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  • Question for Circa users about punch

    Hi all,

    I'm new here. I've just downloaded GTD to my Kindle and have ordered the Circa system from Levenger to use as my notebook.

    I have a question about the Circa desktop punch which I've also ordered and is due to arrive on Monday. I like to use a ticker file that has the 1-31 poly tabs and Jan-Dec poly tabs. I want to move this from the big bulky box on my desk to a homemade Circa notebook. This way I can bring it home with me on the days that I work from home instead of in the office. Currently that is not an option for me being in the box on my desk. Has anyone punched a poly file using the desktop punch and if so, was it a clean cut and easy to do?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Rollabind sheet protectors

    I'm not sure what you mean by "poly file".
    Are you referring to the thin plastic sleeves sold as "sheet protectors"?
    It is possible to find those pre-punched for 8.5x11" Circa.
    $7.45/10, $29.95/50
    http://www.rollabind.com/refills/sheet-protectors

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Julian View Post
      I'm not sure what you mean by "poly file".
      Are you referring to the thin plastic sleeves sold as "sheet protectors"?
      It is possible to find those pre-punched for 8.5x11" Circa.
      $7.45/10, $29.95/50
      http://www.rollabind.com/refills/sheet-protectors
      Hi Julian,

      Thanks for the response. The ones I am talking about are about the same thickness and material as the clear Circa covers but are for a stand filebox on my desk and are labeled 1 thru 31 and Jan thru Dec. I already have these for the tickler system I currently use and would like to convert them to Circa rather than buy more stuff. I've spent about $250 on my initial Circa investment and that is about my limit for now.

      Essentially I guess I am asking if the desktop punch is capable of punching the same material the clear covers are made out of. Does that make sense?

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      • #4
        I have the desk punch for circa, and I think it would handle the thickness you describe.

        The issue I see is that those dividers are going to add a great deal of bulk and thickness to your circa notebook, so at minimum you'll need larger rings. I find anything larger than the standard ring size to be awkward. JMO

        In the interim, you could either use regular dividers and punch those, or use circa paper and some post-it tape flags for tabs. They make thicker ones that would be perfect for that.

        Greta

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Kirstin View Post
          Hi Julian,

          Thanks for the response. The ones I am talking about are about the same thickness and material as the clear Circa covers but are for a stand filebox on my desk and are labeled 1 thru 31 and Jan thru Dec. I already have these for the tickler system I currently use and would like to convert them to Circa rather than buy more stuff. I've spent about $250 on my initial Circa investment and that is about my limit for now.

          Essentially I guess I am asking if the desktop punch is capable of punching the same material the clear covers are made out of. Does that make sense?
          The circa punch seems well-made, but is pricey. It punches well through a few sheets of paper at a time. I would be very hesitant to use it to attempt punching through 43 pieces of plastic which are considerably thicker than paper, and expect the punch to last. I would try using paper tabs from an office supply store. You can probably re-punch three-hole paper to circa w/o too many problems.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gretajean View Post
            I have the desk punch for circa, and I think it would handle the thickness you describe.

            The issue I see is that those dividers are going to add a great deal of bulk and thickness to your circa notebook, so at minimum you'll need larger rings. I find anything larger than the standard ring size to be awkward. JMO

            In the interim, you could either use regular dividers and punch those, or use circa paper and some post-it tape flags for tabs. They make thicker ones that would be perfect for that.

            Greta
            Thanks Greta! I actually plan to use that as its own notebook that I will keep on my desk but be able to put in my bag when I will be working remotely. The tabs will actually be the covers as well as the dividers and I've ordered large rings for it already. I ordered 1" and 1.5" so hopefully one of them will work.

            My order actually arrived today and it wasn't due until Monday so I've been happily arranging my notebook that I will be carrying around and I've tried out the punch on paper and a thin plastic file folder with great success! I'm very excited about this whole thing!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mcogilvie View Post
              The circa punch seems well-made, but is pricey. It punches well through a few sheets of paper at a time. I would be very hesitant to use it to attempt punching through 43 pieces of plastic which are considerably thicker than paper, and expect the punch to last. I would try using paper tabs from an office supply store. You can probably re-punch three-hole paper to circa w/o too many problems.
              So are you saying if I punch all 43 plastic folders that I'll wear it out? I might email Levenger before I attempt it to find out if it is guaranteed and/or advised for that type of use.

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              • #8
                You can punch it, though ...

                Kirstin,

                I've punched Circa-cover-weight plastic some time ago and I recall it possible, but difficult. However, there's no need to punch these yourself since they are available in bulk (try Levenger and Rollabind). The same is true for plastic folders. Punchable. Also available commercially in the UK. I can look for more info if you need it.

                I agree that with Greta your proposed system is unlikely to work because it will be far too bulky and difficult to flip the pages.

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