An important accessory of a businessman is the conference folder, which they need to take along to the various appointments scheduled. These come in different types and forms and you need to be careful about choosing the right one that can truly reflect the image of your company as well as be useful to the recipient. The durability is another important parameter that you must consider when choosing these types of promotional conference gifts.
Conventionally, these products have always been made out of leather and were preferred over other material, since they presented a better look and there was an aura of sophistication about them. The budget required was also on the higher side and they were typically given to either the sales team or to premium customers. Of late, due to the availability of cheaper and better material, budgets are no longer stretched and companies are able to think of these types of products as business gifts to be given to a wider spread of customers and employees.
Along with the new material, new styles and designs have also increased the scope of making these more functional and complete. You can thus have zip around folders that can shield the documents during travel and also provide you with other accessories like calculators. Another popular type is the ring binder portfolio which also functions like a zip around folder, in not allowing the documents to fall out when you are travelling and also has a detachable ring adjustment, which permits the user to use the item the way he wants. This is a far cry from the conventional type of design which had no closing mechanism and only allowed you to keep brochures, pens and business cards in their relevant slots.
In terms of material, there has been a huge change which has enabled a wider distribution of designs and colours. From the low budget poly propylene which is typically distributed in bulk to the more authentic looking polyurethane folders that resemble leather, you have a choice in material and price. Conference folders made out of recycled leather and bonded leather is another cheaper alternative to the ones made out of genuine leather. For your premium customers, however, you must stick to the real exclusive leather collections, as these stand out as unique items and justifies the cost you incur, considering the goodwill you would enjoy as well as the tremendous advertising impact they can have when flaunted.