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Need help customizing your binder, marketing kit, or other packaging? Browse through our product design options. Or just send us the item you want to package and let us design a solution to meet your unique requirements. If you can imagine it, Binders.com (VIP/ATC) can create it.
When selecting the right combination of decoration and product, you should consider lead time, quantity, type of material, type of product, colors, and graphics. Browse through these examples of decorating options for ideas.Screen Printing – Spot and Process Color
A versatile printing method used on everything from T-shirts to surfboards, the screen printing process can apply opaque inks onto many different types of substrates. This makes it more effective on color materials than offset/litho printing. Our in-house mixing specialists can create colors that suit your specific projects. Binders.com (VIP/ATC) also offers PMS-matched colors to meet your particular image needs.
High-quality offset/litho printing is applied directly onto white vinyl before a clear coat is applied for protection. Though applied to a white substrate, any color or graphic background can be created during the printing process. This method of printing is also used for film-laminated casemade wrapped binders.
Stamping foil with a copper or brass die can add a touch of elegance to your presentation packaging. Using heat and pressure, our three Kensol Hot Stamping presses apply foil to your products. Available in a rainbow of colors, the foil stamp process suits a wide range of cover materials.
Blind debossing, sometimes called “blind stamping,” uses a custom copper or brass die to press an image or logo into the cover material without foil or additional material. The result is an understated look rich in texture. To produce this look on vinyl products, we apply radio frequency in addition to heat and pressure.
Combine foil stamp and deboss to create a textured feel with eye-catching color.
Appliqué represents the ultimate in customization. A process of reproducing artwork onto vinyl, this application transfers the work of your artists directly onto your binders. A special die in the shape of your artwork is created to both cut and seal the images. Using this die, a piece of vinyl is heat-sealed onto a base vinyl. The die seals the shape of the artwork onto the base vinyl before the excess surrounding vinyl is removed, leaving only the shape of your artwork.
Multiple decorating techniques, cover options, coatings, colors, and finishing accents can be combined to deliver a unique and attractive product. Work with the creative team at Binders.com (VIP/ATC) to determine what applications best fit your project.
Customers can choose from a wide variety of vinyl, poly, canvas and leather style materials. We offer you two main categories of materials. Heat sealable vinyl or casemade for turned edge and sewn products. A representative can help you choose the right material for your application. You can also contact your sales representative for samples. This section gives you a quick overall view of material options. There are many more custom choices available that are not shown here.
Stock Available Vinyl and Poly
Vinyl materials are made out of vinyl or have a vinyl coating that react to heat and radio frequency waves that we use in the heat seal process.
Specialty vinyl offers a unique, textured look for your promotional packaging. Note: these special-order materials require longer turnaround time and vary in price.
Casemade materials are primarily used for turned-edge products. However, casemade materials can be vinyl coated to allow for heat-sealed pockets and other applications.
Choose from our four basic casemade binder spine hinges, or we can create a custom designed hinge to meet your needs.
There are four primary types of casemade binder construction.
3-Piece: Three pieces of board are glued onto fabric to form a binder. This option is used when the binder to too large for our automated equipment or the binder will have canvas reinforcement.
Routed: This binder is constructed with one long piece of board that has been grooved. Routed hinge binders are very durable due to the fact that board is left in the hinge area.
Unitized: This binder construction is used to make padded binders run on our automated equipment. Three boards are bound together with a paper cover. This type of board is costly and has a longer lead time.
European hinge: This binder is constructed with one solid board. Our hinge machine compresses the binder with a 2-piece die. No board is removed in this process, making this a very durable binder.
These line drawings show options for pockets, label holders, and business card holders for vinyl binders. Self-adhesive pockets, label holders, and business card holders are available for casemade binders.Vinyl Pockets - Clear or Opaque
Not sure about the type of ring you need? Browse through this section or give us a call—we’ll be glad to discuss your needs and find the right metal for you.
Here’s a sampling of various types of metal rings for you to browse.
Capacity is the maximum thickness of all the material loaded into a binder. In the diagrams, capacity is measured between the arrows.
Sheet Size is the dimension of the material to be inserted into a binder. NOTE: The height of the paper along the binding edge is always the first dimension given (example: If you insert 8-1/2” x 11” paper into your binder, you will use an 11” x 9” binder. The 11” measurement of your paper has the 3-hole drill so that dimension is first).TYPES OF BINDING MECHANISMS
NOTE: Boosters are the triggers on the end of a ring metal that help you open the rings. Many mechanisms are available with locking triggers as well.
In the binder industry, we use the term capacity to describe the size of metal rings. To gauge how much material you will be inserting into your binder, count how many pages of paper you’ll use. Then refer to the chart(s) below to determine the capacity, or how big the metal rings needs to be.
The figures below are approximate capacity ranges. Consider the addition of tabs and special inserts to your printed material as well as the ring metal style. It often helps to make up a “dummy” binder by inserting sheets of paper and other materials into a binder you have on hand, to see if it can handle the contents. Comfortably fit your material into the binder; allow room to turn the pages easily.
Depending on how much capacity a binder has, the circular holes drilled or punched into the binding side of the paper will be different sizes. The punched out holes must be bigger as the capacity of your binder increases.