Custom Inserts for your Packaging Project
A custom designed insert makes your box even more special. They are ideal to present your product with an additional “wow” and they hold all your pieces securely in place.
Corrugate and Paperboard Inserts
An insert for your box can be created from different materials, depending on your product specifications and preferences. While a corrugate insert is ideal for holding heavy duty samples in place, a paperboard insert has a more elegant appeal to it.
Our in-house packaging designer will create a white mock-up of your box and insert, so you can test the dimensions and make sure your products stay securely in place and are presented exactly the way you envisioned.
Corporate Image also offers foam inserts for extra cushioning and protection. The foam will be custom cut to fit the dimensions of your box and to hold your product or sample in place.
Do you have a box you are working on? We look forward to creating the best solution for your packaging needs.
Inspiring Packaging Ideas
Have fun and get inspired with these outstanding packaging projects! We love the variety and creativity of these favorite design projects that went through our plant this year. The goal in packaging is to give your audience a great first impression of what you stand for. When reviewing our 2016 packaging projects, we came across these outstanding custom printed packaging examples that create an instant hands-on experience and a wow factor that opens doors.
The Honor Roll – Vorago Technologies
Custom box with slipcase and tray
About the project
6-7/16″ x 3-5/8″ x 15/16″ custom box with slipcase and tray.
4 color print.
D&K Soft Touch Matte lamination.
Desert Essence Corrugate Box
About the project
Tuck lock box corrugate with direct print
Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 1 1/2
Die cut insert to hold 6 bottles
Bunnell Idea Group
Presentation Sales Box
About the project
11-3/4″ long x 10-9/32″ deep x 2″ wide
4-1/2″ round closure flap with Velcro®
Tuck lock construction
Natural Matte lamination
Exclusive Pack Sales Box – Custom Envelope
About the project
12-1/4″ wide x 9-1/2″ high custom envelope with 1/2″ wide zipstrip. Includes peel and seal tape.
4 color print.
Natural Matte lamination.
Get inspired by more outstanding design projects in our special gallery!
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!
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.
Request a Sample
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.
Why a one-stop shop is best for multi-piece marketing kits
When you work with different prepress choices, presses, and papers, your colors and images might change. Those unfortunate surprises can easily be avoided if you work with a manufacturer that can produce the full range of your components from custom folders, boxes and 3-ring binders to printed tab dividers and interior pages.
Corporate Image has the experience and expertise to help you with all your presentation needs. For over 35 years we have created award winning projects for our clients.
Project management made easy
Project managing, timing, press checks and more can all be condensed to one place, one vendor. That way you will have only one contact person who is perfectly familiar with the whole process, from initial mock-up to final shipping for every piece in your set. Let us help you create an array of amazingly successful materials from turned edge boxes, corrugates, pocket folders, and 3-ring binders so you can concentrate on being a creative genius.
We offer you our creativity, knowledge, and quality to help you succeed in your business.
Keep your materials the same across products
We source our papers in order to keep color the same no matter what product you order. From custom printed 3-ring binders, architect folders, pocket folders, and boxes, we can match your color and lamination so your branding is consistent across all your marketing pieces.
Corporate Image also has over 240 different cover materials and colors at our fingertips to help with your project. From different weaves to durable b-cloth, hundreds of colors from super bright to naturals, we have the largest stock of fabric and cover materials for your binders and boxes in the United States.
Corporate Image: Employee owned, US manufacturer creating the best of custom 3-ring binders, pocket folders, tab dividers, boxes and packaging.
So you think insurance and financial marketing is boring? Not these!
We made these awesome custom kits for Sammons Financial Group.
These direct mailer kits started with a 7-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ x 1/2″ deep sales box with a full flap. The 5″x 7″ cards that slide in them are printed and adhered to 110pt binders board – so they have strength and heft to them. From the art to the package design, this is a remarkable piece of design work. See for your self!
October 15, 3-8pm
Corporate Image(ination) is an event bringing designers from the Midwest, from graphic designers to packaging designers together to talk about designing and manufacturing packaging.
People will be able to go into the plant to see how products are made, attend design clinics, as well as talk to our product designers and staff about presentation product design.
Come talk to experts in presentation packaging, walk through of our production facility to see your projects being made, and speak with our team about projects you are working on.
1801 Thompson Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316!
Come hear expert designers speak:
Doug Grever of Neenah paper is giving a talk about Neenah Papers folding board. ”From the first sketch to the final fold, your brand packaging needs to be as premium and perfect as the product within. Neenah Packaging provides collaborative idea generation, personalized and hands-on consultation, and knowledgeable support throughout the packaging process.”
