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Custom Ring Binder Spine Design: Posture and Personality

Custom Ring Binder

Posture is Everything. Even in Custom Ring Binder Design


Even in the world of custom ring binders. Binders have spines just like a person. And, just like a person, they come in a variety of shapes, from rigid to relaxed. The evolution of the ring binder spine can be tracked just like the history of posture. Changing with the day-to-day needs of the modern person. Arguably, the spine is what gives the ring binder its personality. So which personality fits your own?


Standard Flat Back: The Old School Classic

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This custom ring binder style is the hard worker of the bunch. The sit-up-straight type. Flat back, nose to the grindstone. Plenty of room on the spine for words and names, and maximum visibility for easy reading. It will also lay flat while open, freeing up your hands for notes.


Euro-Flat Back: The Sensitive Type


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To the untrained eye, the Euro-Flat Back custom ring binder is almost identical to its predecessor, save for the slightest edge. Literally. The Euro-Flat has a scored hinge, making for a softer, more organic edge. This feature gives this ring binder a little bit more flexibility and a distinguished look when displaying your boardroom notes or other important files.


Euro-Round Back: The Yoga Guru


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Slouching isn’t lazy anymore. Many studies point to having straight back posture as a negative. Plus, isn’t there something cool and relaxed about a slouch? The same could be said for the spine of this custom ring binder. While it may not offer the readability of the other designs, the rounded edge makes for a distinct look that really stands out. This might be the right choice for a cookbook or art portfolio; something that a person would look at standing up. While the other ring binders’ designs desire to lay open flat, the spine on this one offers the most flexibility of all.


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Turned edge printing and vibrant offset coloring are available on all the custom ring binder types. Embossing and foil stamping will make your hard cover binders distinct and memorable, regardless of their “posture.”



Custom Turned Edge Binders to Build Brand


Build Your Brand With High Quality Custom Turned Edge Binders. There are several advantages designing custom turned edge binders to build your brand. Using high quality company promotional graphics for your custom turned edge binders can create attractive visual appeal of makes them look and feel more like a book establishing your company message.

Besides its practical merit of carrying significant documents and paperwork, turned edge binders have remarkable marketing value as well. Reinforce your message!

Turned Edge Wrap Around Binder



This three ring binder offers more than your standard opening hard cover binder. With  wrap around flap extending on the back side panel, the binder can be closed and keep the shape of a box or tote. This particular piece uses adhesive Velcro circles to keep the binder closed, but we have also made similar products to this that use inserted magnets. This can benefit organizations that offer large documents like product catalogs and labor manuals and need to keep them secure and together.

Wrap around binders lessen the risk of damage to the papers, as well as eliminating the possibility of lost documents. An interesting addition that adds value to a standard product can make all the difference to your clientele or employee base. At Sunrise, take advantage of this manufacturing capability by creating a branded product that will improve operations and reinforce your message.


Rigid Easel Binder Adds Display

Beckman CoulterThe binders shown here is a great example of customizable display and presentation with three ring binders. Made similar to a standard turned edge, hardcover binder this packaging solution offers organization, protection and so much more! the back panel of the piece was made especially for the purposes of standing up as the picture shows. a folded base at the bottom allows the entire binder to stand up like an easel for easy display and a unique presentation. Of course the customization doesn’t stop there; the beauty of rigid packaging solutions is the that outer wrap and graphic design are completely customizable with 4color print, debossing, embossing, and even foil stamping. Watch the video below to see this custom turned edge easel binders in action!

Textile Sample Binder

IMG_5387This large binder is used for large amounts of swatches, samples, and ideas for special occasion planning and interior design. Every detail for weddings, anniversary celebrations, and so on, are big decisions that (hopefully) come together to make an elaborate and memorable celebration. Because of this, party planners, designers and venues alike need to have materials and ideas readily available to please their client and make valuable suggestions. The hard cover binders shown here is branded with a custom printed wrap displaying the logo for Lintex Textiles and Interiors. This makes it easy for clients to make well-informed, confident decisions when it comes to planning their party or space. IMG_5388



Rigid Clamshell Binder

The rigid clamshell binder is a wonderful solution if you can’t decide between a box or a three ring binder. With this versatile packaging solution, you get the best of both worlds! The construction of this item comes in handy for marketing kits, welcome packages, and especially educational applications. Further customize the rigid binder with full color process print to show your branding, or even just to make the educational unit that corresponds with the binder. Custom turned edge offers rigid protection to the documents are workbooks that are the most important to you. By keeping the contents of the binder enclosed in a box-like package, you further protect documents from falling out or getting damaged. A wonderful way to contribute to these packaging solutions is to include something special that corresponds with the set of documents- with marketing kits and welcome packages, its a great opportunity to include a useful USB flash drive as a giveaway, or even an extra notebook with your branding.

Retail Recipe Binder

This project is a repeat job that we were able to complete for the series cook book entitled; 100 Men Who Cook. The three ring binder has a standard, flat spine with a silver ring metal inside. A turned edge product, this binder uses custom printed wraps, rigid chipboard, and a thin die-cut foam. The foam is wrapped with the chipboard to give the exterior of the binder little give without sacrificing the integrity of the package itself. The best part about using three ring binders to hold recipes and cook books, is the versatility that accompanies reusable binders. Simply take out a recipe you want to use or share, and insert it right back in the book where it belongs– simple as that!

Education Clamshell Binder



This turned edge clamshell binder offers benefits of both three ring binder organization and the security of a custom box. Setup extremely similar to a cigar-style box with magnetic flap closure, this product also has a ring metal installed on the spine of the product. For large documents and extra materials, a custom clamshell binder will keep everything organized in neat order for reference. This particular product was used for a learning curriculum that had a supplementary work booklet. Students who received the full packet were able to add and subtract from the three ring binder, and keep the bound workbook in the same package.


Display with Custom Easel Binders

Turn a standard three ring binder into an opportunity to present with custom branded easel binders! Simple to manufacture, turned edge or rigid binders are already sturdy in construction so standing them up is a breeze. We found this easel binder in our archive of samples and it came complete with all of the good stuff in side. As you can see, the easel displays each page, making it easy to turn from one to the next in a presentation. This customer thought ahead and used color to categorize the documents and liven up the presentation. The easel extensions at the bottom stay together with adhesive Velcro, and the whole piece folds together into one, compact binder.