Westrim makes the strap hinge albums and it has been bantered about that they are the company that made the albums for CM.
You can still purchase Westrim albums and refills many places...Joann's, HL, Amazon...etc.
They are no different than the CM albums as far as I understand. You may not be able to use the refills interchangeably, if the staples are spaced differently, but otherwise...they're the same.
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