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The Standard Black Folder
The Standard Black Folder
The Standard Black Folder
The Standard Black Folder
The Standard Black Folder
The Standard Black Folder
The Standard Black Folder
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The Standard Black Folder

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Out of Stock, Pre-Order required. We may have factory seconds if you'd like to order immediately.

Created nearly 25 years ago, the Standard Black Folder is renowned as a sturdy, lightweight, comfortable music folder. Elegant and durable, its first tactile impressions are of quality and value that will last. While the Standard Black Folder opens wide to an ideal angle for singers, note that both conductors and singers love the similar '‘Deluxe Black Folder'’, which further opens flat. This folder can be customized to your needs and is often popular with large ensembles.

Pre-Order Information

Pre-Orders reserve future production for you in our current allocation of B2C (direct sales to musicians: 50%+) and B2B (sales to music stores, up to 50%), from each production run.Full disclosure:

We are currently producing thousands of folders each month for you. We typically produce 2000-3000 of one type of folder at a time and cycle through about 5 types of our most popular folders. So, it might be a few weeks to a few months if 'your' folder is in an upcoming production run (that is not already fully reserved). Or it might be 3-6 months if the next production run of a few thousand folders is ALREADY filled up and we cycle through building 10,000-15000 other folders before doing 'your' type again.

Our this-year goal is to ramp up to about 6000-8000 folders/month which should meet demand and catch up. That's a lot of folders.

Thanks for your patience and understanding of this fair system of reservation that we are implementing.

Good for large ensembles
Many options
The classic choice
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Product Description

"The Standard Black Folder is 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; an elegant lightweight folder at good value. It is a frequent choice of large groups who present a consistent appearance with all folders open to the same angle in concert.

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. 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. Note that the base strap in the Standard Black Folder is permanently attached, so it cannot open flat.

The folder has a comfortable hand strap at 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 these folders come with a minimum of 10 lengths of elasticized cord. You can slide each piece of your opened music score behind a cord in the middle, to hold 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 choices as you order.

Expandable pockets store surplus music. All folders include a name card pocket and name card, left and right pencil holders, and they 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 to flip to that point or to skip sections quickly, using each cord like a bookmark.

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."

Product Specifications

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 10 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

Product Videos

The Standard Black Folder

Removable 3 Ring Adaptor

Volume Discounts (per identical line item)

Individual orders: Yes! You can order just one...but consider taking two, or a few with friends, to quickly save when sharing shipping.

Group orders: When you place an order for as little as 15 (*identical*) folders, we extend quantity discounts:

Normal price applies to orders with fewer than 15 folders

(Tip: order with friends and save on shipping!)

4% discount applies to items at quantity 15-34.

6% discount applies to items at quantity 35-49.

8% discount applies to items at quantity 50-74.

10% discount applies to items at quantity 75-124.

11% discount applies to items at quantity 125-199.

12% discount applies to items at quantity 200 and higher.

As you order, set the quantity first if you are customizing many folders with repeated imprinting (i.e. a group name or logo).

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