13
September

Back to School Promo: Receive 20 FREE Hinge Strips with a Purchase of a Klo Custom Portfolio!

Kick off back to school with Klo Portfolios and receive 20 free hinge strips, a $27.95 value with the purchase of any custom portfolio book valid until October 12th, 2013.  Hinge strips take out the guess work of how to insert your work easily and professionally, allowing your pages to turn smoothly and look great.  You can learn more about them here.

Email us at info@kloportfolios.com and mention FREE HINGE STRIPS once you’ve placed your order through the Build Your Own Custom Portfolio Book page or via email.

Fresh is best and that’s why each custom portfolio book is cut to order, treated, and hand assembled  in our Vancouver studio.  We continue to collaborate and bring to life the vision of thousands of designers looking to make an impression on their viewer before they’ve even seen their work.

Have an idea or a design you’d like to bring to life?  Don’t be shy, email info@kloportfolios or call toll free 1-855-279-0558 :-)

Happy Creating!

Tarlan

7
August

How to Insert Pages in to a Screwpost Portfolio Book

We often get asked “How do I insert pages in to a screwpost portfolio book?”  There are a few ways which we’ll discuss below and the pros and cons of each.

Hinge Strips

Hinge strips are made from a clear-flexi material and attach to the left hand side of your work and have holes that align with the holes of the binding.  Your pages will bend properly and lie flat and you won’t need to worry about creating margins or a gutter for your printed pages.

PRO: Because this portion is clear, it’s not intrusive on your work and will flow nicely with your artwork.  It looks very professional and streamlines your pages. They’re very easy to attach and look great.

CON: Because the adhesive portion of the hinge strip, it’s meant to be used on a single page so it’s not reusable although they are reasonably priced.

We do sell them for $13.95 for a pack of 10 so you can let us know if you need any of these with your order when you build your own custom portfolio book.

cool custom portfolio books

Hinge strips attach to the left hand side of your page and allow your pages to lie flat and turn properly while maintaining a streamlined appearance

Sheet Protectors

If you plan on switching the content of your screwpost portfolio book often, this may be the best option for you.

PRO:   Sheet protectors allow you to easily slip your pages in to them and have a perforated area as well as holes that line up with the holes on the binding of your portfolio book.  They’ll keep your pages from fingerprint marks and other dirt blemishes that can appear after handling.

CON: Because it’s essentially a plastic cover over your pages, it may cause glare over your work and feel less natural for the viewer since they’re not able to directly feel the weight and texture of the paper you’ve used.  Sometimes it can be related to “scrapbook” qualities which are not as professional as other options.

We don’t sell sheet protectors but you can buy them at your local art store or online at sites like Amazon.com

Sheet protectors allow you to slip your pages and change them often

 

Scored and Hole Punched Printed Pages

A third option is to have your pages scored and hole punched by your printer when sending them to press.  You’ll want to make sure you leave a 1″ margin on the left hand side of your prints to allow for the area that will go in to the binding of your screwpost portfolio. 

PRO: Your pages will appear uniform and well structured with the perforation and aligned hole spacing.

CON: Not all printers offer this service and if they do, it may be more costly than using hinge strips or sheet protectors.  In addition, this option will work best with heavier weight paper or cardstock since perforation can wear on thinner paper and tear.

Still have questions about properly inserting your work in to your screwpost portfolio book? Feel free to shoot us an email at info@kloportfolios.com or call us toll free 1 855 279 0558.

Check out the Klo Portfolios Flickr page for inspiration for your own custom portfolio book.

Happy Creating :-)

Tarlan

9
July

15 Beautiful Custom Photography Portfolio Books [PICS]

We’ve had the opportunity to work with a lot of creative photographers in making them a custom portfolio book that truly represents their aesthetic and style. With the presence of so many photographers both online and offline, it’s imperative to think outside the box and make an awesome first impression during a face to face meeting with presentation book that stands above the rest.

Our screwpost portfolio books make it easy for you to add and remove work whenever you need to.  You can use either plastic sheet protectors or hinge strips to properly insert your work in to your custom portfolio book.  We do sell hinge strips for $13.95 for a pack of 10.

