Naked Binder Arrival
September 9, 2009
Just in time for back to school. Ken sent me a few samples of their binders.
I love how simple the design is. There not one drop of ink. The board is branded like leather with an impression. There’s not much glue either which means it’s less toxic. One thing that happens with plastic cover binder is that they melt in the hot sun and release a plastic smell. Also the plastic tend to get wrinkled.
I like the architect version for long landscape orientation drawings. When I was working at an architectural office we had 11 x 17 size drawings which we had to fold to fit the 8 x 11 three ring binders. Not any more. There is a line geared towards the architect or any one in need of this size and proportion. The name comes from binders that are not wrapped in plastic or cloth or leather. It is made of recycled material which I really like. The covers look like the chip boards architects and designers use to make building models from. It is also raw surface for kids to draw on and personalize. I also like the design of wrapping to caress the three metal rings. It can still received the labels and seems to be nicer on backpacks (without the sharp corners).