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    Color Coded Strip Labels


    Color Coded Strip Labels.

    American Filing Solutions is an industry leader producing factory-applied strip labels for compatible, color coded systems. We uses various printing technologies to create color coded systems that are compatible with any system. We stocks many of the most common systems available. These systems include Ames®, Acme® Visible, Barkley®, Col’R Tab®, GBS®, Jeter®, SavTyme®, Smead® and Tab® Products. Color coded systems can be applied to any standard folder, pocket or jacket. The product can be collated into any sequence you require and is ready to use out of the carton.

    Computer Generated Color-Coded Strip Labels

    Minimum Order 1000 Labels. These labels can have variable information from customer supplied data or can be generated in sequential order. Contact Customer Service for details.

    Production: Standard production time is estimated at 3-4 Weeks, after an approved label design. Contact customer service at 1-888-891-1970 or email at to verify current production time for your specific request.


    Label Design Fee $200.00 Net/Per Lot


    Hand Application to Folders * $200.00 Each


    Applies to standard manila folders with 3/4" Expansion, pressboard folders and file jackets with no expansion. Must have a 7/8" tab exposure for auto application.


    Applies to folders with W fold expansion, file jackets with expansion and file pockets.


    All pricing below is per M (1000)

    Description 1,000 2,000 5,000 10,000 25,000+
    Non-Appplied Roll Labels
    Waterguard Non-Laminated Roll
    $228.00 $174.00 $158.00 $142.50 CALL
    Non-Appplied Roll Labels, Laminated Roll $228.00 $174.00 $158.00 $142.50 CALL
    Auto-Applied Strip Labels
    Color Coded Strip Label (With Auto-Application) *
    $296.00 $242.00 $225.00 $210.00 CALL

    Faxable Order Form (PDF).      On-Line Order Form.


    Computer Generated Labels

    Custom color code strip labels can be created from your design. Similar to regular offset printed strip labels, computer generated labels offer more features. For example, barcodes, logos, year bands and classification bands can be printed on the label. The labels can be printed in consecutive, terminal digit or alphabetic order - however you request them so the folders are ready to be used right out of the box. Labels are coated with a clear glossy or matte poly laminate giving them protection and extra strength. Strip labels are factory applied to the folder, pocket or jacket.

    Computer generated labels can be produced in a straight numeric sequence or you can supply an information disk for sequencing your labels. Data received by us should be in one of the following formats for label design production. Data must be organized and sorted into the order you wish it to be printed!

    ASCII text file (.txt) Delimited - fields in this type of file are separated by either a unique character (one that does not appear any place in your data) or by using commas (,) with quotes as a text qualifier ("). All fields should be exported as text, including numeric fields. Field names in the first record are most helpful. See samples below:

    ASCII text file (*.txt) Fixed Width - fields in this type of text file are in columns with a fixed length, with the date justified to the left of each column. See example:

    Full Name












    Custom labels.



    There should be no blank records in the data and no page breaks, headers or footers. Data should either be mailed on a disk (ZIP files are OK) or e-mailed as an attachment. Excessive manipulation or sorting of the data constitutes programming and will be charged accordingly. Approval of sequence order is required prior to label production.



    Color Matching

    To assure an acceptable color match for any finished label order, we suggest that you mail, with your order, a sample of each number (0-9) and / or alphabetic (A-Z) color. We will calibrate the color output for each order to be as close as possible to supplied samples. Signed approval of colors is required prior to label production.

    Alpabetic Filing

    • Files are arranged by names - company, subject or individual - in dictionary order.

    • Alphabetic filing is the most commonly used method for systems with less than 5,000 records.

    • Alphabetic filing methods allow anyone direct access to information contained in the files because cross-references are not needed.

    • When color coding is not used in large volume alphabetic filing systems, the repetition of common names makes filing extremely tedious and may lead to errors and frequent misfiles.

    Straight Number

    • Files are arranged by number in sequential order from the lowest to the highest.

    • Straight Numeric is the most practical filing system for large records, especially for filing systems larger than 5,000 records.

    • A benefit of straight numeric filing is that unlike large alphabetic systems there is no duplication of files - each number is unique.

    • Security of files is enhanced because access to a record is not possible without access to the alphabetic cross-reference system.

    • Straight numeric filing is the easiest and simplest system to learn, since it is based on sequential numbering. Numbers are faster to read and easier to file than letters.

    Terminal Digit

    • Terminal digit filing systems arrange files in groups according to the last digits.

    • Terminal digit filing is an efficient filing method for systems that exceed 10,000 records or have "skips" in numeric sequences that are created when social security numbers or files have been purged extensively.

    • File numbers are assigned in straight numeric sequence; however location in the file is determined by reading them in reverse order (right to left), in groups of two digits.

    • File area is divided into 100 equal sections (00-99) which expand and contract evenly.

    • File retrieval and return is distributed throughout the filing system and backshifting efforts are eliminated since old files are evenly purged.



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    4Post Personal Storage Locker.
    4Post Personal Storage Locker
    Center Tab Out Guides.
    Out Guides
    Custom Indexes Chart Divider Sets.
    Custom Indexes Chart Divider sets
    Filing Accessories.
    Filing Accessories
    ColorBar Labels Design Printing Software.
    ColorBar Labels Design Software
    Build the perfect folder for your filing needs.
    LapTop Storage Locker.
    LapTop Storage Locker
    Mobile Carts, Industrial Service Carts, Utility Carts.
    Mobile Service Carts & Utility Carts
    Large Documents Storage Filing Solutions.
    Vertical Large Document Filing
    This price last updated 8/8/2012.

    Minimum Orders:
    Effective June 1, 2013, our minimum order is $50.00. A $10.00 charge will apply on any product order of less than our minimum order amount. All orders are subject to a minimum shipping/handling charge of $15.95. All verbal / faxed / or emailed orders will be processed within 24-48 hours. Once you have placed your order via fax, email or telephone, you will receive an order acknowledgement via email or fax to confirm receipt of your order, including any estimated shipping/delivery charge if requested. You may call or email us in advance for the estimated charges. Click here for a faxable order form to place an order or to obtain a quote.

    Prices & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. Terms & Conditions Apply.


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