Short run 3-ring binders:
combine quality and craftsmanship in small quantities.
Square or Round Spine 3-ring Binders
If you order a 3-ring binder in quantities from 50 to 350 pieces, we will print your binder digitally. This saves you money and the environment a lot of waste.
These binders have full bleed full cover with a white or black liner. Because we are running digitally, artwork will be submitted in PDF form.
Short Run Binder Sizes
Available in quantities of 50 up to 350 binders. Over 350 custom binders, your binder will print on the offset press, giving you more flexibility and even more printing options!
Not at this point.
We will ship your binders 10 business days after receiving your artwork.
Absolutely. Our standard tab dividers print digitally so your art will match exactly. To top it off, they look great (as you can see here).
When you decide what ring size you need, get a template from you sales representative. All art will be submitted in PDF form, with one copy showing the template to insure placement of art. All files should be print quality (300 dpi or higher) – lower resolution files will not print well!
If it is legible, it should print fine. Generally that means 6pt and above
Since we are printing these digitally, you can’t overprint. It is best to have your artwork exactly as you want to see it and flatten it without layers.
We accept PDF files for your completed artwork. Please use one of the following “Adobe PDF Settings” to generate your PDF: PDF/X-3a:2002 PDF/X-4:2007 (use this setting to export out of any Adobe application)
You will generate two versions of the art – one exactly as you want your binder to look and another with the template overlayed on your artwork. This way we can tell before we print it if there will be issues with alignment.
The templates are slightly different for the digitally printed binders, so you will need to move your artwork onto the new template to check alignment. For the most part, that is it. You will need to generate the output as a PDF (see formats).
Cost per binder goes down as you order higher quantities, so we will give you a quick idea of costs. Contact us to get an exact cost for your specs. (Larger rings will generally be more expensive)
White liner Black Liner
qty 50: 1″ D Ring $17.35 $17.91 each
qty100: 1″ D Ring $11.69 $12.17 each
qty 200 1″ D Ring $8.70 $9.13 each
qty 350 1″ D Ring $6.96 $7.32 each
For most orders, we would prefer to place the order and shipping using a credit card.
We are happy to ship on your Fed Ex or UPS numbers.
Orders under 200 binders can ship FedEx or UPS ground, so you would not need a loading dock.
Orders over 200 binders can be sent via UPS but are generally much cheaper and safer if we can ship them freight. If you do not have a loading dock that can handle a semi, or shorter truck, we will work with you to find the least expensive, safest way to ship your materials.
Now when you need custom 3-ring binders for a conference, meeting or proposal, you can get all of the quality with beautiful printed images.
Corporate Image has produced 3 ring binders that have won both ‘Best Binder in the World’ and ‘Best Binder in North America’. Our production team are craftspeople, producing strong, sustainable binders with better quality printing that match to detail and craftsmanship that you put into every aspect of your company.
Low quantity custom binders are no problem.
Our short run binders are digitally printed with a high quality printer giving you full bleed images that cover the entire binder. The printed sheets are then laminated with a natural matte laminate that protects them from scuffing and water damage.
Fully cased and lined like a hardcover book, these binders look great, are stronger than any other binder.
How does this compare to a vinyl binder?
It doesn’t. Corporate Image makes recyclable binders that are non-toxic. Our printing is better, the binders last longer, don’t poison the environment or go to landfills, and they look much, much better.
When considering your brand or corporate image, consider whether a vinyl binder sums up what you are trying to say. If not, let us send you a sample to show you how much better your materials can look and feel.
Custom Digital Binder stats and information:
The Corporate Image digital binder combines all of quality we are known for with the lower quantities you sometimes need. Get samples to experience the quality of our short run binders for yourself!
Corporate Image is a binder manufacturer that has set the bar for quality 3-ring binders.
With international awards like Best Binder in the World and Best Binder in North America, Corporate Image is a Midwest printer/manufacturer with world class quality.
So how do we make our amazing, strong, award winning 3-ring Binders? Click here and see for yourself!
If you want a beautiful, strong custom 3-ring binder, but need small quantities, do we have an option for you!
This binder for the Des Moines Art Festival (an excellent Arts Festival by the way) was designed by Kayli Kunkel and just came off the line yesterday. When we got a look at it, we were excited. When the Art Festival saw it – well lets say they were very pleased:
Check them out for yourselves!
