Customize Your Planner Printed Planner Features

Custom Planners have become incredibly popular personal and professional business tools and gifts. MCRL Overseas Group makes it easy to print a custom planner to complement your coaching methodology, enhance your existing Planner business or kick off a new side hustle.

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Binding

A sturdy Wire-O, Concealed Wire-O, Spiral and Smyth-sewn binding holds the pages of your book together.

Wire-O Binding

Wire-O Binding produces a sophisticated and professional-looking planner. Wire-O Binding is also known as Twin Loop, Double-Loop, Double-O, Duo-Wire, or simply Wire Binding. It is a popular method for joining the pages and cover of a planner.

Wire-O binding comes in many popular colors such as gold, silver, black and copper. Custom colors are also available based on PMS (Pantone) code.

Wire Binding Diameter Options

  • 1/4
  • 5/16
  • 3/8
  • 7/16
  • 1/2
  • 9/16
  • 5/8
  • 3/4
  • 7/8
  • 1
  • 11/4

Concealed Wire-O

Concealed Wire-O binding can used on hardcover or soft cover Journals and Planners. The wire is concealed, so it is not seen on the spine.

Spiral

Spiral or coil binding joins the pages and cover together using a coil made of very durable plastic or metal. Spiral bound books open 360 degrees (cover to cover) so they fold flat and lie flat (great for hanging on a wall). The coils come in a variety of diameters and assorted colors to complement the book’s cover. This binding style works extremely well with index tabs.

Smyth-sewn Binding

Many clients choose to have their planners constructed with Smyth-sewn binding. This is a method of book binding where groups of folded pages are stitched together using binder thread. If you page through a Smyth-sewn book, you can see the thread stitches in the center fold. Smyth-sewn binding is associated with high quality and is extremely durable, able to stand up to years of wear and tear. This binding method is ideal for sketchbooks, planners and journals since the pages lay flat.

Elastic Band

Elastic bands are used on many Planners as an embellishment and stylish way to keep loose notes safe and secure in your planner. Elastic bands can match the color of the Planner or as an accent color. Elastic band diameter options are:

  • 6 Millimeters (1/4”)
  • 9 Millimeters (11/32”)
  • 15 Millimeters (19/32”)
  • 20 Millimeters (25/32”)
Example of elastic band Click image to enlarge
Example of elastic band Click image to enlarge
Example of elastic band Click image to enlarge
Example of elastic band Click image to enlarge
Example of elastic band Click image to enlarge
Example of elastic band Click image to enlarge

Cover

The cover of your Planner makes a hohum or great first impression and is often the differentiating factor in a purchase decision. There are many different cover textures to choose from. Linen, kraft and leatherette are very popular with designers and buyers. The style and design of the cover is a blank slate.

Covers can be plain, embellished with your branding or printed with a special message. If you have a creative bent, design a cover and we’ll bring it to print OR send us a picture of a cover you like and we can replicate it.

Vegan Leather Vegan Leather
Linen Linen
rPET Fabric COVER rPET Fabric Cover
Cork cover Cork Cover
Bamboo cover Bamboo Cover
Kraft Paper Cover Kraft Paper Cover

Metal Corners

Metal corners add an elegance and additional durability to your Planner.

If you like metal corners, MCRL offers various styles and colors in both shiny or matte finished.

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Ribbon

Ribbon is a special adornment that adds sophistication and has a practical purpose – to easily flip to your day’s events. A Planner ribbon can be satin, grosgrain or novelty. Each type of ribbon comes in an almost limitless number of colors to enhance the value of your planner.

Ribbon colours

Ribbons swatches Click image to enlarge
Ribbons swatches Click image to enlarge
Ribbons swatches Click image to enlarge
Ribbons swatches Click image to enlarge

Pages & Paper

Custom Printed Pages

Design your own, completely custom Planner content and we’ll print it! Blank, lined, graph, dot grids, daily, weekly, monthly pages. Full colour or black and white. If you can dream it, we can print it.

Choosing Paper for your Planner

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing the right paper for your Planner.

Opacity

A paper’s opacity refers to how much ink will show through on the reverse side. Opacity is determined by the weight and finish. If a piece of paper is 100% opaque no ink will show on the reverse side. If a piece of paper is 0% opaque it is transparent.

Paper Weights

MCRL Overseas Group can produce a planner with a variety of different paper weights but the most common paper selected for planners is text paper in 50lb, 65lb or 80lb. The thicker the paper is more opaque.

Tone of the paper

Two tones that are common in planner, white or ivory. They both come with different level of whiteness and ivory tone to choose from.

Tone of the paper Click image to enlarge
Tone of the paper Click image to enlarge

Paper Finishes

A paper’s finish refers to the surface of the paper. Your Planner can have glossy, matte, cockle, laid or a smooth feel with lined pages, unlined pages or your custom designed content.

Most clients choose a text paper with matte finish for their planners.

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Tabs

Stay organized by adding tabs to your Planner. Tabs can be customized to delineate To Dos and categories or color coded for versatility.

MCRL Overseas Group uses sturdy laminated tabs that will not fray or rip. Our tabs come in x shapes so you can choose the design that perfectly matches the look and feel of your planner.

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Examples of tab shape Click image to enlarge
Examples of tab shape Click image to enlarge
Examples of tab shape Click image to enlarge
Examples of tab shape Click image to enlarge
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Pens

Bella Stylus Pens Click image to enlarge
Harmony Pens Click image to enlarge
Sigma Compostable Pens Click image to enlarge
Piedmont RPET Pens Click image to enlarge
Piedmont Recycled Pens Click image to enlarge
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