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Using a Pocket Folder Template for Custom Pocket Folders #1

A pocket folder seems so simple when you use it, but sometimes people get tripped up in designing them. So we are starting a series:

Using a Pocket Folder Template – design issues you can avoid and make your life easier!

While the series title seems unnecessarily long, the series can still save you a lot of time and frustration.

Today there are two things we want to talk about

#1: Positioning text on a pocket folder pocket:

I am not going to lie to you, this is a presentation binder (a paperboard 3-ring binder) template with capacity pockets. The templates work exactly the same way so I am going to use this.

Pockets print with the front of the press sheet and fold into the inside of the folder. This means the text needs to read “upside down” to the cover and back cover of the pocket folder.  See my lovely example here:

how to position text on a pocket folder

 

 

When the pockets are folded into the inside of the folder, they read perfectly.

#2: Watch out for the Business card positioning on a pocket folder pocket

So, now that our text is positioned properly, we have to watch out for where we put our text in relation to our business cards. This seems obvious when the card is in the folder, but less so at 3am when you are designing that folder.

Example 1: Lets face it, Manatee films is super psyched about their new pocket folder.

how to use a pocket folder template

 

Example #2: Well, they were psyched until they put the business card in.  Unless your business cards and pocket folders are carefully designed together, this is not going to work.

designing a pocket folder - how to

 

These two things are common mistakes in pocket folder design. Stay tuned for more tips in our series:

Using a Pocket Folder Template – design issues you can avoid and make your life easier!


Custom Presentation Folders and Pocket Folders: get the Best!

In the cut throat world of printing, it seems like you can get a custom presentation folder or pocket folder for next to nothing.

Be careful what you ask for when you ask for a cheap pocket folder.

custom pocket folder designsIf you want to make a really good impression, you need good materials.  Whether your client is getting a remodel of their kitchen, investing in stocks or getting health information, a poorly made, poorly printed presentation pocket folder is going to make you look like you don’t know what you are doing.

What should you be looking for in a presentation pocket folder?

In-house packaging designers.

If you need a special design, make sure your printer can handle it. You don’t want a rough approximation of your design, but and exact precision folder.  Make sure to get a mock-up to insure it is what you want.

Professional pre press.

Insure your files are complete and there are no errors.  If you need a change in how your job is printing to insure highest quality, this is the place to catch it.

no gang runs

Gang run is cheaper for your printer because they are not adjusting the press to your job, but to the average job.  The pressman’s job on these runs is to make everything OK.

Ask yourself the question: Do you want your clients to see you as the average company?

print in house

Control over color, quality and  is all easier if it is done in house.

Corporate Image has in-house package designers, pre press and press-people  with years of experience.  Our job is to make sure that you stand out as the exceptional company that you are. We deliver the highest quality presentation folders and pocket folders and have created industry standards in many of our products that other companies are struggling to meet.

Call or contact Corporate Image today to let us help you be exceptional.


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.


Corporate Image Design Support

Create the best possible presentation packaging with a custom prototype and digital template.

If needed, one of our Corporate Image sales representatives will enlist the help of our product design team to collaborate with you on developing a custom presentation product. We’ll help you sell your idea. There’s no charge for producing an initial prototype of a custom design, built to your specifications. Multiple copies for presentations are available for a small fee.

When you’re ready to begin the final design phase of your custom binder, pocket folder or box project, we will email a template to you. This ensures that your final product will match your design and eliminates the worry about critical details like score lines, glue strips, tuck flaps and die cutting tolerances.

Don’t just take our word for it,

“At The HON Company, we needed to tell our sustainability story and worked with Corporate Image to produce a unique, environmentally friendly package. From knowing which eco-friendly materials to use, through package design, Corporate Imaged showed they really understood our needs and the importance of matching our message with the right presentation solution.”
Chad Johnson, The HON Company


Why our Custom Binders are the Greenest and Most Sustainable on the Planet

Eco-conscious solutions to Help Grow Your Business

The values you bring to your business are what your customers respond to. Hard work, great service, eco friendly and superior quality translate to repeat business and happy customers.  Corporate Image is here to make sure your values are inherent in the presentation materials you offer to your customers. Not only is our customer service amazing but our quality and range of options to give you the options for a range of eco friendly products.

Lets look at our 3-ring binders.

