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5 Design Tips for Financial Report Cover Pages

For many companies, an annual financial report is one of the few rare occasions where they get to show investors and partners how their business is developing. Your financial report cover should invigorate its readers and make them excited about the goals and accomplishments your business has achieved. Because of this fact, there are different design considerations to take in for a financial report as opposed to marketing materials that go out to clients and potential customers. Design with … [Read more...]

A Complete Guide to Presentation Folders with Brochure Slits

A Complete Guide to Presentation Folders with Brochure Slits

The best marketing collateral has a place for everything and everything in its place. A presentation folder with a brochure slit demonstrates this principle by providing a spot for your informational brochures and pamphlets. Without a dedicated location for these materials, they would move around inside your folder and end up looking disheveled and unprofessional. If you're not yet familiar with brochure slits, then get to know more about this useful marketing tool. What is a Brochure … [Read more...]

9 Highly Professional Business Report Covers

8 Highly Professional Business Report Covers

In a way, business report covers are similar to shoes. Most people have a variety of shoes because some are better for certain occasions than others. Similarly, there are covers that fit certain reports and certain situations better than others. Variety is the key to a good shoe closet, and it's also the key to effectively using report covers. One-Piece Covers Standard One-Piece Cover A business report cover sheet made from one piece of stock allows you the freedom to either bind … [Read more...]

Why Use Slip Cases for Custom Binders?

Why Use Slip Cases for Custom Binders?

To the uninitiated, slip cases for custom binders might seem like an extraneous design choice -- after all, who needs a binder for their binder? The answer is that you do, at least if you want to ensure that you're getting the most out of your 3-ring binders. Slip cases are about more than just the added aesthetic; they also provide additional organizational options and help to extend the longevity of your binder. If you're curious about adding slip cases to your custom binders, consider all … [Read more...]

5 Things to Look for in a Durable Presentation Binder

5 Things to Look for in a Durable Presentation Binder

Nobody wants to have to replace something they bought due to inferior craftsmanship — therefore, heavy duty binders are your best bet if you want a durable marketing tool that lasts a long time. Wear-and-tear is unfortunately par for the course, so your binder should be able to withstand the normal weathering that afflicts any printed marketing tool. If you don’t know what makes a binder durable, here are a few things to look for to help you make the best possible purchasing … [Read more...]

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...]