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Trevor Murgatroyd
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« on: July 29, 2013, 11:52:41 AM »
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I like to print and show my best work (I'm an amateur) but have run out of wall space and am looking for an alternative.

I want to print my own work, as I enjoy the process and have been disappointed with photo books, and would like to show theme-based collections of my work.

I have researched various types of albums, folios, binders & boxes and have difficulty deciding between the advantages and disadvantages to each.

I would appreciate if anyone could offer me some personal experience that may help me decide.

Many thanks

Trevor
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 02:01:28 PM »
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I have gone to mounting on black foamcore, using 3M 562 Positionable mounting adhesive, with a simple foamcore hanger at the back, and L-pins in the walls. I can change the twenty or so photos that hang on the walls of two rooms in something less that 15 minutes, and do so multiple times a year.

The major problem with this system is that the mounted photos take a considerable amount of space to store, not as much as if they were framed, but somewhat more than if they were just mounted in a window mat.

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 07:56:39 PM »
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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007B4UKOE

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 09:01:11 PM »
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boo... hisss.... Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 02:55:56 AM »
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boo... hisss.... Wink

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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 07:08:40 AM »
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yeah, really.
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 07:43:34 AM »
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Have to say that using MyPublisher, if you spend the money and get the very best they have to offer (Lay Flat Pages, All varnished heavy duty paper paper, etc., on the 11 x 15 size) you might not be as disappointed.  If you can abide glossy prints, that is.

I recently finished a book for a customer that was a large project, and I have to say, it really came out beautifully.  Seemed expensive, but it holds up well.  When you go the very best they have to offer, you can get a really nice, slick publication that doesn't take up a lot of room, is neatly and nicely organized, even with a book slipcase if you want it.

If you want to print your own, I use student art portfolios (by Alvin I think) for loose prints I go through quickly.  Not bound, but easily accessed.  There are a few places that will do binding of your own prints.  Just do an exhaustive search for "Binding your own prints" on Google.

You may find if you're picky that you need to get into bookbinding.  I've done a little of it, and I was very pleased, but it was really time consuming, but ultimately quite gratifying.  Then you have the real deal.

But like I say there are folks out there who can bind your own prints.

Hope this helps and apologies for the smart-ass link to the "photo-frame", although in certain situations, a perfect tool.

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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 11:55:19 AM »
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I use the Unibind system to print portfolio's for clients. I've had custom window cuts done on some of the covers and you can use any paper you want since you are doing the printing. I've done everything from luster, canvas to german etching. Currently the largest size I offer is 11x17 with a custom window cut for studio or company name. They look great and client's love them. It is really nice for the client to have a portfolio actually printed on the paper that
their prints are done on.
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Trevor Murgatroyd
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2013, 01:36:56 PM »
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Thank you very much for your suggestions. I had not thought of doing my own book binding, and Unibind seems to make that easy at a reasonable cost, so I will try it.

In the meantime I am trying the Itoya 13 x 19 Art Portfolio which gives me a reasonable solution except for the ability to display a cover image.

Thanks again.

Trevor
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2013, 09:47:37 PM »
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Did you watch the video Andy did a while back with options for portfolio presentations? Check it out at http://www.luminous-landscape.com/techniques/portfolios_for_photographers.shtml.

I have to admit I'm partial to the folio covers Smiley

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