“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
Rick Wenner, an editorial & commercial portrait photographer based in Long Island, New York has been a long time customer at Mullenberg Designs. It’s a real treat to see his prints in person here in the studio. Most of the time we don’t see the prints that our clients add to their portfolios. However, because Rick uses a gloss paper for his prints he has us make custom fabric hinges for each print. This ensures that his images lay exquisitely flat in his portfolio.
Check out some of our favorite prints from Rick’s Portfolio:
It was so much fun to work on this bright + bold full-case Portfolio and custom Slipcase for Brooklyn photographers Paulo + Murray. The strong red and blue fabric combination was pulled together with a metallic red logo deboss on the portfolio. We have stars in our eyes!
Denver-based Photographer Demetrius Austin came to us for a Print Portfolio to house his powerful lifestyle photography. We matched the orange in his brand colors with our cialux orange fabric to add a pop of energetic orange to his 3-Piece Portfolio.
3-Piece Portfolio with Custom Slipcase
Demetrius Austin / CO / Photographer
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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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Printers: We have a couple of printers that we have worked with throughout the years and are happy to recommend! They understand the portfolio building process and can help you select the right paper for your print portfolio.
Pushdot Studio // Portland OR // 503-224-5925 // email@example.com
Wolf Weintraub // Brooklyn // 718-624-1912 // firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a preferred printer already?
Great! We can work with your printer! Let your printer know that our screw post bindings hide 3/4″ of the page’s width in the binding and to plan your image area based on that. So if your image area is 11h x 14w” your page’s final trim should be 11h x 14 3/4″w. We will send your printer a page template for punching holes in your pages to prep them for the screw post binding. If you are working with sleeves you will need to send us one so we can plot the holes in your binding to match your sleeves. Also tell your printer we recommend 2 scores in each page, one at 7/8″ and one at 1″ from the spine. These scores help to maximize the ease with which your pages turn and lay flat in your portfolio.
Printing on your own?
Here are some helpful tips:
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.
– if printing full-bleeds it’s recommended to print on larger format paper, and when building your files to extend your bleeds 1/8″ on all bled sides beyond your 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″.