Corporate Image stands for the love of craft and the beauty of design
As a manufacturer of well designed 3-ring binders, pocket folders and packaging, we believe products should be built to last. We create custom, quality presentation solutions for our clients across a wide range of industries. Our expert team is committed to each and every project from custom product design to shipping to ensure your experience is great and your product exceeds expectations.
We invite you to meet some of Corporate Image’s employees (or better say owners, because Corporate Image is a 100% employee-owned company) and take a virtual tour through our production facility here in Des Moines, Iowa.
Service and Innovation
Our 3 ring binders, pocket folders, boxes and packaging are world-class in quality and design. We engage our entire team to consult on your project, from materials and options, creating templates and mock-ups, all to help make your job easier.
In the past 35 years we have pioneered some of the most sustainable presentation products. Our products have won Best Binder in the World as well as Best Binder in North America four times.
Add Strength to Your Message
We make the strongest binders possible. Our unique construction creates a binder that will not fail at the hinge, which is the weakest point of most binders. Lab tested to 250,000 flexes without failing, these “Eurohinge” binders also allow you opportunities for unique shaped spines including our round back binder. The custom binders are proven to stand the test of use and time.
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You’ve seen our amazing products online and in video. Unique custom packaging, stunning binders and tab dividers, innovative folders… Would you like to see them in person? Or do you need a quote? Simply reach out to us and contact your Sales Rep to talk about how we can help you with your design projects.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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….
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
* Available in quantities of 50 – 2,000.
The flush cut binder from Corporate Image is a great innovation in green binder technology. We designed a binder that is constructed with our 100% post-consumer waste binder’s board that does not need any lamination on the cover. Instead, we adhere a sturdy recycled paper to the board that can be decorated with offset printing, debossing or using metallic or pigment colored foil stamping. Then the board and paper are trimmed so the cover and liner are flush with the board edge. We also round the corners for extra durability and to enhance the appearance. The result is an interesting blend of board, paper and ink that reveals the core of the binders board. It’s a great look and 100% recyclable. Our customers love the fact that the binder it unique, doesn’t have any coating or lamination and it communicates their commitment to the environment.
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