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Custom binders for every need

A binder can be so much more than just a binder: Meet a versatile organizer that exceeds your expectations!

No more “one size fits all” – our custom formats range from half sheet to oblong!

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Half Sheet Notebook Binder

If you don’t need full sized sheets, the half sheet binder (5.5″ x 8.5″ paper) fits easily into a briefcase, messenger bag and a lot of purses. They may be small in size, but they still offer full branding opportunities.

Oblong 3-ring Binders 

Whether you need an 11×17 portfolio binder or a legal size folder, Corporate Image can produce a custom landscape binder to fit your needs. Landscape or oblong binders stand out in a crowd and help you get noticed by offering a stunning visual presentation for your work.They are ideal for your proposals since they not only grab attention, but also protect your larger sheets of paper.

 

From Single Panel Sample Boards to 5 Panel Architectural Folders 

We manufacture custom solutions for your unique samples. You can use a 1 panel sample board to present your product or create a 2, 3, 4 or 5 panel architectural folder to show your customers color options, textures and finishes from your product line. We can also create half panels to best suit your needs. Our new expanded capabilities allow us to produce multi panel binders that are up to 54″ wide.  

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1 Panel Sample Board

If you choose a sample board to showcase your samples, our binders board is ideal as it has proven to stand the test of time. They can be fully printed and laminated for extra protection and a unique look and feel to match your brand’s design standards.

 

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Multi panel architectural folders 

Architectural folders are specifically designed to showcase your flooring, tile, wood, glass or other product samples in a spectacular fashion. They are a compact sales tool custom designed for your unique samples.

 

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Corporate Image: Employee owned, US manufacturer creating the best custom binders, pocket folders, tab dividers, boxes and packaging.


Packaging that creates Excitement

Custom Designed Packaging for an unparalleled first impression!

Printed packaging creates an instant hands-on experience and wow factor that opens doors. Let our in-house package designers work with you to create a striking presentation for your materials and products. Opening your custom box can be as special as unwrapping a gift, presenting your materials with the style and quality that best matches your brand.

Want to see how we do it? Learn more about our in-house product design, see our production facility and meet some of the amazing people that work at Corporate Image in our new video:

No matter what you need, our in-house packaging design team can help you make it come to life

Our custom packaging is designed to present your story in a professional, organized format. Whether you choose a box, a binder or a folder, our knowledgeable staff will be there for every step of the way to ensure you receive exactly the custom product you envisioned!

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Create your own designs

Corporate Image has experience in paperboard, corrugate, and turned edge boxes of all kinds. From telescoping boxes, interlocking tuck-lock closures, or moving parts in pocket folders, we have the experience and knowledge to take your idea and send you a mock-up and template.

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Now that you’ve seen our amazing products online and in video, would you like to see them in person? Or do you need a quote? Simply reach out to us and contact your Sales Rep to talk about how we can help you with your design projects.

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+++ New capabilities at Corporate Image +++

We are excited to share our latest press release with you:

Corporate Image introduces new larger formats for architectural folders

Innovative print manufacturer opens up new opportunities with folders up to 54” wide

Corporate Image, an employee-owned company with over 35 years of experience in printing and manufacturing high quality custom presentation packaging, announces that it has recently expanded its production capabilities to produce larger formats of architectural folders and sample binders.

Of the company’s most recent product launch, President and CEO Rob Mauritz said, “We are excited to introduce this new, innovative solution: a high quality architectural folder that opens up to 54” wide! It is unlike anything in the industry and because we can produce it entirely in-house, our customers save time and money.” Julia Hulsebus, Marketing & Business Development Director for Corporate Image says, “Our new architectural folders give our customers the ability to present their full line of product samples; all of their colors, textures, finishes, and more, in this compact sales tool. The customization options we offer are a real ‘game-changer’ in the field of sample binders and architectural folders.”

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What differentiates Corporate Image’s architectural folders from similar products in the market?

  • The hinges are pressed directly into the board and lab tested to 250,000 openings without fail.
  • Custom formats can be created for each project: 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 full-sized panels as well as half panels to best fit the customer’s unique samples.
  • A custom template will be provided for all projects.
  • Every product is custom designed, printed and manufactured in-house.
  • Binders board is made from 100% post-consumer waste (FSC certification available).
  • A variety of finishing options such as laminations, foil stamping and spot UV are available to create a unique look.ciarchitectbindersvaried

 

About Corporate Image: Corporate Image is a 100% employee-owned company based in Des Moines, IA. In the past 35 years Corporate Image has pioneered some of the most innovative presentation products. The company specializes in high quality custom presentation materials including custom packaging, 3-ring custom binders, eco-friendly glueless pocket folders, fully printed tab dividers, corrugated and paperboard boxes and custom marketing kits. Corporate Image binders have won Best Binder in North America and Best Binder in the World. In addition, they have won numerous industry awards for medical marketing, in-house design, construction marketing and many more. Corporate Image is part of a family of four distinctive companies under one corporate head – LBS.

 

 

Would you like to learn more about our new capabilities?

Do you want to see our new large formats in person? Or would you like a quote? Simply contact your Sales Rep to discuss how we can help you with your design projects. We look forward to hearing about your ideas!

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Now is the time to plan your new 2017 marketing materials.

Timing is everything. Now is the time to start thinking about your 2017 marketing and product roll outs!

2017 is coming faster than you think. By starting the planning and preparation phases of designing your 2017 marketing roll out, you can lower your stress levels and get everybody on board for the new product designs.

Whether you are putting together a new flooring product roll out, the new 2017 patient information kits, or a presentation binder for your upcoming investment strategies, we can help you keep your marketing on track.

We help from product design, consulting on finishes and fabrics, samples to test and feel,  and custom templates that will help you set up your art flawlessly.

Flooring Roll outs

Plan those architect sample folders and information kits now to have everything ready to go for your beginning of the year roll outs. As you know, sometimes the 4 and 5 panel architect folders can take longer in designing exactly the right product, as well as in printing and casing. Start now to ensure your new roll outs,from new tile styles, carpeting, glass, and vinyl flooring, are on time and gorgeous!.

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Medical and financial information kits

The Health care and Medical industries are changing all the time. All the new rules that are released each year mean information has to go out to your consumers. Plan ahead with your folders, presentation binders and information kits now, to eliminate the last minute scramble in December!

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Furniture releases

You just finished mopping up after NeoCon 2016, but if you start planning now you can eliminate a lot of the last minute stress of designing your materials. Whether you need a special custom fabric box or 3-ring binder, or a unique way of packaging your information, the Corporate Image team can help you find and design exactly what you need.

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Refresh your brand

Your current pocket folders, boxes and 3-ring binders are great, but it may be time to upgrade and refresh your brand. Considering a new closure or style of presentation? Corporate Image has been creating custom printed marketing materials for years. Our staff are very knowledgeable about all of the options available to you and can help guide your project to make it spectacular.

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Corporate Image: Employee owned, US manufacturer creating the best of custom 3-ring binders, pocket folders, tab dividers, boxes and packaging.


Creative and effective tools for marketing furniture.

Finally, presentation materials that convey the quality of your furniture.

 

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Stronger, better made options to show you furniture.

Stronger

We construct our  3-ring binders by pressing the hinge directly into the board, creating the strongest hinge possible. We have had them lab tested to 250,000 flexes without fail, so even if you have heavy samples, the binders will stay even and in one piece for as long as you need them.

Printing

We offer full printing  outside and inside of your binders, pocket and sample folders.  The quality of the printing is always held to our exacting standards, so you always get the best possible outcome.

Don’t be limited! Print both the inside and out on our binders, pocket folders and boxes. PMS colors, spot UV, and varnishes all add to your options!

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Lamination

We offer a choice of Gloss, Matte and Soft Touch laminations. Soft touch adds a smooth, silky feel in the hand that arouses interest and increases protection.

Cloth and Fabric

We also have over 240 cloth options to choose from. From natural weaves to bright colors, you can showcase your furniture in a complimentary, elegant style..

Quality

Over the last few years, Corporate Image binders have won Best Binder in North America 4 times and Best Binder in the World once. On top of that, we have won 19 industry awards for everything from Medical Marketing, In House design, Construction Marketing and many more!

 

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Range

We have a wide range to fit your designs. From mini binders to 54″ architect sample folders, pocket folders of all types, and boxes from paperboard, corrugate and turned edge rigid boxes, you can match all of your presentations materials from products and proposals.

Templates

Not only will we help you design your 3-ring binders, sample folders and boxes so your materials fit perfectly, we will also give you custom templates to ensure your artwork is exactly where you want it. Whether you need to display metal finishes or a full product catalog, we can help you design the perfect folder for your needs.

Service

The Corporate Image team will help you on your project from initial ideas to final manufacturing. Our in-house product designers will create templates and mock ups of custom products to insure correct sizing and art placement, while our sales team can consult with you on finishes, construction styles, cloth types, printing issues and closure options.

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Corporate Image: Employee owned, US manufacturer creating the best of custom 3-ring binders, pocket folders, tab dividers, boxes and packaging.

 

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Designing Marketing and Sales Kits for the Contract Industry

From architectural proposals to building supply sample kits, get presentation materials as amazing as your products.

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Raising the bar of excellence to get you noticed.

We believe in aiming high. We deliver excellence from service to finished product. Sustainable papers and board, stronger hinges, innovative designs, and a wide range of finishes combine to help your presentation rise to the top.

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Whether you are showing flooring, tile, glass, carpet, wall covering, windows or the information for your vision, these cased and lined boards are idea for you. Available in 3, 4, and 5 panel architect folders ( up to 54″!) to standard portfolio binders. Customize with cloth, print, foil, Spot UV and Varnish and custom window cuts to get the exact look and feel you want, while protecting and showcasing your product.

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Our binders and sample books were lab tested to 250,000 flexes, meaning you could use the binder 20 times a day for over 30 years. If your binder is your product catalog, this insures it looks and works well long after your competition has fallen apart.

Made of sturdy 100% post consumer waste binders board, cased and lined with printed sheets or cloth, our binders and sample books start as a blank canvas for your project. We flex a hinge directly into the board, creating not only a strong hinge, but a unique opportunity for different options such as round spines.

Custom Printed Sample kit - Corporate Image

Easily show heavy samples for flooring, siding or tiles. This offers a clean design that is easy to work with at home, or at the office of an interior decorator.

Have a lot of samples? Showcase them in an attractive box

A custom box makes an excellent sample presentation. When you have too many options for a binder, a custom corrugate solutions can get you exactly what you need. With all the customizing options, your sample kit will have great shelf and desk presence as well as ease of use. Corrugates have a wide range of print options and can be designed to hold almost anything you need them to!

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We help you with product design

Corporate Image understands that your projects are unique and can work with you to find a solution that works for what you make. Our in-house product designers work with your sketches and ideas to create mock-ups and templates. You will know exactly what you are getting before you order.

A sample folder can take many forms, and different materials require new solutions. We can help create a beautiful sample book no matter how you want to showcase your products and finishes.

Corporate Image innovates and delivers exceptional products for you. Let us help you get the support and quality you need for fantastic presentations, and lower stress levels!

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Great 3-ring Binder Designs of the Month

This month, we picked three binder projects ranging from half sheet sized bar menu binders to large 5 fold architectural binders.

 

Gray’s Tied House

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About Gray’s Tied House:

Gray’s Tied House is a contemporary version of the traditional tied house that emerged in england during the 18th and 19th centuries. During that time beer was available at two types of public houses (pubs). A “tied house” was owned by a brewery and sold only beer that it brewed, while a “free house” was privately owned and featured beers from multiple breweries.

As the name implies, gray’s tied house serves products manufactured by the gray brewing company founded in 1856 by joshua gray, an irish immigrant. Since then, gray’s has continued it’s tradition of producing the finest handcrafted beers, ales and sodas in its quaint brewery and bottling facility in Janesvile, Wisconsin.

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Gray’s Tied House

 

These notebook sized binders are being used for bar menus at Gray’s Tied House. Protected by lamination, they can be wiped down if needed, but present a classy and sturdy way to present your menu.

 

 

Kathleen Leonard

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About Kathleen Leonard

Kathleen Leonard specializes in helping people sell and buy exceptional properties in the California Wine Country — just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. This is where she lives, works, entertains friends, and enjoys the good life with her husband, Bob Leonard. Kathleen founded Own the Wine Country in 2003 to help all of her clients achieve their real estate dreams in this beautiful area.

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Kathleen Leonard

 

This binder captures the beauty of the wine country while offering a perfect binder for holding information, options and news of the wine country real estate.

 

Architect Folders – New product!

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About Architect Folders

Whether you call them ringless sample binders, architect folders or sample folders, Corporate Image has worked to make a better option for showing your flooring and interior design samples. These ringless binders are strong enough to hold glass, tile, carpet and wood samples, all while sitting flat on the shelf and offering full printing and lamination options. Available in 3, 4 and 5 fold options up to 54″ long.

With room for mounting samples on the panels, when closed, the architect folder is concise and easy to carry.

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Architect Folders

 

Flooring, tile, and finishing samples need to be seen and touched. The architect folders give you the real estate to show an entire line at once, making it easy for customers and architects to decide which direction they are going.

See more great binder projects here!


Architect Folders, Sample Folders and really big, big Binders

Show your flooring, tile, glass and other architectural samples in stronger, better made folders.

now available in 3, 4 and 5 panels.

 

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Stronger

We construct our architect folders and 3-ring binders by pressing the hinge directly into the board, creating the strongest hinge possible. We have had them lab tested to 250,000 flexes without fail, so even your heavy sample folders will stay even and in one piece for as long as you need them.

Sit flat construction

Sick of having uneven sample folders? At Corporate Image we are very aware that architect folders and binders should sit flat on a shelf. Our manufacturing methods insure a straight even hinge every time, so your sample folder will stand well.

Printing

Depending on your needs, we can print on one large press sheet (no seams on the folders) or in two press sheets depending on quantity. The quality of the printing is always help to our exacting standards, so you always get the best possible outcome.

Lamination

We offer a choice of Gloss, Matte and Soft Touch laminations. Soft touch adds a smooth, silky feel in the hand that adds interest as well as protection.

Quality

Over the last few years, Corporate Image binders have won Best Binder in North America 4 times and Best Binder in the World once. On top of that, we have won 19 industry awards for everything from Medical Marketing, In House design, Construction Marketing and many more!

From mini, notebook sized binders, standard 3-ring binders to 54″ 5 fold sample folders, we specialize in creating custom products that exceed your expectations and wow your customers.

 

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Contact us to learn more!


Sample Folders and Marketing for the Contract Industry

From architectural proposals to building supplies to furniture, get presentation materials as amazing as your products.

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Because good is not good enough.

We believe in aiming high. We deliver excellence from service to finished product. Sustainable papers and board, stronger hinges, innovative designs, and a wide range of finishes combine to help your presentation rise to the top.

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Binders with the strength to perform, and the flexibility to be what you need.

Whether you are showing flooring, tile, glass, carpet, wall covering, windows or the information for your vision, these cased and lined boards are ideal for you. Customize with cloth, print, foil, Spot UV and Varnish and custom window cuts to get the exact look and feel you want, while protecting and showcasing your product.

Our binders and sample books were lab tested to 250,000 flexes, meaning you could use the binder 20 times a day for over 30 years. If your binder is your product catalog, this ensures it looks and works well long after your competition has fallen apart.

Made of sturdy 100% post consumer waste binders board, cased and lined with printed sheets or cloth, our binders and sample books start as a blank canvas for your project. We flex a hinge directly into the board, creating not only a strong hinge, but a unique opportunity for different options such as round spines.

Custom Portfolio binder Sample kit - Corporate Image

Easily show heavy samples for flooring, siding or tiles. This offers a clean design that is easy to work with at home, or at the office of an interior decorator.

Have a lot of samples? Showcase them in an attractive box.

Corrugate sample cases for architectural and design samples - Corporate ImageCustom printed corrugate sample kits - Corporate ImageA custom box makes an excellent sample presentation. When you have too many options for a binder, a custom corrugate solution can get you exactly what you need. With all the customizing options, your sample kit will have great shelf and desk presence as well as ease of use. Corrugates have a wide range of print options and can be designed to hold almost anything you need them to!

 

Grand Rapids Chair showcased their metal finishes in this concise, well designed box. The magnetic closure added more elegance and a satisfying “click”.

We help you with product design.

Corporate Image understands that your projects are unique and can work with you to find a solution that works for what you make. Our in-house product designers work with your sketches and ideas to create mock-ups and templates. You will know exactly what you are getting before you order.

A sample book can take many forms, and different materials require new solutions. We can help create a beautiful sample book no matter how you want to showcase your products and finishes.

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Not all proposals and sample kits are huge: custom pocket folders and portfolios.

A custom pocket folder can make a memorable impression. Corporate Image offers you options from working with high end printed folders and boxes, to using fabric and specialty papers along with foil and debossing.

From glueless folders, portfolio closures, oblong and standard folders, Corporate Image has the knowledge and range to make your proposal stand out. Need a non-standard folder to fit your materials? Not a problem. Let our product designers help you get it right.

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Architectural firms, building suppliers and the full range of the contract industry from windows to furniture need great materials to get noticed and get jobs. Corporate Image has spent over 30 years building our knowledge, perfecting our skills, and innovating new products to make sure your company looks its best. Let us help you move forward on your next project.

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Marketing and Sales Kits for the Contract Industry

From architectural proposals to building supplies, get presentation materials as amazing as your products.

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Because good is not good enough.

We believe in aiming high. We deliver excellence from service to finished product. Sustainable papers and board, stronger hinges, innovative designs, and a wide range of finishes combine to help your presentation rise to the top.

3 ring binders with portfolio closures- Corporate Image

Whether you are showing flooring, tile, glass, carpet, wall covering, windows or the information for your vision, these cased and lined boards are idea for you. Customize with cloth, print, foil, Spot UV and Varnish and custom window cuts to get the exact look and feel you want, while protecting and showcasing your product.

Our binders and sample books were lab tested to 250,000 flexes, meaning you could use the binder 20 times a day for over 30 years. If your binder is your product catalog, this insures it looks and works well long after your competition has fallen apart.

Made of sturdy 100% post consumer waste binders board, cased and lined with printed sheets or cloth, our binders and sample books start as a blank canvas for your project. We flex a hinge directly into the board, creating not only a strong hinge, but a unique opportunity for different options such as round spines.

Custom Printed Sample kit - Corporate Image

Easily show heavy samples for flooring, siding or tiles. This offers a clean design that is easy to work with at home, or at the office of an interior decorator.

