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A Guide to Copyholders

What is a copyholder?

A copyholder, or copy stand, is a document holder on which a document can be mounted and displayed for typing and reference. Copyholders can stand independently on your desktop or can be attached to your desktop with a table clamp or to your computer monitor.

Why might I need a copyholder?

If you need to reference a document for typing, say, it is a lot more comfortable for you if the document is mounted at eye level and this is what a copyholder, or copy stand, does. The document is clasped to the copyholder in a similar fashion to a clipboard and the copyholder is placed in a suitable position. This is an ergonomic solution to consulting documents – there is no need to strain your neck by constantly turning your head. The document is always open on the page you require to reference, leaving your hands free for typing. A copyholder thus increases your productivity and also reduce clutter on your desktop.

Copyholder features

We have a range of copyholders to choose from, suiting different purposes and budgets. Depending on the copyholder, particular features may include:

  • A4 and foolscap accommodation
  • Line guide rulers
  • Portrait or landscape faceplate
  • Multi-positional adjustment
  • Adjustable height
  • Adjustable tilt
  • Swivel (so that the copyholder can be swung out of the way when not in use)
  • Dry-wipe memo board
  • Booklift copyholders for large textbooks and manuals

If you are not sure which copyholder is most suited for your needs, or would like some advice on any of our products, give us a call on 0345 567 4000. We're always happy to hear from you.