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How to Make Your Presentation Binder Stand Out in a Crowd

How to Make Your Presentation Binder Stand Out in a Crowd

Presentation binders can help your company stand out above the crowd -- however, don't assume you're the only fish in the business pond that uses them. Unique binders with eye-catching designs are the best way to ensure that your company is breaking away from the competition and forging a distinctive identity. Here are just a few design choices to consider if you want to create unique presentation binders that are truly one of a kind. Using Visual Imagery The easiest way to stand out in a … [Read more...]

7 Essentials for Designing Travel Document Folders

7 Essentials for Designing Travel Document Folders

The travel industry is filled with tickets, key cards, maps and countless other important small-sized documents and objects. Travel document folders not only provide a safe place to keep these vital tidbits, they offer an attractive option for presenting these travel materials to your clients. Provide Useful Information You want your clients to see you as an authority in the industry, so display your expertise by including useful information in your folder design. A list of travel tips, … [Read more...]

5 Design Tips for Auto Service Document Holders

5 Design Tips for Auto Service Document Holders

Most automobile glove boxes are filled with an assortment of papers -- from registration documents and car manuals to tune-up schedules and oil change punch cards. A car document holder helps the documents from your automobile company stand out above the rest of those papers, and ensures that your clients can always find what they are looking for. Designing a holder for auto documents is easy if you have a clear idea of what your business offers and how it differs from the competition. Show … [Read more...]

How to Create an Effective Document Portfolio

Large Portfolio Design

Forget everything you know about those brown, boring, store-bought document portfolios -- they do nothing to promote your work, your brand or yourself as an individual. Custom portfolios can be designed to give recipients a sense of who you are before they even look at examples of your work. It's time to show the world what you can do, and that starts with a smartly designed portfolio. Go for Big Designs Since a portfolio is printed in a horizontal position, you have a very wide canvas to … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Make Binders Better

Customized Pocket Binder

You've created a masterful design that speaks to your company's personality and you're ready to turn heads with your custom printed binders - but your work isn't over yet. The best binders are the ones that go the extra mile in both function and fashion. If you want to optimize your binders so that they best represent your company's interests, there are a number of different ways to take that final step towards perfection. Binder Accessories The best binders have add-ons that help your … [Read more...]

5 Awesome Report Covers for a Presentation

Die Cut Report Cover

When you prepare to give a presentation, you pick out a professional outfit to make you look your best. Report covers are like business attire for your presentation materials — they help you make a good first impression by making your documents look as fantastic as you do. Of course, nobody has just one outfit in their wardrobe—sometimes you want a full-piece suit and sometimes you need something a little more business casual. Report covers are just as diverse, with different cover types … [Read more...]

How to Add Flourish to Custom Binders Using Pictures


A picture is worth a thousand words - so using the right pictures on your custom binders can add an abundance of information to your design without making it cluttered. Humans retain images better than we retain words or things that we've heard; therefore, it's crucial to have some sort of visual element in your binder design if you want to make an impact. Placement Matters Pictures can go anywhere on a binder that you think a visual touch is needed. The front and back covers are the most … [Read more...]

7 Custom Binder Ideas for Finance and Accounting

Financial Binder Design

Keeping accurate financial records is crucial to the success of a small business. Ledger binders keep businesses of all sizes running like clockwork by making financial records organized and easily accessible. The following ideas will help you make the most out of your accounting binders and help transform them from simple storage space to helpful business tools. Store More with Pockets Extra pockets give you additional room to store files. This is especially handy in situations where the … [Read more...]

What Is a Report Cover?

One-Piece Report Cover

You would never buy a book with no cover -- not only would the book be unattractive, you'd have no idea what the title was, who wrote it or what it was about. A report cover is a lot like a book cover -- it answers the vital questions a reader might have about your documents and keeps them looking professional and enticing. Report Covers 101 A report cover is a piece of printed stock that goes over your business reports, creating an effect similar to a booklet or pamphlet. Unlike folders … [Read more...]

4 Ideas for Designing Creative Presentation Binders

4 Ideas for Designing Creative Presentation Binders

When it comes to binders, it's easy to get stuck in a rut. There are a lot of unoriginal designs out there, making it tough to get inspired. And nobody can open up your head and put creative binder ideas directly into your brain -- you must draw from your own experiences and imagination. Luckily, you can get started by shopping our 70 styles of custom presentation binders -- and then using these four creative ideas to get your artistic juices flowing and your binders looking truly amazing. … [Read more...]