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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

cloth and foil stamped 3 ring binder

 

 

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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!


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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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