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Binder Design Cheat Sheet

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HTML Version: Part 1: Important Binder Tips | Part 2: Print-Ready Checklist

Why It’s Useful

  1. Specify your goal
    Make sure you define your binders’ purpose and objectives. We’ll provide three vital points that should be part of every binder’s identity.
  2. Select the right product and options
    Pick out the product, imprint method, and options that are right for you.
  3. Simplify the process
    Picking out a binder and preparing your artwork might seem complicated, especially if you’ve never done it before. We’ll guide you through the process.
  4. Prevent reruns
    Anticipate errors before they happen, preventing costly mistakes when your design is printed.
  5. Provide peace of mind
    Rest easy; we’ll help you avoid any and all oversights.
  6. Get results
    Keep your binders looking great for a longer period of time when you follow these tips.

What’s Included

Important Binder Tips
We’ll guide you through designing a professional, polished binder.

  • Select a binder with pockets to allow the ability to add materials on-the-fly (even without a three-hole punch).
  • Test your ring mechanism to make sure it can hold the amount of materials you need.
  • Create a unique look with shiny metallic PMS inks against matte vinyl stock.

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Print-Ready Checklist
Follow these simple steps to be sure your artwork is fully prepared for printing.

  • Save file as: .AI, .EPS, .PDF, .PSD, .INDD, or .TIF.
  • Make raster images 300 DPI at the size they will be printed.
  • Keep important elements within 1/8” safe zone.
  • Proofread all copy for grammar, spelling, and clarity.

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