Custom Binders at Sunrise Packaging

We know it's old tech, but we honestly believe that custom binders are the perfect organization tool. Not only are they malleable from industry to industry, infinitely customizable, easy to transport, and so much more, but they're incredibly easy to upcycle, too!

Three ring binders aren't the newest technology out there. But we feel pretty sure that there's a use for them at your organization. You just haven't realized it yet. 

Custom Binders Lifespan

We have all scenarios in our minds of when we've seen or used a binder. Maybe your memories go back to school days, with your TrapperKeeper or simplified binder. Then, in college, maybe you created a portfolio of work or a presentation in a binder. After that, you took your first job. And maybe HR took a binder off the shelf to talk through some policies and procedures. 

When you worked at your job for a while, maybe you started thinking seriously about buying a home. The financial or mortgage lender might have handed you a binder of financial considerations, or the realtor put together a range of listings, documents and more in set of custom binders. And, if you needed a little extra organizational help during a wedding, or other big planned event, unique binders probably entered your life again.

Your Life, Organized

It's impressive to see just how impactful custom binders might have been on your life, right? At every major stage, we can see a way in which a binder might have played a role. At Sunrise, we've worked with many industries on creating their very own custom three ring binder. Some of them include: 

  • Home inspection companies
  • Financial services providers
  • Mortgage lenders
  • Realtors
  • Human Resources groups
  • Teaching professionals

And so many more. If you're ready to get organized, reach out to our team to learn more about pricing, options, and timelines.

How Binders Aid Retention

 

Custom Turned Edge Binder

Learning and 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 and understand the basics of their new job as well as build on that knowledge. There are many methods to utilize when creating training materials, and far too often, organizations focus on the format in which the materials are handed out and less so on the quality of the products. This is where Sunrise's high end binders--specifically, turned edge binders--can save you from yourself.

Ideal for HR Trainings

Turned edge binders are ideal for HR trainings for a few reasons. When an employee wants or needs information on something specific, they're unlikely to access an elearning module, search through it for the information they want, and come away from it with a positive outlook. However, being able to grab a quality binder and quickly flip to the information does. Turned edge binders also provide a tactile experience, which for some learning styles, is more effective to help employees retain information. This isn't to say that a hard cover binder should replace elearning modules or more interactive formats. But a binder to supplement and complement information is always a plus. 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. Coupled with the clear outcomes, this helps employees stay on schedule. However, modules with known timings can make people nervous, which might be an unfair representation of their skillset. 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
    No one likes to feel like their time is being wasted, right? And that's hardly the impression you want to make on a new employee. 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.

But why turned edge binders?

Sunrise has many types of binders, but we love turned edge. They have a (literal) longer shelf life since they tend to be more durable. The customization is also higher than other styles, 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.

What type of training does your organization provide? And how much did you remember a week after it was over? I bet you wish you had a binder.

 

Ann Sachs Turned Edge Binder

Case Study: The VBS Eco Binder

Renew: The VBS Eco Binder

It’s hard not to stop and look twice at this eco binder. It’s imaginative design and eco-friendliness combine to create a green look all of its own. Used as a program guide for Renew: The Green VBS, its creators wanted to make a statement on environmental stewardship.

Sunrise Packaging found a great solution for the customer that not only included an eco-friendly look, it demonstrated sustainable packaging. The eco binder is made out of 100% recycled chipboard and is silk screened with UV inks that contain no solvents making it 100% recyclable at the end of its life cycle. The ring metals can easily be removed and recycled through a local scrap metal recycler. Sunrise Packaging can customize your eco-binder to catch the attention of your audience.

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