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The importance of using healthy materials in design

Winston Churchill once observed the correlation between design and culture: “we shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”

Designing any object, whether a 3-ring binder or a building requires thought into use, environment and user. For years, the idea of healthier environments was not a high priority – people smoked at work, the convenience of plastics out-weighed many other concerns -but with greater information on how things affect us, healthier is becoming a larger component of design.

I thought this article was interesting as a perspective from an architect designing the spaces we all spend a lot of time in:

Buildings are fashioned by the choices of people who design and construct them. When completed, those choices impact the inhabitants for a lifetime, but how many of us realize the true scale of this impact. Over the course of my career I have designed more than 51 million square feet of commercial space for more than a half-million people. Now consider that I am just one of more than one hundred thousand architects in the US alone. Some may suggest that as an individual, I represent a small portion of the impact to be made by architects and builders, but I prefer to think that I have a half-million people counting on me.

Winston Churchill once observed the correlation between design and culture: “we shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” When this was said, the intent was to convey the use of space to accommodate large fluctuations of intended function; however a new stage of evolution is already upon the building industry. One that will certainly engage the health and wellness of the occupants of our buildings and requires we alter our philosophy and approach to design.

For the human body to operate effectively it needs proper nourishment, and just like the human body, buildings need to consider the ingredients of the products they come to embody. In order for us to put our design on the right diet, we need to start reading the labels and in doing so, promote our manufacturers who are beginning to understand the makeup of these products, as well as how they will work together as a completed system. Material transparency is a valuable first step toward designing healthier environments made with healthier products. Buildings that use healthy, sustainable materials can have a positive impact on people and the environment. Considering these realities, it is imperative that designers have the information needed to make truly informed decisions regarding the chemical makeup of the products we use. The key to delivering this value lies within the details of how each individual element contributes to the whole. To do this, we need to completely understand building product ingredients, so we can make educated choices that will inform the complete lifecycle of our designs and positively impact the people who experience them. We want people to live and work in environments made with healthful materials.

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From our perspective as a manufacturer, what goes inside the building is equally important.  We spoke with an architect who had a LEED building fail it’s initial air test because of the furnishings and office supplies.  With 60 million + 3-ring binders being sold in the US each year, we believe that from carpeting to binders, each element of your environment needs to be considered.

At Corporate Image, we design every component of our products. From inert laminates to soy inks, recycled papers to 100% recyclability, we track what we use to give you a healthy product that looks and works better than anything else you can find.


Digitally printed short run binders that will knock your socks off!

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.

short run custom printed 3-ring binders - Corporate Image

Custom Digital Binder stats and information:

  • Available in quantities from 50-350
  • Full color digital printing on cover (the whole outside of the binder)
  • Black or white liner ( the inside of the binder)
  • Ring sizes: 3/4″, 1″, 1.5″ and 2″ d-rings
  • Natural matte lamination
  • These binders are 100% recyclable
  • strong construction
  • Made with 100% FSC certified recycled post consumer waste board

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!

 


Available in Paperback

Custom Presentation Binder

Two in one

It’s a binder. It’s a folder. It’s a binder and a folder. You don’t always need a hardcover. Sometimes the paperback version does just as well. Corporate Image’s paperboard binders provide great solutions for anything from medical device and health care information to patient or employee kits to proposals. Like all our other products, they are totally recyclable. Available in a wide range of styles and pocket configurations with standard or portfolio closure options. Print full-color graphics inside and out. Foil stamped or embossed, these custom binders are beautiful. Choose from a variety of tab dividers or add one or two pockets, a business card cut or DVD slit. With all these extras, you can design an information packet that can’t help but get noticed.


“Gorgeous”

What Corporate Image customers are saying…

“I received the binder yesterday. It’s gorgeous! The craftsmanship is superb, and I think Tracy will benefit from it tremendously. I appreciate your hard work, dedication, attention to detail, professionalism and patience in dealing with us during the entire process. We nailed it! It was worth the effort.”

Angela Giusti


Less Can Be Best When it Comes to Your 3 Ring Binder Standing Out

 

Custom Printed 3 Ring Binder for HON Furniture

Oftentimes less is best. A custom printed binder from Corporate Image offers a tangible canvas for your artwork. And subtle graphics can communicate a great deal about your company and it’s products and services.

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The 2013 Corporate Image Catalog is Available

The 2013 Corporate Image Catalog

A great resource for Presentation Packaging is now available. Our new catalog is the result of years of refinement. It illustrates the latest in design and materials, offering superior solutions for your presentation packaging requirements.

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Why Choose Corporate Image Custom Printed Binders?

