architectural folders

Architectural folders are specifically designed to showcase your product samples in a spectacular fashion. They are a versatile display case which allows you to show your customers color options, textures, and finishes from your product lines. With a maximum width of 52″, our sample binders offer you the ability to layout your products on up to 5 panels.

compact sample display

The architectural folders are custom designed to your specifications and they are built to last. We have lab tested our products to 250,000 openings without fail, so your heavy sample folders will look and work great for as long as you need them.

We offer unique finishing options to give your sample binder not only the highest level of functionality but also exactly the look you had envisioned. Choose between gloss, natural matte and matte soft touch lamination; set highlights with spot UV or foil stamping; include rings on one or more panels, or add one of our closure options or handles.


+ downloads


+ Printing

Choose between designing your artwork and using our experience as a printer to create your box or pick your favorite cover material from our wide selection for your packaging project.

+ Closures and handles

If your custom box or packaging needs a little extra help to stay shut, Corporate Image offers a wide variety of closures. From Velcro® dots in white or black, magnets, turnbuckle and snap style closures, you can be sure your products and information are secure.

If your packaging will be traveling with you, adding a handle may help. Corporate Image offers handle options that will improve the look, feel and ease of use of your project. Our handles come in standard black and white.

+ lamination

Unlike protective liquid finishes such as aqueous coating, varnish or UV, film lamination actually reinforces paper- extending the life and improving the performance of printed pieces. Since it’s a film, it stretches and flexes, something liquid coatings can not do.

MATTE SOFT TOUCH – Nylon lamination

  • Smooth, silky appearance – creates a refined, elegant look
  • Subtle surface texture creates a “soft touch” tactile feel

NATURAL MATTE – Polypropylene lamination

  • Subtle appearance
  • Non-reflective; minimizes color shift
  • Scratch-resistant finish
  • Virtually eliminates fingerprints

GLOSS – Nylon lamination

  • Clear, shiny film that enhances printing and intensifies color
  • A great choice when you want a clean look and color that really stands out
  • Optional Linen Texture: Embossed textured finish minimizes fingerprints, scratching and scuffing, a good solid choice for heavily used materials

+ finishing


Foil stamping offers an elegant way of customizing your architectural folder. The wide range of available foils offers a look and feel as unique as your company. Foils come in a wide selection of colors and finishes, from traditional metallic gold and silver, to metallic and matte foils in every color of the rainbow. Metallic foils are the most widely used stamping foils because they add a brilliant, eye-catching shine.


Spot UV is great way to highlight and accentuate your art with a subtle contrast. Applied after lamination or varnish, a contrasting spot UV picks up the light and gives a tactile feel to your box or packaging. Using a spot UV gloss combined with matte lamination is a great way to add contrasting finishes to your project, with maximum style.

For best results, we recommend our matte soft touch lamination, which works well with spot UV.


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