Show your flooring, tile, glass and other architectural samples in stronger, better made folders.
now available in 3, 4 and 5 panels.
We construct our architect folders and 3-ring binders by pressing the hinge directly into the board, creating the strongest hinge possible. We have had them lab tested to 250,000 flexes without fail, so even your heavy sample folders will stay even and in one piece for as long as you need them.
Sit flat construction
Sick of having uneven sample folders? At Corporate Image we are very aware that architect folders and binders should sit flat on a shelf. Our manufacturing methods insure a straight even hinge every time, so your sample folder will stand well.
Depending on your needs, we can print on one large press sheet (no seams on the folders) or in two press sheets depending on quantity. The quality of the printing is always help to our exacting standards, so you always get the best possible outcome.
We offer a choice of Gloss, Matte and Soft Touch laminations. Soft touch adds a smooth, silky feel in the hand that adds interest as well as protection.
Over the last few years, Corporate Image binders have won Best Binder in North America 4 times and Best Binder in the World once. On top of that, we have won 19 industry awards for everything from Medical Marketing, In House design, Construction Marketing and many more!
From mini, notebook sized binders, standard 3-ring binders to 54″ 5 fold sample folders, we specialize in creating custom products that exceed your expectations and wow your customers.
A: Make their life easier.
Graphic designers work long hours for customers who have vague and changing idea of what they need and want. Generally, by the time a project is ready to go, there is a rush because of last minute changes.
We make the print production side of your custom binder, folder or box design easier.
Our sales team have over 50 years of collective experience in printing processes, materials, coatings, sizing and finishing techniques and will work to get you what you want when you need it. We can send samples and even mock-ups of new products to test sizing and fit.
You will also get custom templates to make art set ups easy. Did something change in your design brief? Our in-house product design team can re-design, re-size and work with you to match your new specifications.
As an employee owned business, each and every one of our owner / employees watches out to make sure your project is perfect – from printing to packing – so you don’t have to worry about last minute “surprises” when your customer opens their order.
Let us help make your life easier, whether you have a project going on now, or want some information for the future. Find out more!
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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.
This is part of our ongoing discussion about print in the modern age. This article is from MPA and talks a bit about how print connects in the mind.
Print engages the mind differently.
Here is an article that suggests that when people read print, they read more carefully, which benefits you with a more focused potential customer.
Everyone in marketing has by now heard of haptic marketing – the idea of appealing to the sense of touch to stimulate areas of the brain that influence decision making (that is the thumbnail description). Print fits that bill. Research has shown the physical act of turning pages results in the brain better encoding the information so you can remember it.
The article was created by MPA, the association of magazine media, so I don’t claim it is completely unbiased, but there have been many studies out that have had similar results.
Corporate Image is a print manufacturer in Des Moines Iowa. Employee owned, we have manufactured top quality custom 3-ring binders, pocket folders, boxes and packaging for over 35 years.
Innovations… Styles… Options… Strengths…
Presentation and 3 ring binder manufacturers are not all alike. If you are new to the game of ordering custom printed products, we’d like to give you a few ideas of what to look for in your print manufacturer.
Corporate Image has been manufacturing custom 3-ring binders for over 30 years. We have designed, innovated and pushed the boundaries of binder manufacturing to give you a product that can be flexed 250,000 times, has a huge range of customizing and print options. From roundback binders to bare board binders and creating eco friendly 3-ring binders that are 100% recyclable we offer you superior quality, service and value.
Our roots are in book binding starting in the 1860s in Chicago. We value the craftsmanship that goes into our products and work to make sure that our products are exceptional.
Getting the job done.
We love what we do. Everyday we get to work with talented people to produce beautiful materials that help others succeed in their businesses.
Corporate Image is 100% employee owned, so we take our work very seriously, some might say we are obsessive, but you can always count on us to give our best to every project.
Getting the job done right starts with your first phone call to us. You’ll work with a single point person at Corporate Image. That’s why we have experienced sales representatives and customer service managers focusing on helping you create the materials that best meet your needs. Your sales representative will help you navigate our process start to finish and in addition provide:
Samples — We don’t expect you to buy something without seeing the kind of work you’ll get. So, we’re happy to send samples. But, please keep in mind that our samples are current job overruns, so we may not have printed samples of a specific style on hand. Current samples of our work can be viewed on our project gallery.
