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Binder Covers and Presentation Folder - Construction Options

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What type of construction do you use for Presentation Folders and Binder Covers

Impact offers Turned-edge construction, Heat-sealed construction, and ‘Fixed Material’ construction

Turned-edge Construction:

Long considered to be the more upscale type of construction, Turned-edge requires a minimum of two materials to create a binder cover or presentation cover: a rigid material and a flexible or supple material that is turned over the edges of the rigid material. Thus the name turned-edge. The supple material (your cover material choice) covers one side of the rigid material as it wraps over the edges and around to the back side of the rigid material. The resulting edges are smooth and continuous and provide a nice clean appearance.

A unique Impact feature is that we can use multiple cover materials in turned-edge construction when creating a binder cover or presentation folder. We are the first to ‘marry’, or join, two or more cover materials to create unique, eye-catching, and branding quality designs for our binder covers and presentation folders.. If you would like two or more lining materials joined also…, just ask Impact.

Heat-sealed Construction

A more economical menu cover and binder cover construction, particularly for large quantity orders. Essentially, the cover material and lining material are typically both vinyl, and are joined at the edge of the rigid underlying board (substrate) by a heat process that melts and blends them together at the edge . Once cooled, the uneven edge is cut straight, but does leave an edge that is somewhat rough to the touch. It is this ‘rough’ edge that makes “Heat-sealed’ products somewhat less ‘upscale’, HOWEVER, we have produced many beautiful and uniquely designed binder covers and presentation folders using heat-sealed construction.

Impact’s choice of heat-sealable materials is extensive. We offer faux leathers in many different textures and colors, and can offer many of the design features that we have available for Turned-edge construction. Heat-sealed presentation folders and binder covers have become quite sophisticated in appearance and design.

‘Fixed’ Material Construction

‘‘Fixed’ Material is a term that we use to describe a binder cover or presentation folder material that consists of a single material. Solid wood is an example, as is solid metal, Plexiglas, tempered glass, uncovered chipboard, etc. The cover consists of a single uncovered material. Typically, these will be manufactured using a quarterbind spine, however, Impact has developed several new designs which provide alternatives to a quarterbind spine.

Impact is the foremost manufacturer of solid wood presentation folders and binder covers. We are also the first to use tempered glass in our binder cover and presentation folder designs. We offer all in unique shapes.

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