Featured Artist: Rose Marasco #Maine

Prolific Maine Artist: Rose Marasco came to Mullenberg Designs to build a house for her Photographic series: New York City Pinhole. Energetic and haunting these pinhole photographs capture the perpetual movement of the city.Screen Shot 2017-12-12 at 12.43.28 PMWe built Rose a 2-Piece Clamshell Presentation Box with a 2 -fabric cover to house this special collection of photographic prints.Artist-Rose-Marasco_Clamshell-presentation-built-by-Mullenberg-Designs_01Screen Shot 2017-12-12 at 1.05.34 PMArtist-Rose-Marasco_Clamshell-presentation-built-by-Mullenberg-Designs_02Screen Shot 2017-12-12 at 1.05.59 PMArtist-Rose-Marasco_Clamshell-presentation-built-by-Mullenberg-Designs_03

See more of Rose Marasco’s work on her website: rosemarasco.com

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Featured Artist: Tanja Hollander #Maine

Maine-based Artist Tanja Hollander came to Mullenberg Designs to build a run of custom-branded Slipcases for her recently released book, Are You Really My Friend?. The book accompanies her current exhibition at MASS MoCA of the same title. The exhibition will be on view through February 11, 2018.

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Custom-built Slipcases for Artist’s Books

Excerpt from MASS MoCA about, Are You Really My Friend?… “In 2011, Maine-based photographer Tanja Alexia Hollander set out to differentiate the actual from the virtual by photographing all 626 of her Facebook friends. Since then, she has traveled across the globe, setting up in-person meetings in her friends’ homes to discover the ways in which friendship is defined, and how permission is granted into one’s private — yet also very public — online life. Through this project, the artist has been able to take the virtual out of friendship.”

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-Read More about Tanja’s Exhibition at MASS MoCA: http://wamc.org/post/artist-tanja-hollander-explores-friendship-and-connection-21st-century.

You can purchase a copy of Tanja’s book, Are you Really My Friend? at tanjahollander.com.

Angela Webb / TX / Photographer

Full-Case Portfolio built by Mullenberg Designs for Photographer Angela Webb

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Photographer Clay Cook: Inside a Print Portfolio

We are pleased to share this blog post and video by Photographer Clay Cook. See one of our print portfolios in action and get the inside scoop on the portfolio design process from a professional photographer. Thank you Clay!

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Read more on Clay’s Blog: https://www.clay-cook.com/blog/a-look-into-my-book.

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John Kealey / NYC-CA / Photographer

3-Piece Portfolio and Custom Slipcase built for Photographer John Kealey. The 3-Piece style Portfolio is a great choice of you want to include a dynamic color in your portfolio presentation. John’s 3-piece spine is covered in Sky-Blue Linen.

3-Piece Portfolio and Custom Slipcase

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Find your Hue: See more cover materials at mullenbergdesigns.com!

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Douglas Levy / / Photographer

Full-Case Portfolio and Custom Slipcase built for New England Photographer Douglas Levy using fabrics from our sleek new line of Euro Buckram fabrics.

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“I couldn’t be happier or more impressed, with both the final product and the entire design experience. Scott and his team do unbelievably high quality work and I’m excited to show off my book for years to come.” -Douglas Levy

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Michael Hart / Houston / Photographer

Michael Hart came to Mullenberg Designs to build a Print Portfolio for his dynamic photographic work. Inspired by his representation of movement and energy we decided to include some images of the making of his 3-Piece Portfolio and Custom Slipcase.

3-Piece Portfolio and Custom Slipcase

Michael Hart / Houston / Photographer

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Laurie Proffitt / Chicago / Photographer

Fresh and Clean were the words on the table when we pulled together the Portfolio Design for Chicago-based Food Photographer Laurie Proffitt.

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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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Contact Mullenberg Designs to discuss your new Print Portfolio!

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