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  • What material choices are available for casemade binder covers?
  • Paper, cloth or leather.
  • What is a European Hinged Binder?
  • A European Hinged binder is defined based on the shape of the spine, formed by compressing board with a mechanical hinger. The 3 types of spines available are: Flat, Semi and Round Back. Euro-hinged binders are popular because 4-color process artwork can run across the spine hinges with no interruption to graphics. They are built with one piece of board that increases durability.
  • What do you measure to determine the capacity of a round ring?
  • Measure horizontally across the inside diameter of the metal ring.
  • What do you measure to determine the capacity of an angle D ring?
  • Measure along the straight edge of the metal ring from just before and just after the curve.
  • What do you measure to determine the capacity of a D ring?
  • Measure along the straight edge of the metal ring from just before and just after the curve.
  • What is the term used when measuring the thickness of vinyl and other materials.
  • Gauge.
  • What is the term used in measuring board thickness?
  • Point.
  • What are the two types of post metals?
  • Trojan and Qa-Can-Vin.
  • What type of corners do vinyl binders have?
  • Round corners.
  • What type of corners do casemade binders produced on the automated Crathern equipment have?
  • Square corners.
  • What are some ways to decorate options direct on vinyl?
  • Screen-print spot and process color, foil stamp and/or deboss, appliqué, and offset/litho.
  • What are your most commonly used grain finishes for stock binders?
  • We stock French Calf and Suedene (Suede) vinyls; however, many other finishes are available to order.
  • What is the difference between a clear overlay binder and a pictorial binder?
  • Both clear overlay and pictorial binders have a clear piece of vinyl on the outside of the binder. Clear overlay binders have an opening at the top, allowing easy insertion and removal of cover sheets. Pictorial binders are permanently sealed at the top, providing more protection to the cover sheet.
  • Is the glossy clear material the only choice I have for clear overlay or pictorial binders?
  • Clear, glossy overlay is the only material choice for stock binders. Custom binders can be produced in a number of ways, including orange peel or matte clear.
  • I need a binder to hold standard 8 ½” wide by 11” tall paper. How do I indicate the sheet size on my order?
  • Select the 11 x 8 ½” sheet size. In the binder industry, the binding or punched side measurement is listed first. If the punched side was on the 8 ½ ” side, it would be listed as 8 ½ x 11” sheet.
  • What material reinforces the holes punched on index tabs?
  • Mylar.
  • What is the weight of your most commonly used index tab paper?
  • 90 lb. index.
  • Is the glossy clear material the only choice I have for clear overlay or pictorial binders?
  • Clear, glossy overlay is the only material choice for stock binders. Custom binders can be produced in a number of ways, including orange peel or matte clear.
  • What material is best suited for outdoor use? Can any withstand temperature variations, such as in the trunk of a car?
  • Many different materials are available that can withstand rough environments and temperature extremes, but the most durable is polyethylene. Called "poly" at Binders.com (VIP/ATC), this material is made to resist water, grease, and anything else you can throw at it. Poly can be produced in a variety of colors, thicknesses, and finishes.
  • Can Binders.com (VIP/ATC) help me determine the best packaging solution for my items?
  • Yes, we are happy to assist with product development, design, and other creative elements. We have specialists available just for this purpose.