The rings close tight so papers don't come out. The rings also open where they're attached to the binder, not in the middle, so to add something in the middle you have to remove a stack of papers. This might be good if you didn't ever need to rearrange things.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
We generate a LOT of paperwork that needs to be archived and organized to it is easily accessible. These binders are durable and stand up to years of use. We only ever buy white so I couldn't begin tell you what other colors are available.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend