5 Unique Custom Binders + Templates & Photos

custom printed blue binder
If you want to make a good impression on your clients and customers, you should consider custom binders for your next project.

According to explodingtopics.com, 55% of brand first impressions are visual and 81% of consumers need to trust a brand to consider buying. This is one reason why it’s so important to customize your 3 ring binder.

If you are using your binder as a sales tool to bring to meetings, or leave with potential clients, or if you are building a swatch book to showcase your product line in Home Depot, Lowe’s, etc. then you need to make sure that your product line is presented professionally and that your brand is recognizable.


Here are some of the benefits of custom designing your company’s binders:

  • You can choose the colors, fonts, logos, and images that match your company’s style and products. This way, you can create a consistent and professional look for your binders that reflects your brand personality. Your custom binder allows potential customers to instantly recognize your brand. 
  • You can customize the size, shape, and layout of your binders to fit your specific needs. Whether you need a large binder for a presentation or counter display, a small binder for sales meetings, or a binder with tabs and pockets for a corporate training event, you can create a binder that suits your purpose.
  • Improved customer engagement and understanding of your product offerings. When someone is walking through a store and sees your products on display in an interactive way, they are more likely to engage with your brand and products. If you showcase your product’s options in a way that is easy to understand, potential customers can learn about items they may not have previously known about.

Some things to think about before you start:

  •  Consider your needs. If you are designing a custom binder for a corporate training event, your needs are going to be a lot different than if you are designing a custom binder for a retail or showroom environment. A training binder might require a pocket on the inside to hold a workbook or notepad; while a binder for a showroom might need a heavy-duty structure to withstand the repeated use of customers. Don’t forget to make sure your 3 ring binder is large enough to hold everything you need it to!
  • Choose a reputable supplier. You want to work with a supplier that understands your needs and is capable of the customization you need. You might need to talk the project requirements over with a knowledgeable designer who understands manufacturing. Make sure you aren’t shopping blindly with an online retailer who doesn’t offer the assistance you need.

Here are 5 examples of custom printed binders that are well designed and reflect the brands that used them.

(If you are ready to start designing your own custom 3 ring binder, scroll down to download our templates.)

custom 3 ring binders that folds to form an easel

Subaru Easel Binder – For use at Subaru dealerships.


custom binder with black and white print and spot gloss UV

Concertex Product Binder – To demonstrate and showcase Concertex fabrics.


custom black faux leather binders with screen printed logo

Pella Windows Binder – For showcasing Pella door glass options while providing product information.


custom printed 3 ring binders

NGP Product Catalog 3 Ring Binder – To showcase product lines of commercial door products.


small size custom 3 ring binders

Bridgestone Small Size Binder – Used as a sales tool providing branded information on Bridgestone’s commercial fleet services.




  • Can you help me with the structural design of a unique 3 ring binder concept?

Yes, of course! We have an in-house structural design team that works on custom binders as well as custom packaging. If you have an idea that you haven’t seen manufactured before, we can likely make it happen! Once you have your design finalized, we can work together from prototype through to full production.

  • Do you offer other materials that we can work with for my custom binder design?

Yes we do. There are many options to choose from. From printed and laminated papers to synthetic leathers, to embossed textured papers and synthetic papers. If you have seen something you like online or elsewhere, we can use similar materials to get you the custom binder you are looking for.

  • What if the binder size or ring type I want doesn’t have a template available here?

While we can’t provide every possible template here on our website, not to worry, we can help you get started. Contact us and we’d be more than happy to get you what you need for your custom binder design.

If you have a project you need help with or you have any questions, please
reach out, we’d be glad to help.