Working in Corrugate
Andy Dickman, a corrugate expert, will be discussing possibilities in corrugate boxes. Understanding the benefits and limits of corrugates can help you plan for your next box project. Learn how corrugate boxes are designed and built and all of the options for customizing corrugates. From full litho wraps with laminates and spot UVs to direct print, corrugates are versatile and strong enough to protect any product.
Finishing Options in Packaging
Logan Wittmer is speaking about finishing options for printed and cloth covered products. From textured papers to unique cloth, soft touch lamination and spot UV to debossing and foil stamping, Corporate Image offers a range of finishing options for your 3 ring binders, custom boxes and pocket folders.
Corporate Image(ination) Open House and Design Clinic
Come by and learn more about packaging designing and have a great time!
When: October 15th, 2015
Where: 1801 Thompson Ave, Des Moines IA 50316
Go Natural with your Presentation Binders and Boxes
From Brooklyn to San Francisco, marketing materials are taking a turn toward kraft and natural materials. With a huge range of options from rough and DIY to elegant, refined and comfortable, Naturals can match your image and brand no matter who you are.
Corporate Image offers a huge range of printable natural and kraft papers, but not everyone knows about the natural cloth options we offer for your custom binders and boxes.
A cloth binder or box can be foil stamped or paired with a printed wrap for a wide range of customizing options. The options we are showing below are just a few of the natural options we have available, but hopefully give you some ideas for the next client presentation project.
Fabric: Casomo Color: Lamb Fabric: Cotton Linen Color: Oatmeal
Fabric: Cotton Linen Color: Sand Fabric: Frankonia Color: Gold-Grey
Fabric: Frankonia Color: Ivory Fabric: Kennet Color: Natural
Fabric: Linen Buckram Color: Tan Fabric: Lino Color: Alabaster
Fabric: Cotton Lino Color: Beach Fabric: Lino Color: Berber
Fabric: Lino Color: Oyster Fabric: Record Color: Wood
Fabric: Verona Color: Bisque Fabric: Verona Color: Parchment
Interested in more information about natural fabrics for your presentation binders and boxes? Contact us here or get a quote now.
If you want to see more cloth options, visit our sister company LBS and check out the range of cloth we have at our finger tips!
UV coatings are one of the range of print finishes and textures that you can use to make your art jump off of the page (or binder). We have found that a lot of designers haven’t worked with these finishes a lot, so we are offering a little series on print finishes.
What is spot UV and how can I use it on my binders, folders, and boxes?
UV (ultraviolet) Coatings start as a clear liquid that is dried or cured with an ultra violet light. This is printed in-line on a UV press. This is often seen in a gloss or matte, though it is available in textures (like sandpaper among others). While you can flood an entire piece with UV, we most often see it used in spot coverage, highlighting text and images, or in the case of the image above, the spot UV IS the text. Subtle, but effective.
If you are printing a pocket folder, binder or box, you are probably laminating your materials to protect the whole piece from the rough and tumble life marketing materials go through. The nice thing about spot UV is that it can be applied after the lamination offering more opportunities to pop your art even more.
Get more Information on Spot UV and see some more examples here!
The road to designing a custom box can be frustrating. There are a few things that can make the process much easier and keep you a happier designer.
Corrugate v. Paperboard Boxes
What you need depends on how the box will be used.
If you are carrying heavy wood, tile or glass samples, using the box as a mailer or protecting a delicate sample you may want to use a corrugate box. There are different thicknesses of corrugate giving you strength options along with the visual composition of your box.
Paperboard boxes, on the hand, are great for information or lighter samples. These are not great as mailers except in the small sizes. They can be used for organizing information (like patient medical information) with a set of tab dividers. This way variable information (each patient is different!) can be easily added as needed.
Customizing you boxes
Whether you are offset printing, foil stamping, direct printing (corrugates), using spot UV highlights, both paperboard and corrugate boxes offer a wide range of options depending on the look and feel you design. If you can design it, chances are it can be done!
Turtle Bay Resort is an absolutely gorgeous resort on Oahu in Hawaii. When they contacted us about creating some 3 ring half sheet binders and custom boxes, we knew we were the right people for the job.
Even though we didn’t get to go stay at Turtle Bay, we all felt a little more relaxed working on this one. And the project turned out great! Check out the custom half sheet binder and really cool sales box below, and read more about the project here!
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