Spot UV – Add excitement to your print pieces
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 below, the spot UV creates the design elements of the folder. 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.
We make your life can be easier.
Because working with a print manufacturer shouldn’t give you white hair.
For your clients:
We will send you samples so you can show them the latest, greatest directions in 3-ring binders, pocket folders, and boxes. Higher quality is clear when you feel it, and that is exactly what your customers will feel.
Custom pieces? If you are working on a custom project, our product designers will mock-up your idea to make sure it fits all of your needs. Test it, try it, and you decide it needs adjusting, we can do that.
We specialize in custom 3-ring binders, pocket folders, boxes and packaging, so we work with you to make your vision come to life.
Custom templates, in house product designers and an incredibly knowledgable team all work with you. Our job is to handle our side of the product so you can concentrate on create amazing art and being the genius graphic designer you are.
Whether you are interested in unique cloth and papers, intricate, unique closures, or interesting ways to showcase, say, bricks we can help you figure it out.
Once we are in production, your job will be produced to the exacting standards that we demand of ourselves – the standards that won us Best Binder in the World, along with numerous medical, building, design and packaging awards.
For those of you who need large binders, there is hope!
Corporate Image will now be able to case and line binders from mini notebook binders to 5 fold architectural folders for flooring, tile and textile samples. As of June of 2016, we will be up and running!
Benefits of Corporate Image sample folders and large scale binders:
Our binder hinges have been tested to 250,000 flexes without fail making them the strongest binders and sample folders. This is especially important if you are putting heavy samples into the binder.
Quality of printing, materials and craft:
There is a reason Corporate Image binders have won Best Binder in the World and Best Binder in North America (4 times!). Our quality is unmatched. From our talented printers to our assembly team, we have some of the most dedicated and highly trained people in the industry.
Corporate Image is also employee owned, so each and every person in our facility is dedicated to giving you the best possible results.
We work with everything from soft touch laminations, foil stamping, spot UV, custom window cuts, handles, closures from velcro to magnets, and a variety of ways to make your project stand up and stand out.
Corporate Image will now be able to print, case and line everything from 11×17 binders to 3, 4 and 5 fold architectural folders.
This adds to our already wide range of options from custom 3-ring binders, pocket folders, paperboard boxes and packaging, corrugated boxes, and turned edge rigid boxes.
We help you get and keep your clients attention.
Having quality presentation materials creates the interest and drive which brings you customers.We print and manufacture custom printed turned edge binders, pocket folders, boxes and packaging for people like you who understand the quality of their presentation will bring them business.
Quality and Reliability = Value
Corporate Image is committed to practical solutions, quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction. As an employee owned business, everyone in our company is watching out for you, resulting in the most reliable and high quality presentation products possible for your company. For you, this translates to one thing you don’t have to worry about on your list. You know your clients are going to love what they get, and get it on time.
In 2015 alone our client projects have won awards from marketing industry groups, including: Construction Marketing Awards, Health and Wellness Awards, Best Binder in North America (2012,2013,2015), GDUSA In-House Design Awards, GDUSA American Package Design Awards. While we’re proud of our awards, we’re most proud of our long-term relationships with our clients.
Corporate Image is pioneering the future of sustainable presentation packaging. If you want something new, we can make it. From concept to mock-ups, templates to completed projects, our in-house product designers and team with years of experience work as your consultants to help you find the perfect solutions. We want your project to be extraordinary.
Presentation packaging is more complex than most other types of marketing materials. We prefer 15 working days for most pieces. If you are in a rush, let us know and we will bend over backwards to get you on deadline.
Contact us, get samples or get a quote. Let us help your materials be extraordinary!
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