Here are a few of our favorite custom photography portfolio books we’ve created at Klo Portfolios.  Feel free to check out the Klo Portfolios Flickr page where you’ll find hundreds of examples of custom portfolios  and presentation books we’ve created in the past.

Email info@kloportfolios.com or give us a ring toll free at 1 855 279 0558  if you have any questions or want to discuss your custom portfolio book project.

Happy Creating :-)

Tarlan

 

Custom Klo Portfolios Photography books

Custom glossy black acrylic square photography book with engraving treatment

Custom photography portfolio books by kloportfolios.com

Custom caramel bamboo photography portfolio book with engraving treatment

Custom Klo Portfolios Photography books

Custom red acrylic photography portfolio book with white vinyl decal treatment

Custom photography portfolio books by kloportfolios.com

Custom brushed bronze aluminum portfolio book with engraving treatment

Custom portfolio books by kloportfolios.com

Custom amber bamboo photography portfolio book with engraving treatment

Wedding portfolio books by kloportfolios.com

Custom square wedding photography portfolio bok with vinyl decal treatment

Custom photography portfolio books by kloportfolios.com

Custom white acrylic photography portfolio book with cut-out treatment

Photogoraphy portfolio books by kloportfolios.com

Custom brushed silver aluminum photography portfolio book with engraving treatment

Custom portfolios by kloportfolios.com

Custom caramel bamboo photography portfolio book with engraving treatment

Custom photography portfolio books by kloportfolios.com

Custom red acrylic photography portfolio book with cut-out treatment

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Custom matte black acrylic portfolio book with vinyl decal treatment

Custom photography portfolio books by kloportfolios.com

Custom white acrylic photography portfolio book with vinyl decal treatment

Beautiful photography portfolio books

Custom frosted clear acrylic photography portfolio book with engraving and vinyl decal treatment

Custom photography portfolio books by kloportfolios.com

Custom matte black square photography portfolio book with engraving treatment

Custom Klo Portfolios Photography books

Custom glossy black acrylic photography portfolio book with engraving and cut-out treatment

14
May

Awesome Fashion Design Portfolio Books

We wanted to share a few custom-cut and treated Fashion Design portfolio books we’ve completed recently.  It can be pretty overwhelming when graduation season rolls around, trust me, I’ve been there!

Klo Portfolios wants to make it as easy as possible for Fashion Design students to have an awesome and unique custom portfolio book, delivered right to your doorstep. Once you’ve submitted your design file, we create a proof for your approval and even offer printing services and accessories such as adhesive hinge strips so you can get everything in one place. Ba da bing, badaboom!

Our shipping includes an upgrade to FedEx priority for the price of ground so you receive your custom portfolio the day after it ships ($34 within North America)

Don’t worry, we got your back :-)   Email info@kloportfolios.com if you have any questions or visit the FAQ page where you’ll find answers to the most commonly asked Q’s.

Happy Creating!

Tarlan

Klo custom portfolio books

Custom matte black acrylic fashion design portfolio book with engraving and vinyl decal treatment

unique fashion design portfolio books

Custom amber bamboo fashion design portfolio book with engraving and gold vinyl decal treatment

awesome fashion design portfolio books

Custom red acrylic fashion design portfolio book with engraving and cut-out treatment

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Custom white acrylic fashion design portfolio book with gold vinyl decal treatment

Best fashion design portfolio books and presentation books

Custom matte black acrylic fashion design portfolio book with croquis figure engraving

 

 

 

 

 

26
February

A Few Snaps from the Studio: Custom Portfolio Books [PICS]

We’ve been super busy working with all types of talented designers who are getting ready to present their work to the world in a rad custom portfolio book by Klo Portfolios so we wanted to post a few quick snaps.

If you’re looking for custom graphic design, fashion design, architecture,  or photography portfolio book, we’ve got you covered.  Our award-winning custom portfolios are known to turn a head or two.  We’ll work with you every step of the way from idea conception to final delivery so you can spend your time on what you’re good at, creating!

