Our customers are often bamboozled by the many different options available when it comes to choosing the right ring binder for the job, so here are a few tips and explanations which should help to start the ball rolling.
There are options to suit every budget, but first, you need to choose your material. We’ll concentrate on PU today.
PU RING BINDERS
If you want a more traditional leather look product, but real leather is beyond your budget, then PU is the perfect solution. PU comes in many different colours, is designed to look like leather and you can often choose between a more matt or glossy finish.
PU cannot be welded, so we wrap it over the binder board and stitch it together with whatever material you choose for the inside of your binder. The binders are foam padded to give a luxury feel and are finished with metal corners, which can be silver or gold.
Your binder can be any size you like, A5, A4, A3, portrait or landscape. You can choose a completely different size, but this is likely to incur quite expensive tooling costs which may not be cost effective for small runs.
The size of the ring mechanism is crucial. This determines the overall size of the ring binder. All of our standard binder sizes are designed to take standard paper size plus a 13mm tab. To determine the size of ring mechanism you need, you will need to know how many leaves of paper you will be placing in the binder and the weight of the paper. As a rough guide, 100 leaves of 100gsm paper take up 11mm. Ring mechanisms increase in 5mm increments from 15mm to 65mm and can have either 2 or 4 rings. There are also two sizes of Lever Arch ring mechanism available.
PU can be screen-printed, debossed or foil blocked, or any combination of these processes.
There is a wide range of materials to choose from for your lining. You could have a standard matching or contrasting PVC, or perhaps a suede or water silk finish.
Every ring binder can be customised inside with PVC pockets, pen loops, pad slits, USB stick holders and much more.
Every binder we make is bespoke, so you can choose any combination of the above options.
Our ring binders are used for HR Manuals, Health & Safety Guides, Training Manuals, Conference packs, Information Packs, Staff Handbooks, Product brochures
We supply Law Firms, Schools, Health Authorities, Professional Bodies, Training Providers, Design Agencies, Marketing companies, Car Retailers, Yachts, Football Clubs.