Our Corporate Image custom printed binders are made from high quality book binders board, produced from 100% post consumer waste. A remarkably clean board, our binders board is light gray with small flecks of color in it.

The hinges on our binders will never fail because they are pressed into the board with a unique computer controlled machine. These hinges were tested by an independent lab, US Testing, and after more than 250,000 flexes, the hinge showed little wear.

We offer bare board binders, flush cut binders, custom printed binders – all 100% recyclable.

Our heritage is book binding and we use that knowledge and craftsmanship in every custom binder, folder and box. You can count on it.


Designer Friendly Company + Resource = Corporate Image

Graphic Design USA selects Corporate Image as one of the top 100 companies

In celebration of the 50th Year Anniversary of GDUSA, the editors did a feature on Designer Friendly Companies for 2013 and selected Corporate Image as one of the top 100 companies. At the start of every year, the editors spotlight

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The Corporate Image Difference

We specialize in first impressions

Corporate Image is in the business of creating good first impressions. One of our presentation packages, whether it’s a custom binder, folder or box speaks volumes about a company, product or service. The Corporate Image difference extends far beyond our printing ability. Nowhere is our attention to detail more evident than in the care and thought which have gone into the design and engineering of our basic styles. Each is designed to meet a specific presentation packaging need.

Should one of our basic styles not meet your presentation packaging needs, our internal package designer can help you create a custom binder, folder or box and send a mock-up. Whatever your presentation project, we’ll design a distinctive professional package. Also, we make your job easy! We’ll email a template into which you can drop your art and after we receive it, we’ll review it and send you a color proof to approve. When the job is finished, it is shipped fully assembled or flat if you wish to conserve valuable space.

We’re becoming a  leading source for quality presentation packaging. Our products and services set us apart from the rest.    Printing standards are very high, which is evident when you receive your job. We use offset presses that are dedicated to printing only covers, so our pressmen go the extra distance to get the color right. We’re in the business of creating good first impressions. And that’s the Corporate Image difference.


A 3 Ring Binder and Folder Make a Great Combination


A pocket folder and binder equal more impact.

Corporate Image specializes in helping you make the most of your presentation packaging needs. We’re 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.

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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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Custom Printed Pocket Folders that Make a Difference

Glueless Pocket Folder Ships Flat

Versatile Printed Pocket Folders Will Impress Your Audience

From Media Kits to creative presentation systems, beautiful and durable Corporate Image printed Pocket Folders can be designed to meet virtually any need or budget. Choose one or two pockets, vertical or horizontal pockets, box pockets, expandable pockets, file tabs, portfolio closures and more. Folders are printed on 12-or 18-point stock, then film laminated with gloss, semi gloss or natural matte with your choice of smooth or linen finish for greater strength and protection.

Printed folders can be customized to your specifications or our package designer can help you create a new format. We offer a wide range of styles including the Glueless Pocket Folder pictured above. It is a great solution if you have limited storage space, because it will ship flat. And, it’s an environmentally friendly design that simply fits together with a tab and tuck closure, so no glues or equipment are used in the assembly process.


Impress Your Audience with a Custom Printed Folder

  

 

Tension Envelope company wanted Corporate Image to create a custom printed folder that would hold their envlelope samples, make a positive imprssion and brand their company. Working with our internal package designer, we created a pair of folders for the project; one to hold the samples and another to present important product information. The sample folder was customized with a series of sturdy slots that held the envelopes firmly in place, as well as neatly organizing them.

Not only was the folder durable and functional, it was impressive from a design perspective. The artwork on the folder cover was visually very effective and the printed liner offered another opportunity to make an impact.


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!

 


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.


Custom Eco-Friendly Pocket Folders by Corporate Image

The Problem:

You have an important presentation coming up with an abundance of presentation materials to propose.

  • You need a professional way to make an impression and keep all the official documents in one place. 
  • You need a custom printed folder to present to your client as a promotional tool and to deliver the information in an organized manor.
  • You want to be as green as possible by cutting down on the amount of printed paper.
  • You’re looking for a green printer that can create a custom marketing package for your proposal with excellent complete color printing.

The Solution:

As a green printer, Corporate Image has the perfect solution with the most eco-friendly pocket folder specially crafted to hold any USB Drive.  Now all of your information can stay in one place. 

Because no two jump drives are alike we suggest sending the memory stick to Corporate Image where our expert designer will create a custom fit for the drive.