Custom Printed Binders

Our 40,000 square-foot plant is dedicated solely to printing and manufacturing superior custom printed binders, tab dividers, folders and custom boxes. Other binder manufacturers outsource printing and other segments of production. By handling entire projects in our controlled environment – from start to finish – we are able to produce the outstanding work Corporate Image customers have come to expect.

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Ringless Binders are Great for Holding a Pad of Paper

a ringless binder is perfect for holding a pad of paper

Ringless Binders are Perfect for Holding a Pad of Paper

For your next conference, consider a ringless binder for taking notes. It easily and securely holds a notepad of paper in place, while branding your company at the same time. Printed binders, with our without a ring, are designed to make an impression and are the perfect balance of form versus function. Available with around back binder or asquare back binder these binders will stand out and make a great take away from the conference.

The portfolio binder style shown above offers a very professional look and protects the contents as well. It’s really the perfect presentation solution. What’s more it’s green to the core. All of our 3 ring binders at Corporate Image are made from 100% post-consumer waste binders board that is 100% recyclable. What’s more is they are truly sustainable. Our FlexHinge binders are made to last. In fact, they have been tested by the United States Testing Laboratories to see how many openings and closings of the binder would it take to break the hinge. After over 250,000 flexes, the hinge did not fail, which is about the equivalent of 10 years of use


Put Your Brand in Your Customer’s Hands with Custom Binders

Build Your Brand with Custom Printed Binders

Build your brand and what it stands for with Corporate Image‘s custom printed binders. Print should be part of your brand strategy, as it is a very effective way to get your presentation into your customer’s hands. Print is powerful because it’s tangible, it’s 3-dimensional and it endures. As more and more information migrates to the web, it becomes more important for your name and message to stand out from the digital clutter.

Our 3 ring binders will not only hold and organize your materials, but they communicate your company’s image and can make that important first impression more impactful. And, it’s long lasting as a binder can be a resource that is used over and over. Plus, they look great on a shelf or a desk.

We make it easy to order printed binders to help reinforce your company. As many of our customers turn their attention to environmental concerns, we have high-end solutions that will reflect your committment. Our eco-friendly binders are made from 100% post-consumer waste and are completely recyclble. We were the first true American alternative to the vinyl binder and continue to create new eco-innovations.

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Eco-Friendly Binder Wins Best Binder in the World!

 

One of our client’s binder projects was awarded “World’s Best Binder by Eska Graphic Board of the Netherlands. The judges were impressed with the innovative design, the different decorating methods used and overall quality. Corporate Image was the first to pioneer this unique binder style, which has come to be known as a flush-cut binder.

To produce it, we start by applying a printed cover and liner to an oversized binders board. Next, we trimmed the board so the cover and liner are flush with the board edge. We use natural paper that can be offset printed using soy inks. The result is an interesting blend of board, paper and ink that reveals the core of the binders board.

In addition to the construction, what made this environmental binder stand out among the other entries was that this project called for debossing, foil-stamping and printing, which showcased the designer’s artwork. It also had a very eco-friendly look because he chose a natural colored, recycled paper that printed beautifully and didn’t need lamination.

This particular binder style is used by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife because of its eco-friendly qualities: it’s made from 100% post-consumer wasted binders board, printed on recycled paper with soy inks and is 100% recyclable.

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Flush-Cut Round Back Binder

1 ½ inch D Ring

80# Oatmeal Endleaf Paper


Custom Printed Binders and Tabs Strengthen Your Brand

A custom printed binder can make all the difference whether your products get noticed in the marketplace

Precision Set Fine Jewelry Works wanted to showcase their stunning designs in a binder that reflected their elegance and beauty. They chose a full-color, round back style binder with an image of a ring that wrapped around  the spine to the back cover.

The artwork, highlighted by the beautiful printing on the cover of your 3 ring binder, draws ones attention to the gem stones on the ring which seem to sparkle. It truly invites a person to pick up the binder and when they do, they will be impressed by the design of the  tab dividers, each featuring a different piece of jewelry photographed in black and white. On the back of each tab is a succinct messaging in white type on a black background that reinforces the product and brand. The entire package is complete with an abstract color photo that spans the interior liner from edge to edge and perfectly complements the black and white tab dividers.

This is one of the most beautiful projects we’ve seen at Corporate Image and points to the added value that comes from collateral materials that work together. It’s a wonderful example of how design and artwork cab contribute to the overall success of a sales campaign.

 


2013 Corporate Image Catalog

Our 2013 catalog has just been released!

