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Custom Paperboard Binders


Custom paperboard binders are made of a thin and flexible board. These personalized flexible binders are popular for smaller real estate agencies, hospitals and medical groups, and many other users. They are flexible, while still being durable, and are all-over laminated for a glossy or matte look. These printed binders can be printed in an number of methods, including full color photos (also called 4 color process). Our custom ring binders are manufactured in the USA, and the minimum order requirements start at 250 binders* with quantity-discount pricing available for larger orders. Consider also adding custom index tabs to keep the look and feel consistent. Call us at (866)537-2244 (866)537-2244 or email info@binding101.com to request a quote from one of our custom product experts.

Minimum Order Requirement: 250 Binders
(Some styles may require higher minimums)

Ring Binder Capacity Chart - How to Choose the Ring Size

Use the chart below to choose the best ring size for your binder. You can do this by checking the sheet capacity (based on plain 20 lb. bond paper only) or the stack capacity, for a more accurate fit. If between sizes, always choose the larger size to ensure easy page turning and room to grow. Keep in mind that ring binders are measured based on the inside ring diameter, and not the actual spine of the cover. So, for example, 2" ring binders will have a 2" ring diameter, however, the spine itself will be wider.


Ring SizeSheet CapacityStack Capacity
1/2" Ring 80 Sheets 1/4" Thick Stack
3/4" Ring 150 Sheets 3/8" Thick Stack
1" Ring 225 Sheets 5/8" Thick Stack


Custom Paperboard Binder FAQs:

Q: How thick are they?
20pt is the standard thickness, but 24pt is also available.


Q: What are the coating options?
You can choose from gloss or matte standard laminate, or a soft touch laminate that you need to feel to believe. The lamination is needed to strengthen the binder so the rivets don’t pop out.


Q: Are they eco-friendly?
Many of our paperboard binders are eco-friendly, however, some are not. If this feature is important to you, be sure to let us know when you request a quote so we can be sure to only include the environmentally-friendly options.


Q: What do I have to send you for the design to print?
Please review our artwork requirements to see the file type and size that we require to create the highest quality custom binders. If you need help with the file, we have an art department that can assist with certain types of modifications.


Q: Do you have more binder options?
Yes! Our options for custom ring binders are truly limitless; please call our custom binder experts at (866)537-2244 to discuss your exact needs, so they can guide you in the right direction, or visit our general custom ring binder page to see some of the varieties we offer.


Product Description


Custom printed paperboard ring binders are most popular for businesses and organizations that want to have full color images printed on the front, spine, and back covers, without paying a huge unit price per binder. They are made of a flexible paperboard that is still durable and sturdy, however, can easily be bent, which means they are not ideal for heavy handling or travelling. The colors printed are vibrant and bright, creating an impressive image, no matter your design. Just take a look at the photo gallery above to see some examples of paper board binders. You will notice that a unique feature to these style of custom binders is that the side edges are folded over on themselves, which adds strength and allows for more printing opportunities.

Our ring binders are completely made is the USA, so you can rest easy knowing that you are receiving binders with high quality standards, faster shipping times, and lower shipping costs that overseas alternatives. The minimum order requirement for this style of personalized binder starts at 250 pieces*, and price breaks typically come into play to 500, 1000, and more. Give our custom product experts a call at (866)537-2244 (866)537-2244 or email info@binding101.com to discuss your individual needs and request a price quote. Be sure to also ask for custom printed index tab dividers for a fully cohesive filing solution. Whether buying for a real estate company, a university, a business, or any other user, our high-quality custom printed paperboard binders are sure to impress. Take a look at the most popular printing options below.

1 Color Printing
(Spot Color)

1 Color Printing for Custom Chipboard Binders
When it comes to paperboard binders, 1 color printing is not a commmon request, unless printing on a flexible chipboard style, as pictured to the left. With this simple and inexpensive printed binder option, you can customize a ring binder with your 1 color logo, contact information, and more, keeping the price low while still giving you a one-of-a-kind look.

Call (866)537-2244 (866)537-2244 for a 1-Color Printed Chipboard Binder Quote
2 Color Printing
(Spot Color)

2 Color Printing for Custom Eo Binders
2 Color printing offers more versatility, so you can create a more versatile look that will grab the attention of your clients. Whether you are printing a 2 color logo, or you just have a 1 color logo but want text written in a different color, this is a great option.

Call (866)537-2244 (866)537-2244 for a 2-Color Printed Chipboard Binder Quote
3 Color Printing
(Spot Color)

3 Color Printing for Custom Eco Binders
3 Color printing offers even more versatility, so you can print more complicated logos and artwork.

Call (866)537-2244 (866)537-2244 for a 3-Color Printed Chipboard Binder Quote
4 Color Process
(Full Color)

4 Color Process + Full Printing for Custom Eco Binders
4 Color process, also known as full color, is a premium solution for those who wish to print photos, graphic designs, and more onto ring binders. This is a popular choice for large corporations and brand names that will not modify their brand image to keep costs low. With a 4CP custom binder there is no limit to the number of colors, tints, or shades that can be printed. The final touch is a laminate coating that is added to these binders to ensure longevity and create that final touch.

Call (866)537-2244 (866)537-2244 for a 4 Color Process Chipboard Binder Quote
Foil Stamping
(Solid Color)

Foil Stamping for Custom Binders
Foil stamping is most popular when you want a metallic look, and is especially popular with gold and silver foils. Solid color foils, as well as metallics in other colors are also available. Some customers will even ask for a black foil on a black binder, which gives an understated glossy design look. The foil stamping process may create a very slight depression into the vinyl, but it is not like a deboss (scroll down for info on debossing).

Call (866)537-2244 (866)537-2244 for a Foil Stamped Vinyl Binder Quote
(Raised Design)

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Call (866)537-2244 (866)537-2244 for a Padded Vinyl Binder Quote


* The minimum quantity for custom binders is the starting minimum, and could vary depending on the specific customization needs. Call (866)537-2244 (866)537-2244 to discuss your individual needs and determine the minimum order requirement.


Manufacturer Binding101
Color Custom
Binder Type Custom Binders

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