The cover is adhered to the binders board with a protein glue. It is a version of gelatin and provides the tack needed to adhere the cover to the binders board. The liner must adhere to the turn-in of the cover so it must be a more aggressive adhesive that will stick to the laminated or cloth turn-ins. This adhesive is specially formulated to adhere to these difficult surfaces.
Bare Board Binder
We sometimes refer to this as a “naked binder.” The natural, bare board binder has a beauty all its own. The board corners are rounded and decoration may be applied to the spine and/ or front cover. Decoration options include hot foil stamping or debossing. Bare board binders are the ultimate eco-friendly binders.
Binders board is used everywhere in the world for bookbinding, 3 ring binders, packaging and game boards. It is the core of every Corporate Image 3 ring binder. Corporate Image board is unique because it is made from 100% post-consumer waste consisting of newsprint, clean office waste and magazines. The waste paper is pulped and made into board layers and adhered together to produce the desired thickness. Corporate Image uses board in two thicknesses; 94-point for printed binders and 110-point for cloth binders. Not only is the board 100% post-consumer waste, it is also FSC certified.
The inside cover of the binder. When producing a printed binder, you have the option of 4color printing on the liner at no additional charge. For cloth binders, you can choose either a cloth or a full-color, printed liner.
Corporate Image has one of the largest selections of binding and packaging fabric in North America. Corporate Image stocks 10 varieties of cloth cover materials. This offers over 200 color and texture choices. We also stock bonded leather and acrylic coated paper, as well as organic cotton, and a cotton/linen blend. Cloth may be decorated with debossing or hot foil stamping. Most of Corporate Images’ cover materials are 100% cotton with aqueous acrylic coatings. Ask for swatch books to see the feel and color range.
Die-Cut Windows on Three Ring Binders
Corporate Image has the capability of die-cutting a window in the front cover of a FlexHinge binder, or cutting a design on the leading edge of the front cover. This allows a new dimension to the design of your 3 ring binders.
Digital printing is the reproduction of digital images on paper using toner rather than liquid inks. Digital printing is generally used for “short run” projects. No printing plates are required and there is generally less paper waste and fewer chemicals compared to offset printing.
Strong, Heavy Duty Binders
Used in extreme environments such as retail stores or showrooms. Corporate Image can combine heavy duty library buckram cloth with your printed images. Library buckram is designed to withstand 50 years of library use. Special heavy duty locking rings are available to complete the package. Corporate Image package designers can work with you to design the ultimate binder.
FlexHinge for 3 ring Binders
Also known as a euro-hinge, the process of making a hinge in the binders board with mechanical pressure and a male and female die. The die scores the board and forms a hinge. All of the board fiber is retained, forming an extremely strong and flexible hinge. We have had these hinges tested in an independent lab for 250,000 flexes with no deterioration or change. The hinge of a 3 ring binder from Corporate Image is guaranteed not to fail.
Unique to Corporate Image we apply a printed cover and liner to an over-sized binders board. Next, we trim the board so the cover and liner are flush with the board edge. We use natural paper that can be offset printed using soy inks. The result is an interesting blend of board, paper and ink that reveals the core of the binders board. You may laminate or not. It’s a great look and 100% recyclable.
Products bearing the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) logo guarantee that the source of their wood fiber comes from well managed forests. The FSC organization implements good stewardship and harvesting practices for the timber industry to maintain species diversity and animal habitats. All products produced by Corporate Image are FSC certified.
“Green At The Core”
It is a phrase that means every Corporate Image binder is constructed of 100% post-consumer waste binders board.
Corporate Image has a set of “house paper” stocks that consistently print well, laminate well and die-cut well… which ultimately produces excellent products! Our house stocks are all FSC certified.
Lamination is a film of nylon, polyester, or polypropylene. All of these films are inert and none are harmful to the environment. They can be safely recycled. When applied to paper, the paper can be re-pulped and the plastic film will be separated and recycled with other plastics. Corporate Image offers gloss, D&K soft touch and natural matte lamination films. All laminations are available with a linen finish. Our D&K soft touch has become the most popular because it is non-reflective and has a smooth, silky feel.
A measure of how many half-tone lines are printed in a linear inch. Corporate Image prints a 225 line screen with modified stochastic screening.
A unique Corporate Image product that combines the features of a pocket folder and ring binder. Images are offset printed directly on to 18- or 24-point stock. Presentation binders can be laminated with gloss, soft touch or natural matte film. They are lightweight and flexible three ring binders. Round rings are available up to 1”.
Presentation Boxes & Corrugated Packaging
Boxes, totes and sales kits can be used to promote your products, used as a unique mailer or to present your product to your customers. Presentation Packaging is made from 18-point or 24-point stock or corrugate. You may choose to print and laminate the box or choose to cover the box with fabrics or coated papers. Many styles of boxes are available and most ship flat for easy storage and shipping.
Using our 6-color manroland press we print your design on our 100# C2S cover stock. The liner for the binder is printed on the same sheet as the cover, so there is no additional charge for a printed liner. Covers and liners are laminated with gloss, soft touch or natural matte film to add durability and to protect the printed image. The cover material is turned over 94-point binders board and the liner is applied to the inside. Flex hinges are pressed into the finished board. Next, the correct ring mechanism is riveted into the binder. Printed 3-ring binders are available in a large range of sizes and styles in either the traditional square back spine or a round spine.
Digitally Printed Binders
When you need a smaller number of high quality binders for a conference, meeting or proposal, the digitally printed binder is the way. Available in quantities of 50 to 350 binders. The full coverage image is laminated, keeping the binder beautiful even in heavy use situations.
Round Back Spine
Round spines are created by a series of close hinges. The result is a very attractive round back spine. A classic case of form following function. It both fits your hand, and conforms to the shape of the ring.
Sending Images To Corporate Image
Corporate Image accepts the latest versions of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator documents. Feel free to send your files through our FTP site. Please contact your sales representative for a complete list of file specifications for digital or offset printing.
A strip of either laminated, printed cover material, or attractive fabrics applied to the spine. The spine wrap may be applied to a bare board binder or one covered with contrasting cloth or paper.
Tabs enhance any binder and Corporate Image is an expert at producing tab dividers that enhance and complement the binder. Our offset printed tabs are produced on our 12-point stock. Digitally printed tab dividers are available on either our 12-point stock or a 100# white index with Mylar® reinforcement.
We will email you a template for every product that you produce with Corporate Image. If you are working on a standard product, the templates are already available to send to you. If you would like to create a custom package, we will create a custom template just for you. Before we produce your job, we will send you a proof that has been folded to your products dimensions so you can visualize the finished job.