Why Flexpress is THE choice for Folders

Choosing Flexpress for Presentation Folders

In the dynamic world of professional printing, presentation folders stand out as a staple of corporate branding and organisational finesse. These seemingly simple folders are more than just wallets that hold paper. They are a reflection of a company’s attention to detail, its brand image, and its commitment to quality.

Here at Flexpress, we specialise in transforming ordinary document folders into extraordinary pieces of art that speak volumes about your brand. Catering to the UK’s bustling printing industry, our services are tailored to meet the needs of print professionals – graphic designers, marketing agencies, print management companies, and fellow printers who seek to leverage our advanced capabilities.

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The Versatility and Uses of Presentation Folders

Presentation folders are an indispensable tool in the corporate world. Not just for their functional value in organising documents, but also as powerful instruments for branding and professional presentation. Their versatility makes them suitable for a wide array of applications across various industries and events.

Corporate Meetings and Proposals

In business meetings or when presenting proposals, a well-designed presentation folder conveys professionalism and attention to detail. It organises all relevant documents, charts, and business cards in one place, making a strong impression on potential clients or investors.

Conferences and Seminars

During conferences, seminars, or workshops, presentation folders serve as comprehensive kits for attendees, containing schedules, speaker bios, presentation summaries, and feedback forms.

Marketing and Sales Kits

Sales professionals can use these folders as part of their marketing kits. Filled with product brochures, case studies, leaflets and testimonials, they provide a structured and impressive way to present information to potential customers.

Press Kits

For media events or press conferences presentation folders can be used as press kits. Containing press releases, company background information, high-resolution images, and contact information for media representatives.

Real Estate and Property Showcases

Estate agents often use presentation folders to compile property listings, photographs, floor plans, and legal documents to present to potential buyers or renters.

Training and Educational Materials

In educational settings or corporate training programs folders are perfect for distributing course outlines, reading materials, and assignments to participants.

Legal and Financial Document Organization

Law firms and financial institutions utilise presentation folders for organising important client documents such as contracts, financial statements, and confidential reports.

Event Planning and Management

Event planners can use presentation folders to collate event plans, vendor contracts, client correspondence, and schedules, keeping all pertinent information neatly organised.

Creative Portfolios

Artists, designers, and photographers can use custom folders to create impressive portfolios of their work, making them an excellent tool for interviews or client meetings.

Medical and Healthcare Information

In healthcare settings, these folders are useful for organising information leaflets, medical reports, and healthcare plans for patients and their families.

Non-Profit Organisations

For non-profit organisations, presentation folders can be a means to organise fundraising materials, informational brochures, and volunteer information. They’re essential for community outreach and events.

Each of these uses demonstrates the adaptability of presentation folders in various professional contexts. They are not just about keeping papers together; they are about presenting a brand, a service, or an idea in the most organised and professional manner possible. At Flexpress, we recognize this diversity and provide customised solutions to make each presentation folder fit its intended purpose perfectly.

The Production Process: From Design to Print

The journey of a presentation folder from a concept to a tangible product is a blend of design and technology. At Flexpress, this process begins with the customer’s vision, brought to life through supplying their own artwork. Utilising our free downloadable templates, customers can ensure their designs are perfectly tailored for our printing and finishing processes. Do you need more information on how to design your document folder? Take a look at our handy youtube video below, detailing how to design a presentation folder using Adobe InDesign.

Learn how to design a printed document folder using one of our downloadable templates in Adobe InDesign.

Upon Flexpress receiving a customer’s artwork, it undergoes a comprehensive 10-point file check. This meticulous automated process is designed to identify the most common artwork issues, ensuring that the final print is both accurate and faithful to the original design. If we find any errors during this check, you will of course be notified.

State-of-the-Art Printing Technology

Each folder is a testament to the precision and attention to detail that goes into its creation. The HP Indigo 100K and Ryobi 924 LED UV Presses are at the heart of this process, ensuring that every print is a perfect representation of the customer’s design.

The HP Indigo 100K; Flexpress’ B2+ Digital Press

HP Indigo 100K Digital Press: Ideal for high-quality, short-run jobs. This press offers unmatched print quality, ensuring that each folder bursts with vibrant colours and crisp graphics.

