Studio Life: Moods & Making

It’s a raining summer day in Maine… the cool air has us inspired and motivated.

Making: In the Studio // Today we are finishing up 2 Full-case Portfolios and a Double Slipcase for Photographer James Ransom

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Mood: // Reminiscing and Listening to the Sneaker Pimps: Becoming X #1996 | 207 602 1571 |


Janelle Bendycki / Brooklyn / Photographer

Lifestyle and Advertising Photographer Janelle Bendycki ‘s Portfolio Presentation asked for fresh and clean. We decided to go for the warm side of black and white to maximize the soft side of these contrasting tones. See more cover materials on our website.

Full-Case Portfolio and Custom Slipcase

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Presentation Folio for Loose Prints

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Coleman Studios / TX / Photography

This Full-Case Portfolio and Custom Slipcase was built for Coleman Studios in Houston, Texas. Both the portfolio and slipcase are covered in our black leatherette fabric for a sleek presentation that is modern and durable.


Coleman Studios / TX / Photography

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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.

3-Piece Print Portfolio

Laurie Proffitt / Chicago / Photographer

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Eric Garcia-March / NYC / Photographer

NYC Photographer Eric Garcia-March needed a Portfolio Presentation to house his dynamic Portrait-based work. Our chromo fabrics spoke to his dynamic sensibility. We built him 2 Full Case Portfolios with Custom Slipcases and a collateral Print Folio to hold 10 Loose Prints.

Full Case Portfolios with Custom Slipcases


Collateral Print Folio

Eric Garcia-March / NYC / Photographer

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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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Printing: Creating Your Content

Need a Printer?

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 //

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Wolf Weintraub // Brooklyn // 718-624-1912 //

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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″.

Printing Paper:

Need some more information on selecting paper and prepping your prints for your portfolio? Go to our Selecting the Right Paper For Your Portfolio blog post.