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Full Case #Portfolio : Will Graham

2-Fabric Covered Full-Case Portfolio and Custom Slipcase built for #Photographer Will Graham :

Full-case Portfolio and Custom Slipcase built by Mullenberg Designs
Full-case Portfolio and Custom Slipcase built by Mullenberg Designs
Full-case Portfolio and Custom Slipcase built by Mullenberg Designs

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Brouj Photography: Full-Case Portfolio and Slipcase

Full-Case Print Portfolio and Custom Slipcase built by Mullenberg Designs for Brouj Photography.

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Roger Elliot / CA / Photographer

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3-Piece Presentation Portfolio w/ Custom Slipcase built by Mullenberg Designs for Photographer Roger Elliot

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Selecting the Right Paper for your Portfolio

Looking for the right paper for your new Print Portfolio?

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Check out these helpful sources:

Pre-scored and Pre-drilled Paper at Pinazangaro: What is really great about this paper option is the trimming, scoring and punching is done for you. The Lasal paper is a lovely double-sided matte paper with a smooth finish. If you are planning on printing any full-bleeds this paper may not be an option for you.

Moab Paper has many great paper options, the Entrada Rag is a beautiful cotton rag paper with a rich surface that really holds your ink. The Chinle line offers this paper in a Pre-scored and Pre-drilled option.

Hahnemühle Paper offers a gorgeous array of Digital FineArt paper to peruse with choice of grain direction.

Looking for a Professional Printer? Look at our Printing: Creating Your Content blog post.

Prepping prints for your Portfolio:

Trimming, Punching, Scoring & Hinging

Trimming:

The final trim of your page: When considering your final paper trim, take into account your art board (e.g. 11h x 14w landscape) and add an extra 3/4″ on the left side of the page, which would make your final trim for an 11 x 14 landscape image, 11″h x 14 3/4″w.  This extra 3/4″ on the left side of the page is where the holes are punched for the post binding and is hidden in the binding.

We recommend if you’re printing full-bleeds that you print on oversize paper with crop marks and extend your bleeds 1/8″ past the crops.  For example, if you’re printing 11h x 14w full-bleed images, we suggest printing on 13 x 19 paper, and extending your bleeds on the top, bottom, fore edge and into the gutter 1/8″.  This assures when final trimming that there will be no hairline white lines.

Punching:

All of our portfolio books are built with a hidden screw post binding making it easy for you to add and remove images. If you are not using a pre-scored/drilled paper, you will need to punch holes in your pages that line up with the binding. We will send you a page template as a reference for punching your own pages, including a couple score references, we score twice from the left edge of the page at 7/8″ and 1″. You can get a hand held punch at Talas we suggest the 1/4″ drive punch.

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Scoring vs. Hinging

Scoring & Hinging: scoring or hinging your prints helps your portfolio pages turn with ease and lay flat in your new portfolio.

Scoring:

Scoring works great for matte papers. Scoring is the process of making a line or depression in your paper to help create a fold. This gives your pages a memory to fold at the spine and helps your pages turn with ease and lay flat in your portfolio book. To encourage a scored page to lay flat, we recommend once the book is loaded to turn each page and run your palm down the gutter to begin giving these scores a new memory. We typically score the pages twice at 7’8″ and 1″ from the spine/left side of the page. If you are printing full-bleeds, the scores will live on top of the image.  Scored pages work beautifully for trucking images across the gutter as there’s no break in the image.

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Hinging:

Hinging is the option to go with if you are printing on a luster or satin surface. Scoring will crack the emulsion on these papers and ruin your print. To hinge a page we add 1 1/2 inch strips of fabric to the spine side of your page. There are hinges available commercially as well if you want to do it yourself! Check out these hinges from Pinazangaro. Hinging your pages allows for ease in turning your pages and your prints will lay exquisitely flat in your portfolio book. The drawback with hinged pages is you can’t successfully truck an image across the gutter as there will be a break in the image.

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Style: 3-Piece or Full Case Portfolio?

Mullenberg Designs offers Portfolio books in 2 distinct styles. The 3-Piece and The Full Case style Portfolio. We often get asked which one we recommend; What are the advantages of one over the other? Well, we love them both. They cost the same and are both built with screw post bindings making them equally easy to get into, to add or remove images.

So how do you choose one? Here are some images and features of both styles to help you with this important decision.

The 3-Piece:

As its name suggests the 3-Piece style Portfolio is built in three separate components: a front cover, back cover, and a separate spine. The separate spine piece allows you to add a splash of bold color to your exterior design without an additional cost.

The Full Case:

The Full Case style Portfolio has the look of a traditional bound book. It is built in one piece with an interior spine component. This streamlined style can be customized with a 2 fabric cover.

Contact Mullenberg Designs for your Custom Portfolio Consultation

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iPad Presentation case built for photographer Tad Saddoris by Mullenberg Designs

Tad Saddoris / MN / Photographer

Minneapolis photographer Tad Saddoris had us update and personalize his iPad presentation with this iPad case w/ mag flap. The case is covered in a steel metallic leatherette fabric with a color block of bold red fabric covering the magnetic flap enclosure and interior slipcase.

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Tad Saddoris / MN / Photographer

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Clay Cook Photographer Print Portfolio built by Mullenberg Designs: Logo Deboss

Clay Cook / KY /Photographer

Editorial and Advertising Photographer Clay Cook went Black & White for his Portfolio Presentation. This crisp clean look was achieved with fabrics from our Leatherette line. We love the switch up in logo deboss and fabric colors.

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Clay Cook Photographer Print Portfolio built by Mullenberg Designs

Clay Cook / KY / Photographer

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Photography Print Portfolio built by Mullenberg Designs for Portrait Photographer Mary Dee Mateo

Mary Dee Mateo / Seattle / Photographer Portfolio

Seattle Photographer Mary Dee Mateo came to Mullenberg Designs to build a Presentation Portfolio for her Portraiture series. The 3-Piece style Portfolio gave her the opportunity to add a  bold splash of red fabric to her Portfolio Design. A color we were able to matched in her logo deboss.

3-Piece style Photography Portfolio

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Mary Dee Mateo / Seattle / Photographer

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Need A Presentation Portfolio for your latest work?

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3-Piece Portfolio and Slipcase built by Mullenberg Designs for Interior Designer Neil Christian

Neil Christian / Salt Lake City / Interior Design

Interior Designer Neil Christian polished off his Presentation with an elegant 3-Piece Portfolio and Slipcase built by Mullenberg Designs. His Portfolio is covered in Arrestox White with a Lantau Nickel accent Spine and Slipcase.

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3-Piece Portfolio and Slipcase built by Mullenberg Designs for Interior Designer Neil Christian

Need a Presentation Structure for your Design Portfolio?

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Print Photography Portfolio built by Mullenberg Designs for Photographer Stella Yi Reed

Stella Yi Reed / Atlanta / Photographer Portfolio

Freelance Photographer Stella Yi Reed had us build this stunning Portfolio Presentation Package for her photography Portfolio. She selected the 3 Piece style Portfolio with a matching Slipcase. The strength and boldness of her Logo is accentuated by the consistency of her fabric choices and logo deboss color in both the Portfolio book and Slipcase.

3-Piece Photographer Print Portfolio with Slipcase

Print Photography Portfolio built by Mullenberg Designs for Photographer Stella Yi Reed

Stella Yi Reed / Atlanta /  Photographer

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