Here is a preview of the Corporate Image product lineup. To get more design ideas and to see the complete range of product possibilities, click here for our digital version of the  2013 catalog. If you would like a print copy, please call us at 800.247.8194 or click here to request one online.

Our printed binders put your brand in the hands of your customers, literally. They give an organization a presence and credibility that virtual communications just can’t match. Yet they’re flexible enough to allow you to customize presentations and update information on the fly. Printed binders add dimension to your presentation, reinforcing your message and products in a memorable way. And they’re eco-friendly, unlike many vinyl binders that release hazardous chemicals into our environment. With durable hinged binders board, sturdy metal rings, cloth printed covers and your choice of protective lamination finishes, our printed binders leave a lasting impression — beautifully.

 

Pocket folders are the ideal multi-purpose tool when companies need to present an important message. Whether you’re presenting a proposal, product information or company capabilities, a well-designed pocket folder is the perfect first impression. Pocket folders offer both flexibility and versatility with a complete range of styles, sizes and options like portfolio closures, expandable pockets, USB holders and glueless pockets that ship flat. With full color printing inside and out, a choice of lamination finishes and decorating options, the design possibilities are endless.

They’re a great way to deliver your message, introduce or reinforce your brand and leave a lasting impression, long after the initial presentation.

 

Custom boxes create an immediate hands-on experience and a WOW factor guaranteed to open doors. Our packaging options are designed to present a multi-level sales story in a professional, organized format. A sturdy build and beautiful four-color printing inside and out, work well to deliver brochures, samples, materials or gifts while providing premium real estate for presenting the brand.

Styles range from self-locking boxes to large sales totes with handles — and everything in between!

 


Best Binder in North America

Corporate Image is pleased to be recognized two years in a row for outstanding craftsmanship and product design in a worldwide competition. It's our good fortune to be able to work with talented creatives from across the country to make their designs a reality. 

The 2011 and 2012 award-winning binder style was originally developed by the Corporate Image design team in 2008 to be 100 percent recyclable. Free from toxic plastics, the binder is made from 100 percent post-consumer waste binder board and printed with soy-based inks. The ring mechanism is nickel-plated metal, which can easily be removed for recycling.

This binder design has been used by numerous clients since 2008 and has been well received.  In fact, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) held a nationwide competition to find the greenest, most appropriate binder for their use. The contest outlined 25 criteria that needed to be met and this binder met them all! Today Corporate Image produces this binder for the department of U.S. Fish and Wildlife.

How is it made? First, we apply a printed cover and liner to an oversized binders board. Then we trim the board so the cover and liner are flush with the board edge. We use natural paper with 10, 30 or 100% recycled content that can be offset printed using soy inks. The result is an interesting blend of board, paper and ink that reveals the core of the binder’s board. Laminate it or not — it’s a great look and 100% recyclable.

 


The Word is Out

We were really pleased to see Graphic Arts Magazine came across an article about our binder that was recently recognized by Eska, an international manufacturer of graphic board. Corporate Image was awarded first place in the office catagory for what we call a “Flush-Cut Binder”. It’s an environmentally correct binder made from 100% recycled board with a sheet of recycled paper adhered to it. Decorated with foil stamping, printing and debosing, it was truly a striking example of good design and what can be achieved using graphic board. Click on to read more about the World’s Best Binder….

 http://graphicartsmag.com/news/2012/03/read-more-to-see-the-worlds-best-binder


The Best Sample Binders

When you want a sample binder or custom box to reflect your company image and products, you’ll want the best quality presentation possible. For 30 years, Corporate Image has been designing solutions to hold samples from carpet, tile and wood for flooring, to glass, sealants and other widely used materials in the building industry. Our binders and boxes can be configured in multiple ways to secure and display samples to make it easier for your audience to see and choose among your products. We have a package designer on staff to help you create the right solution for your project and if you want to see a mock-up, there is no extra charge – and it only takes 10 business days to produce your project after receiving proof approval. It’s all part of the package designed to make it easy to work with Corporate image and to help you be successful. We also keep the production process under one roof so it is more convenient to coordinate the project on your end.

If you want a product to reflect your company’s environmental perspective, we have a variety of recycled papers from which to choose and it can be certified by a leading organization for forest management.


Planning a Conference? Go Green with Corporate Image Binders

More conference planners are going green to cut down the amount of waste that is generated from these events. One example is the transition from conventional vinyl binders, which are typically used to hold conference materials, to a 100% recycled binder. Just this step alone will dramatically reduce what goes in the landfills, as well as eliminate harmful toxins that are a by-product of producing PVC binders. When planning a conference, consider a Corporate Image binder made from recycled graphic board that can be recycled again. Another great advantage is the versatility that comes with an earth friendly alternative to vinyl. You have the complete design flexibility to create attractive and impactful binders that will get attention in the marketplace and make a lasting impression on your audience.


