April 5, 2018



Custom presentation folders keep you organized, show your attention to detail, and make an enduring impression. Our clients use them for press kits, fundraising, presentation takeaways, welcome packets, sample kits, and more. They make excellent educational packets for schools, seminars, trade shows, and training events.

What are the benefits of custom presentation folders?

Creatively designed and expertly printed presentation folders, also referred to as pocket folders, stand out from the competition and are a valuable sales tool to remind prospects of your services or products. They cost less than some other promotional materials; yet, they emphasize your brand and build recognition. These practical materials also hint at your company’s success, professionalism, and endurance.

custom presentation folders printed by BambooInk

Custom presentation folder with CD slit printed for a nonprofit

What are my printing options?


We take pride in our paper. We typically print on 100 to 130 lb. cardstock, depending on the number of inserts the folder will hold.


Standard presentation folders are 9 x 12 inches. We have more than 600 dies and configurations at our fingertips to provide exactly the size and shape you need.


We offer one and two pocket options as well as custom designs to hold all your materials in style.


You can customize your fold to achieve various orientations. The photograph above shows an example of a custom fold.

Business card slits

Business card slits can be the horizontal or vertical, and you select the location. We also offer slits for including CDs, DVDs, or other inserts.

Die cut

Dies can be used to add a decorative cut to your presentation folders. We have over 600 dies currently available. Don’t see what you want? We can create a new custom die to achieve exactly the look you desire.

Emboss and deboss

Embossing and debossing add elegance and a tactile element to your presentation folders. Embossing raises the front of the paper; debossing indents into the paper. Often the back of the paper will display the reverse image. Embossing can be used with foil stamps.

Foil stamp

Foil application makes your work shine. Select metallic foil or choose from hundreds of colors.

Aqueous Coating

An aqueous coating can be applied to your entire presentation folder for added protection. It is ideal for mailings or passing out folders at events where the material will be repeatedly handled. The aqueous coating is water based so it’s more environmentally friendly.

Soft Touch Coating

Add a velvety texture and make your presentation folders fingerprint resistant.

Silk Lamination

Silk lamination makes your folder stronger and more resistant to water, tears, stains, and fingerprints. The smooth texture and subtle light reflection mimic silk fabric, adding an impression of luxury.

Glossy UV Coating

Make your design shine with a high gloss sheen. A liquid coating is applied to the paper and dried using ultraviolet light, which hardens the surface. It provides greater durability for folders that’ll experience rougher handling, such as being mailed or carried in conference tote bags. Use it to brighten your design and add richness to colors. 

Spot UV/Spot Varnish

Highlight a logo, image, text, or graphic using selective application of UV coating. It adds depth and texture, and creates contrast and visual interest.

Learn more about our capabilities.

How do I keep printing costs low for custom presentation folders?

Paper, coatings, design elements, and the number of proofs affect printing costs. Use standard dies instead of creating custom ones to lessen your expense. For offset printing, increasing the quantity of folders printed decreases the cost per folder. Check out our case study to learn how we collaborated with one nonprofit to reduce their printing and mailing costs. We saved them 70% in postage alone.

We’re here to help you craft presentation folders that fit your needs and budget. Contact us or estimate costs for presentation folders.


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