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Help with physical (non-web) portfolio

Discussion in 'Logo Design & Brand Identity Forum:' started by drog1998, May 21, 2009.

  1. drog1998

    drog1998 Junior Member

    The time has come to re-do my portfolio, the physical one that i take around to interviews etc.

    Back in the day I had an A2 leather folio case with actual printed samples, so in effect i could fit 2 A3 spreads of a brochure to a sleeve. I'm thinking that is a bit old fashioned now

    My question is, what is the best way to move forward?

    I'm thinking of creating an A3 horizontal folio with shrunk down spreads so i fit more on the a3 page.

    I'd love to hear your comments suggestions.
  2. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

  3. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Hi there,

    Welcome to DF :)
    I would recommend a portfolio box, they're very expensive, but I personally think they're worth it, basically a hard board box that opens up, you can get carry cases to put them in and then use professional sleeves with no edges for your work to go in. I think it's what pro-photographers use to house their portfolios (so I'm told)

    I got one from SilverPrint - Silverprint - Store - Browse Products - (in the UK) sure if you search around you can find a local supplier.


    PS- Forgot to mention one of the major advantages of them, when you get to your interview/meeting, you can just open up your box and pass around the individual pieces of work, no awkward trying to pass the folder around or the handle not laying flat on the table, etc, etc!
  4. ch3tzy

    ch3tzy Senior Member

    Ive got a a3 - [SIZE=-1]Pina Zangaro

    Pina Zangaro

    just saw this aswell - Pina Zangaro

    Yummy, course budget plays a big part in what you go for.
  5. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Oooh they look smart :cool:
    Did you go for a folio box?
  6. ch3tzy

    ch3tzy Senior Member

    Neah landscape portfolio, "old skool" but the finish was nice..couldnt help but purchase it...

  7. drog1998

    drog1998 Junior Member

    thanks for the advice. yeah i think an A3 landscape screwpost is the way i'm going to go

    Pina Zangaro

    can i ask about layout for an A3 portfolio? if you're showing off... lets say a brochure... would you put maybe 3 or 4 shrunk down spread of the brochure on your A3 page?
  8. ch3tzy

    ch3tzy Senior Member

    How I did mine is to have some flat images, and some in 3d, so either print the brochure and take a image, or Photoshop it.

    example a3 layout on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Goto a few printing company's get some samples of print quality..

    keep an eye on black (rich black, warm black etc.)
  9. drog1998

    drog1998 Junior Member

    that's what i was thinking - thanks for taking the time to post.
  10. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    Just based on the feedback I've receieved, People often like to see a process - so perhaps 1 page of inspirations, sketches and other relevant documents and the other page a fullsize graphic of whatever your showcasing.

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