The RMGT 924; Flexpress’ SRA1 LED UV Litho Press

Ryobi 924 LED UV Press: For larger runs, this press stands out with its efficiency and superior colour consistency. The LED UV technology enhances drying speed, allowing for quicker turnaround times without compromising on quality.

Whether it’s a short run for a specific, one-off event or a large-scale production for thousands. Our technology is equipped to handle diverse demands. Delivering consistent quality every time. You can read more about our printing presses in our Litho Printing vs Digital Printing blog article.

Once the printing process is complete, the presentation folders undergo a series of finishing touches. These all elevate their look and feel, ensuring they stand out in the hands of the end-user.

Key Takeaway: 

Customers’ designs are brought to life using state-of-the-art printing technology, including the HP Indigo 100K Digital Press and Ryobi 924 LED UV Press.

Lamination – The Protective Sheen

Lamination is not just about enhancing the aesthetic appeal; it’s a protective layer that shields the folder from wear and tear. This process involves covering the printed folders with a thin plastic film, which not only adds a professional sheen but also increases durability. Depending on the desired effect, customers can choose from various lamination types, such as gloss, matt, or soft-touch, each offering a unique tactile experience.

Spot UV – Adding Depth and Contrast

Flexpress’ Spot UV is a specialised process where certain areas of the folder are highlighted with a clear, slightly raised, shiny coating. This technique creates a striking visual contrast, making logos, brand names, or specific design elements pop. It’s an excellent way to draw attention to the most important parts of the design, adding a layer of sophistication, depth and even texture!

Foil Printing – The Touch of Elegance

For an added touch of elegance and luxury, digital foil printing is the go-to option. This process involves applying a thin metallic film to selected areas of the folder, imparting a shiny, slightly raised, reflective quality. Foil printing is available in various colours, including gold, silver, and bronze, allowing for a range of creative possibilities. This feature is particularly popular for high-end document folders, where making a strong visual impact is key.

The combination of these finishing techniques: lamination, spot UV, and foil printing – not only enhances the visual appeal of the folders but also contributes to their tactile experience. This attention to detail is what sets Flexpress’ presentation folders apart in the competitive landscape of professional printing. Clients can choose to combine these finishing techniques to achieve a bespoke look. For instance, a folder with matt lamination, highlighted by spot UV on the logo and foil print on the text, would exude elegance and professionalism.

Our team at Flexpress is always ready to consult with clients, helping them select the right combination of finishes to best represent their brand and meet their specific needs. SO if you need any help selecting the right option, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Precision Cutting: The Role of the Heidelberg Cylinder

The Heidelberg Cylinder in Action at Flexpress

The journey of creating a perfect presentation folder at Flexpress reaches a critical phase with the precision cutting process. This is where the Heidelberg Cylinder, a paragon of precision engineering, plays a pivotal role. Each sheet that has been meticulously printed, laminated, and potentially spot UVed or foil printed, now gets die-cut. A process that shapes the folder into its final form. Here at Flexpress, we rely on the renowned Heidelberg Cylinder for this task.

The Heidelberg Cylinder: A Synonym for Precision

  • Craftsmanship and Technology: The Heidelberg Cylinder is a marvel of engineering, combining traditional craftsmanship with modern technology. Known for its precision, it ensures every cut is crisp and accurate.
  • Consistency Across Batches: Whether it’s a small run or a large order, the Heidelberg Cylinder maintains consistent quality. Each folder is cut to exact specifications, ensuring uniformity across the entire batch.

The Art of Die-Cutting

Die-cutting with the Heidelberg Cylinder is an art in itself. It requires a deep understanding of the machine and the material. Our skilled operators have honed their craft, ensuring that every cut is a testament to their expertise. They adjust the machine for different materials and designs, ensuring that each batch of folders meets the high standards expected by our clients.

A Perfect Finish for High-Quality Folders

The precision cutting process is a critical step in ensuring that the final product is not just functional, but also visually appealing. A well-cut folder works well and leaves a lasting impression on its user. This attention to detail is what sets us here at Flexpress apart in the printing industry.

The Heidelberg Cylinder’s role in our production process underscores our commitment to quality and precision. By combining traditional techniques with modern technology, we ensure that every presentation folder we produce is a high-quality reflection of our client’s professionalism.

