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Postby ColonelCash on Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:56 am

Placed my order for 6 Itoya's this morning, Thanks Yamar!

Also, does anyone know where to get some quality mylar corners? I can't find any in the Nashville area stores (Michael's, Hobby Lobby, etc.). I did find a roll strip of corners that are used in scrapbooking, but they are not very sticky and I don't think they would hold up in a 'folio. They are used for 3x5 and 4x6 photos I believe.
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Postby Yamar on Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:18 pm

I've always just ordered mine online - can't find 'em anywhere around me so it was/is the best option. I'd bet that folks in larger population areas could get them but not here...
bagsunlimited.com is usually my first option (although I still prefer the strips over the corners since you can trim them easily and there is little chance of dinging up a corner sliding them into the mylar tab - just bridge it over an edge of the print.
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Postby phishbeatles on Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:49 pm

They have them at Dick's Blick but they aren't like the Iatola's more like just a folder. But they will fit posters if you mount em yourself and put them in poly bags.

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Portfolios are Prat start 2 . (3 inch bottoms)

The smaller one is 24" x 36" and the larger is 31" x 42"

Porfolios Link: http://www.dickblick.com/zz150/24/produ ... ig_id=6343

Also mylar corners:

http://www.framingsupplies.com/ToolsTap ... sGlues.htm
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Postby Codeblue on Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:53 pm

Yamar is right, the strips are the only way to go especially when framing.
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Postby ill on Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:36 pm

Codeblue wrote:Yamar is right, the strips are the only way to go especially when framing.


"The more you know!"

I didn't even know these things existed, so thanks!
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Postby kramer73 on Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:38 pm

phishbeatles wrote:They have them at Dick's Blick but they aren't like the Iatola's more like just a folder. But they will fit posters if you mount em yourself and put them in poly bags.

Straight for PP.com, Sparkis Thread.

Portfolios are Prat start 2 . (3 inch bottoms)

The smaller one is 24" x 36" and the larger is 31" x 42"

Porfolios Link: http://www.dickblick.com/zz150/24/produ ... ig_id=6343

Also mylar corners:

http://www.framingsupplies.com/ToolsTap ... sGlues.htm


unfortunately the portfolios are out of stock
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Postby ColonelCash on Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:04 pm

I apologize in advance for the dumb question, but how do you use these mounting strips? Do they stick to the backs of your prints and the mounting surface? My fear is putting something sticky on the back of a print could tear off the backings.

Gobble Gobble.
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Postby Yamar on Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:05 pm

There is a sandwich created by the adhesive backing portion and the mylar strip. The print slides into that tab created by it - no adhesive should come anywhere near the paper (since there is only one adhesive surface and that has to attach to the backing, don't see how it could really).
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Postby dougr on Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:42 pm

there is a pic of both a mounting strip and a mylar corner in the Itoya Portfolio section of the EB Wiki :)
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Postby palehighway on Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:23 pm

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Postby dougr on Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:54 pm

palehighway wrote:can you cut them easily, as in purchasing the 12" strips and making them into three four inch strips? It saves quite a bit of money on them, but i'd be a little upset if it didn't work and i could only do 15 posters per box of 12" strips
definitely. imho 2" segments are fine, spaced every 18" or so (min. 2 per side) assuming normal paper weight. the one pictured in the wiki page above is less than 2", and there are 2 per 24" vertical side (the print fits the portfolio sleeve exactly in the vertical dimension, so no horizontal holders were needed).

to avoid "bunching" with lightweight paper stock, using Japanese hinges is a preferred method imho. but that is for a framing thread, not a portfolio thread...
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Postby kramer73 on Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:31 am

kramer73 wrote:
phishbeatles wrote:They have them at Dick's Blick but they aren't like the Iatola's more like just a folder. But they will fit posters if you mount em yourself and put them in poly bags.

Straight for PP.com, Sparkis Thread.

Portfolios are Prat start 2 . (3 inch bottoms)

The smaller one is 24" x 36" and the larger is 31" x 42"

Porfolios Link: http://www.dickblick.com/zz150/24/produ ... ig_id=6343

Also mylar corners:

http://www.framingsupplies.com/ToolsTap ... sGlues.htm


unfortunately the portfolios are out of stock


oops, I'm dumb....the OS probably stands for OVERSIZED :lol:
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Postby sonny on Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:34 pm

cubbiephan wrote:this is the one i got a few months back. i talked to the guys at jerry's and they said it was all acid-free. i've been nothing but happy with it, but are you sayin the pages are vinyl...and is vinyl not acid free?

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/art-suppl ... nline/5986


if this is acid-free, this looks like the way to go and fairly reasonable too($130).
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Postby billthebassist on Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:15 pm

Yamar wrote:I can track it down again if need be, but I believe that if you need a LOT of 18x24 portfolio space, you can order direct from penwa.com:
http://www.penwa.com/itoya/evolution.htm

and pick up a 6 pack of Itoya portfolios for $130 (with free shipping). My set took about 2 weeks to arrive and was drop-shipped straight from Itoya too but at $21-22 shipped per folio, ya can't beat it.


What the frig is up with this link? Whenever I try to purchase the 6 18x24 portfolios, I get this: "Due to unresolved procurement issues, we are no longer offering Sheaffer pens." wtf?
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Postby Yamar on Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:03 pm

Yep - I've gotten that too. But it doesn't stop you from buying them and I can assure you, they do ship direct from Itoya :)
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