Binder Box Uses

Packaging can be a bit of a hidden art form. It's always present in multiple forms in your life. But, when it's done well, we don't notice it. That's the mark of great packaging: when opening, carrying or just using it is so intuitive, we don't even realize how easy it is. But on the flip side, we immediately notice when something is not easy to open or carry or use. And that's the case with a binder or binder box.

A three ring binder is a pretty straightforward device. We need it when we need it. We take it for granted when it's sturdy and made to withstand usage. But when it falls apart--especially after just a few uses--we notice it. That's why we're focused on not being associated with bad binders.

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Designing a Durable Binder Box

Investing in quality binders is the top way to avoid being associated with bad binders. Want to be the organization that people remember for great binders? Use a binder box.

A binder box uses a tray with the metal rings attached. The classic binder style uses a magnetic flap to keep the entire thing enclosed, and the inserts firmly in place. It's a great tool not only for marketing, but for weathering the elements as well. Think of it as useful on a construction site or in a shop. Blueprints, receipts, timesheets, and more can be kept securely in one place. Additionally, this type of packaging can be fully printed and customized to your needs. Whatever colors, watermark, logo, and other branding needs you might have can be included.

The binder box lends itself well to a variety of industries outside of construction. And it's not limited to work sites or marketing presentations. It's great for training materials and classroom use, to keep syllabuses in order while giving you the ability to take notes and add your own materials. Basically, no matter what your business is, there's a business use for the binder box.

Teaching, training, project management, and beyond. The binder box can make your life easier and the lives of your employees and customers. Get a quote and get started with your binder design today.

Documentation Boxes: Best of Both Worlds

Documentation is a far-reaching word. It can refer to the work of tech writers working on medical devices. Writing instructions in the tech industry. It could be documentation for a house purchase, or financial advising. New employee onboarding usually includes some documentation. Think something Human Resources-related, or processes of the organization. As much as we enjoy the convenience of accessing things online, paper isn't going anywhere.  And when you need to organize those papers, documentation boxes are the solution.

At Rose Packaging, our documentation boxes can be customized in a million different ways. In one popular iteration, we combine a binder, with its efficient ring design, and embed it in a magnetic box. It's dual functionality and provides immense value to our customers. And it's just the beginning.

Using Documentation Boxes

One popular use for documentation boxes is for inter-organizational communication.  They can also take the form of sample kits. In this use, binders hold documentation as necessary alongside other materials that this organization shares amongst their employees. It allows their team to easily carry multiple pieces of collateral without the hassle of loose sheets or oddly-shaped materials. It also creates a single, clean resource point for any other constituents, or a kind of presentation packaging. In the example to the side, the slip case adds an element of protection to the binder. It also adds more real estate for custom content.

This is just one application of this style of boxes. Other industries that can utilize documentation boxes include education, financial, medical companies and more. For all of these folks, it's about functionality and ease of use. And with the ability to craft custom inserts, dynamic graphics and more, every documentation box is 100% unique to the client.

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Marketing Meets Storage

It's not often that we see a storage box that can work as a marketing piece, too. But that's exactly the balance you can strike with our documentation boxes. It's just another example of innovative packaging, the kind we love to create.

As you can see, this packaging style is customizable in many ways. Need a foam insert? Want embossing on the side? Not sure how to make it work but interested to learn more? Whatever your questions or specifications might be, our team is ready to chat. Contact us now!

How Binders Aid Retention

Learning and retention are hot topics for any trainer, but less so for professionals whose primary role focuses on something else. Typically, the human resources department of an organization is tasked with ensuring that employees know. There are many methods to utilize when creating training materials. Sometimes, organizations focus on the format in which the materials are handed out and less so on the quality of the products. This is where our turned edge binders can improve the quality of new employee onboarding.

Turned edge binders are ideal for HR trainings for a few reasons. When an employee wants or needs information on something specific, it’s not very likely that they will search through a learning module for the information. The ability to pick up a quality binder and quickly flip to the information is much more useful. Turned edge binders also provide a tactile experience. For some learning styles, this helps with retention.