Have a lot of samples? Showcase them in an attractive box

A custom box makes an excellent sample presentation. When you have too many options for a binder, a custom corrugate solutions can get you exactly what you need. With all the customizing options, your sample kit will have great shelf and desk presence as well as ease of use. Corrugates have a wide range of print options and can be designed to hold almost anything you need them to!

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We help you with product design

Corporate Image understands that your projects are unique and can work with you to find a solution that works for what you make.Our in-house product designers work with your sketches and ideas to create mock-ups and templates. You will know exactly what you are getting before you order.

A sample book can take many forms, and different materials require new solutions. We can help create a beautiful sample book no matter how you want to showcase your products and finishes.

Corporate Image innovates and delivers exceptional products for you. Let us help you get the support and quality you need for fantastic presentations, and lower stress levels! 


an interesting list of amazing architects.

From Architectural Review:

Women in Architecture Awards 2016: shortlists revealed

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The AR is delighted to announce the shortlists for the Woman Architect of the Year and the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture

The shortlists feature women who are at the forefront of design – and bring together architects from China, England, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Sweden and the USA.

The Woman Architect of the Year category names four female architects – Tatiana Bilbao, Jeanne Gang, Kazuyo Sejima and Charlotte Skene Catling – who have demonstrated through their recent projects an outstanding impact on the sector.

The Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture shortlist features women who are using innovative architecture to effect positive social change.

Read the whole article with all the candidates (with photos of their work) here.


2015 Construction Marketing Awards

We love great design.

Creating presentation materials for Building, Architecture and the Contract industries are a big part of what we do. In our years of working with all aspects of the industry, we have created new products specifically for the needs of our clients. Whether you are designing buildings, building them or are working on the interior design, Corporate Image can help get your message out.

Many of our customer’s projects are spectacular and are recognized by various juries and design organizations.

These three projects recently won Construction Marketing Awards for 2015!

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Learn more about these custom presentation projects for the 2015 Construction Marketing Awards


Combine a Custom 3 Ring Binder and Pocket Folder for More Impact

A 3 Ring Binder and Folder Make a Great Combination

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PlayWorld’s 3 ring binder and pocket folder highlighted their corporate commitment to sustainability as well as their commitment to fun.

 

Corporate Image specializes in helping you make the most of your presentation packaging needs. We are your partner in creating great impressions that make people stop and look at your materials. The bottom line is we want to help you sell more of your products and services in the marketplace.

Combining your marketing efforts into one cohesive set can be cheaper (by doing everything at once) as well as help you look more professional. Perception of your brand can help drive up your sales and repeat business. From architecture and engineering firms, to hospitals, or financial institutions, being seen as trustworthy can make a world of difference.

A pocket folder and binder offer cohesive branding

We produced this folder and binder for secondmarket, which was really stunning because of the ultra violet coating that highlighted their logos. The binder is covered with B-Cloth, which is a poly-cotton blend that looks great and has a durable finish that resists water.

For even better presentations, try combining your custom 3 ring binder and pocket folders!


8 New Print Design Projects Get Inspired!

Working on information packaging projects? Sample Kits? 3-Ring binders? Cool pocket folders? and out of ideas?

We can help.

Here are some of the presentation folders, ring binders, boxes and other cool custom projects that went through Corporate Image recently. We thought we might share to show you some cool print design projects to get you psyched about your own projects!

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Don’t for get print in your campaign! Print offers you a tactile connection to your customer, stimulating sales and a strong commitment to your brand. Check out these 8 awesome print design projects and start drafting your own!


GDUSA 2015 American Package Design Awards

GDUSA just announced their 2015 package design award winners and three of the winners are projects Corporate Image worked on!

Check out the projects here!

Grand Rapids Chair - Winner! GDUSA 2015 package awards

Bryce Creative - Sappi Warren - GDUSA 2015 American Package Design Award winner!

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Design matters!

These projects stand out for the amazing design both graphic and package. See more of what Corporate Image can do here!


12 great presentation design projects

Presentation packaging is a wide open field ranging from 3 ring binders, pocket folders, and boxes.

Unless this is all you do, getting some new ideas of what other people are making can be very useful! Corporate Image manufactures some of the best, most innovative binders, folders and boxes around, so we have some great projects.

So here you have it, 12 great presentation packaging projects – some new, some older – that span presentations for financial, manufacturing, fashion and interior design.

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Click here to see 12 great presentation pieces!


Cloth and foil stamped 3 ring binder wins CMA STAR Award

The Construction Marketing STAR Awards for 2014 were just released and Corporate Image clients won a four of them!

Corporate Image created this cloth and foil stamped binder for WT Shade and they won at the Super STAR level – the highest level possible.

This cloth 3 ring binder is spectacular. It is clean and easy to read, the color makes it stand out on a shelf at the architects office, and the finger pull makes it easy to get off of a crowded shelf. This binder was FSC certified.

  • Cloth: Verona ABLAZE 680 (a book cloth available through LBS)
  • Ring: 1.5″ chrome D-ring
  • Foil: white gloss (cover)
  • Printing: 4 color proces (liner)

WT shade - cloth and foil stamped binder with a finger pull

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Who is WT Shade? (old site here)

We supply window coverings that provide natural lighting solutions that are innovative and superior in quality. We strive to provide our customers and end users with informed service that is responsive, respectful and resourceful. 

Windowtex was established in 1977 and over the years has become an industry and technology leader in sun control roller shade systems. 

Windowtex is committed to on-going innovation by developing our own proprietary technologies and products including unique hardware systems and electronic controls for motorized systems. Operating from a 30,000 sq. ft facility in Garden City Park, NY, Windowtex is equipped with state-of-the-art fabric cutting, heat-sealing equipment, production software, and all the other major tools necessary to produce top-of-the-line solar shading products. 

For an industry that works with beautiful fabrics, choosing a cloth 3 ring binder makes perfect sense. It is easy to see why this won the CMA Super STAR award!


Interesting Packaging Design – James Dyson Awards

PACKTASCHE

Ready to hop on your bike to go to the grocery store to get your veggies for dinner? Check out this handy cardboard carrier – sort of a bike friendly paper bag but reusable. The whole page is here, but we provided a synopsis for you here!

The Inspiration

We, two enthusiastic cyclist and architecture students from Vienna, have now been riding for eight years through Vienna on two wheels. The bike would be the perfect mean of traveling through cities and in the countrysideif it was not for the issue of shopping and transportation of things. At the shop we often asked ourselves if our bag is still big enough to transport all the goods safely back home. Is the water bottle too heavy?

 

The Function

The PACKTASCHE attracts two large business sectors. It is useable as service packaging and a transportation device for retail businesses and also as a communication medium for NGOs, events and tourism.
In retail the PACKTASCHE is designed for supermarket chains and larger business associations. The key point here is that it allows cyclists spontaneous shopping and much bigger purchases. The PACKTASCHE can therefore increase sales volumes and raise customer loyalty.
Furthermore, this new bag offers great marketing and image building opportunities to business assosciations. At the moment the PACKTASCHE is yet used for the most part as an advertising medium. A common cyclist can cover up to 10 km each trip with a relatively slow speed of 12 km per hour on average, which makes the bike the perfect mobile markting device for urban spaces. As a result of these attributes and its innovative character, the Packtasche is the ideal product for urban and regional marketing.

Besides these commercial benefits, the PACKTASCHE is still designed and made for it’s users, the common cyclists. For them, we would like to make everyday’s riding even more enjoyable by simplifying their shopping and transportational tasks. This, we believe, can increase the usage of the bycicle and broaden its acceptance within society. We consider the PACKTASCHE as our first small contribution to make the change towards sustainable mobility a reality for future generations.

One thought we had is that if you live in Seattle, or other traditionally damp areas, you may want to wax those panniers.

Thoughts from the packaging experts at Corporate Image:

Plus

  • Points for recyclability and branding opportunities.
  • Low cost and reusable
  • Innovative and fun idea.

Minus

  • Would prefer longer lasting option
  • Cardboard is not 100% recycled material
  • How much could it hold – worry the bottom would open up on rough roads

Conclusion:  4 stars out of 5

Very cool idea and in a pinch to have this option at the grocery store would be amazing.  As a branding opportunity it is great exposure and we can see these being used at bike rallies and grocery stores.

 


Contract Industry Trends: Relaxed and Comfy

We saw this at Designers Pages and thought you might be interested:

Wool and Wood: Contract Trend

August 08, 2014 As office interiors become more like home environments, office furniture is also becoming more relaxed. Upholstered pieces that work well in both the office and the living room incorporate light, rounded wood frames that create curved, encasing backrests, decorative legs or flat platforms.

contract industry trends - more relaxed and interesting

 

Why is this important to you?

If you are in the contract industry, you want to know what trends will affect office furniture and design for the next series of years. Also, this is what your clients are looking at – what is going to make their office environment more current, relaxed and easier to work in.

This trend will also move into presentation materials both for presenting these moves in the contract industry to what people are putting in their offices.  Make sure that you are considering how your promotional materials and information kits fit in with the styles of furniture, tiles and everything else you are presenting.

If you need help with that, we have amazing consultants who can help you find a great fit!

See the whole article on Trends in the Contract Industry here at Designer Pages!


