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Alternatives to the Standard Pocket Folder

Upgrade the Look of Your Current Pocket Folder with a Custom Folder

 

A pocket folder is a great tool for every business.  Corporate Image offers you a huge range pocket folders styles so you can match a folder to your company image. From sustainable glue-less folders, to custom pocket folders with unique closures or moving parts, we can help you get away from a standard pocket folder.

 

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Our pocket folders really stand out. We use heavier paper, provide higher lever of print quality, and finish our folders with film lamination that enhances graphics and adds strength. We offer a wide range of economical standard folders that can be customized to fit your needs. You can select custom paper stocks, foil stamp, emboss, deboss and custom die-cuts. Aqueous coating, varnish and spot UV printing are also available.

 

Dorma Pocket Folder: With Cool Sliding Door Opener from Corporate Image on Vimeo.

In addition to our standard 2 pocket folders, we offer folders with file tabs, folders with expanding pockets, glueless folders with a box pocket and tri-folders. Standard business card cuts and brochure cuts can be added to horizontal folder pockets at no charge.  We have a standard or custom folder to fit every budget and every business.

Let us help move your pocket folder from standard to out standing!

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Designing Print for Medical and Healthcare

At one point or another as a designer, you will work with healthcare providers or medical device manufactures.

At Corporate Image, we have worked with many designers and healthcare facilities to develop patient friendly and beautiful information kits.  Whether  you are creating patient information packets and medical supply information kits everyday or for the first time, we would like to share what we see happening in medical information kits.

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Stronger

Your materials should give the confidence of quality. We construct our  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 if you have heavy samples, the binders will stay even and in one piece for as long as you need them.

Printing

No limits. We offer full printing both outside and inside of your binders, pocket folders and boxes.  The quality of the printing is always held our exacting standards, so you always get the best possible outcome.  From full 4 color process, PMS colors, spot UV, and varnishes we have the options you need.

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Lamination

We offer a choice of Gloss, Matte and Soft Touch laminations. Soft touch adds a smooth, silky feel in the hand that arouses interest and increases protection.

Cloth and Fabric

With over 240 cloth options to choose from, your 3-ring binder or box can be unique and stylish. From natural weaves to bright colors, your materials can reflect your values and attention to detail.

Quality

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!

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Pocket Folder of the Month

This beautiful pocket folder combines great graphics, a tuck flap closure and information pages saddle stitched inside.

The result is a compelling piece that gets a lot of information across easily and professionally and personably.

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About Chiltern:

From study design through product launch and beyond, Chiltern is the only resource you need. Our development teams have conducted thousands of clinical trials for a wide range of drugs, biologics, medical devices and diagnostics across all phases of development, involving different study populations and across many therapeutic areas.

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Creating marketing pieces for the Healthcare and Medical industry requires a balanced touch to combine the information and imagery that is compelling. We feel Scorr Marketing in Nebraska did an amazing job on this piece!

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More information on Chiltern and Scorr Marketing.

Need information on getting your own amazing printed pocket folder made? Contact us!

 

 


Creative and effective tools for marketing furniture.

Finally, presentation materials that convey the quality of your furniture.

 

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Stronger, better made options to show you furniture.

Stronger

We construct our  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 if you have heavy samples, the binders will stay even and in one piece for as long as you need them.

Printing

We offer full printing  outside and inside of your binders, pocket and sample folders.  The quality of the printing is always held to our exacting standards, so you always get the best possible outcome.

Don’t be limited! Print both the inside and out on our binders, pocket folders and boxes. PMS colors, spot UV, and varnishes all add to your options!

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Lamination

We offer a choice of Gloss, Matte and Soft Touch laminations. Soft touch adds a smooth, silky feel in the hand that arouses interest and increases protection.

Cloth and Fabric

We also have over 240 cloth options to choose from. From natural weaves to bright colors, you can showcase your furniture in a complimentary, elegant style..

Quality

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!

 

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Range

We have a wide range to fit your designs. From mini binders to 54″ architect sample folders, pocket folders of all types, and boxes from paperboard, corrugate and turned edge rigid boxes, you can match all of your presentations materials from products and proposals.

Templates

Not only will we help you design your 3-ring binders, sample folders and boxes so your materials fit perfectly, we will also give you custom templates to ensure your artwork is exactly where you want it. Whether you need to display metal finishes or a full product catalog, we can help you design the perfect folder for your needs.

