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.
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.
At Mullenberg Designs we offer a wide array of cover materials to customize your Portfolio Presentation. We separate our cover materials into three categories: Coated, Uncoated and Leatherette.
Coated: These ‘coated’ fabrics are 100% cotton. They are durable and have a contemporary look and feel. They are treated with an aqueous coating making them stain and mildew resistant and easy to clean with the wipe of a damp cloth. These fabrics pair nicely with either the Uncoated or Leatherette fabrics.
Uncoated: These high quality, 100% rayon book cloth fabrics have a natural finish. They offer the look and feel of linen and come in a variety of colors. Note that the lighter colors are more vulnerable to staining so we recommend using them for interior cover materials. These fabrics pair nicely with the Coated and Leatherette fabrics.
Leatherette: A polyurethane cover material with a look and feel of calfskin. Durability and easy clean-up make this fabric a great choice for a cover material. These fabrics pair nicely with the Coated and Uncoated fabrics and take a beautiful blind deboss.
Mixing and Matching Fabrics
Changes in fabric texture and color can make for a dynamic Portfolio Presentation. Check out these awesome fabric and color combinations:
For a more understated Portfolio Presentation consistency in Cover Materials is key. Check out these elegant solutions:
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.
NYC Commercial Photographer Brian Klutch needed a portfolio presentation with presence. We built him two 3-piece portfolios with custom built slipcases in crisp clean bold black and white. He opted to have 2 dies made for a larger-than-life logo deboss with impact.
Wedding and Life Photographer Bryan Johnson’s Portfolio and Slipcase Presentation reflect his clean sophisticated sensibility. His Full-Case style Portfolio is covered in Cialux Seafoam with his Slipcase covered in Cialux Moss Green. These 2 colors compliment each other with earthy richness.
Full-Case style Portfolio and Slipcase Presentation
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
Mary Dee Mateo / Seattle / Photographer
Need A Presentation Portfolio for your latest work?
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
Need a Presentation Structure for your Design 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
Chicago-based Photographer Stephanie Graham came to us for a special Presentation Structure to house her prints. We built her a 2-Piece Clamshell Presentation Case to suit her needs. She selected Lantau Blue Metallic as her cover fabric to express her energetic style.