We are stoked to be adding to our Klo Portfolios patterned acrylic collection! Our newest addition to the bunch is our concrete acrylic portfolios. 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.
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.
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“.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Both 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
Brushed Gold aluminum with burnishing
Printed Wrap on white acrylic, frosted acrylic, and brushed silver aluminum
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