Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are several frequently asked questions that we get from prospective clients—and answers. If you have additional questions, please contact us.

Q: How is BindersNow.Com different from other binder and packaging manufacturers?

A: has the flexibility of providing your product from a number of quality manufacturers.  Providing you with a competitive price and value while offering you many different styles of custom binders from many different manufacturing locations.  We offer domestic, and import from Mexico and  Canada, as well as overseas productions.

Q: Do you offer trade discounts, stocking programs, or JIT (Just In Time) programs?

A: Yes, depending on the quantity, frequency and complexity of the product.  We have many warehouse locations and can arrange JIT deliveries of any ongoing product with contractual agreements.

Q: Do you work only via partners like printers, print brokers, ad firms, etc?

A: A good portion of BindersNow.Com’s work is derived from our ongoing relationships with printers, print brokers, other binder & packaging manufacturers, and advertising & marketing firms. We also work with businesses directly but are very careful to maintain our relationships with existing partners so that they can maintain their respective client relationships.

Q: Does BindersNow.Com carry stock items?

A: Yes, we do carry some stock items found on our store, while most items are custom and one of a kind specific to each customer’s needs. But many cover materials that we use are available the next day, and we pride ourselves in our turnaround time.

Q: Does BindersNow.Com have a standard price list?

A: We have many items and binder styles available online with standard price list options.  For very custom items, we don’t have a standard list per se because there are just too many variables in most of our jobs. But typically, we can get you an estimate within hours of your submitted Request a Quote Online form.

Q: What is your average lead lime on the items that you manufacture?

A: Usually, BindersNow.Com can complete most jobs within ten to fifteen working days from receipt of print ready artwork.  Freight transit times will vary.

Q: Can BindersNow.Com produce a binder to fit any size printed insert for vinyl binder?

A: Yes. We have many sizes of heat seal dies or we can have a new die made for a very reasonable cost.

Q: What materials are available for binders and packages that BindersNow.Com makes?

A: Over 95% of our binders and packages are vinyl, cloth, imitation leather, or coated paper.

Q: Can order custom colors of materials?

A: Yes as a mill run, which is around 2500-3500 yards usually, but there are many colors available—we can send you a swatch.

Q: Can create custom artwork?

A: Yes, we can take your artwork, or we can create black & white/ color camera ready or digital files in Quark Illustrator or Photoshop.  We have graphic designers we partner with who can create your look for you.  Cost varies based on the amount of time it takes to approve your artwork and is billed per hour.

Q: Can match artwork from a binder or package we had made several years ago?

A: With few exceptions, yes. Please send us a sample or high resolution photograph by email to [email protected] .

Q: Can we proof our jobs online?

A: Yes, we use PDF’s created with Quark Illustrator.

Q: How do we measure ring size?

A: You measure a Round Ring by measuring inside diameter of center of ring left to right; D-Ring you measure the straight part of the D-Ring.  Ring size is also measured based on the capacity of the metal, or how much paper stacked up will fit on the rings..  Ring size is not measured by the spine width.

Q: Is a 5-inch ring available?

A: No. Some retail stores say they have 5-inch ring binders advertised on the packaging, but actually, they are 4-inch ring size. The spine measure is 5 inches.

Q: How does determine what size to make a binder?

A: By the size of the sheet you are putting in the binder. Standard sizes are 11 x 8 ½ + 1/2, 9 ½ x 6+1/2, 8 1/2x5 ½+1/2, and the number of sheets and weight of paper stock.

Q: What is a Euro-Scored Binder?

A: A “Euro Binder” is a turned edge (or casemade) binder that is made from a one-piece board after its covered and lined. It is scored on a machine with multi-scores to give a round back look, or just two scores to give a square look. This type of binder is very durable and is one of favorites. Take a look at several of our Euro Binder examples.

Q: Is there any price difference between silk screening and foil stamping?

A: The only substantive difference for is the cost of the die, which is determined by the number of square inches for foil stamping.

Q: Can vinyl be 4-color process printed?

A: Yes. With a special printing press that partners with, it can be done, but the cost per item can be high until you have total order of 2,500+.


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