Service

The Corporate Image team will help you on your project from initial ideas to final manufacturing. Our in-house product designers will create templates and mock ups of custom products to insure correct sizing and art placement, while our sales team can consult with you on finishes, construction styles, cloth types, printing issues and closure options.

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Corporate Image: Employee owned, US manufacturer creating the best of custom 3-ring binders, pocket folders, tab dividers, boxes and packaging.

 

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Custom Pocket Folders with Capacity

Sometimes you need more room in a pocket folder.

A standard pocket folder has no spine, limiting how much paper you can fit into the pockets (about 20 sheets). Sometimes that is not enough.  If you need more room you have several options that can help you get what you need without breaking the bank.

Capacity Pocket Folders

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For those of you who have larger information needs but don’t need a binder, a capacity pocket folder is the way to go.

A capacity pocket folder has two scores at the spine so the spine can be more than a single flat score.

Depending on the pockets you chose and the spine width (1/4 inch is fairly standard), you can fit much more information as well as having better shelf presence by branding the spine. Inside the capacity pocket folder you have more to think about. Depending on what you need, you can have box pockets (either vertical or horizontal).

 

 

Expandable Pocket Pocket Folders

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An expandable pocket allows you to use the same folder for a meeting with 10 sheets of paper and a conference with 50.

One of the benefits of this pocket is that the folders can ship flat.  A box pocket is amazing, but takes a lot of space resulting in larger shipping costs and more storage space.

Upgrade Your Current Pocket Folder with a Custom Folder

 Corporate Image produces pocket folders that really stand out. With a huge range of pocket folder templates to choose from, and product designers who can help you customize to fit your needs you can always get what you need!

Customize your pocket folder with foil stamping, embossing, debossing and custom die-cuts, as well as aqueous coating, varnish, spot UV printing, PMS and full 4 color printing. Our laminates range from gloss, semi-gloss, and soft touch (which adds a tactile silky feel to your folder).

In addition to our standard 1 and 2 pocket folders, we offer folders with file tabs, folders with capacity, glueless folders with a box pocket and tri-folders. Standard business card cuts and brochure cuts can be added to horizontal folder pockets at no charge.  We have a standard or custom folder to fit every budget and every business.

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Custom, printed pocket folders – Designs and options

Make the custom pocket folders that wow.

A pocket folder doesn’t have to be boring. From vertical pockets, custom closures, window cuts, and unique designs, a pocket folder can be a brilliant piece of design.

Corporate Image offers a wide range of options that take your pocket folder from ordinary to extraordinary.

Closures.

From tuck flap closures to velcro, Corporate Image can help keep your pocket folder information safe. A portfolio pocket folder has a flap that wraps around the open end of a pocket folder helping to keep your information safe. We have designed folders with many unique closures to match our customers brand!

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Movement.

Need a pocket folder that leaves an impression? We can help!

DORMA makes sliding door systems, so they wanted the closure on the folder to mimic their products. This folder has a sliding panel that velcros down to close the “door” on the folder. The result is unique, eye catching and leaves a lasting impression on everyone who picks it up!

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Sustainable pocket folders.

When your company demands the most sustainable pocket folders in the world, you can turn to our glue-less pocket fiddlers. The pockets close with tuck flaps to form horizontal or vertical pockets, and as the name implies,  so there is no glue involved in manufacturing this folder. What results is an elegant pocket folder that clearly speaks about who you are as a company and your values.

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A Pocket Folder with Room.

One pocket folder can handle all of your needs, from 1 sheet of paper to 50.

An expandable pocket folder can take care of a wide range of needs with an ingenious system that allows you to pull out the pocket to 1/4″ capacity when needed.

If you always need a lot of paper or a catalog to go into your pocket folder, a box pocket offers a strong platform for information you know is always going to be there. For booklets or brochures, conference information pieces, and proposals, a box pocket offers the room to handle what you need

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How many pages do pocket folders hold?

Knowing how much paper a pocket folder holds can keep your presentation, conference or meeting neat and organized.

1 or 2 pocket folders with flat pockets

A flat pocket in a pocket folder and a flat spine will hold about 15 sheets, which means a 2 pocket folder can hold 30 sheets.  This may mean your folder feels pretty full and has a bit more heft.

