder (standard) The Black Folder (deluxe) Ringbinder CHORALEX Compact
"Oh, wow!" light weight good good better best
Ambidextrous rear hand strap y y y y
Slim size when open in concert - - y y
Two pencil holders y y y y
Bottom strap design allows use as a bookmark, during a bow y y y y
Bottom strap outer attachment avoids scraped page turns y y y y
Bottom strap design allows more room inside y y y y
Bottom strap unbuttons to open folder wide - y y y
Folder can lie essentially flat e.g. for director - y y -
Two storage pockets expanding on all 3 sides y y - -
Curved pocket at right expanding at 1 edge - - y y
Clear pocket through which to read program order o o y y
3/4" ring adaptor o o - o
1" ring adaptor - - y o
1-touch tab opener and patented interlock to prevent ring mis-alignment - - y -
Deep grained leatherette lets hand breathe comfortably for hours y y y y
One-piece core flexes from creases only (no breakable plastic welds) - (stitched center) - (stitched center) y y
Name card and name card pocket always included in cost y y y y
Comes with 10 cords, each to hold one score y y - y
Double cords to maximum of 20 o o - o
Corner protectors y y y y
Radius edges all around inner hinge, to avoid sharp corners y y - y
Much larger rivets, to keep straps tight for decades y y y y
Double-headed rivets to further increase durability y y y y
Choir name imprints on group orders at $2 / folder or less o o o o
Singer's name imprints at $5 / folder ($5 imprint minimum) o o o o
Logo imprinting in gold, other colors, or just heat-impressed: "blind debossed" o o o o
Legend: (y) yes; (-) no or n/a; (o) option

The Deluxe Black Folder:

Removable ring adaptors: