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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.

 


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!


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.


Don’t let your marketing materials be ruled by limitations.

Marketing materials – from in-house information binders to sample kits – say as much about your company as the information in them.

There are a lot of manufacturers and printers out there who can do some things well, but when you start working on your marketing materials you don’t want to be limited by the few things they can do.

Custom Sample Kit for the building industry- Corporate Image

Corporate Image has been making quality marketing and presentation materials for almost 30 years. From 3 ring binders (voted best in the world) to pocket folders, sales boxes, sample kits and tab dividers, Corporate Image has the highest quality and largest range.

Our in house packaging designers can make sure you exceed your expectations.  Need to show 120 tiles? No problem. Window sashes? Sure. Patient information kits? Absolutely.  We can create a solution for your needs or use one of the many hundreds of dies that we already have.

Corporate Image is a green FSC certified printer.  We can spec papers up to 100% post consumer waste and use soy inks.  Our products can all be FSC certified.  If you need a fully eco friendly 3-ring binder or pocket folder we have a range of options for you.

You should not have to settle.

Allow your marketing materials to be as creative and amazing as you are. 


Marketing Engineering and Construction? A Resource.

Engineering and Construction firms have special marketing needs.  Corporate Image has worked in this industry for many years giving us the insight and expertise to help you get exactly what you want.

Eco friendly marketing kits for engineering and constructionFrom custom 3-ring proposal and spec binders to paperboard and corrugate sample kits and pocket folders, you can get the quality printing and manufacturing that you demand in your own work.

We have found solutions to showcase window frames, bricks, tiles, carpets as well as the best proposal binders you can find.

Our products are eco friendly from the 3-ring binders to the corrugate boxes, printed with eye popping color soy inks on FSC certified papers.

Whether you are in the contract industry, engineering  or construction let us help you get the quality and impact you deserve.

 


Custom Corrugate and Paperboard Boxes

Should your Sales Boxes and Marketing Kits be corrugate boxes or paper board?

When you are looking for boxes for sales kits, information packets or sample marketing kits it helps to know more about your materials, possibilities and printing options.

The world of boxes is vast – do you need a corrugate box to help architectural samples or a heavy paper stock that can hold patient information kits or a bottle of perfume?

Printed corrugated boxes - Corporate Image

 First lets break it down.

Corrugate Boxes and Packaging

E-flute, single faced, double wall – all of these are corrugates and all of them have interesting properties and uses for your design projects.

The main thing you get from corrugates is strength.  If you need a sturdy box to hold samples or need to convey a greater sense of solidity with your brand, corrugates may be the way to go.

Customizing Corrugates:

Printing and more:

The best quality printing (4cp +) is done on a C1S (coated 1 side) sheet which is run through an offset press and then adhered to the corrugate.  There are also options of foil stamping and debossing and direct printing.

Die Cuts and Custom Dies

Corruagate cuts well, so the shape of your box, window cuts, custom closures and flaps are all possibilities.

Find an explanation of Corrugates here

The Corrugate Design Resource is here


Paperboard Boxes

Printed heavy paper stocks can be made into an amazing array of boxes for anything from patient information kits for healthcare to financial portfolio or organizational kits and more.

Customizing Paperboard Boxes:

Custom paperboard sales amd marketing kits - Corporate ImagePrinting:

These stocks print like a dream, so you have the same wide range of options from 1 color PMS to 4cp+ and spot varnishes.

Printing two sides is also not a problem, allowing your to have the inside of your box as well branded as the outside.

Die Cuts and Custom Dies:

Corporate Image has a wide range of sales box and paperboard box dies to choose from already, but if you have a need for custom windows or looks, you can work with our package designer to get what you need.

Find the Paperboard Sales Box Design Resource here.


Custom Sales Boxes and Marketing Kits – Corporate Image

Looking for a sales box or marketing kit but not sure what you need?

You have a few choices and if you want to stick to recyclable materials the best are corrugated boxes or paperboard boxes. These both have advantages so if you need a custom marketing kit, sales box or sample presentation kit a quick read may be in order.

Lets break it down.

Corrugate Boxes and Packaging

E-flute, single faced, double wall – all of these are corrugates and all of them have interesting properties and uses for your design projects.

The main thing you get from corrugates is strength.  If you need a sturdy box to hold samples or need to convey a greater sense of solidity with your brand, corrugates may be the way to go.

Customizing Corrugates:

Printing and more:

The best quality printing (4cp +) is done on a C1S (coated 1 side) sheet which is run through an offset press and then adhered to the corrugate.  There are also options of foil stamping and debossing and direct printing.

Die Cuts and Custom Dies

Corruagate cuts well, so the shape of your box, window cuts, custom closures and flaps are all possibilities.

Find an explanation of Corrugates here

The Corrugate Design Resource is here


Paperboard Boxes

Printed heavy paper stocks can be made into an amazing array of boxes for anything from patient information kits for healthcare to financial portfolio or organizational kits and more.

Customizing Paperboard Boxes:

Custom paperboard sales amd marketing kits - Corporate ImagePrinting:

These stocks print like a dream, so you have the same wide range of options from 1 color PMS to 4cp+ and spot varnishes.

Printing two sides is also not a problem, allowing your to have the inside of your box as well branded as the outside.

Die Cuts and Custom Dies:

Corporate Image has a wide range of sales box and paperboard box dies to choose from already, but if you have a need for custom windows or looks, you can work with our package designer to get what you need.

Find the Paperboard Sales Box Design Resource here.


You’ll Love Our Corrugated Packaging Solutions

Corrugated Box

Corrugated packaging from Corporate Image can take on many forms, so your project and brand stand out in the crowd. Choose from either a litho-wrapped sheet that can be applied to the box for a high-end look or print directly on kraft or bleached white corrugated stock for a more economical solution. Either way, your project will look the part and have hands reaching for what’s inside because the right package gets opened immediately.

Our custom packaging helps open doors. Whether you’re delivering printed materials, product samples or promotional gifts, we help you get noticed. It’s lightweight yet durable enough to give you the structural and design flexibility you  need. New branding and packaging can take your sales to the next level.


Sample Binders

Custom Sample Binder

People want to touch and feel your products firsthand

Sample binders are one of the best ways to get your products into the hands of architects and consumers. There is nothing like being able to touch and feel a product to help make a decision if it’s right for the project. Custom sample binders from Corporate Image can be configured in a wide variety of styles to accommodate your products and showcase them. This project for Vegas Rock involved applying heavy pieces of rock to a full-color, printed sheet over 100% recycled binder board. The company has created an easy and effective way to present their product offering which can be placed on a shelf, desk or transported for convenience. Custom binders are the most versatile sales tool available.

 


Eye Catching Presentation Packaging

Presentation Packaging

Marketing materials made easy!

Attention getting dimensional presentation packaging has consistently proven itself a powerful part of successful direct mail campaigns. We’ve packaged everything from piggy banks to golf balls and from cereal boxes to compasses. It’s unlimited.

Because Corporate Image specialize in printing only presentation packaging, we have the experience and the production capability to work with you to design and print custom direct marketing packages. Our successful track record in designing and producing direct mail packaging can help you avoid expensive mistakes. The sheer number of successful projects we’ve completed lets us steer your project away from trouble spots. Based on your ideas and specifications, we’ll collaborate with you to design a prototype and make a new die or we can help you select from our library of existing dies.


Think Inside the Box

Corrugated Sample Box with Handle

Sometimes the best solutions is to highlight the products

At Corporate Image, we can customize your box to create the right package for your needs. Our boxes offer complete design flexibility with the option of full color graphics inside and out. All 4-color inks are soy based and contain 19% soy based ink. For extra strength and durability, boxes can be laminated to provide protection for your graphics.

For those of  you who work in commercial and building interiors, you are faced with the issue of how best to present your products. Whether you are working in corporate, hospitality, health care, retail, government, institutional or residential interiors, you need to present your information and samples in a way that is compelling and easy to use.

Corporate Image has created innovative packaging for samples in everything from tiles, glass, carpet to furniture and finishing hardware. Check out some of the solutions we have made for the commercial interiors and building industry!

 


Corporate Image Design Support

Create the best possible presentation packaging with a custom prototype and digital template.

If needed, one of our Corporate Image sales representatives will enlist the help of our product design team to collaborate with you on developing a custom presentation product. We’ll help you sell your idea. There’s no charge for producing an initial prototype of a custom design, built to your specifications. Multiple copies for presentations are available for a small fee.

When you’re ready to begin the final design phase of your custom binder, pocket folder or box project, we will email a template to you. This ensures that your final product will match your design and eliminates the worry about critical details like score lines, glue strips, tuck flaps and die cutting tolerances.

Don’t just take our word for it,

“At The HON Company, we needed to tell our sustainability story and worked with Corporate Image to produce a unique, environmentally friendly package. From knowing which eco-friendly materials to use, through package design, Corporate Imaged showed they really understood our needs and the importance of matching our message with the right presentation solution.”
Chad Johnson, The HON Company


What is Presentation Packaging?

Presentation Packagin

Great presentation products and outstanding design equal success!

Over the years, Corporate Image has operated as a niche business in the printing industry. The company started over 30 years ago with an order for one million folders from a local insurance company, which has since grown into the Principal Financial Group. It wasn’t long after that when the owner visited Europe and discovered a new manufacturing process for 3 ring binders that featured beautiful full-color printing, a simplified production process and was environmentally friendly. The industry had changed since vinyl binders were banned in Europe because they were not recyclable. He brought the equipment and idea back to Des Moines, Iowa where he started making binders with a typical square back and a new round back style, which was a European design. We named them FlexHinge Binders, because the board from which they were made featured a series of creases in the spine that made a very strong, but flexible hinge. In fact, they were so strong that an independent lab tested the hinges and found they could be flexed over 250,000 times without breaking. Sales Boxes and Custom Boxes were later added to the binder and folder products to complete the line of Presentation Products we offer today.

Presentation Packaging helps companies stand out so their brand gets noticed and in turn contributes to their success. The process begins by creating artwork for one of our products, which is typically handled by a graphic designer. Once, we receive and review the art, a proof is created that is sent to the customer for approval. Once, it has been approved, we print, produce and ship the piece within 10 working days. All of the printing and manufacturing is done in our Des Moines facility, so we can control the production processes in order to guarantee you will be happy with the quality of your project and with our service.


Custom Sales Kits Designed to Impress

Custom Sales Box

Versatile sales kits offer almost unlimited design options

Corporate Image has been making sales kits from paperboard for 0ver 30 years that are designed to brand your company’s products. We have a large inventory of sizes and styles from which you can choose or you can tell us your vision and we’ll take it from there. Custom sales kits are a great way to organize, contain and present just about anything so materials are always at your client’s fingertips. CLICK TO READ MORE


Designing for Presenting Construction, Engineering and Building Materials

Architectural and Engineering firms need to be organized, whether for proposals, client presentations or in-house tracking of projects.

Information binders for Interior Design - Corporate Image

 

Corporate Image and Naked Binder offer both off the shelf and custom printed 3-ring binders and pocket folders that strong, recycled options for what you need.  We specialize in products that are built to last and have both strong design features and a cradle to cradle mentality.

Whether you are presenting a proposal for a new bridge to a state, a re-design of a house, or offering a brand book of building materials -the best furniture, tiles, lamps and accents – to Interior Designers, you need a strong well made piece to stand out.

Strong.

