What binding options are available for my printed folders?
Can’t decide whether to choose a glued or interlocking branded presentation folder? Don’t worry. Here’s a detailed rundown of all the different options available, which will suit your needs better and which will work well for your budget.
Glued - This is our most affordable option. If you’re working to a budget, our glued presentation folders are ideal, and still do an excellent job of keeping your notes and work packed neatly together. You can fit up to 15 sheets of standard paper in this type of business folder and the finishing is extra sturdy thanks to the glue.
Interlocking - These personalised folders are a sleeker option, with the added option of a wider spine that’d allow you to fit up to 100 sheets of standard paper. Although a slightly more expensive option, these custom document folders are ideal for conferences where you’d need to supply delegates with a lot of information. They would also work well for presentations to clients where professionalism is the key to success.
What business folder sizes are available?
Struggling to decide on which size to choose? Depending on how you’re going to use your presentation folder, you’ll need either an A4 or an A5 one. There are a couple of things to consider when choosing the perfect option for you and here are some of our handy tips to help you along the way.
A4 Document Folders - A classic choice for an array of meeting types, A4 presentation folders are ideal for bringing along to presentations, pitches and more. Or, if you’re an estate agent business, personalised A4 folders allow you to hand out all the important info to prospective house buyers, including your business card, and make great property portfolios! You’ll have plenty of space to include all the notable points in documents up to A4 size for your contacts to take away and absorb the information. These folders are oversized so there’s no risk of your papers becoming crumpled.
A5 Presentation Folders - Smaller folders make excellent wallets for files A5 and under. They’re also a more affordable option if you’re planning a direct mail campaign; simply pop your marketing materials inside and send in the post!
You can fit an array of different flyers, cards and documents in these smaller printed folders that can be easily sent out in the mail. A5 folders are also a firm favourite to take to events and hand out to potential clients. Also, don’t worry about your documents getting creased as the folder is slightly oversized.
What finishing options are there for my custom presentation folders?
To add that extra layer of pizazz and a dash more professionalism, you can add a special coating to your presentation folders known as lamination. There are a number of different options available at instantprint; here’s a breakdown of the ones you can choose.
Matt laminate – a soft, shine-free finish that’s smooth to the touch. If you’re unsure which to go for, this is a great option.
Gloss laminate – a reflective, high-shine finish that brightens colours.
Velvet laminate – a super soft-touch coating for a premium finish.
How to design your personalised A4 document folder
Designing and creating your own presentation folders is quick and simple if you have the right tools. By using our free templates online, you’ll have yours ready to send to our printing team in no time. We also have specialist templates available under each individual product; so if you are designing yours on PDF, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign or Photoshop, we’ve given you all the tools you need to get started.
When you start putting your own stamp to your custom presentation folders, make sure the bleed reaches all the way to the edges and completely covers the net span.
Top tip: Upload artwork that covers one whole side of the folder when laid out flat; it’s easier than designing each individual section! This helps to makes sure your folders are cut with a neat, sharp finish.
For A4 folders you should supply your artwork in a 454mm x 383mm document, or 332mm x 297.5mm for A5 folders.
How are my presentation folders made?
Once completed, your design goes on an incredible journey here at the instantprint offices. From arriving with our inhouse artwork checkers, heading to the printing floor and finally being packed away neatly to send to you, our teams work tirelessly to ensure the product you receive is perfect every time.
Our presentation folders are printed on the only HP Indigo 10,000 here in the UK. This allows us to print smaller runs of folders so we can keep quality high and still offer competitive pricing.
Glued Presentation Folders
Glued Presentation folders have a premium feel with a strong pocket glued down one side to hold up to 15 sheets of paper. This option will guarantee a professional look with the knowledge that all your documents are safe and secure. Matt, gloss and velvet laminations are also available for glued presentation folders for an extra-stylish coating.
A4 folders are a classic choice to bring along to big meetings, presentations and pitches. Include all the notable points in documents up to A4 size for your contacts to take away and absorb the information. These business folders are oversized so there’s no risk of your papers becoming crumpled.
A5 folders are ideal for promotional packs that showcase important information about your business. You can fit different flyers, cards and documents in a smart folder that can be easily sent through the post. A5 folders are also a firm favourite to take to events and hand out to potential clients. The folder is slightly oversized, meaning you won’t have to worry about your documents becoming creased.
When submitting your designs, make sure the bleed reaches all the way to the edges of the folder and completely covers the net span. We ask that you upload artwork that covers one whole side of the folder when laid out flat, which is easier than designing each individual section. This makes sure your presentation folders are cut with a neat, sharp finish. For A4 folders you should supply your artwork in a 454mm x 383mm document, or 332mm x 297.5mm for A5 folders.