Architectural Folders

SHOWCASE YOUR SAMPLES IN SPECTACULAR FASHION

Architectural folders are specifically designed to present your product samples in unique and compelling ways. They are a versatile display case which allows you  to show your customers color options, textures, and finishes from your product line.

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STRENGTH + DURABILITY

Our architectural folders are built to last. Their durable construction makes them the perfect presentation tool for heavier samples such as hard surface flooring products like wood, tile, or stone. Just like our award-winning binders, our architectural folders are custom designed, printed, and manufactured in-house.

RECYCLED CONTENT

All of our architectural folders are made from our 100% post-consumer waste binders board. The recycled content of our architectural folders makes them an eco-friendly solution to showcase your product options.
Recycled Content
Customization Details

FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE

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

check out our POCKET FOLDER styles

2 PANEL
ARCHITECTURAL FOLDER

To showcase their collection of stone samples, LAS VEGAS ROCK created a 2-panel architectural folder with a unique feature: A round spine. The ergonomic curve of the spine fits the hand perfectly and alt the same time reduces stress on the hinges which is especially important with heavier samples like stone.

3 PANEL
ARCHITECTURAL FOLDER

Bamboo Hardwoods chose a 3-panel architectural folder to hold their wood flooring samples. The cover and liner are fully printed and a gloss lamination was added for extra protection. The wood samples are then adhered to the designated panels ensuring even weight distribution and ease of handling.

4 PANEL
ARCHITECTURAL FOLDER

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This flooring sample display for Amaz Floors features four digitally printed and laminated panels to hold 12 wood samples. The print design shows beautiful wood flooring applications as inspiring backgrounds for the samples.

5 PANEL
ARCHITECTURAL FOLDER

This 5-panel architectural folder for Armstrong Flooring is a great example of multi-panel structural design. When fully opened, you can see product samples on all five panels laying flat. When folded up, this architectural folder easily fits onto a shelf like a standard binder. The clever print design designates the space for the samples and labels them with color number or available finishing information.

CLOTH WRAP
ARCHITECTURAL FOLDER

Owens Flooring added a tactile element to their 3-panel architectural folder: A cloth wrap on the outside cover. The third panel on the outside as well as all three inside panels are fully printed and laminated. The flooring samples are applied to the three inside panels.

FOLD-OUT PANELS
ARCHITECTURAL FOLDER

This custom sized 2-panel architectural folder by Unilock for Arcana appears compact on the outside, but reveals a special feature when opened up. There is an additional paper stock panel adhered to the inside that folds up and shows printed information about the samples.

MAGNETIC CLOSURE
ARCHITECTURAL FOLDER

Altuglas, a manufacturer of Plexiglas automotive lighting, created this 4-panel architectural folder to showcase different color options for their products. The folder is securely closed through magnets, adding protection to the samples laid out inside the folder.

CUSTOM PANELS
ARCHITECTURAL FOLDER

American Glass Mosaics created this architectural folder for their tile collection. The special feature here is the addition of a custom sized additional interior panel. The full size panels hold the mosaic tile samples, each labeled directly in the printed artwork.

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ACCESSORIES

Rings
Add printed information to your architectural folder, for example spec sheets or product information, by including binder rings. This allows for easy adjustment of materials accompanying your samples.
BINDER CLIPS
When you want to hold a pad of paper in your architectural folder, a clip is an easy and attractive way to do it. Corporate Image offers a wide range of sizes and styles from which to choose. Use it with or without a ring, either way this provides a great branding opportunity.
POCKETS
We can apply a pocket to your architectural folder to hold 25 sheets of paper, as well as a business card and even a brochure or DVD.
FINGER PULL
Metal finished finger pulls make it easy to remove architectural folders from shelves and reduce stress and wear on the top of the spine. They also are a nice design detail.
HANDLES
In case your architectural folders travel with you, adding a handle will make carrying it a breeze. Handles also make it easy to take them off the shelf or move them around in a showroom.
CLOSURES
Sometimes you want to make sure your multi-panel sample folder stays securely closed. We offer magnets and Velcro closures as well as a variety of other closure styles.

customize your architectural folder

6 easy steps

All of our A+D folders start with samples. From there, we will work with you to design the right folder style for you needs, reviewing number of panels needed, optional closure styles as well as decorating techniques. Our designer will create a template based on all of those specifications, so you can create your artwork directly on the template. We will guide you through every step of the process ensuring you will receive a sample tool that exceeds your expectations.

size it up

QUANTITY, SIZE,
TIMEFRAME + BUDGET

Every architectural folder is custom designed around your samples. To ensure a perfect fit, we need to know size, weight, quantity, and desired page layout to create the structural design.

DESIGN

SELECT OR CREATE A STYLE

We will work with you on panel structure, spine shape and size, and other features to accommodate your vision.

CHOOSE COVER AND LINER OPTION

PRINT OR CLOTH

You can print the entire outside plus the inside of your architectural folder or choose a cover material to add a tactile element to your project.

DECORATE IT

LAMINATE, FOIL STAMP,
DEBOSS OR SPOT UV

Bring your branding to life! Enhance your print design or add a visual highlight to your sample presentation.

REVIEW PROOF

CHECK ART PLACEMENT
AND COLOR MATCH

You will receive a proof of your project for a quality check before we move your architectural folder into production.

PRODUCTION TIME

PRINTING, DECORATING,
DIE-CUTTING + SHIPPING

Look forward to having your custom architectural folders ready for fulfillment.

Design experts ready to bring it to life

We have many years of experience in sample display solutions and our team will guide you to the best option for your sample size, quantity, and weight. 

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