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1 or 2 pocket folder with a capacity spine

The capacity spine is very helpful, even with a flat pocket.  The pocket folder doesn’t bow open and so sits better when full. Added bonus, each pocket can hold 20 sheets. So a 1 pocket folder would hold 20 sheets, a 2 pocket – 40 sheets.

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Pocket folders with capacity pockets

There are two possibilities here.

Expandable pockets can hold up to 50 sheets of paper (each). These pockets sit flat until you need them, then they fold out. Great if you have variable amounts of data  that you need to hand out.

Box pockets in pocket folders are the other option.  These can be as big as 1/2″ to 3/4″ so they hold a lot of paper. We would suggest looking at other options at the 3/4″ size, as the weight of the paper can become an issue. Also, if you are creating a 2 pocket folder with box pockets, you may consider 1 flat pocket and 1 box pocket or two smaller box pockets for stability.

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When designing your next custom pocket folder, try to get an idea of how it will be used and if there is a set amount of materials going into it.  The expandable pocket folder offers the most range if the materials are variable.

Let us help you get the custom pocket folder that fits your needs


Spot UV – Add excitement to your print pieces

Spot UV – Add excitement to your print pieces

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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.

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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.

Get more Information on Spot UV and see some more examples here!


A Print Manufacturer a Designer Can Love.

We make your life can be easier.

Because working with a print manufacturer shouldn’t give you white hair.

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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.

For you.

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.

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The Best Print Manufacturer in Iowa

Iowa is our home.

Iowa is booming and we are here to help you succeed.

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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

  • Pocket folders (1 pocket, 2 pocket, tri fold, four flap, glueless, custom die cuts and more)
  • 3 Ring Binders (Round or square back, standard, notebook sizes, oblong, portfolio, cloth, printed, wood and custom)
  • Tab dividers and interior information pages (Index tab banks of 2-15, half moon, standard or custom cuts, interior pages for binders – full color or black and white, cut sheets, and more!)
  • Packaging (corrugates, paperboard, rigid boxes, sales boxes, information kits, and an in house packaging design team)

Take a look at a few of the projects we have created recently:

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Let us know how we can help you today!

Get Samples                Get Quotes                Get Inspired!

 


Corporate Image: Who we are and what we do for you.

We help you get and keep your clients attention.

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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.

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Award-winning

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.

Customization

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.

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Production

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!


Print Facts: The Sustainability of a 3-ring Binder

Business is seeing the benefits of creating a more sustainable workplace.

From health benefits, happier employees, benefits to the environment and sizable savings in spending, sustainability is a winning, and growing, movement.

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Together with our sister company, Naked Binder, our 3 decades of being a sustainable manufacturer have helped us raise the bar for the entire North American binder and presentation products field. Corporate Image creates products that will last, but not at the cost of the environment.

Why not vinyl?

Why not vinyl? So many reasons.

Economic: Vinyl binders fall apart. The hinges are weak and affected by both heat and cold. This means you replace them constantly. A well made binder – like those made by Corporate Image or Naked Binder – has been tested to 250,000 flexes – so the cover won’t fall off even if you use it 20 times a day for 30 years.

Health: The plasticizers in your vinyl binder are toxic. A vinyl binder will off-gas for it’s lifetime, affecting the air in your office or home. These toxins are released into our ground water from landfill and add to issues of the approx 9300 landfill fires every year.

Sustainability: Add to this, that vinyl is not recycled in the U.S. except for a small amount during the manufacturing process, and massive amounts of vinyl are being landfilled every year.

Recyclable save money.

Money spent on waste disposal can be cut down, especially in large corporations where you can potentially have a warehouse with 10-30,000 vinyl binders that need to go to hazardous waste disposal.

Cutting down your waste stream by diverting recyclables to where they be reused saves you money, protects the environment, cuts landfill and uses less resources than making products with virgin resources.

Recycled materials save the planet.

Corporate Image uses 100% post consumer waste board to create better binders, and we work with many recycled stocks including Neenah papers and folding papers to make your folders, boxes and packaging!

 

So many more options for sustainable binders, folders and boxes.

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Great range of options and benefits

A sustainable 3-ring binder, box or pocket folder from Corporate Image is not only crafted with outstanding quality, our products are stronger, have better printing and more options. Our 3-ring binders were tested to 250,000 flexes (opening and closings) without failing. That means your binder could last over 30 years if you use it 20 times a day. Instead of replacing your materials every few months you can use them for years, saving you money.

