First of all, this holds 12 x 12 or smaller paper fine, but if the paper has a decorative strip edge, which is becoming more common, then this doesn't work well. It needs to be an inch larger all around, so the paper doesn't protrude and get bent by the cords which hold this closed. Also, since the cords have metal ends on the inside back cover of this, you need to put cardboard as the bottom sheet or your paper will get dents in it. Really, the only good thing about it is that the cover is made from very strong coverboard. It needs a redesign to be larger and for the closure to be different.