What Capacity Binder Do I Need?

This is a question that comes up a lot and it’s pretty important. You can design beautiful cover art that really tells your story, but at the end of the day, if your content pages don’t fit …this is all a moot issue.

The best way to determine the correct capacity is to mock-up a complete set of the binder contents.

At this point, it doesn’t matter if your text is still the rough draft or if you’re still waiting for some drawings or final photos. What IS important is that you have the correct number of sheets that are going in the binder. They should be on the correct weight paper. You should also have the correct number if indexes inserted. Any brochures, sell sheets or color charts should also be in place. This contents set should be the same thickness as your completed, proofed and printed text set will be.

Get an assortment of binders to try out your text set in. Different capacities, round rings, Dee rings etc.

What about room for growth? Are there going to be addendums sent later? Are there going to be additional products and binder sections added later? Do the customers need room to insert their own pages, worksheets etc? If so, you may need to go up one size on the capacity.

Once you have the correct binder size picked out please submit: ring type, ring measurement, spine width and width of the front panel. In the world of retail store binders the sizing parameters can be confusing. With the measurements mentioned earlier we will be sure that we are all talking about the same size product.

Why Do I Need Custom Binders?

With all the technology and instant information available on the internet, some companies have adopted the attitude that they have a current and detailed website, therefore they no longer need custom binders in the field. In reality, this mindset actually couldn’t be further from the truth!

You can have a beautiful, highly functional website but you can’t force people to go to it. Custom binders are an advertising item that will keep your company name in front of potential customers …every day! An imprinted binder with your company name on it is a mini billboard in the customers’ bookshelf. Having your custom binder there WILL help drive traffic to your website. Also, for your customers that require the tactile feedback of page turning, your company and product info should be in the binder as text and sell sheets in a well-organized and user-friendly format. Having your company binder in the client bookshelf is also a reason for the salesman to stop in periodically and “update” the contents. While at the customer location, it’s also an opportunity for the salesman to introduce himself to new employees, build customer rapport, demo new products, leave samples, get feedback & ask for orders.

The custom company binder, website and field salesman should be all working together to promote customer inquiries and help increase sales.

Screen Printed Vinyl Binders


Traditional and cost effective for basic spot color graphics. Accessories are easily added. Great for office or light shop duty.


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Entrapment Vinyl Binders


A cost effective way to have full color pictures on the binder with easily added accessories. Best in an office that is temperature controlled.


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Screen Printed Poly Binders


Polyethylene binders are very durable. Graphics are best as spot screen printed colors. Ideal for the extremes of a salesman's car or a shop environment. Poly is chemical resistant and easily cleaned.


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Turned Edge Binders


Turned and Glued Construction with many cover choices and graphic choices. This is a product that usually has a higher cost AND perceived value than the other binder styles. May not be as durable as some of the other options. Best in an office environment.


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Lithowrap Binders


Turned and Glued Construction (as above: Turned Edge Binder) with your full Color art printed on the cover sheet then laminated. Very popular style due to the graphic flexibility.

This is a product that usually has a higher cost AND perceived value than the above binders. May not be as durable as some of the above options. Best in an office environment.


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Paperboard Binders


A cost effective way to produce a lightduty, multicolor, lithoprinted ringbinder in long production runs. Also inexpensive to mail out due to the lightweight binder case.


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View Binders


Definitely the way to go if you are going to personalize each binder. The standard is white vinyl, although we can make them in colors, and Dee rings are available. Made with a clear overlay that is open at the top so you can insert custom title sheets for each client.


read more request a quote

Screen Printed Vinyl Binders


Traditional and cost effective for basic spot color graphics. Accessories are easily added. Great for office or light shop duty.


read more request a quote

Entrapment Vinyl Binders


A cost effective way to have full color pictures on the binder with easily added accessories. Best in an office that is temperature controlled.


read more request a quote

Screen Printed Poly Binders


Polyethylene binders are very durable. Graphics are best as spot screen printed colors. Ideal for the extremes of a salesman's car or a shop environment. Poly is chemical resistant and easily cleaned.


read more request a quote

Turned Edge Binders


Turned and Glued Construction with many cover choices and graphic choices. This is a product that usually has a higher cost AND perceived value than the other binder styles. May not be as durable as some of the other options. Best in an office environment.


read more request a quote

Lithowrap Binders


Turned and Glued Construction (as above: Turned Edge Binder) with your full Color art printed on the cover sheet then laminated. Very popular style due to the graphic flexibility.

This is a product that usually has a higher cost AND perceived value than the above binders. May not be as durable as some of the above options. Best in an office environment.


read more request a quote

Paperboard Binders


A cost effective way to produce a lightduty, multicolor, lithoprinted ringbinder in long production runs. Also inexpensive to mail out due to the lightweight binder case.


read more request a quote

View Binders


Definitely the way to go if you are going to personalize each binder. The standard is white vinyl, although we can make them in colors, and Dee rings are available. Made with a clear overlay that is open at the top so you can insert custom title sheets for each client.


read more request a quote