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    2017-06-07

    New! Customizable Patterned Acrylic Portfolio Book Collection

    We’ve been tinkering and perfecting eight new patterns to add to our patterned acrylic portfolio book collection and we’re thrilled to release them!

    Another exclusive to Klo Portfolios, this collection is for the distinguished and the brave.   We’ve included a 3D triangle design, galaxy galore, boho indigo dye, tropical leaves, turquoise sea foam, soothing water colour, waves, and cube line art.

    Custom Patterned Presentation Binders

    The patterns are printed on the exterior of the front and back cover of our snow white acrylic portfolio books.  The inside covers will be snow white acrylic finish to perfectly contrast the full graphic exterior and customization.

    Each patterned portfolio can be customized with an engraving, engraved color full, cut-out or UV Print & Cure.  Hot Tip: We recommend keeping your design subtle since the patterns are all detailed and intricate and will already add a lot of wow factor to your custom presentation book.  The possibilities are endless!

    3D Triangles

    Custom Triangle Pattern Artist Portfolio

    These royal blue triangles are meant to look as if they are popping off the cover. This portfolio makes for a definite attention grabber!

    Galaxy Galore

    Custom Galaxy Patterned Portfolio book

    This portfolio is definitely out of this world. We especially love how the stars look like they’re twinkling when you tilt the book back and forth.

    Boho Indigo Dye

    Indigo Dye Customizable Pattern Screw Post Portfolio Book

    Inspired by all the unique tie dye patterns out there, this portfolio mimics the bulls eye indigo dye technique. The pattern also has a subtle canvas texture which adds contrast to your portfolio.

    Tropical Leaves

    Tropical Leaves Custom Screw Post Binding Portfolio

    Why not let your portfolio remind you of tanning on a tropical beach in the sun? This portfolio does just that!

    Cube Line Art

    Cube Pattern Custom Presentation Book

    So simple, yet so intriguing. This design features lines which creates a 3D cube effect. Perfect for an architecture or interior design portfolio.

    Soothing Water Color

    Water Colour Pattern Screw Post Portfolio Book

    We love how the blue, pink, and white all blend together in this water color masterpiece. The colors and effect all make for a very peaceful cover to look at and will work great with a simple name or logo engraving or engraved color fill.

    Wavy

    patterned artist portfolio book

    We could look at these wavy blobs all day! The line work causes your eye to move all around the design. With this portfolio you an also opt to change the blue to any color you’d like.

    Turquoise Sea Foam

    Custom Sea Foam Patterned Portfolio Binder

    Another portfolio pattern that makes us think of relaxing on a beach somewhere warm. This turquoise sea foam portfolio book is perfect for customizing your name or logo on to make it a truly unique piece.  Want to start building your own custom portfolio?  Visit our Build Your Own where you can select your size, material, and treatment along with any add-ons.

    Is there a pattern you’d like us to add to our custom portfolio book collection? Let us know!  We love hearing your ideas and are happy to accommodate.

    2017-04-07

    New Custom Concrete Acrylic Portfolio Books!

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    We are stoked to be adding to our Klo Portfolios patterned acrylic collection! Our newest addition to the bunch is our concrete acrylic portfolio books.  This tactile concrete texture is UV Printed & Cured onto our snow white acrylic portfolio for a realistic concrete aesthetic.  The perks of having a faux concrete portfolio is avoiding the obvious downfall of real concrete being that it is extremely heavy.

    Our concrete acrylic portfolio books are created with care in house so you won’t find them anywhere else! These portfolios came to life through our belief of the importance of strong foundations.  We love the juxtaposition between solid, industrial concrete and light portfolio books.  It’s the best of both words.

    Custom-Engraved-Concrete-Acrylic-Portfolio-Book

    Concrete is the combination of water, aggregate, and cement. When used well by architects and engineers the results are phenomenal. The reinforced 43.4m dome of the Pantheon in Rome, which was created in AD128, is the world’s first iconic concrete structure and is equally astonishing today as it was back then.

    Custom-Made-Acrylic-Portfolio-book-Concrete

    Concrete is admired for it’s unique texture, the way it creates light and shadow and it’s appearance of being delicate. For all these reasons we decided it would be the perfect second addition to our patterned acrylic portfolio collection.