Print options: Need spot UV or varnish? 4 color process with spot colors? Mixed materials – say a cloth and printed binder? Foil stamping and debossed logos? Vinyl and plastics don’t have the same range of options we can offer you to make your presentation or sample kit stand out.

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Best of all, our 3-ring binders, pocket folders, boxes and packaging are all 100% recyclable and don’t off-gas. No landfill or toxic gasses in your office.

Sustainability in presentation materials is a real thing. Protect the environment, support your green initiatives, save money and increase your influence with a move to better materials!


Why print? People respond to it.

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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.

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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.


Alternatives to the Standard Pocket Folder

Upgrade the Look of Your Current Pocket Folder with a Custom Folder

Every business needs a pocket folder. And Corporate Image produces pocket folders that really stand out. We use heavier paper, provide higher lever of print quality, and finish our folders with film lamination that enhances graphics and adds strength. We offer a wide range of economical standard folders that can be customized to fit your needs. You can select custom paper stocks, foil stamp, emboss, deboss and custom die-cuts. Aqueous coating, varnish and spot UV printing are also available.

In addition to our standard 2 pocket folders, we offer folders with file tabs, folders with expanding pockets, glueless folders with a box pocket and tri-folders. Standard business card cuts and brochure cuts can be added to horizontal folder pockets at no charge.  We have a standard or custom folder to fit every budget and every business.

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Custom pocket folders with moving parts

Custom Pocket Folder of the Month!

This pocket folder wins our hearts for so many reasons.  Interesting design with the front cover reaching three quarters of the way across the folder, the clean clear design… nope. It is the moving parts. This unique folder was designed for DORMA USA’s Muto line.

MUTO COMFORT SYSTEM -Full featured, multifunction sliding door system

MUTO Comfort is designed for use with glass, wood, and other door materials. With user-friendly options to customize solutions, the sleek mechanisms remain out of sight.

So how great is it that the pocket folder has a sleek mechanism that remains out of sight also? See for yourself:

Dorma Pocket Folder: With Cool Sliding Door Opener from Corporate Image on Vimeo.

The folder is beautifully designed with sleek, spare art that conveys the company aesthetic.

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More about Dorma:

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DORMA AMERICAS IS A LEADING GLOBAL MANUFACTURER OF PREMIUM ACCESS SOLUTIONS THAT ENABLE BETTER BUILDINGS

DORMA Americas is part of DORMA Group Worldwide, a market leader of innovative and inspiring designs and technologies for access solutions.

Our full range of products and services provides safety and security as well as convenience and comfort. DORMA features a design oriented portfolio of architectural door hardware, specialty hardware for glass door and wall applications, door automation systems including revolving doors by Crane, operable wall systems featuring Modernfold, electronic access control systems from Rutherford Controls, and radio frequency identification from Farpointe Data.

Pocket folders have about the largest range of possibilities of any product you can imagine. The physical design of a pocket folder can contain custom window cuts, pockets with different sizes and orientations, as well as moving doors (!) and other closures. Add in the printing options and your next pocket folder can really make your clients excited about your work.

Thinking about a custom pocket folder project? Let us help you make it happen!


Amazing new 3-ring binder projects – Playword

Design Project of the Week: Playworld custom 3-ring binder, pocket folder and tab dividers.

Playword and Corporate Image are a great match.

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Playworld makes beautiful, green playground equipment. From eliminating 99.99% of PVCs from their equipment and being certified cradle to cradle, they care about children’s health and the environment. On top of being super sustainable, their playground equipment is amazing.

 

When we started working with them on a project we knew eco-friendly was going to be key. Since Corporate Image specializes in sustainable, green marketing pieces, we were excited.

The final pieces are a flush cut 3 ring binder with a custom die cut, a custom pocket folder with the same custom die cut as well as the most awesome set of custom tab dividers.

Sustainable and green aspects of the binder and folders:

Pocket Folder:

  • 110# Conservation (uncoated stock), printed 4 cp with soy inks and no varnish

3 Ring Binder

  • Oatmeal endleaf, 1 pms color, flush cut, no lamination

Tab Dividers

  • FSC certified stock 4cp

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The project was beautifully designed and a job to make. From the flush cut binders to the amazingly fun tab dividers, this project was a favorite in production. That is high praise indeed. Our production crew work on some of the highest end presentation projects in the country every day and they are connoisseurs of packaging and graphic design.