Our 3-ring binders have been tested to 250,000 flexes – meaning you could use it 20 times a day for the next 30 years. These may be the strongest 3-ring binders in the world. In an industry building the architectural wonders of tomorrow, that solidity gives confidence to your clients as well as saving you money on replacing binders.

Need it now? Customize as you need them!

Naked Binder offers a line of off-the-shelf binders and folders that you can have in hand tomorrow. Our entire line of amazingly designed 3 ring binders and pocket folders are recycled and recyclable (great for many government and industry proposals).  Order on line today and send that proposal tomorrow.  We work with some of the most talented firms in the US and Canada.

Custom Binders, Folders and Sample Kits

Corporate Image offers a huge range of options from customizing.  Digitally printed short run binders you can have in hand in a week, or fully offset printed binders (with options of debossing, foiled stamping, spot varnish and custom die cuts).

If you would like to see some projects other companies in the building industry have put together, check them out here.

Quality, interesting materials and eco friendly options.

There is a reason that furniture, flooring, construction and engineering firms come to us.  The outstanding quality and craftsmanship of our products reflects the care and attention you put into your own work.

Stand out with interesting materials, excellent printing of your graphics and a range of eco-friendly binders, folders and boxes. For more on sample kits look here.


Create Sample Kits from Durable Corrugate

Alice2 custom corrugated box by Corporate Image

Unlimited Design Possibilities

Corporate Image offers a wide selection of custom corrugated products. Lightweight, yet incredibly strong, these boxes are designed to ship flat. They can be customized in an infinite number of ways. Custom boxes can be flexo direct printed on smooth brown kraft or bleached white corrugated stock, or a laminated offset printed sheet can be applied to the corrugated board, creating a beautiful wrapped box. Boxes can be printed inside and out platforms and dividers can be customized to hold the contents. Styles range from locking pizza boxes to large sales totes with handles and everything in between. Several styles of these sturdy boxes are ideally suited to be self-mailers.

Often you have product, information or samples you need to keep safe but want to present in a way that makes a great impact. Consider corrugated.  It isn’t just cardboard boxes – there are a wide range of colors and thicknesses to pick from. If you need help, our package design team can help.

 


A Custom 3-ring Binder With Storage

Customize your binder with a sales box

Flexibility is the key when it comes to designing your custom binder. Once you know what materials your binder will hold, you can proceed with configuring it, so it will be functional and impactful. American Water Heaters attached a sales box to the inside back cover of the binder, so contents  could be separated, but still stored in one handy place for quick reference.

 


Sample kits and boxes for the construction industry

If you are a manufacturer that works with the building industry, you know you have a lot of competition.  You need a way to showcase your samples that stands out.

At Corporate Image, we have worked with furniture, lighting, tile and stone, carpet, glass and many many more industries to find a way to present samples and hardware.  Our in-house designers can work out details to insure your samples are safe, beautifully presented and give you a custom template to design your art work.

Call us to get more information or samples on our sample presentation kits and boxes.


Corrugated Packaging Makes Great Sample Kits

Corporate Image offers versatile solutions for holding samples

When it comes to packaging samples for display or a trade show, Corporate Image can deliver a standard box or create a customized sample kit to hold unusual sizes, configurations and shapes. They offer complete design flexibility. This durable solution is CLICK TO READ MORE


Pack Up Your Samples in a Custom Corrugate Box

Corrugate offers unlimited options for packaging samples

This durable solution is lightweight yet incredibly strong. Corporate Image boxes can be customized in an infinite number of ways. They can be direct printed on smooth brown kraft or bleached white corrugated stock, or a laminated offset printed sheet can be applied to the corrugate, creating a beautiful package. A deep ebony option is also available.

When you need to show building materials, tile, glass, stone or other heavy materials, a corrugated box can offer a secure and endlessly customizable option.  Whether you need custom slots to hold materials, unique shapes and closures or specific PMS colors and printing, Corporate Image can take of you.


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