    Customize your concrete portfolio nppl with an engraving, engraved color fill, UV Print & Cure, s or cut-out.  The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.

    Need help creating the perfect artwork for your custom portfolio?  For logo inspiration check out “How to Create a Stellar Logo for your Brand“.  For resources and inspiration for your design projects check out “101 Essential Online Resources for Graphic Designers“.

    2016-06-28

    New Custom Marble Acrylic Portfolio Books!

    Drum roll…..! We’re thrilled to release our latest exclusive treatment for your most awesome custom Klo Portfolio book.

    The newest edition to the Klo treatment family is our Marble UV Print & Cure which mimics the beautiful swirls and appearance of marble itself while avoiding the pitfalls of the actual marble stone such as its weight and price.

    The Marble UV Print & Cure is exclusive to Klo Portfolios and is created in house by our Portfolio Artisans. The marble pattern is UV printed and cured for a seamless look on the front, back and inside covers of your custom portfolio book, creating an overall cohesive appearance.

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    Marble portfolio book by Klo Portfolios- Acrylic Material

    Marble is known for its prestige, refined taste and grand aesthetics. The word marble itself comes from the Greek word ‘marmaros’ which is defined as ‘shining stone.’ Marble ranges over various cultures, backgrounds and timelines. Italian sculptures preferred marble for its durability and translucency to create stunning masterpieces of art. The Taj Mahal’s commissioner, Shah Jahan, chose marble for its refined elegance as a token of love to his wife Mumtaz Mahal and created one of the seven wonders of the world. Safe to say, you are in great company!

    Today, marble is being revived as a classic and historically significant stone and can be seen heavily in modern architecture and interior design trends.  As with all our other screwpost portfolio treatments, you can engrave, color fill, cutout and UV Print on top of your marble portfolio!

    Engraving on your custom marble portfolio book allows you to etch or carve your design into the material itself, while a color fill can allow for your engraved design to stand out with your choice of any CMYK color.

    A cut out treatment can create a peak through preview for your work underneath, and is the ultimate custom treatment. Last but not least, the UV Print & Cure treatment can be utilized for any CMYK image or vector that allows you to represent a range of colors. Check out our blog on how to represent treatments in your design template.

    marble portfolio book by klo portfolios

    Of course, you can always combine various treatment together to achieve your perfect look. The options are endless. Let your imagination soar for your designs and let us create for you a marble masterpiece to tote your work. Check out our gallery to see our various treatment examples on custom screwpost portfolios to get your gears in motion.

     

    2015-12-29

    New! Full Color UV Print Treatment for your Custom Portfolio Book!

    We’re thrilled to announce the offering of our new UV Print Treatment exclusive to Klo Portfolios which allows you to virtually print any graphic, photo, or illustration directly on to your custom portfolio book.  Some call it magic, we call it pure awesomeness!

    Perfectly tailor your aesthetic and branding with dramatic full color effects like you’ve never seen before and have it color matched to boot.  Further enhance your design by adding gloss or matte finishes for unique embossing and varnishing effects.  This treatment will stand the test of time since it cures instantly and adheres to any of our acrylic, bamboo, or brushed aluminum materials.  Create stunning full cover graphics and leave a lasting impression on your viewer.

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    Custom screwpost portfolio book with UV Print treatment Klo Portfolios

    Custom bamboo portfolio book with engraved uv print treatmentCustom interior design portfolio book with uv print by kloportfolios

    Custom screwpost portfolio book with UV print by Klo portfolios

    What’s so great about UV Printing?  Unlike conventional printing methods, UV printing uses energy efficient UV-LED lamps that generate low level of heat so you can feel good about the environmentally friendly methods of production.

    As always, your custom portfolio is created in-house in the trusted hands of our portfolio artisans and design team that will ensure you receive exactly what you ordered, every time.

    We’re working on exciting combinations such as an engraved UV print treatment where the area is first engraved and a graphic or pattern is applied in the engraved area.

    Got a question or want to say hello?  Give us a shout via email or phone and we’ll get you some answers :-)

    Happy creating!

    Tarlan

     

     

    2015-12-29

    NEW! Ebony Stained Bamboo Porfolio Books

    Earlier this year we introduced our Ebony Stain bamboo portfolio books which are hand-stained in house and reveal the bamboo’s natural color when engraved. This creates a beautiful contrast between the ebony stain and the artwork that we engrave on to your custom portfolio.