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Some jobs are just fun to run! Having all these pictures of kids playing brightened up the plant!


How Many Pages Does a Pocket Folder Hold?

Designers across many industries have asked us this question, so we feel it is time to address it here. How many pages do pocket folders hold?

1 or 2 pocket folders with flat pockets

A flat pocket in a pocket folder and a flat spine will hold about 15 sheets, which means a two pocket folder can hold 30 sheets.  This may mean your folder feels pretty full though.

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1 or 2 pocket folder with a capacity spine

The capacity spine is very helpful, even with a flat pocket.  The pocket folder doesn’t bow open and so sits better when full. Added bonus, each pocket can hold 20 sheets. So a 1 pocket folder would hold 20 sheets, a 2 pocket – 40 sheets.

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Pocket folders with capacity pockets

There are two possibilities here.

Expandable pockets can hold up to 50 sheets of paper (each). These pockets sit flat until you need them, then they fold out. Great if you have variable amounts of data  that you need to hand out.

Box pockets in pocket folders are the other option.  These can be as big as 1/2″ to 3/4″ so they hold a lot of paper. We would suggest looking at other options at the 3/4″ size, as the weight of the paper can become an issue. Also, if you are creating a 2 pocket folder with box pockets, you may consider 1 flat pocket and 1 box pocket or two smaller box pockets for stability.

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When designing your next custom pocket folder, try to get an idea of how it will be used and if there is a set amount of materials going into it.  The expandable pocket folder offers the most range if the materials are variable.

How much a pocket folder holds depends on the folder. Let us help you get the pocket folder that fits your needs exactly!


Design Questions: How Many Pages Do Pocket Folders Hold?

Designers across many industries have asked us this question, so we feel it is time to address it here. How many pages do pocket folders hold?

1 or 2 pocket folders with flat pockets

A flat pocket in a pocket folder and a flat spine will hold about 15 sheets, which means a two pocket folder can hold 30 sheets.  This may mean your folder feels pretty full though.

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1 or 2 pocket folder with a capacity spine

 The capacity spine is very helpful, even with a flat pocket.  The pocket folder doesn’t bow open and so sits better when full. Added bonus, each pocket can hold 20 sheets. So a 1 pocket folder would hold 20 sheets, a 2 pocket – 40 sheets.

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Pocket folders with capacity pockets

There are two possibilities here.

Expandable pockets can hold up to 50 sheets of paper (each). These pockets sit flat until you need them, then they fold out. Great if you have variable amounts of data  that you need to hand out.

Box pockets in pocket folders are the other option.  These can be as big as 1/2″ to 3/4″ so they hold a lot of paper. We would suggest looking at other options at the 3/4″ size, as the weight of the paper can become an issue. Also, if you are creating a 2 pocket folder with box pockets, you may consider 1 flat pocket and 1 box pocket or two smaller box pockets for stability.

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When designing your next custom pocket folder, try to get an idea of how it will be used and if there is a set amount of materials going into it.  The expandable pocket folder offers the most range if the materials are variable.

Pocket folders can hold a lot more paper than you might think. Once you know what is going into your folder, all of your pocket folder options become clear!


Cool Custom Printed Mailer – Corporate Image

While we are known making the best 3-ring binders in the world, Corporate Image does a lot of other things equally as well.

Take this mailer for instance:

The Vision Council created these eye-catching mailers to send brochures. With a great look, natural matte finish and a simple folding style, these custom mailers are effective and affordable.

 

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Custom four flap enclosure mailer specifications:

6-1/4” wide x 6” high four flap enclosure (flap redesigned with a squared closure) with a 1/4” spine with dust flaps to hold a brochure. Die #8661

Custom four flap enclosure mailer environmental benefits:

Ships Flat, saving money, space and fuel.

100% recyclable


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Thanks!

For all of you who came to HOW and saw us at booth 215 it was a pleasure to meet you and hang out!  Here are a few of our photos of HOW and Boston:

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We enjoyed meeting everyone and for those who were not there, a lot of our working conversations trended around sustainable 3-ring binders, digitally printed binders, glue-less pocket folders and the recyclable binder, folder and box options. ( If you want a small glue less pocket folder sample – let us know!)

But we also covered the weather, coffee, paper options, crazy things all you designers are working on, the US census (great meeting you all!), Iowa and a whole lot more.

