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Postby FrankBooth on Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:50 pm

Slowly, I'm adding more originals to my collection. There is always plans for framing but I'd still like a good portfolio to keep them in.

I have an Itoya Evolution 18x24 which is fine but thinking maybe something with a zipper would be better. Thinking maybe even a 14x17.

Thanks for any recommendations.
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Postby coffeeemug on Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:40 pm

FrankBooth wrote:Slowly, I'm adding more originals to my collection. There is always plans for framing but I'd still like a good portfolio to keep them in.

I have an Itoya Evolution 18x24 which is fine but thinking maybe something with a zipper would be better. Thinking maybe even a 14x17.

Thanks for any recommendations.


I use to have one that looked like this, not sure if it is the same brand though. I always liked it. However, I am lazy now and keep a lot of my prints in an old french paper box because they don't fit in my portfolio.

http://www.utrechtart.com/Prat-Start-2-Presentation-Case--Black-MP-15010-001-i1031330.utrecht
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Postby SurfingJeff on Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:35 am

I've been using the Itoya binders like this one recently:

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http://www.dickblick.com/products/itoya-art-profolio-multi-ring-refillable-binders/

The list price seems a little high - you can probably do better with coupon codes or in-store sales. Still, they probably do end up a little more costly than the pre-bound portfolios. However, they have some big advantages:
1. All pages lie flat, so your print don't get curled on the edges
2. Easy to take pages in/out, so you don't have to maneuver the whole binder to insert things
3. You can put different size pages in the same binder, so you can buy a mix of refills and put them all together if you want. Refills are pretty reasonable - ~$1/page in sets of 10.

Edit:
Didn't see that you wanted a zipper - so this might be a no-go. Still, maybe it will work.
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Postby WolfBrewer on Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:28 am

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Postby bontakun on Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:11 pm

Itoya makes a zippered portfolio. No experience with it personally.

http://www.itoya.com/pht/Zipper_Binder_P.htm
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Postby FrankBooth on Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:44 am

Thanks for the recommendations

Ended up with a 13x19 Itoya Evolution, just a smaller version of my 18x24. No zipper but it will do the job.
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