The guide to the final price tag | Custom Binders

3-ring binders have many purposes in today’s business world. You might be looking at some custom options for yours right now. We’re tuned in and ready to help.

So how much do 3-ring binders cost?

The above question is used in every facet of life. Personal and business. The price of a product or service is typically the deciding factor behind any purchase and that won’t ever change.

In the manufacturing world of custom binders, price can never be answered on the spot. It’s just like designing a new house from the ground up: you’re going to be spending more if you add the 4th bedroom and a deck in the backyard. First comes the question of “how big do you want the 4th room” and next comes “what kind of wood do you want to use for your deck”. Whatever you answer will ultimately affect how more much you spend.

In that situation most will add the fourth room and deck just to get it over with. Sure, you’re probably safe to assume that you’ll be able to add either in the future but you’d rather get it done right now. No buyers remorse, no need to worry.

What factors affect the price

The cost of binders are no different. First and foremost, the customer decides what kind of binder they want. Types range from turned edge, to eco-friendly, to vinyl, and poly plastic with plenty of options in between. Each and every type has its own impact on the final price tag.

Next is the size. What the customer needs to determine, is how much paper needs to be able to fit into each binder. Typically, the two most common types of rings are 0-rings, which range from a half inch to three inches in size, and d-rings, ranging from one-to-four inches. A three-inch o-ring binder can hold approximately 450 sheets of paper while a four-inch d-ring binder can hold up to 780.

While the type and ring size of the binder have a large impact on the cost, quantity does as well. In the house example, it’s better to add that 4th bedroom now because you know you’re going to need it in the future. Same goes with binders; buying in bulk saves money now and prevents the customer from having to focus on it down the road.

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A couple more things to think about are the graphics and add-on’s such as pockets or special sizing. Design can be done in house but can also be handled by the customer, utilizing our templates we have available.

Types of binders available

You usually wouldn’t believe it but the number of different types of binders We here at The Dimensional Group are able to produce different options from what you’re used to coming across in one of the big box stores. There you see your average three-ring binder with a couple different ring sizes with not much – if any – flair to them.

In reality there are few limitations to the possibilities. Some of the more popular custom binders you’ll come across include turned edge, vinyl and plastic. The type of binder you can design and we can manufacture has very few limits. If you can think of it, we can make it! For inspiration, check out some of our customer binders we have manufactured recently:

So how does the type of binder you choose affect the final price tag? For that you need an example of a specific order. After all, everything done is custom. From the binders size and type to the ring type, every order fits the exact needs and specifications of the customer.

For our example Company XYZ is ordering 250 8.5 X 5.5 full color turned-edge binders with a 1″ ring metal. With graphics provided by Company XYZ, the final price tag on this order would approximately run $3.00 each.

As always these numbers have the possibility to change. Numerous scenarios come up throughout conversation that influence what you see on the final invoice. You can visit the contact us page for a specific quote related to your needs.