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102 Incredibly Cool Binder Design Ideas

102 Incredibly Cool Binder Design Ideas

When you were a child in school, did you ever own a binder decorated with cute stickers, doodles or the name of your secret crush? That same desire to personalize our materials has followed us into adulthood, but in a more sophisticated way. Professional custom binder designs allow companies and organizations to creatively reinforce their brand identity, present their concepts and showcase their products.

If you’re looking for binder design ideas (and want something more impressive than your Trapper Keeper from biology class), you can find great original die-cuts and materials when you browse our 70+ styles of custom binders, available in several different sizes. Then, explore these designs from some of the most talented graphic design professionals across the globe to see how you can decorate your new binders.

Brand Identity | Sales Catalog | Proposal/Presentation | Corporate Resource | Leather | Medical | Culinary | Educational | Miscellaneous

Brand Identity Binders


When a company updates their brand identity, everything is given a shiny new coat of paint-and that includes print collateral such as binders. Branded binder designs are versatile and can be used for anything from internal organization to marketing presentations. But most importantly of all, they help to maintain brand cohesion amongst employees, clients and business associates.

Urban Decay Seasonal Newsletter & Binder

Urban Decay Seasonal Newsletter and Binder

Wes Niven Personal Identity

Wes Niven Personal Identity


Marisa Blair Art Collection

Marisa Blair Art Collection


Sales Catalog Binders


3-ring binders are commonly used as sales catalogs because they provide a convenient way for customers and clientele to browse different products and custom options. They’re the easiest and cheapest option for brands with rotating selections, since pages can be swapped in and out without having to reprint. The following catalog binder designs are used to promote products and services in clever, eye-catching ways.

Indissoluble’s Catalogue

Indissoluble's Catalogue

Tchibo Coffee Product Catalogue

Tchibo Coffee Product Catalogue


Godfrey Syrett Retail Price Lists Binder

Godfrey Syrett Retail Price Lists Binder

Orrefors Kosta Boda 2012 Catalog

Orrefors Kosta Boda 2012 Catalog


Proposal and Presentation Binders


Binders are often used for proposals and presentations, especially when there are a lot of materials to distribute. A successful proposal binder or presentation portfolio helps to illustrate your most important points, and a visually engaging design will make recipients more likely to hold onto it after the presentation is over.

Big John Monahan

Big John Monahan

Los Angeles Board Meeting

Los Angeles Board Meeting



Corporate Resource Binders


Companies often use binders for their internal resources such as employee handbooks, marketing strategies, and brand style guides. You might not think that something that’s only going to be used within your own company needs to look as good as the materials you give to customers, but the best businesses know how important it is to maintain brand awareness at every level. This collection of corporate resource binder designs demonstrates that even internal operations can look fantastic.

Hourigan Corporate Binder for Internal Strategy

Hourigan Corporate Binder for Internal Strategy

Modernista: Broadcast Bible

Modernista: Broadcast Bible



Leather Binders


There’s something about a leatherbound book that exudes luxury and refinement. Leather binders conjure up all those classy qualities while also letting you organize and present materials to a client or colleague. Leather can be a difficult-and expensive-medium to work in, but these skilled designers have found a way to make it work to their advantage and deliver phenomenal results.

For a more cost-effective option, consider creating your binder from leather-like vinyl.

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz

Product Design for Costa Coffee

Product Design for Costa Coffee



Medical Binders


The medical industry is extremely “pro-binder.” You’ll find binders at every level of operation within the field, from medical records to patient education. These designs tend to convey feelings of health, healing, security and serenity. Our collection of medical binders shows how graphic artists find creative ways to provide comfort and care through their designs.

Forum Health Heart Hospital Physician Directory Binder

Forum Health Heart Hospital Physician Directory Binder

Parkinson’s 101

Parkinson’s 101



Culinary Binders


Binders make great menus for the same reason they make great catalogs-they’re easy to browse and even easier to keep updated. But culinary binders are used for much more than just telling customers the soup-of-the-day, as demonstrated by the following designs. From spine to cover, a good culinary binder design has to present the brand in an appetizing way so that the audience ends up hungry for more.

Rutz

Rutz

Veg Out Branding

Veg Out Branding



Educational Binders


Just as we used plastic or vinyl binders as students, so too do teachers, educators and school faculty to keep track of lesson plans, present information, and help students learn. Educational binder designs often use cute, colorful pictures and interactive elements to appeal to younger audiences and keep their attention.

2Much Note

2Much Note

Tender Binder

Tender Binder


Leadership Camp

Leadership Camp


 

Miscellaneous Binders


While we were rounding up the best binder designs, we found a lot of great pieces that defied categorization but still deserve recognition. These miscellaneous binders demonstrate all of the creative ways designers are utilizing the medium.

Three Rings and a Checklist Wedding Starter Kit

Three Rings and a Checklist Wedding Starter Kit

Wilson Jones – Pattern Designs

Wilson Jones - Pattern Designs


Carpeta URL

Carpeta URL

SeaFox Pocket Binder

SeaFox Pocket Binder


Your Turn

We want to see even more cool design inspiration, so please share your binder designs in the comments below!

Vladimir Gendelman
Author: Vladimir Gendelman

As CEO of CompanyFolders.com, Vladimir is a knowledgeable authority in print marketing and graphic design for businesses. With his team of designers and experts, he helps customers put forth the best possible impression with high-quality collateral. Learn more about Vladimir’s history and experience, and connect with him on Google+ and Twitter.

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