Need a consult on your presentation project? No problem. Talk to the manufacturer.
Corporate Image is available for video meetings for product design, development or just getting an idea of options to help your business.
It can be hard to get all of the decision makers on a design project on the same page. The Corporate Image team can set up a video session with your team to help get a project going or smooth out details and direction of a project.
Learning sessions: Bring the team up to speed on product options.
Have a learning session for your team! This opportunity is great to keep your design team informed on the latest trends and options in anything from 3 ring binders, pocket folders, packaging, and boxes. When your team speaks with the end client, they will all have the knowledge to find the right solution easily.
Working on a project?
Get everyone on board and save the time and confusion of information being passed from team to team. This is a great option for exploring options and finishing details quickly and efficiently while tossing out ideas and getting feedback. If needed, we can have product designers and production experts involved.
From printing option, technical specifications and a range of finishing details, our knowledgable team can help you get answers. Interested in fabric options? We have 241 colors and textures! Want to see a range of ideas for boxes? We produce everything from paperboard to corrugate and set-up boxes.
3-ring binders: how big a binder do you need?
Before you look at printing, designs, window cuts and spot UV for your next presentation binder, find out how much binder you need.
What are you putting in your 3 ring binder?
Page Count: Knowing the page count of your materials (and whether it vary) is key to determining ring size. Adding pamphlets, samples or give-aways, USB drives or other objects lets you know how large the spine of the binder might need to be.
If your information is in protective sleeves, we will also have to make sure tab dividers and front and back binder covers fit.
Page size: Generally, in the US, parts of Mexico and a large part of Canada your paper size is going to be US standard 8.5″ x 11″.
A4 paper sizes are used in Europe and most of the rest of the world. A4 paper is 8.3″ x 11.7″ which is very similar, but the binder needs to be resized to make sure it fits correctly. If you are in the US and think the A4 size looks arbitrary, it is a much more intuitive paper sizing – with A1 half of a sheet of A0, A2 is half of A1 …. Clever.
Notebook or Halfsheet sized paper can vary, but generally a half sheet of US standard paper. The sheets are 5.5″ x 8.5″ so you get a nice small binder. These are also generally a 3 ring set-up.
How many sheets of paper does a binder ring hold?
This depends on what style of ring you choose. A D-ring and a round ring hold the paper differently and have different benefits.
Round rings v. D-ring binders
In a D-ring, the ring is shaped like a backward “D” so the paper is held evenly on the right, your tab dividers all line up and there is a clean line of paper. Some people find the harder to turn the pages quickly with a D-ring binder ( though a slant D-ring solves this problem). A D-ring always mounts on the back panel of a binder – not the spine – so the paper rests on the flat part of the ring when it is closed. This makes the cover a little wider. If you need a small ring, it is good to know there is no 1/2″ D-ring.
Round ring binders (O ring)
A round ring can mount on the spine of a binder, so the covers, front and back, are a little shorter. It is easy to turn pages since it is a continuous curve. The issue with seeing tab dividers toward the bottom of the stack of information is negligible in smaller rings and up to you to decide if it is an issue in large rings. A lot of people don’t see it as a problem. For people with small paper needs – you can get a 1/2″ O ring binder!
How to measure a binder ring:
Binder rings are measured on the flat part of the D-ring and the inside diameter of a round ring from side to side.
Get exactly what you need by measuring a 3-ring binder. Spine width is not a great measure of how much paper fits in a binder, so we recommend learning to measure the rings.
A 3 Ring Binder and Folder Make a Great Combination
PlayWorld’s 3 ring binder and pocket folder highlighted their corporate commitment to sustainability as well as their commitment to fun.
Corporate Image specializes in helping you make the most of your presentation packaging needs. We are your partner in creating great impressions that make people stop and look at your materials. The bottom line is we want to help you sell more of your products and services in the marketplace.
Combining your marketing efforts into one cohesive set can be cheaper (by doing everything at once) as well as help you look more professional. Perception of your brand can help drive up your sales and repeat business. From architecture and engineering firms, to hospitals, or financial institutions, being seen as trustworthy can make a world of difference.
We produced this folder and binder for secondmarket, which was really stunning because of the ultra violet coating that highlighted their logos. The binder is covered with B-Cloth, which is a poly-cotton blend that looks great and has a durable finish that resists water.
For even better presentations, try combining your custom 3 ring binder and pocket folders!
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.
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