Catalogue Binders – Organized, Effective and Just the Way You Want

Catalogue Binders
How does your company bind its product catalogues? There are several ways to bind catalogues, each with advantages and disadvantages. Here are a few examples:
  1. Plastic Comb. This method is quick and easy. However, it tends to lose shape (for example, if left in a hot car.) Also, it looks utilitarian.
  2. Coil. A better option than the plastic comb, but with a similar "budget” feel.
  3. Staple and Tape. Pages are stapled, then bound over with tape. One disadvantage is that the catalogue will not lie flat.
  4. Perfect Binding. This is the way that paperback books are bound, using glue and a soft cover. Attractive and durable, but costly.
  5. Hard cover. Gives the impression of permanence. Rarely used for catalogues because it's expensive.
  6. Ring and Lever Arch File. This is a traditional three-ring binder. A great advantage to using a binder catalogue is that pages may be taken out or inserted, adding longevity.
If you have never considered using a customized binder for cataloguing products, you should investigate the options available from better companies specializing in business solutions.
Types of Binders
Binders are available at various price points. There are three main types of binder:
  • Poly Binders. These binders are economical and durable. They come in a number of thicknesses and sizes, and are easily cleaned. They may be screen printed with company logos or other graphics.
  • Vinyl Binders. These popular and versatile binders have a large area that can be customized. They are available in a number of colours and various standard sizes.
  • Casemade Binders. These binders resemble actual books and are the first choice of designers, since options for customizing are so numerous. Casemade binders can be manufactured using specialty paper, standard paper, woven fabric, or even leather. They can be printed using screen printing, four-colour offset, digital, or debossing, including foil-filled debossing. With all of these choices, it's possible to create a design that will reflect your company's unique place in the market.
Why Use a Binder?
If you have a large selection of products and if you're not distributing to huge numbers of clients, it makes sense to use a binder catalogue. Here's why:
  1. Durability. Binders are strong and durable. Most are crushproof and require only a wipe with a damp cloth to clean.
  2. Appearance. Binders give your catalogue a clean, modern looking appearance, and, as noted earlier, working with a good designer at a business solutions company can ensure that your binder will be a one-of-a-kind stand out item.
  3. Keeps products visible. Using a binder allows your catalogue to open flat, ensuring that pages are easily viewed.
  4. Choice of pages. You can choose many different types of pages for your catalogue, assembling product pages and interspersing them with plastic divider pages, for example. You may also opt for tab pages, or use a combination of some full colour pages combined with black and white ones, etc. The possibilities are endless!
  5. Keeping Current. A binder catalogue can be constantly updated. If your product lines are evolving, for example, entire sections of your binder catalogue can be removed and replaced. You won't need to reprint, which can offer significant savings.
Investigate the advantages of binder catalogues – attractive, durable, and always current!