3-Ring Binders have evolved from the binders of your high school days.
Todays binders are non-vinyl, sustainable, recyclable and a whole lot stronger.
If you are ordering a custom binder for a proposal, conference, sample folders (ringless binders for holding samples!), information kits, or school kits, there are better choices and more variables that can make your project a stand out!
Picking the right binder ring.
The spine of a binder is not the best way to measure a binder. How much paper a ring holds is much more accurate. When you plan your custom binder, know the range of materials you want to put in – say between 200-275 pages for the proposals. This way you know you would need a 1.5″ D-ring binder or a 2″ Round ring binder.
How would you like to customize your binder?
Printed binders offer you a canvas for your art. With printing options that encompass photos, PMS colors, spot varnish or UV coatings, foil stamping, and debossing, the real limit of your binder is your imagination.
Corporate Image offers a full range of print options from our 6 color offset press to digital printing. Our team is here to help you figure out the best way to get the effects you are looking for.
Cloth and custom paper covered binders
With added strength, elegance and the tactile feel of cloth or a textured paper you can engage your customer on a number of levels. To customize these, you are generally working with foil stamping and debossing.
The results, as seen with this Haworth furniture binder, can be stunning. Corporate Image has 240+ colors of cloth in stock and many textured and specialty papers. If you are trying to find a unique look, we can help get you there.
Now to finish your binder.
For crowded shelves and larger binders, a finger pull can make it easy to get a binder off a shelf. For Architectural offices and interior designers who have a lot of samples and idea books, this can be a great added value!
Your binder can also close like a box. Our portfolio closures are built directly into the binder, so they are made of the same strong board the binder is. The portfolio closes with either standard velcro, magnets, snaps or straps.
The portfolio protects the contents of your binder, allows a much more finished look and offers even more room for your art and message.
More custom custbinder options:
Creating a custom binder is more complicated, but a lot more fun than it used to be. Your binder partner can help guide you through the options, find what is right for you, your budget and your brand.
We would be happy to help you at any point in your process with samples, custom templates, consultation, and crafting your new presentation binders!
Corporate Image makes custom, strong and recyclable 3 ring binders for an amazing list of customers.
We believe that design encompasses function, style and message, so we work with you from product design to production to innovate the best products in the world. As an employee owned company every person in our building is watching out for your project.
Every binder we make is custom – from art and printing, size and rings, papers and cloth, window cuts and finishing options, we are set to create a special product that exactly matches your branding and message.
On top of all those binders, we also made pocket folders, tab dividers, binder interior pages, cut sheets, paperboard boxes, corrugate boxes, rigid boxes and a number of custom products.
Corporate Image is an employee owned manufacturer making all of our products in the United States. We love design, so we are constantly working to find better, more interesting, longer lasting options for how all of our products are made. We are leaders in innovation and service, helping our clients get results!
When you are creating art for a 3-ring binder, pocket folder, tab dividers, or custom box you need to double check that the art Corporate Image is printing is exactly what you envisioned.
How do you double check? We send you a proof! We have three different kinds of proofs depending on the need.
Oris Proofs for offset printed jobs
The Oris proof is calibrated to the press and gives a good idea of color along with art placement, and content. This is a proof of how the job will print, so all the details like fonts, lines and text show up as you set them up.
The Oris proof is a physical proof we will send to you for approval. This proof will be used at the press to insure the press sheets match what you approved.
Digital PDF Proofs for offset printed jobs
PDF printed proofs help you to check for placement and content. Because monitors are all calibrated differently, these proofs are not for checking color. These are very useful if there were small changes to text or art placement on your Oris proof.
Digitally Printed Proofs for Digital Binder Proofs
It is possible to get a digitally printed proof for your digital binder.
These proofs are printed on the same digital press that your digital binder will be printed on to give you an exact look at what your art will look like on the binder. These proofs are laminated to show exact final color. Generally, these are unnecessary, but if you or your client are concerned, ask your sales rep about the digital binder proofs.
Ordering binders tip #27
3-ring folders, ring folders or pocket folders with rings are just other ways of saying presentation binders.
A presentation binder is a pocket folder with rings. Made from sturdy paperboard, these ring folders are lighter than a full cased and lined binder and can have pockets on the inside of either cover. This makes them great for conferences and meetings where there is set information that everyone needs, but also the possibility of variable data that also needs to be organized.
The benefits of ring folders / presentation binders
Specs for 3 ring folders / presentation binders
We can help you reach your target audience with full-scale printing and packaging solutions.
The marketing tools you hand people act as stand in for your company. Well crafted, thoughtful, strong materials feel good in the hand, appeal to their sense of style and build confidence in your brand.
Our customers have won awards nationally and internationally from “Best Binder in the World”, numerous Addy awards, GDUSA Packaging awards and Construction Marketing awards. The awards they win are just the added benefit to the strength their presentation materials bring to their business.
Whether you need offset and digital printing, Corporate Image can get you exactly what you need. Our in-house package designers work side by side with print and production professionals every day to insure you get the exact product you need. We create templates and mock-ups based on your specifications so you can check and double check how your product works and feels.