    Custom photography portfolio book in ebony stained bamboo by klo portfolios

    Custom fashion design portfolio book in ebony stain bamboo with engraving Custom interior design portfolio book with ebony stain bamboo klo portfoliosBoth pieces of bamboo that make up your custom portfolio are cut, sanded, and meticulously stained to perfection.  Our bamboo screwpost portfolios are always made of 1/4″ thick real bamboo.  We don’t mess around with cheap veneers like the other guys.

    Add an engraved color fill for an additional tactile layer that will leave anyone viewing your custom portfolio impressed.  We have metallic gold, silver, and copper color fills available along with other colors if you’re looking to add a little something special to your bamboo portfolio.

    Custom graphic design portfolio book- ebony stained bamboo klo portfolios Ebony stain presentation portfolio by Klo Portfolios

    Got a question or idea you’d like to run by us?  Feel free to contact us and we’ll get to the bottom of it :-)

    As always, happy creating!

    Tarlan

    2015-01-31

    New! White Binding Available for all Custom Portfolio Books

    We’re excited to offer our new white powder binding alongside our black powder and original silver stainless still custom binding exclusively created for Klo Portfolios.  We opted for stainless steel over aluminum binding since it’s stronger, more resilient, and won’t falter with use of your portfolio book over time.

    Upgrade your custom portfolio to a white powder binding for $14.95 when you build your own custom portfolio book.

    As always feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your custom portfolio project.

    Happy Creating,

    Tarlan

    2014-09-19

    Custom Interior Design Student Portfolio Book in Black Bamboo

    We love a good challenge and were happy to collaborate with Interior Design student Sadaf Radmehr, a graduating student from the Arts Institute of Vancouver with a custom student portfolio book for her final show.

    Sadaf wanted an 11 x 17 landscape black bamboo portfolio book which would reveal the natural tone of the bamboo once her artwork was engraved on the cover. We hand stained her portfolio book with an ebony finish and completed her design with an engraving treatment, creating a stunning contrast between the two.

    It’s not a treatment currently offered on the Build Your Own Custom Portfolio Book  page so feel free to shoot us an email or give us a ring to discuss similar stains and treatments.

     

    Custom interior design student portfolio book

    Hand-stained black bamboo student portfolio book with engraving treatment which reveals the natural wood finish

    Custom student portfolio book in black bamboo

    Custom interior design portfolio book in black bamboo with engraving treatment

     

     

    2014-05-23

    New Black Binding Available Now!

    We’re stoked to introduce our new black powder binding customized for Klo Portfolios and you.  The smooth powder finish offers a stealth and sophisticated detail.  This exciting addition gives you more options when designing your perfect portfolio book.

    Upgrade your Klo Portfolio with black powder binding for $14.95 when you build your own custom portfolio book.

    2014-05-23

    New Custom Portfolio Book Treatments

    We’re always looking to improve and add to the look of a well constructed and stunning custom portfolio book.   There’s no better way to do this than by creating new and notable treatments that bring your branding and logo to life.  You can see a full list of available custom portfolio book treatments at the bottom of the Products page here.

    Our burnishing treatment allows us to engrave fine details on the brushed aluminum materials for a stunning silver on silver finish.

    For those that are looking to add a splash of color or a graphic to their covers, we’re now offering a printed wrap on our white acrylic,  frosted clear acrylic , and brushed silver aluminum finishes.  This treatment creates a seamless print of your colorful design that will get you noticed.

    Photos for treatments to include in the blog post below.

    Burnishing for Brushed Aluminum Materials

    Brushed Silver aluminum with burnishing

    Custom graphic design portfolio book in brushed silver aluminum with silver on silver engraving

    Custom graphic design portfolio book with silver on silver engraving on brushed silver aluminum

    Custom photography portfolio book with silver on silver engraving

    Brushed Gold aluminum with burnishing

    Custom graphic design portfolio book with surface engraving on brushed bronze aluminum.

    Printed Wrap on white acrylic, frosted acrylic, and brushed silver aluminum

    Custom interior design portfolio book with printed decal treatment on white acrylic

    Custom graphic design portfolio book with printed decal treatment

    Custom Makeup artist portfolio book with vinyl decal treatment on frosted clear acrylic

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