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Giveaway: Free Custom Brochures and Business Cards

Giveaway: Free Custom Brochures and Business Cards

[Update] Congratulations to Lori H., the winner of March's free custom brochures and business cards giveaway! Company Folders is giving away 500 custom 3-panel brochures and 500 standard business cards—a $310 value that you have a chance to win for free! To enter our giveaway, simply use the widget below by March 31st, 2013. Choose more than one method of entry to multiply your chances to win! Our lucky winner will be chosen on April 1 using Random.org to guarantee fairness. This … [Read more...]

20+ Die Cut Design Ideas for Print (With Examples)

It's easy to find inspiration in a unique color, font or logo when creating print marketing collateral–but the shape of your media is one aspect of design and branding that is often overlooked when brainstorming for ideas. Need some examples? Consider the green soda bottle in the image to the right. Any idea what brand it is? You could certainly tell if it were labeled, but there's nothing about the shape itself that tells us anything about the brand. Meanwhile, the Coca-Cola bottle is … [Read more...]

21 Tips for Working With Your Folder Printer

For first-time buyers, the process of ordering custom presentation folders can be a bit confusing. Choosing the wrong option or neglecting a crucial design element can increase production time and cost for your folders and leave you with an inferior product. Your folder printer should be able to walk you through any aspect you're unfamiliar with, but your best bet for the perfect product is to know how to best work with your printer beforehand. Using a Template Make sure you understand … [Read more...]

What to Look for in a Folder Printer

What to Look for in a Folder Printer

When you hire a babysitter for the first time, you never choose them at random. You evaluate them on specific criteria: experience, personality, recommendations from others, and so on. It's important to take these things into account because you're trusting another person with something precious: the well-being of a child. On some level, choosing a printer for your business's presentation folders is based on a similar principle. Your company's image and reputation are of vital importance, and … [Read more...]

Tips for Designing and Printing 4-Color Process Folders

Tips for Designing and Printing 4-Color Process Folders

From the name alone, you might think that 4-color process means that you're limited to only using four colors in your design. In truth, it allows you to use more colors in your folder design than any other available imprint method. 4-color process printing reproduces the colors in your design by mixing different quantities of cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK) ink. The ink is mixed during the printing process itself, much like a color printer from your home or office. This differs from … [Read more...]

Infographic: Choosing Between Printing Methods

Infographic: Choosing Between Printing Methods

The printing method you choose has a major effect on the quality of your marketing materials, especially when you consider the other elements it needs to work in tandem with: design, stock, coatings and other factors. If your print technique is incompatible with any of these elements, it can make your finished product less attractive or even downright illegible. For that reason, it's vital to select the right method for your particular project. Embed this on your site Learn more about … [Read more...]

All About Embossed Binders

If you've ever run your hand across a raised watermark on an official document, then you can understand why embossed binders are so effective. An embossed element encourages your audience to touch and interact with your marketing materials. However, you can't just start stamping embossed elements all over your printed binders and hope it attracts new customers. You have to be aware of all the different options available to you and create a strategy that sets your binders apart from the … [Read more...]

8 Reasons to Invest in Unique Die-Cut Designs

When we think about design, we often think about the color and images we see on the canvas, not the shape of the canvas itself. Unique die cut designs allow you to manipulate the physical shape of your marketing material, which in itself becomes part of the design. Think of a Wendy’s hamburger—their patties are a special square shape that makes them unique over other fast food restaurants. The square hamburgers are an instantly recognizable part of their brand. One look and you’d know … [Read more...]

How to Achieve the Most Eco-Friendly Folder

How to Achieve the Most Eco-Friendly Folder

Paper is a renewable resource that can be easily recycled, yet paper products like presentation folders have an unfair reputation for being ecologically unfriendly. Paper manufacturers replant more trees than they harvest, helping to grow new forests and ecosystems. Meanwhile, in 2009 it was reported that over 63% of paper products used in the US were later recycled. Ultimately, paper folders are okay to use as long as you make ecologically responsible choices. If you want to create a paper … [Read more...]

Custom Report Covers 101

Custom Report Covers 101

You've slaved over a hot keyboard all day and night to make your report the best it can be--now it's time to make it look its best, too. Report covers transform your important documents from a loose collection of papers to an attractive booklet of information. However, there's much more to these presentation tools than simply stapling a piece of cardstock to your report and calling it a day. Fortunately, we've compiled a list of helpful resources that will help you get the most out of your … [Read more...]