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Our team acts as an extension of your team. Our staff have an incredible depth of knowledge in print, packaging and product design. From sales, design, pre-press, press operators and everyone who touches your product our main concern is helping you get exactly what you want, when you need it. We listen to you to make your life easier.
Corporate Image takes sustainability seriously. For over 30 years, we have created world class products which are 100% recyclable, with no vinyls, no plastics. The binders board we use in our 3 ring binders is 100% post consumer waste and we can FSC certify your project if you wish. We also print with soy inks! We can help you meet or exceed your sustainability goals.
Your company believes in being environmentally friendly and wants great design, printing and quality. Your job: Find a index tab divider for their information kits that fulfills all of these needs.
Corporate Image has a quick guide for what to look for in index tab dividers!
Organizing with tab dividers is just one aspect of what you need when you are ordering tabs.
Can you print your index tabs to match your other printed materials?
If all of your materials are printed with spot PMS and spot UV, being able to match that is makes your whole kit stand out. Know whether you can print either offset or digital and how close it will match your other materials.
How many tab dividers do you need?
Do you need a bank of 5, a bank of 10 or three banks of 6 tabs? Are your tabs standard square tabs or rounded or custom? Are there templates and are they easy to use?
How many tab dividers you order will obviously depend on how many categories of information you are separating. Whether you get a bank of 10 or two banks of 5 will depend to a degree on how much information you are putting on the tab itself as well as the aesthetics of how you like the tabs to look.
Recycled, recyclable and eco friendly tab dividers.
Seriously, with all the choices out there, how could you not get a tab divider that is printed by a green printer and is 100% recyclable. Soy inks, recycled papers and the ability to recycle the divider actually don’t really affect quality, price or options. To get anything else would go against your companies responsibility statements and ruffle feathers all the way to the top.
Whatever you need for your tab dividers Corporate Image can help you.
We have been making index tab dividers along with our sales boxes and 3-ring binders for over 30 years! Custom or standard, digital or offset printed, we are experts in helping you get exactly what you need. Great templates and an in-house product designer can make your life easier!
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.
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:
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.
Organization just keeps getting better, greener and with more options. Tab Dividers have been around for a long time, but if your proposal needs some pep with it’s organization, custom printed tab dividers can be just what you are looking for.
With several styles from full offset printed dividers to digitally printed sets, Corporate Image offers a range of options to fit you needs, budget and look. While all Index tab dividers are pretty eco friendly, make sure you understand what materials go into your tabs to get the most out of product.
Confused about the differences in Tab Dividers? Check out the new Tab Divider Design Resource Guide. Find out what your options are, how eco friendly they are and the range of possible materials!
Full color graphics beautifully showcases furniture
Palu’s custom binder with a square back effectively shows off their attractive line of furniture. When you see their eye-catching binder and tab dividers, you know immediately that it is from a high-end manufacturer making you want to look inside. Truly, this is a case of judging a product by it’s cover and Palu has succeeded in creating a binder that out competes the competition for attention on the shelf. Corporate Image‘s custom binders, folders and boxes are designed for maximum impact and a printed product gives presence which is an important advantage CLICK TO READ MORE
Short run, fast turn around custom 3-ring binders
The Quickship binder has a full-color, printed spine wrap is applied to either a bare board binder or to a black 3-ring binder. These 2 options are available in quantities from 50 to 1,500 with your choice of 3 chrome D-ring sizes.
If you need binders for your next board meeting, proposal or conference Corporate Image offers a great custom option giving you unlimited design potential. On top of that, we ship within 5 working days of getting your order, so you can get it when you need it.
If you need a 3-ring binder faster than that (last minute!) Try Naked Binder, our eco friendly, off the shelf binders that you can have tomorrow!
Dedicated to Quality Custom Binders, Folders and Boxes
At Corporate Image, we create, print and manufacture the very best vehicles to store, organize and present paper-based communication. We are the definitive source for custom binders, tab dividers, custom folders, sales boxes and corrugated packaging. When you need to present a quality image for your business, products or services, we can help. Look to the Corporate Image website or catalog for inspiration and ideas. Let our unmatched experience and unparalleled capabilities make it a reality.
Custom Printed Sales Boxes and Corrugated Boxes
Custom Sales Boxes are another smart presentation solution from Corporate Image. Economical and easy to assemble, they are designed to ship flat, saving warehouse space and reducing storage and production costs. Simply fold the scores, CLICK TO READ MORE
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.
Complete your Custom Printed Binder with a set of quality printed tabs from Corporate Image. We are your best resource when it comes to finding the right tab style to fit your project and budget. Custom tab dividers from Corporate Image are an integral part of your presentation package. Not only do they help you organize contents; by matching the printed design, they enhance your project.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
In 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.
Digital printing is an eco-friendly method of producing four-color process tabs. They are best for projects that don’t require full-bleed printing or a PMS match. Printed on sturdy, 110 lb, FSC certified index stock, these tabs have Mylar reinforcing on the tab and binding edge for added strength. Digital printing is the reproduction of digital images on paper using toner rather than liquid inks. Generally intended for “short-run” projects under 1,500 tab sets, it is an economical solution. There is no paper waste and fewer chemicals compared to offset printing. Tab sets can be ready to ship in only five days, so they’re a great option when you need them fast.
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