Featured Projects: 12 Great Designs to Check Out

12 Amazing Presentation Marketing Kits

Ready to see amazing projects that designers are putting together?  Fasten your seatbelt! From presentation binders to great sample kits, there are a lot of great ideas to stimulate you for your next project!

The project cover presentation materials for everything from the financial industry to medical, building to manufacturing to retail – so the chances are you will find an inspiring piece for what you are working on.

 

Great Sample kit for Flooring samples - Corporate Image

This piece holds flooring samples in an easy, well branded way that allows customers to quickly see their options and not have to juggle 5-10 different samples to see what they want.

Come See All 12 Great  Presentation Product Designs!

Whether you are new to 3-ring binders and box design or an old hand, we can help you with your own presentation kits from our in house packaging design team to award winning manufacturing.

 


Are You Ready to Re-Brand?

Guest post by Jenny Wolf, sales consultant at Corporate Image

Thinking of Rebranding?

First, you need to decide if it’s the right time to do so – then contact Corporate Image for all your new presentation

materials. 😉

Haha, but in all seriousness, it really needs to be the right time for your company to rebrand. All companies will

at some point come to the decision to rebrand. For some, it happens early on once they’ve discovered who they

really are while with others, it occurs after many years of having grown (or outgrown) their brand. For many

companies they decide they are bored with their logo, sick of their color scheme, need an updated mission

statement, etc. and go on a whole tangent of wanting to change everything. Rebranding your whole company is

not for the faint of heart. It requires changing EVERYTHING- from your letterhead, to your website, to your office

signage so you really need to ask yourself if it fits within your goals for your company.

With my past experience working in a Marketing firm I know the steps it takes to develop a brand that people

remember, respect, and trust. A good brand consists of the right customer (positioning), a promise, and a

commitment from your team to instill it into the customers. The graphic below really depicts the best questions/

reasons your company has for rebranding. Ask yourself these before making the leap!

the right time to rebrand

Image from Douglas Business Magazine


The importance of using healthy materials in design

Winston Churchill once observed the correlation between design and culture: “we shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”

Designing any object, whether a 3-ring binder or a building requires thought into use, environment and user. For years, the idea of healthier environments was not a high priority – people smoked at work, the convenience of plastics out-weighed many other concerns -but with greater information on how things affect us, healthier is becoming a larger component of design.

I thought this article was interesting as a perspective from an architect designing the spaces we all spend a lot of time in:

Buildings are fashioned by the choices of people who design and construct them. When completed, those choices impact the inhabitants for a lifetime, but how many of us realize the true scale of this impact. Over the course of my career I have designed more than 51 million square feet of commercial space for more than a half-million people. Now consider that I am just one of more than one hundred thousand architects in the US alone. Some may suggest that as an individual, I represent a small portion of the impact to be made by architects and builders, but I prefer to think that I have a half-million people counting on me.

Winston Churchill once observed the correlation between design and culture: “we shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” When this was said, the intent was to convey the use of space to accommodate large fluctuations of intended function; however a new stage of evolution is already upon the building industry. One that will certainly engage the health and wellness of the occupants of our buildings and requires we alter our philosophy and approach to design.

For the human body to operate effectively it needs proper nourishment, and just like the human body, buildings need to consider the ingredients of the products they come to embody. In order for us to put our design on the right diet, we need to start reading the labels and in doing so, promote our manufacturers who are beginning to understand the makeup of these products, as well as how they will work together as a completed system. Material transparency is a valuable first step toward designing healthier environments made with healthier products. Buildings that use healthy, sustainable materials can have a positive impact on people and the environment. Considering these realities, it is imperative that designers have the information needed to make truly informed decisions regarding the chemical makeup of the products we use. The key to delivering this value lies within the details of how each individual element contributes to the whole. To do this, we need to completely understand building product ingredients, so we can make educated choices that will inform the complete lifecycle of our designs and positively impact the people who experience them. We want people to live and work in environments made with healthful materials.

For the rest of the article go here.  

From our perspective as a manufacturer, what goes inside the building is equally important.  We spoke with an architect who had a LEED building fail it’s initial air test because of the furnishings and office supplies.  With 60 million + 3-ring binders being sold in the US each year, we believe that from carpeting to binders, each element of your environment needs to be considered.

At Corporate Image, we design every component of our products. From inert laminates to soy inks, recycled papers to 100% recyclability, we track what we use to give you a healthy product that looks and works better than anything else you can find.


Creating Information Kits for Healthcare and Medical fields

A lot of designers work at one point of another with healthcare providers or medical device manufactures.

Whether  you are creating patient information packets, medical supply information kits or anything else everyday or for the first time, we would like to share what we see happening in medical information kits.

medical information kits - Corporate Image

From presentation binders, pocket folders, 3-ring binders and boxes, we see the trends as they happen.