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Some things which HR departments need to consider when creating materials include these facts about adult learning:

  1. Adult learning is autonomous
    Adults are old enough to make their own decisions, right? So when learning, they need to feel the freedom to make their own choices. This is where giving them the option to skip and return to modules as well as go at their own pace (electronically or via the turned edge binders) is an important aspect to training.
  2. Incorporating knowledge and life experiences increases retention
    Being able to connect past experiences and knowledge base with new things helps things *stick*. Trainings which can pull out relevant experiences not only interest attendees (because they can relate) but also helps them frame the knowledge.
  3. Keep things goal-oriented
    Building on the previous two tips: in order to keep employees on task and engaged through their experiences, it’s important that lessons have a goal or have a clear outcome. In order to maximize the learning potential, it’s important to set timeframes for completion. Providing hard cover binders alongside an e-module turns into an open-book test of sorts, which eases anxiety.
  4. Learning should be relevant and practical
    Make it clear how these lessons tie in to their productivity or ability to do their job better. Additionally, using examples which help ground theoretical concepts helps enhance understanding.

Turned edge binders have a longer shelf life and tend to be more durable. Customers can easily make these binders their own as the covers can be printed digitally or offset to match your organization’s branding. Add ins, like pockets and adhesive trays, also increase their functionality.

Designing a Catalog Binder That Sells

Catalog production might feel like a relic from history. From memories of the giant Sears catalog (also know as the Big Book Catalog), filling the mailbox with the ridiculous range of products to more modern, slimmer catalogs that usually focused specifically on a particular product, or theme. When you think about it, catalogs are really just movable showrooms for products. That’s why using a catalog binder is a great idea – it’s literally for protecting your product showroom.

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Catalog binders are a great companion to any kind of document or set of materials that are presented to multiple people. The most obvious reason is, of course, prolonging the life of these documents. A turned edge binder uses rigid chipboard to ensure the longevity of the product, more than what a simple vinyl binder would offer.  Think of your homework days… What would better protect your assignments in their binders?

In addition to protection, these binders also offer elements of customization. Rose Packaging offers a variety of printing styles. Offset printing, screen printing, foil stamping and more are just a few of the methods available. Some organizations also opt to simply have a sleeve on either sides of the binder. This allows them to swap out covers as they want or need as branding or marketing strategy changes.

Custom Binder Versatility

There are many different ways in which you can choose to customize a binder. From the closure rings to the print options and more, Sunrise Packaging can create something that is one-of-a-kind to go along with your products. We can’t promise that it’ll induce the nostalgia of the Sears catalog. But it will create a different, positive impression for your customers.

When you’re ready to dive a little deeper in the catalog binder options, give us a call. Our team is ready to help!

Loose Leaf Binders: 4 Functions for a Classic Product

In a world where digital information is king, why do we still need loose leaf binders? For many, the first experience with a three ring binder is through school. Homework crammed chaotically into our take home binders.  That's what many think of when they think of loose-leaf binders.

Believe it or not, the looseleaf binder is a relatively new invention.  And with this simple concept, the uses for binders has only grown over time. As a custom binder manufacturer, Rose Packaging works with many customers to bring their binder vision to life. And believe us, the days of the chaotic three ring binders are long gone. Here are some of the uses we see most often.

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Let Us Count the Uses for Loose Leaf Binders

  1. The most common use is for organizing financial information. Whether personal or otherwise, sensitive financial documents really only hold value if they are original. This means holding on to printed copies of contracts, tax statements, and so on. Though it's common to handle financial matters online, it's important to have a back-up.
  2. Loose leaf binders are also helpful tools for portfolios and professional work samples. When interviewing for a new job or promotion, you wouldn't depend on using the interviewer’s computer to show your past work, right? Using a three ring binder of your portfolio is another common use of ring binders.
  3. The third most common use of 3-ring binders is what we at Rose Packaging can create: promotional packets and presentation materials. Companies use binders to organize presentation materials that promote their business and the services they provide. Professionals in these roles are often called upon to give presentations. Binders are great leave-behinds because they contain all pertinent information and if done right, they are customized with your brand logo and mission statement.
  4. The last most common uses for loose leaf binders are on a personal scale. Think collections of recipes, photos, and scrapbooking purposes.

3 Ring Binders Continue to Grow, Change & Evolve

At Rose Packaging (based in Colorado), we have seen many iterations of loose leaf binders. Organizations use them for a variety of purposes, and we love the variety that customization provides our customers. If you are interested in learning more about how looseleaf binders might be a good fit for your organization, reach out to our sales team today!