Key Takeaway: 

The Heidelberg Cylinder is used for precision die-cutting, ensuring sharp and consistent cuts for a professional finish. This step is crucial for maintaining high-quality standards in presentation folder production.

Assembly Options: Glued vs Interlocking

At Flexpress, we understand that the final presentation of a document folder is as important as its design and print quality. To cater to different preferences and practical requirements, we offer two distinct assembly options for our presentation folders: Glued and Interlocking.

Glued Folders – Fully Assembled and Boxed

Glued folders are assembled with precision on our Moll Pile PT, a state-of-the-art machine that ensures a flawless finish. This automated process is ideal for creating a seamless and sturdy product, perfect for a polished and professional look.

Once assembled, these folders are carefully boxed for delivery. It’s important to note that due to their robust construction, glued folders, especially those with a 10mm capacity and double pockets, can be quite bulky. A standard double-walled box might only fit around 15 of these folders, meaning that an order of 500 would require a significant amount of storage space. This option is best suited for clients who prioritise the ready-to-use convenience and have enough space for storage.

Interlocking Folders – Flat Packed for Self-Assembly:

For clients who value space efficiency or prefer a hands-on approach, our interlocking folders are an ideal choice. These folders are designed for easy self-assembly with our TruLock fixing mechanism, and are delivered flat-packed.

The compact nature of flat-packed interlocking folders is a significant advantage.Usually you can accommodate approximately 125 interlocking folders per box. This makes them a more space-efficient option, particularly valuable for clients with limited storage space or those who need to transport the folders to different locations.

Despite being flat-packed, these interlocking folders do not compromise on quality or durability. They are designed to be easily assembled into a sturdy and professional-looking product.

At Flexpress.co.uk, we strive to provide options that cater to the diverse needs of our clients, whether it’s the ready-to-use convenience of glued folders or the space-efficient versatility of interlocking folders. Both choices reflect our commitment to quality, functionality, and customer satisfaction.

Did you know?

Flexpress customers can also choose to have business card slots added to the pocket of their presentation folders. These offer a handy place to put a business card within the folder, and also potentially offer a great oppurtunity for Flexpress’ clients to upsell some business cards to their customers too!

Why Choose Flexpress for Your Presentation Folders

In the competitive landscape of the UK printing industry, Flexpress distinguishes itself as a leader in the production of high-quality presentation folders. Our commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect of our work, from the initial design process to the final assembly. Here’s why professionals in the print industry – graphic designers, marketing agencies, print management companies, and others – choose us as their go-to source for presentation folders.


  • Quality is not just a buzzword for us; it’s a promise. From the accurate printing, robust lamination and the precision of the Heidelberg Cylinder for die-cutting, every step is geared towards producing folders that are not only aesthetically superior but also durable and practical.
  • Our glued folders offer a ready-to-use, sturdy option, while our interlocking folders provide an efficient, space-saving solution without compromising on quality.

Client-Centric Approach

  • We believe in building lasting relationships with our clients. Our team is always ready to offer expert advice, helping clients choose the right combination of materials, finishes, and assembly options to best showcase their clients’ brands.
  • Flexpress prides itself on a responsive and helpful customer service experience, ensuring a smooth and satisfactory journey for every client.
  • Understanding the unique needs of each client, we offer a range of customisation options. Our free downloadable templates and instructional YouTube videos make the ordering process accessible and user-friendly.

State-of-the-Art Technology and Expertise

  • At the heart of our operations are state-of-the-art technology like the HP Indigo 100K Digital Press and the Ryobi 924 LED UV Press, known for their precision and efficiency. These machines enable us to produce presentation folders with unmatched colour accuracy and clarity.
  • Our finishing processes, including lamination, spot UV, foil printing, and die-cutting are executed with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring each folder is not only visually stunning but also tactilely pleasing.


In conclusion, Flexpress stands as a beacon of quality, innovation, and customer service in the UK printing industry. Whether your clients need a small batch of bespoke folders for a meeting or pitch, or a large-scale run for all of their marketing materials to be given out in, our team is equipped to deliver presentation folders that not only meet but exceed your expectations. Choose us for your next project and join the growing group of discerning print professionals that use us every day.

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