A guide to placing prints into your portfolio book

A guide to placing prints into your portfolio book

February 09, 2018

Laying out pages for printing requires a bit of pre-planning particularly if they are being placed directly into your portfolio. 
Here is a quick guide to ensure everything works just the way it needs it, to ensure calamity is kept to a minimum!

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Inserting hinge strips to portfolio book

A Guide to Using Hinge Strips

January 18, 2018

Hinge strips can be the perfect solution for attaching to photographic prints into portfolio books. The question is how to do it without botching the whole thing up, leaving you with a ruined print and a wasted adhesive strip.
Here's our guide on how to do it correctly.

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The H&Co Guide To Buying a Photography Portfolio Book or Box

January 08, 2018

A large part of our customer base for portfolios are photographers. They hail not just from the UK but from around the world and their photographic subjects and disciplines are just as varied. They do however share one thing in common - They all want to present their printed work in the very best way possible.
It is at this point however that the common purpose splinters into a number of different camps or preferences. Portfolio books or portfolio boxes? If it's portfolio books should the pages be bound directly into the portfolio, or hinge strips or are sleeves the answer to solve grubby fingers??
After many, (many!) conversations we decided to put together this brief guide to putting together a professional portfolio. As to the answer to the question, well...

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Our Guide To Student Portfolios

December 03, 2017

Some advice and guidance to photography, design or textile students on the world of portfolio books and boxes where the word 'Presentation' is key. Questions like, what type of portfolio are available with what binding are answered, as well as what can and can't be achieved when having your book or box personalised.

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Free Personalisation For All Students...

November 01, 2017

Our current deal for this 2017/18 academic year is Free Personalisation (blind bebossing) on any size portfolio of your choice, saving you £45.00!
This is exclusive to all students and starts on November 1st 2017 and is valid until January 31st 2018. Foiling is £10 extra (offer does not extend to full colour UV printing)

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Baby’s Scrapbook Album - converting cotton fabric into book cloth

September 29, 2017

This bespoke handmade baby's scrapbook adds an extra touch of personality with the handpicked fabric that our customer provided from her local haberdasher. The book matched the curtains and lampshade in her sons nursery.

To see more examples of babies keepsake holders and albums please click here

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H&Co Medical & Surgical Portfolios

March 22, 2017

In this blog we have set out the various Medical and Surgical portfolio options that we offer. 

Generally sized to accommodate A4 page protectors and tabbed dividers, the 5cm binding mechanism will fit 100 page protectors with 100 sheets of 110gsm paper inside. If you need a thicker portfolio, this is not a problem. We can make portfolios with mechanisms up to 10 cm.

 

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A3 Graphic Design Portfolio For Jasmine Rutter

February 28, 2017

Plate Grey bookcloth on the outer Cover and Carew Yellow bookcloth for the portfolio's inner cover and spine.

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Beautiful Charcoal and Purple Presentation Portfolio

February 28, 2017

A good idea was using Buckram book cloth as the outer cover for her portfolio as it gives it that more hard wearing cover and therefore a longer life.

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A3 Leather Flip Over Album For Typographer Anthony Hos

February 28, 2017

A3 personalised leather flip over presentation portfolio is a portrait orientated portfolio that opens from the bottom to the top.

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bespoke family history leather album

Bespoke Family History Leather Album

February 28, 2017

Very early on in H&Co’s history, we were asked to make a bespoke album and slipcase. It was to be used as a family history album, but it’s the reason behind the request which I think is rather special and beautiful.

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custom keepsake scrapbook leather portfolio for baby

A Gift From A Parent To A Child - This is Your Life Leather Scrapbook

February 28, 2017

The solander (or archive) box is covered in Pewter and Pearl buckram cloth and has been blind embossed on the cover. The album is made from our 3.5mm Italian veg tanned leather  and has also been blind debossed on the cover.

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