Paper & Image Estimating Guide

  • Standard
    Document Storage
  • Popular Bound
    Document Storage
  • Microfilm Types &
    Estimating Images
Unbound Paper
150-175 Pages Per Inch
Standard File Box
2,000 – 2,500 Pages Per Box
Banker Style Boxes
4,500 – 5,000 Pages Per Box
Lateral File Cabinet
5,000 – 6,000 Pages Per Drawer
Vertical File Cabinet
2,500 – 3,500 Pages Per Drawer
Open Shelving
1,500 Pages Per Horizontal Foot
Color Photos
100 – 120 Photos Per Inch
Engineering Drawing (unfolded)
125 – 150 Sheets Per Inch
1” Binder
175 – 225 Pages Each
2” Binder
275 – 300 Pages Each
3” Binder
375 – 500 Pages Each
4” Binder
600 – 750 Pages Each
5” Binder
Up to 950 Pages Each
2-Hole 1” Binder
225 – 240 Pages Each
2-Hole 2” Binder
450 – 480 Pages Per Inch
Velo Binder
200 – 300 Pages Per Each
Plastic Coil/Spiral Binder
175 – 200 Maximum Pages Each
Image Reduction
Microfiche Film
105mm Master Microfiche

Identify by: No Color Stripe
at the top of thefilm images.
ALWAYS B/W on clear film.

105mm DuplicateMicrofiche

Indentify by: Color Stripe at
the top of the film & images
can be blue in color.

Roll Film
16mm Master Rolls

Identify by: Images always black,
thicker film & usually in a black
plastic or paper film box.

16mm Duplicate Rolls

Identify by: Blue images, thin
film, loaded into a C-Clip,
3M style or other type of cartridge

Aperture Cards

125 – 135 Cards Per Inch