Featured #Portfolio: Zoe Lonergan : Australia

3-Piece Portfolio with Custom Slipcase

Built for Photographer Zoe Lonergan.

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Introducing: New Cover Materials!

Every once in a while we cull through samples of book-cloth fabrics to see if we can add to the offerings available to our customers. We look at the quality and durability of the fabric as well as its visual appeal. We were immediately interested in the new line of Euro-Buckram Fabrics when they crossed our desk. They smacked of urban industrial beauty and seemed a perfect fit for our sensibility.

Introducing: Euro Buckrams and Duo BookCloth

Nashville Photographer Jason Myers dipped into these new fabrics for his Portfolio Re-Brand.

Two 3-Piece Print Portfolios with Custom Double Slipcase

See More Yummy Fabric Swatches at Mullenberg Designs Selected to Fit Your Unique Brand!

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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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Trevor Reid / Boston / Photographer

Boston Photographer Trevor Reid’s 3-Piece Portfolio and matching Custom Slipcase are covered in one of our fav fabrics, buckram stone. This highly textured fabric was paired with a rust red spine for a classically hip look that speaks of the impeccable style that Bostonians are famous for.

Full Case Portfolio with Custom Slipcase

Trevor Reid/ Boston/ Photographer

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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.

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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.

3-Piece style Portfolio with Slipcase

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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Ogunquit Museum of Art Artist Book Jamie Wyeth built by Mullenberg Designs

Ogunquit Museum / Maine / Exhibition Catalog: Jamie Wyeth

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art asked Mullenberg Designs to build the housing for these stunning Exhibition Catalogs for Jamie Wyeth: Private Collection Exhibition. The exhibition was on display at the Museum last June, 2016 in Ogunquit, Maine.

Catalog: Single-Signature Sewn Flat-Back Binding

Ogunquit Museum of Art Artist Book Jamie Wyeth built by Mullenberg Designs

The Structure is a single-signature sewn flat-back binding. We worked with the printers at Edison Press in Sanford, Maine to offer the Museum a clean and unique presentation. The books are covered in Buckram Stone with an accent triangle of Arrestox Teal Green Linen.  We were honored to build the housing for these catalogs of works by this celebrated Maine Artist.

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