Thanks for all the great talks HOW Design Live 2014!


Tab Dividers and Insert Pockets For Half Sheet Notebook Binders

For those of you who like the concise half sheet notebook binders, you will be happy to know that you can get all the extras with a small binder that are available with a full sized binder.

Notebook binders are great for meetings, conferences, workshops.  A great combination of form and function, these smaller 3-ring binders offer great branding in a package people will enjoy carrying around. Many people despair at finding the same great “extras” that you can get with a full sized binder.

Corporate Image would like to let you know that a notebook binder has no limitations!

Index Tab Dividers for notebook binders

Available in banks of 4-8 tabs, full color printing, the notebook tab dividers are every bit as flexible and customizable as full sized tabs.

Custom Printed Tab Dividers GI43 - Corporate Image

 

Paper Pockets for half sheet notebook binders

Pockets in vinyl binders rip out after a few uses, but these great paper pockets will last.  A paper binder pocket is a clip in pocket folder for your binders. It can be used combined to work both as a tab divider or separate pocket depending on what you need. This means information can be added anywhere in the binder, not just shoved in on the inside covers.

Added benefits are the ability to print full color for maximum branding – these binder pockets will match any of your other pieces from the binder to you information. If you business is very eco-friendly, a fully recyclable bare board binder pocket might be the way to go:

Recycled Pocket Pages

 

Half sheet notebook binders have a full range of options that can help you get your information to the people you want to reach.  The smaller binder saves you on shipping costs, materials and printing costs while delivering a big impact.

Get more information on notebook binders here!


Do I need a pocket folder, a presentation binder or a 3-ring binder?

How do you decide between a pocket folder, presentation binder or a 3-ring binder?

First off I am going to assume that you know what each of these items are.  (if not, scoot down to the bottom of the post – just don’t tell anyone)

Time to talk to yourself.  If you can answer these questions, it will make your choice easier:

  1. How much paper needs to be put into my presentation?
  2. Are there a lot of variable sheets that get used a lot?
  3. Do I need the paper to be secured (i.e. not fall out ever)?
  4. How long does the marketing material need to last?
  5. Is this resource heavily used?
  6. Do I need shelf presence (does it need make itself known on a bookshelf)?

Get a 3-ring Binder –

if over 220 sheets of paper, it needs to last and or is heavily used.

The more paper you need to use and the more heavily used your information is, I would suggest a 3-ring binder.  The heavier board means it will stand up to abuse better and keep looking great. And also, the weight of all that paper risks pulling a rivet out of a presentation binder.

These are great for proposals – especially in Engineering and Construction – interior design, sample kits, car companies, and a lot of other uses.  Also ideal for conferences and important meetings. Added bonus of branding for quality, sturdiness and design possibilities.

Get a Presentation Binder –

if under 220 sheets of paper, paper needs to be locked in and/or there is some variable paper (presentation binders have pockets too!)

Presentation binders straddle the hardback 3-ring binder and a pocket folder in that they have pockets and a ring.  The paperboard is not as sturdy as a 3-ring binder, so if it is going to be heavily used over a longer period of time – consider going to the 3-ring binder.

Many healthcare information packets use presentation binders for a few reasons: It only gets heavy use for a limited period of time, pockets allow extra information to be easily stored and the rings hold the important information in place.

Get a Pocket Folder –

if you have a smaller amount of paper that may need to be accessed out of order.

Sometimes a pocket folder is the ideal thing.  Great branding possibilities, easy to cary and organizes all of your papers in a flash.

We have seen a lot of these in healthcare and financial information packets, and for anything that just needs to hold less, but important, paper.

 

Definitions!

Pocket Folders

eco friendly Two_Pocket_Folder - Naked BinderPrinted or plain 18pt or 22pt paper with pockets that is folded so the pockets are on the inside. Usually with 1 or 2 pockets that can be horizontal or vertical.  All this brings a huge amount of variations of pocket styles, capacity pockets…

 

 

 

Presentation Binder:

presentation binders - paperboard binders - Corporate ImagePrinted or plain 18pt or 22pt paperboard with or without pockets, folded with a spine that holds a 3-ring mechanism.  Sort of a hybrid between a pocket folder and a binder.