2″ D-ring binders
Digitally printed cover, white liner
If you need custom 3-ring binders for a conference, meeting or proposal, you know that most of the options out there are slim pickings. Perhaps you could get away with a screened vinyl binder if you had to, but does it really represent your company well?
Now you have an option that not only gives you the quality of image, but the quality of construction that shows the attention to detail and craftsmanship that you put into every aspect of your company.
Custom Digital Binder stats and information:
The Corporate Image digital binder combines all of quality we are known for with the lower quantities you sometimes need. Call today to get samples or more information!
A digitally printed binder allows you to make your binders in quantities of 50 and up, which is great for proposals, meetings and conference information binders.
There are a few differences in how the artwork is treated and how they need to be submitted that we should discuss.
1. Formats for submitting
2. Corrections to artwork
Formats for submitting your artwork:
We ask that your binder art be submitted in PDF format. This insures that your art doesn’t shift, modify or lose elements when sending us the files.
What is a PDF file? Glad you asked. We turn to Wikipedia:
Since the art work is encapsulated in one file, what we print is exactly what you designed and sent. How do you find where to output a PDF file? Good question. In the Adobe design suite you should look where you save your files:
Corrections to design / art files
Remember that whole PDF thing? This means if there is an error when we open your file (art is misplaced in relation to the template, we noticed something mis-spelled… something like that), we will let you know what is wrong and you will need to correct it.
Double check everything before sending files to save time. Also keep your work files until the job is done. I am sure you do anyway in case a client calls and needs a later version with some changes, but we still wanted to mention it.
Layout of your Digitally Printed Binder
Turned Edge = The part of the cover that gets folded into the inside of a binder.
Any artwork that runs to the end of the turn-in should probably not have text that needs to be read, but continues your design into the binder. All text that needs to be read on the cover should be at least 1/8″ away from the “edge of binder” line. There can be 1/16th of an inch shift of the cover in manufacturing the binder, so if text is too close to the edge there is a possibility it will get lost.
I am going to refer you to How to Use a Binder Template #1 on this one, but wanted to re-iterate: In North America you read a book spine by placing your right ear on your shoulder, in Europe the left ear to shoulder. Check it out to make sure you are right. We don’t know who your customers are, so can’t second guess you.
This series will continue so keep an eye out and email us your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. For the subject “Hey! I have a question!”
For when you only need 50 or more 3-ring binders but still need all the quality, Corporate Image has developed a solution for you.
Available from 50 binders and up, we have developed a fully cased and lined 3-ring binder combining high quality digital printing and the craftsmanship that Corporate Image is famous for.
Corporate Image is pleased and excited to announce our
Now you can have all the quality, craftsmanship and recyclability but in smaller quantities.
3 Ring Binder Specifications
Fully Cased and lined
Ring Sizes: 3/4″, 1″, 1.5″ and 2″ D-rings
Cover: Full coverage, full color
Liner: Choice of white or Black liner
Natural Matte lamination
Available in quantities from 50+
Ship 7-10 days from art approval.
Don’t forget, Digital Tab Dividers are also available!
This is a project we did with Chicos for their White House Black Market boutique chain. The product is a QuickShip binder that can ship in as little as 5 days and can be ordered in quantities as low as 50 binders. The idea for the QuickShip came from repeated requests for a unique product that could be produced quickly. The result is a binder covered in black, recycled paper to which we attach a printed, spine wrap or you can use just the spine wrap over bare board for a more natural look. There is a thin layer of Natural Matte lamination on the printed wrap to protect and enhance the graphics.
Short run, fast turn around custom 3-ring binders
The Quickship binder has a full-color, printed spine wrap is applied to either a bare board binder or to a black 3-ring binder. These 2 options are available in quantities from 50 to 1,500 with your choice of 3 chrome D-ring sizes.
If you need binders for your next board meeting, proposal or conference Corporate Image offers a great custom option giving you unlimited design potential. On top of that, we ship within 5 working days of getting your order, so you can get it when you need it.
If you need a 3-ring binder faster than that (last minute!) Try Naked Binder, our eco friendly, off the shelf binders that you can have tomorrow!
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