PackZen’s “Create Your Own Binder” tool is a free web program that allows you to make a unique design for your vinyl binder order in just minutes — no design team required. It’s easy to use, versatile, and can save you some serious money. This walkthrough can help you get started!
The Create Your Own Binder interface allows you to add all your text, art, and images in a layered, editable design – giving you more options and control than other creation tools out there. Save your design early and often (in the top left corner), and you can come back to it any time.
The four buttons surrounding a selected layer allow you to drag, rotate, scale and delete. Text boxes have an extra button in the bottom right hand corner that allows you to adjust the text area itself. This makes it easier to get your words to fall where you want.
You can also select a custom font, alignment, and spacings here. Keep in mind that you can go back and make these changes again at any time – just select the text by clicking on it or pick using the layer button (all the way to the right).
YellowGreen is a neat color, but it doesn’t exactly match the text we added. This is why it’s so handy to be able to go back to another layer. Either select the text by clicking on it or choose it from the layer panel, then just pick your new color.
Now it’s time for what really makes Create Your Own Binder so useful – the ability to add logo, photo, or any other kind of image. You can add a .jpg or even a .png with transparency – just be sure it’s high resolution. Once you’ve successfully selected your first image, you’ll have to click on it below for it to appear on the binder.
Our transparent .png can go right on top of our green color block. This is starting to look pretty professional! But there’s still more we can do. We’re going to add another image – this time, a .jpg. Again, we’ll be sizing this so that it falls just outside the marked print area, because it will keep everything even.
That’s all it takes! We take your design and get it digitally printed and shipped to you as soon as possible — just a week or two for short runs. Take a little time to create your own binder today.