The Best Binder in the World

Eska, an international company headquartered in the Netherlands has awarded Corporate Image first place for producing the “best binder in the world”. Eska, a manufacturer of earth-friendly, recycled graphic board will recognize Corporate Image with one of their annual Frog Awards. This 2 foot high sculpture made of bronze features a frog perched atop a lilly pad and is anchored by a beautiful quartz, stone base. The frog comes from their company logo and the fact that frogs are found in abundant supply in the canals along which their mills are located. You can learn more about Eska and this distinguished award by clicking here: www.eskagraphicboard.com.

The “best binder in the world” was designed to be used as a “journal and planner” by patients at a cancer center in the states. In designing the binder, Jason Maddox of Maddox Creative, selected an uncoated paper for the cover. Eska was particularly impressed wtih the craftsmanship and beauty of the foil stamping that was the predominant graphic feature and the creativity of the overall art.


Corporate Image’s Amazing New Lamination

Our new Natural Matte lamination is so subtle you can hardly see it. Made from polyproplene, a non-reflective film that minimizes color shift, it creates a unique, sophisticated look with a smooth, silky feel. Your 3 ring binder, tab divider, folder or custom box project will not only be protected, it will be far more earth friendly than ordinary vinyl bindes that are toxic to both the air and land.


Corporate Image Helps the Architectural Industry

Architectural and Building Products can be paper-intensive industries and that’s not just drawing table plans.  From correspondence documents, photographs, consultant drawings and construction specifications, organization through the use of 3 ring binders, tab dividers, pocket folders and software packaging is a necessity.  Copy, sort and file everything in one place for easy information retrieval and long term storage.

Finger pulls are a great addition for retrieving information off the shelf.  Also, when archiving, organize your data with customized tab dividers.  When presenting to a client, use our easel binder and give them a customized pocket folder with all the important documents.  If you want to add digital information and additional documents that won’t fit in the custom folder, put your disc in one of our customized software packaging units that fit in any corresponding binder.  Corporate Image also offers a pocket folder with an added USB flash drive holder, customized to fit any size.  It’s a perfect place to hold your digital media and paper files all in one place.


Presentation Products for the Furniture Industry

The furniture business if a vast industry including nationally-recognized manufacturers, regional home furnishings retailers, national franchise organizations, and online home furnishings retailers with a diverse range of clients.  Clients want to know that they can count on the industry for quality and variety.  It is important to present the expertise that you bring to your client's business. 

When making presentations, show professionalism and quality with presentation materials by Corporate Image.  Your impression exhibits your confidence and knowledge while representing you and your firm or company.  We find that the furniture industry likes an easel binder, a three-part binder that easily displays information to others.  Corporate Image knows that living in the digital environment, more infmoration can be added to disc or USB drive.  To pass on the added information without using a tree to print the amount of materials, choose the eco-friendly presentation folder with a specialized space for a USB drive, and or any sized software disc, or accompany a custom folder or 3-ring binder with professional software packaging.  

In the office, keep an organized account of in depth analysis, data, trends, market share, and forecasts with Corporate Image custom binders and folders.  With a variety of sizes to choose from, also add a finger pull as a sleek customized design for ease of storage and access on the office shelf.  Tab dividers make a great custom addition that can organize each binder by personal divisions. 

Whether you're looking for something eco-friendly or just a beautiful custom design for you, your firm, or client, Corporate Image has you covered.  We have a reliable design department to support you with the ease of templates, mock-ups, and samples.


Choose Corporate Image for your Clients Custom Presentation Materials

As a financial planner, you are responsible for your client's personal financial issues through proper planning. Whether it is cash flow management, education planning, retirement planning, investment planning, risk management and insurance planning, tax planning, estate planning and more, each client needs a detailed strategy tailored to their specific situation and goals. Because financial planners manage many important documents, organization is absolutely necessary for both you and your client.

Using a customized financial planning 3-ring binder or pocket folder is a productive way to do financial plans and serve your clients better, while maximizing productivity and the associated productivity. We find that many financial planners choose a three-ring binder with a D-ring and custom-made tabs for multiple section plans. D-ring binders tend to keep pages flatter, and they close more easily than regular three-ring binders.

We ensure a professional image so that your client is presented with an excellent image of your success. Your custom printed materials make an impression about you and your firm and the validity of the binder contents. Corporate Image also offers a high quality option with a minimum of only 50 binders. A variety of custom options allow you to personalize your materials for you and your client.

