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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 of the benefits that go along with this accessory.

Binder Slip Case

Binder slip cases help to protect your binder from the usual wear and tear.

Protects Your Binders

Slip cases keep your custom binders looking good by protecting them from dust and debris. They can be easily wiped down with a soft cloth whenever dust begins to build up. They also protect the colors in your binder from fading over time due to sun exposure. Even highly durable poly binders can become scratched or worn down when handled for a long time, so using a slip case helps to minimize the amount of weathering your binder takes.


Just like your custom binders, slip cases can be specially designed to fit your company’s image. This gives you extra design space to work with and provides a greater surface area for high-quality images and photos. Slip cases can be customized with different stock materials and design effects such as embossing, foil stamping or spot printing.

Embossed Slip Case

Slip cases help you to display your binder designs on a shelf or desk.

Looks Good on a Shelf

You spent all that time and energy customizing your binder design — why file it away in a drawer where nobody can see it? Slip cases put your custom binders out on display where they can attract attention and further promote your brand. Slip cases look good displayed on any office surface, from your bookshelf to your desk. Having a binder on a shelf (as opposed to tucked away in a cabinet) makes it more likely that someone will want to pick it up and read it.

Keeps Binders Grouped Together

If you have a group of binders that you don’t want to separate, such as a product catalogue and a binder of material samples, you can keep them bound together with a slip case. Custom binder slip cases come in a number of sizes and can be custom tailored to fit multiple binders at once. This makes it easier to transport multiple binders and to ensure you always have all the materials you need right at hand.

Sturdy Slip Case

A slip case holds your binder in place so that the spine doesn't warp.

Maintains Binder Integrity

Although binders are sturdy, it is possible to bend the covers or warp the spine over time. Slip cases keep custom binders perfectly aligned and holds them in place so that they don’t lean to one side when sitting on a shelf. This keeps the integrity of your binder as crisp and sturdy as the day it was manufactured.

Easy to Handle

You can customize your binder slip cases with add-ons that make it easier to handle and transport. Add a finger notch to your slip case so that you can pull it out of bookshelf easily. Slip cases can also be outfitted with handles on the top so that you can carry around your binder like a briefcase.

This post is a part of our Binders 101 product guide.

CF Staff
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