Binder Basics: How To Customize Your Index Tabs

June 1, 2015

Index tabs tend be an afterthought when designing a binder, but they shouldn't be. Integral to the look and feel of your binder, index tabs organize information for easy access. For custom tabs that meet the needs of your business, look no further than for materials and print options that make your presentations pop!  

Custom Tabs

Custom tabs are the perfect complement to your custom binders.  Choose from different materials, shapes, styles, and printing methods to design tabs that are functional yet stylish. Consider printing text or a graphic on the entire sheet of the tab to give clients additional information or to catch their attention with a bold design. 


  • Standard index tabs (90-pound paper tabs) are a staple in our supply. We cover them in mylar in your choice of 14 colors and 11 lengths with text options that include 5 different styles. 
  • Do you man-handle tabs until they’re torn? You won't wear out a poly tab. They're strong enough to double as sheet lifters.  Add screen or digital printing on white or translucent poly to create a unique look that’s also durable.  
  • For tabs your clients won’t forget, try a die cut index tab. Design tabs that reflect the shape of your product or complement the design of your binder. Just use your imagination and we'll do the cutting. 
  • Go green with eco-friendly recycled paper tabs you can dress up with digital or screen printing. Pair with a Kraft binder and the environment will thank you.

Print Options

Keep your design consistent from the binder cover to what's inside with printing options that include digital (cost-effective for short runs), offset (best price for larger runs), and screen printing (short or long runs) for poly and colored or recycled paper.

Other options include foil stamping for paper and poly tabs, mylar plastic coating, and film laminating, which makes the entire sheet tear resistant. For a special design effect, add a matte or gloss varnish to designated print areas or the entire sheet.

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