 

 

 

3-ring Binder

custom eco friendly 3-ring binders - Corporate ImageA heavy recycled board (in our case 94pt to 110pt and 100% post consumer waste) that can be bare, wrapped in cloth or printed paper sheets with a 3-ring mechanism to hold various amounts of paper. We case and line our binders like a hardcover book. Why?  So they are the strongest 3-ring binders in the world.


Using a 3-Ring Binder Template #2: Common Errors – Bleeds

So you have your 3-ring binder template and you are ready to create a masterpiece of art and branding that will make your client go crazy with happiness.

So where should you pull those bleeds out to?

What are bleeds in printing?  Let us refer to Wikipedia:

Bleed is a printing term that refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet before trimming. In other words, the bleed is the area to be trimmed off. The bleed is the part on the side of a document that gives the printer a small amount of space to account for movement of the paper, and design inconsistencies. Artwork and background colors can extend into the bleed area. After trimming, the bleed ensures that no unprinted edges occur in the final trimmed document.

It is very difficult to print exactly to the edge of a sheet of paper/card so, to achieve this, it is necessary to print a slightly larger area than is needed and then trim the paper/card down to the required finished size. Images, background images and fills which are intended to extend to the edge of the page must be extended beyond the trim line to give a bleed.[1]

Bleeds in the USA generally are 1/8 of an inch from where the cut is to be made. Bleeds in the UK and Europe generally are 2 to 5mm from where the cut is to be made. This can vary from one print company to another. Some printers ask for specific sizes; most of these companies place the specific demands on their website or offer templates that are already set to their required bleed settings.

Make sense?  Manufacturing and printing is amazingly exact, but there are tolerances.  The 1/8″ bleed allows for slight inconsistencies in printing, trimming, casing and lining your 3-ring binder to insure your art looks great.

If you are used to designing for the internet, consider this like the differences in how browsers read your code.  You have to adjust for that too.

Here is what you will see.  For simplicity, we are working on a 3-ring binder liner template. In example one, the art is pulled up to the cut line for the edge of the binder.  If there is the tiniest variation anywhere in the process, you may get a small white strip on the right side of your liner. Blah. Click the pictures to see them larger.

Designing your 3-ring binder - using full bleeds - Corporate Image

If you pull your image out to the 1/8″ bleed line – all is good and your 3-ring binder liner will always look good.

Correct-bleeds-for-binder-template---Corporate-Image

 

Paying attention to your bleeds when working on a custom 3-ring binder or pocket folder will not only make your client happy, but also you (not rushing around to redo the art) and your manufacturer (us!).

Spread happiness. Pay attention to bleeds!

In case you are wondering, the photo is from the Des Moines Pappajohn Sculpture Garden which is rather amazing.

Yoshitomo Nara (Japanese, born 1959)
White Ghost, 2010 (detail)
Painted stainless steel and fiberglass
12 x 12 feet
Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections


American Package Design Awards

Corporate Image is proud to announce that three of our clients have won 2014 American Package Design Awards

Congratulations to Prestige Tuxedo, HealthPartners and Meyocks Group / Delta Dental of Iowa!

Award winning 3-ring binder and corrugated box - Corporate Image

Award winning Marketing kit - Corporate ImageAward winning spiral bound binder - Corporate Image

Learn More Here

 


Need a Custom Printed Pocket Folder (and something to hold you over)?

Sometimes you need those custom pocket folders yesterday. You consider the overnight pocket folder printers but realize you need the higher quality that your brand is known for.

Corporate Image can give you the quality printed folders you need and get you a high quality option to hold you until you receive your folders.

high quality printed pocket folders for healthcare

 

Horizontal or vertical pockets, one or two pockets, capacity pockets, glueless, printed one or two sides – there are amazing amounts of options that are all part of our pocket folder collections. Find out more – contact us .

Need some really nice folders right away? Check out Naked Binder – a sister company of Corporate Image.

Naked Binder is an off the shelf (non custom) eco friendly option for 3-ring binders, pocket folders and tab dividers.

eco friendly Two_Pocket_Folder - Naked Binder Made from FSC certified 100% recycled post consumer waste, these folders are clean, well made and 100% recyclable.

Order 1 or 1000, Naked Binder usually ships within 24 hours.

This is the perfect fit for when you are getting those great printed pocket folders from Corporate Image!

 

 

 

Custom printed or off the shelf eco friendly – Corporate Image and Naked Binder have what you need!


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