Lords of the ring binders

Ring binders are primarily used to collect loose sheets of paper that have holes punched in them. They are a means of binding loose sheets together. At the same time, binders are a wonderful presentation tool, for a book, an elaborate quotation, or a collection of samples. Read on and find out how we turn regular ring binders into true ‘Lords of the ring binders’.

Ring binders that ring your chimes

Ring binders consist of greyboard core pieces that are covered with (laminated) printed material. Other materials such as linen or Balacron are also possible, or how about a purple crocodile leather binder, or a bright orange leather-look one? We have an extensive range of exotic materials for use in our designs.
Depending on the size of the binder or its intended use, you can choose either creased or milled hinge lines, and the thickness of the greyboard will be adjusted to match whichever you choose. If the greyboard is covered with a different material, a lot of alternative additional processes are possible, such as blind embossing or foil printing. After that, the binder can also be equipped with various extra accessories, such as insert pockets and a grip hole.


The most common mechanisms feature 2 or 4 rings. However, there are many other options to cater for special use, such as extra wide rings, extra small rings, more rings, or even locked rings! Feel free to call Moeskops or send us an email if you have any special requirements.

Who invented the ring binder?

Friedrich Soennecken, a German, invited the ring binder. He copyrighted his invention in Bonn in 1886. That same year, he also applied for a patent for his ‘Papierlocher für Sammelmappen’, his perforator. His fellow countryman Louis Leitz (the founder of Leitz) made some important changes to the original binder design. For example, he is the one who invented the ‘grip hole’, which allows you to pull binders off the shelves with a single finger.

Frequently picked options
  • Insert pockets such as business card pockets or triangular pockets in the cover
  • Printed with your design, either off-set or digitally
  • Printed laminated material with a shiny, matte, non-scratch, or linen-textured finish
  • Wide range of materials in addition to paper, such as linen and Balacron
  • Foil print or embossing
  • Decorative corners or slots
  • Grip holes in the spines
  • Elastic bands
  • Round-creased spines
  • Many different types of mechanisms
  • Every size is possible, but the most common types are A5, A4, and A3
Crease punching
  • Our special machine can equip laminated cardboard with grooves and a mechanism in one go.
  • Go here to read more about crease punching.
Manual finishing
  • Our manual finishing department allows us to create any type of ring binder, featuring whatever extras you wish.
  • If our machines cannot do the job, our manual finishing department can still make it happen.
  • Read more about our manual department here.


Crease punching

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