The Insurance Industry is trusted to secure a client's material belongings, health, family, and life. In order to gain trust and ensure a professional impression, the industry chooses Corporate Image for customized presentation materials. Give your client important documents in a organized, custom printed binder or presentation folder. These presentation materials can be full-color printed with your name, company, and contact information. They also make excellant promotional materials for potential clients. With expandable pockets and a special place for your business card, present your next client with a high quality presentation folder detailing benefits and securities that you offer.


Hospitality and Restaurants choose Corporate Image for Custom Presentation Materials

Hospitality custom guest directory binder, Corporate Image, eco-friendly presentation materials,  custom binder, custom folderIn the hospitality and restaurant industry, the most important aspect is the relationship between the guest and host. From the reception and entertainment of guests and visitors, to resorts, membership clubs, conventions, attractions, special events, and traveling services- Corporate Image can help with all of your presentation needs. These industries strive to offer their customers nothing less than quality and variety.

Corporate Image quality custom binders and folders, will present a professional appearance with a variety of custom options for each individual project. Whether your company is looking for eco-friendly or an old world elegance, we have templates, mock-ups, and samples to help you design your package.

Corporate Image offers multiple custom options for restaurant menu binders, guest service directories, hotel room directory covers or in-room binders. We can also custom print entertainment guide covers, guest check presenters, concierge service binders, vacation and hotel promotional folders, and guest directories. Corporate Image can create different binder sizes with many ring options and custom printed and sized tab dividers for easy divisions between your custom directories.


Need a High Quality, Low Quantity, Eco-friendly, Customizable 3-ring binder? Check out the Quick Ship Binder by Corporate Image

You’re looking for a high quality binder but don’t need a high quantity.  You want a professional custom 3 ring binder.  It also needs to be an eco-friendly, custom 3-ring binder and shipped in 5 days.  Where can you find a green printer for this project?

Corporate Image has the perfect solution: The Quick Ship Binder.


Corporate Image- Eco-friendly custom 3-ring binder, 100 % recycled board, 100 % post consumer waste, FSC certified, Quick Ship Binder


To meet the demands of today's changing market – Corporate Image has designed a excellent new binder. With a vastly reduced carbon footprint, this high quality 3-ring binder can be customized, produced in small or large quantities, and shipped in 5 days.

Eco-friendly Binder

This 3 ring binder is eco-friendly, made from FSC certified 100% post-consumer waste binders board.  It also has a digital wrap printed on paper that follows the FSC certified chain-of-custody standards. 

Customizable Binder

Make an impression by customizing this three ring binder with a full color digitally printed wrap on textured endleaf paper.  You can also choose to leave your binder bare.  This ring binder is also available with 3/4”, 1”, or 1-1/2” chrome D-ring.  Organize your binder with additional 3-hole digitally printed tabs that will ship just as fast, also in 5 business days. 

Quick Facts

    * Available in quantities of 50 – 2,000.
    * Ships in 5 days.
    * 100% recycled board.
    * Full color digitally printed wrap.
    * Leave your binder bare or wrap it with black textured endleaf paper.
    * Available with 3/4", 1" or 1-1/2" chrome D-ring.
    * Matte lamination is inert and recyclable.
    * Digital tabs ship in 5 business days.
    * Digitally printed tabs are 3-hole drilled, collated and mylar reinforced.


A Better Binders’ Board

When we were searching for a tag line for our new bare board binders, we came up with the idea of highlighting the binders board – the heart of the binder or “the core” as it was to become known. The binders’ board we use for all of our binders is unique and makes for a good story because it is constructed of 100% post-consumer waste, but it’s not ordinary waste, and hence not ordinary board.

We refer to our board as binders board, but it’s commonly called solid board in the industry and has a number of qualities which make it unique. First, it is not made from your average street waste, but clean waste that is collected from health clubs around Holland, so it’s a mixture of magazines, newspapers and other like paper. This recycled paper complies with the FSC standard when the composition of the ultimate solid board demonstrably comprises at least 85% FSC paper and/or recycled paper. Because it is FSC certified, customers know that the board complies with responsible forest management. The production process employs very clean and safe manufacturing conditions.

This particular board is selected for our 3-ring binders because it is strong and it retains its strength, shape and volume even in humid and damp conditions. It can also be easily customized in many different designs and dimensions and special printing and embossing techniques can be used to make a product that stands out. We landed on using “green at the core” for our tagline to describe the environmental benefit that comes from our bare board binders and because there is no lamination, it is green from the outside cover to the core.

 

 


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