Save paper and space by storing only the necessary printed material in this high quality pocket folder and put the rest on a flash drive that fits perfectly into the USB Drive space.

Make a big impression with our many additional customizing options including an additional space for business cards.  Stay organized with added expandable pockets or choose the USB option for a custom 3 ring binder.

With Corporate Image’s expertise and proficiency in the green printing field expect only the best complete color printing on your custom eco-friendly pocket folder.

 

 


Corporate Image: Eco-friendly Custom Folder on Neenah Paper’s Conservation Paper

As a green printer Corporate Image partners with companies making sustainable products.  Neenah Paper, located in Neenah, Wisconsin, has been in the business since 1873 and can be found all over the world.  In keeping with our sustainable practices, Corporate Image chooses Neenah Paper because they are dedicated to reducing the solid waste disposal burden and lessening landfill dependency by creating and using recycled paper.

Being neighbors means the paper doesn’t have to ship across the world before it can be used for your project.  This benefits you because it makes the turnaround shorter and shipping cheaper.  It also cuts down on the carbon footprint in travel, making it an even more eco-friendly paper choice.

To demonstrate that “Neenah is Greenah” as they like to say it, the company offers FSC Certified, Green Seal, Green-e, Carbon Neutral Plus and more certifications on different products.  For example “Green-e is the nation’s leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy products. By using Green-e Certified renewable energy, Neenah Paper is replacing fossil fuels with energy generated from sources such as hydro, wind and solar power.”  You can find this and more on Neenah’s Green Logos page.

The Sustainable Paper we choose:  Neenah Paper’s Conservation Paper
When choosing paper, Corporate Image, looks to Neenah Paper’s Conservation Papers for an environmentally responsible and economically priced sheet.  Neenah’s Conservation Papers have many benefits- smooth finish, 92 brightness, and available in 5 different weights in the most common sheet sizes.  Not only is the paper manufacture process chlorine free but the paper is made of 100% post consumer fiber and FSC certified as well as fully recyclable.  You want to instantly calculate the environmental savings achieved by using paper made with post consumer fiber as well as the savings from using paper made with 100 percent renewable energy?  Click Neenah’s Environmental Calculator.

Points of Sustainability:
Shipping:  394 miles: short travel distance = low carbon footprint
Content:  100% Post Consumer Fiber, PCF Certified, FSC Certified
End of Life: 100% Recyclable
No lamination needed

Eco-friendly Custom Folder:
Corporate Image recently did  a an eco-friendly folder on Conservation Paper with Student Assistance Foundation.  These folders, and other projects like it, don’t need to be laminated.   They show color well and are 100% recyclable.  View Corporate Image’s Product Feature Video for the ultimate eco-friendly folder for Student Assistance Foundation crafted with Neenah Conservation Paper.

Check out these Neenah links for more green company resources:

Neenah is Greenah category on the Neenah Blog: Against the Grain
Neenah Green: A Brighter Shade of Green
Neenah Green Logos

 


Do More With Less…The New Glueless Folder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less expensive to ship

Take less space to store

Use less energy to make

Less harm to the environment

Our new glueless folder made from 100% recycled paper can do more for you while using less of those things that impact the environment. We have reduced the energy required to make the folders because they’re glueless and there is no coating on the paper. And to make them even more green we use soy based inks and send them flat to save valuable storage space and shipping costs.

The glueless pocket folder is a versatile folder that you just fold, tuck and lock to create a pocket with a capacity up to ¼ inch. It is great solution for media kits, annual reports or to use as your everyday pocket folder. We have 8 different styles to choose from that are attractively priced to save you more money. You will be surprised that 100% recycled folders are such a great value!


100% Recycled Paper – Now More Affordable!

When Corporate Image first started printing on recycled papers a number of years ago, they were significantly more expensive than coated papers. Our customers had just begun requesting earth friendly options to reflect their environmental values, but the overall demand was still low. Over time, it became more common to find recycled paper with up to 30% post-consumer waste and prices for those papers began slowly declining. But, there were very few choices for 100% PCW, so it remained expensive… until now!

We have discovered a quality 100% recycled paper that we use for pocket folders, custom boxes and multi-media packaging that is very affordable. Available in bright, white 80 lb. text and 100 lb. cover weight, it is a smooth sheet that is fully recyclable and of course FSC certified. It is a great option for greening your presentation project and it won't break your pocketbook.


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