Estimates — Naturally time is of the essence in communications and sales, so we’ll turn your quotes around as quickly as possible. Generally within 24 hours on standard items. However, additional time may be required for custom projects or large quantities. Our prices are based on the information provided at the time of the estimate. If specifications change for any reason, our estimate will be revised to reflect the new criteria. And we’ll seek your approval on the new cost. Hey, nobody likes surprises.
Digital Templates — When you’re ready to begin the final design phase of the project, we’ll 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.
Artwork Preparation — We’ll provide all the production specifications and information you may need for the project. We can output your digital files from a disk or you may upload files to our FTP site. Please provide a full set of laser proofs or a PDF of your final art.
Proofs — We’ll generate a digital proof for your approval. And we’ll mock up the end product so that you can get a precise idea of what you’re getting. If need be, we can send a PDF proof as well. We’ll work with you to get what you need as efficiently as possible.
Press Checks — We welcome press checks. Just let your sales representative or customer service manager know in advance if you wish to press check your job. We’ll do our best to accommodate your schedule.
Quantity/Scheduling — The minimum quantity order is 50 or 250 pieces depending on product and printing type. Once you’ve approved your proof and returned it to us, your sales representative or customer service manager will contact you with a ship date. We generally ship within 10 days of art approval, often much less.
We’re here for you with a team of talented package designers that can help on any aspect of your project. We love a challenge. So, let’s collaborate on something really special.
Custom Prototypes — We’ll help sell your idea. There’s no charge for producing an initial prototype of a custom product, built to your specifications. Multiple copies for presentations are available for a small fee.
Bean counters. We love them because they understand numbers and they’ll make sure the payables process works smoothly and efficiently.
Credit Policy — If you’re a new customer, a credit application is needed before a job can go into production. Please allow adequate time to complete the process. Pre-payment may be needed, especially for first-time orders. We also accept Master Card, Visa and American Express.
Overruns or Under runs — You will be invoiced for the exact quantity of product shipped, not to exceed 10% over or under the quantity you have ordered.
Payment Terms — Jobs are invoiced the day they ship. Payment is required within 30 days from the date of invoice.
We’re here for you.
If you have a question or want to discuss a project, give us a call. Cynde will be more than happy to answer your call and connect you with the right person to take care of your needs. Ask for samples or quotes here!
Our office hours are:
1801 Thompson Avenue
Iowa is our home.
Iowa is booming and we are here to help you succeed.
We lead the industry in innovative design, printing and manufacturing of presentation products that exceed expectations.
We create beautiful and strong 3 ring binders, eco friendly inspiring pocket folders, and custom boxes of all sorts right here in Iowa. With 35 years of packaging experience and 80 years of printing in Iowa, we have the experience to make the process easier.
Innovative company, simple process.
We create custom templates and mock-ups to insure you are getting exactly what you want,and provide exceptional service to take the stress out of printing and manufacturing.
Need inspiration? We can come by and work with your team from brainstorming a project to showing the latest in cutting edge presentation marketing materials.
Our custom products range from
Take a look at a few of the projects we have created recently:
Let us know how we can help you today!
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!
Corporate Image has won a lot of awards for the custom 3-ring binders we manufacture.
We are proud to announce that for the 4th time, Corporate Image has won First Place for the best binder in the United States and Canada!
We are proud and honored to receive the Eska Frog Award for 2015!
The 2015 Best Binder was our first in-house binder to win the competition. We created the wood 3-ring binder for both Corporate Image customers and Naked Binder, our off the shelf, sustainable binder company. These sustainable sourced wood binders offer all the joys of real wood with a core of 100% post consumer waste binders board. Available in cherry and birch wood.
Naked Binder sells these individually and without customization, but at Corporate Image we offer foil stamping for these binders to create a custom 3-ring binder that really stands out! These were for Graphic Wood Technologies:
Corporate Image is an employee owned manufacturer making all of our products in the United States. We love design, so we are constantly working to find better, more interesting, longer lasting options for how all of our products are made. We are leaders in innovation and service, helping our clients get results!
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