Why Colour Code Your Files?

By Charles Broady

Colour code systems allow you to replace time-consuming, tedious and costly manual fingering searches by a "glance" check, requiring only seconds to scan thousands of folders for misfiles.  Large filing systems are usually colour coded on the end tab so that files can be shelved at multiple heights.  This allows you to stack files higher than with top tab type folders which have to be seen from above.   A greater density of files is more efficient and less expensive because of the reduction in costly real estate.

Professional records managers use shelf files and colour code systems.  Acme's colour code systems virtually eliminate misfiles because colours are interpreted instantly and misfiles are detected immediately so retrieval functions become more efficient.

The Acme colour coding system known as Kromakode set the industry standard some 50 years ago. It uses the colours of the rainbow on the identifying tab of a folder. This allows for faster, more accurate file retrieval, tracking and return. Whether you choose an alphabetic or numeric Kromakode system, when placed in our open system shelving or cabinets, the colour code labels create distinctive patterns that clearly indicate each file's correct position. Misfiles are a thing of the past with Kromakode and, with Acme's charge-out systems, file tracking has never been easier.

See our colour code basics document for more detailed information.  Acme Visible has a huge range of alphabetic, numeric, month and year labels to choose from.