Come check out our page on the trends we see in patient and medical information kits!  We update as we get new projects in, so it is worth checking in regularly!


Do I need a pocket folder, a presentation binder or a 3-ring binder?

How do you decide between a pocket folder, presentation binder or a 3-ring binder?

First off I am going to assume that you know what each of these items are.  (if not, scoot down to the bottom of the post – just don’t tell anyone)

Time to talk to yourself.  If you can answer these questions, it will make your choice easier:

  1. How much paper needs to be put into my presentation?
  2. Are there a lot of variable sheets that get used a lot?
  3. Do I need the paper to be secured (i.e. not fall out ever)?
  4. How long does the marketing material need to last?
  5. Is this resource heavily used?
  6. Do I need shelf presence (does it need make itself known on a bookshelf)?

Get a 3-ring Binder –

if over 220 sheets of paper, it needs to last and or is heavily used.

The more paper you need to use and the more heavily used your information is, I would suggest a 3-ring binder.  The heavier board means it will stand up to abuse better and keep looking great. And also, the weight of all that paper risks pulling a rivet out of a presentation binder.

These are great for proposals – especially in Engineering and Construction – interior design, sample kits, car companies, and a lot of other uses.  Also ideal for conferences and important meetings. Added bonus of branding for quality, sturdiness and design possibilities.

Get a Presentation Binder –

if under 220 sheets of paper, paper needs to be locked in and/or there is some variable paper (presentation binders have pockets too!)

Presentation binders straddle the hardback 3-ring binder and a pocket folder in that they have pockets and a ring.  The paperboard is not as sturdy as a 3-ring binder, so if it is going to be heavily used over a longer period of time – consider going to the 3-ring binder.

Many healthcare information packets use presentation binders for a few reasons: It only gets heavy use for a limited period of time, pockets allow extra information to be easily stored and the rings hold the important information in place.

Get a Pocket Folder –

if you have a smaller amount of paper that may need to be accessed out of order.

Sometimes a pocket folder is the ideal thing.  Great branding possibilities, easy to cary and organizes all of your papers in a flash.

We have seen a lot of these in healthcare and financial information packets, and for anything that just needs to hold less, but important, paper.

 

Definitions!

Pocket Folders

eco friendly Two_Pocket_Folder - Naked BinderPrinted or plain 18pt or 22pt paper with pockets that is folded so the pockets are on the inside. Usually with 1 or 2 pockets that can be horizontal or vertical.  All this brings a huge amount of variations of pocket styles, capacity pockets…

 

 

 

Presentation Binder:

presentation binders - paperboard binders - Corporate ImagePrinted or plain 18pt or 22pt paperboard with or without pockets, folded with a spine that holds a 3-ring mechanism.  Sort of a hybrid between a pocket folder and a binder.

 

 

 

3-ring Binder

custom eco friendly 3-ring binders - Corporate ImageA heavy recycled board (in our case 94pt to 110pt and 100% post consumer waste) that can be bare, wrapped in cloth or printed paper sheets with a 3-ring mechanism to hold various amounts of paper. We case and line our binders like a hardcover book. Why?  So they are the strongest 3-ring binders in the world.


Versatile and Groundbreaking: Sales and Marketing Kits that stand out

Versatile Marketing and Sales Kits

Sometimes you need to present information, samples and instruction books and want to tie them together with a unified look, quality and design. Corporate Image has the packaging experts to help you with what you need.

Sales boxes are a valuable option when you are looking to present your materials whether you are showcasing product of just information.  Why?

  1. Sales Boxes stand out. A printed sales box has a lot of room for graphics.
  2. The graphics for your box can match all of the collateral pieces in quality.
  3. Marketing kits can be made from corrugate or paperboard depending on what you need.
  4. Sales Boxes look like a present, and everyone loves opening presents.
  5. Things don’t fall out of a sales box, since they have a closed lid.
  6. Some things you just can’t put in a binder.

Case study #1: Construction and Architecture sample kits

Simonton Windows: Complete sales and sample kit that includes product samples and information:

Finding an ingenious way to package window samples with information on all of the finishes and styles of windows you offer is not easy.  Simonton along with our packaging designers created a beautiful kit that speaks volumes about the company even before you open it.

sales and sample boxes - Corporate Image

see more here!

Case Study #2: Health Care Patient Information kits

Delta Dental: Health plan information for multiple plans.

Delta Dental put together a phenomenal patient information kit that is humorous, beautiful and organized.  With two pocket folders, and a series of tabbed folders for different health plans, this custom box makes healthcare look fun. For that alone they should be applauded.

Healthcare sales and patient information kits - Corporate Image

 

see more here!

Whether you are designing sales and marketing kits for the healthcare, construction, energy or financial sectors, these custom boxes can help keep your information organized with consistent branding.


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