Each and every presentation book is cut-to-order from scratch with your specifications in mind.  We don’t mass produce and we’re proud of it.  We bring your vision to life so your work can shine!

Feel free to email us at info@kloportfolios.com if you have any questions or call toll free 1-855-279-0558.  Happy Creating :-)

Tarlan

 

Custom graphic design portfolio books

Our new Matte black acrylic custom portfolios with a glossy interior available now! They are more scratch resistant and engrave beautifully.

Custom screwpost portfolio books for graphic designers

11 x 14 Custom brushed silver aluminum graphic design portfolio book with engraving treatment by Klo Portfolios

custom fashion design portfolio books

Custom square bamboo graphic design portfolio book with engraving treatment by Klo Portfolios

Matte black acrylic custom portfolio books by Klo Portfolios

Our new matte black acrylic custom portfolios engrave beautifully and have a very professional and stealth look!

Unique fashion design screwpost portfolio books

Custom red acrylic fashion design portfolio book with cut-out treatment by Klo Portfolios

Custom screwpost portfolio books by Klo Portfolios

Custom graphic design portfolio book in brushed silver with engraving and cut-out treatment by Klo Portfolios

Cool custom graphic design portfolio books

Custom caramel bamboo portfolio book with engraving treatment by Klo Portfolios

15
January

NEW! Custom Portfolio Book + FREE Printing

We’re celebrating the launch of our printing services by offering FREE printing up to 30 pages with your custom screw-post portfolio order! We’re introducing this service by popular demand so you can build and order your custom portfolio, have your pages printed, and purchase hinge strips for $13.95 for a pack of 10, all in one place. You do the dreaming and designing and leave the rest to us :-)

We’ll work with you from beginning to end to ensure you have everything you need for an awesome presentation book.

Pay a single shipping fee and get everything you need.  We ship 8 days from our Sunday cut-off.  Coupled with FedEx priority overnight shipping for the price of 5-7 day ground ($29), you’ll have everything you need in a flash.

*$29 within North America and $79 to the UK, Australia, Middle East, and Asia.

Offer valid until February 15th, 2013 and includes up to 30 single sided pages or 15 double sided pages.  Please see details below.

unique custom portfolio books by klo portfolios

Klo Portfolios is offering FREE printing with the purchase of one of our rad custom portfolio books until February 15, 2013!

Free Printing Details

-  Includes 80 lb or 100 lb paper
-  Choose from glossy, silk, or matte finishes
-  Offer valid with a purchase of a Klo custom portfolio book only
-  Print size includes 8.5 x 11, 11 x 14, and 11 x 17 landscape and portrait sizes
-  Please include a .125″ bleed in your final file
-  Additional pages are $1.29 for a full color front and $2.55 for a full color front and back

Shoot us an email at info@kloportfolios.com once you’ve sent in your design file and let us know you’d like to redeem the free printing offer.  Visit the Klo Portfolios website for more info.

Happy Creating!

Tarlan

4
January

Top 21 Custom Graphic Design Portfolio Books [PICS]

As 2013 rolls in to view, we want to look back on some awesome and unique custom portfolio books we’ve created for graphic designers.  We’re looking forward to introducing new materials, printing services, and leather protective cases in the coming months in celebration of a new year, and a lot more creating.

Let’s take a look at some of the top custom graphic designer presentation books in bamboo, acrylic, and brushed silver materials created by Klo Portfolios in collaboration with some very talented designers.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at info[at]kloportfolios.com or call toll free 1-855-279-0558.  Do you have a dream custom portfolio book you’d like made? Chances are we can help you with it.

Happy Creating!

Tarlan

 

Favorite Custom Acrylic Screwpost Presentation Books by Klo Portfolios

Awesome custom portfolios

Custom white acrylic portfolio book with engraving and custom decal treatment

custom presentation books

Custom black acrylic portfolio book with orange vinyl decal treatment

Klo Portfolios

Custom white acrylic portfolio book with vinyl decal treatment

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Custom white acrylic portfolio book with engraving treatment

Custom designed portfolio book

Custom black acrylic portfolio with cut-out treatment and engraving around the edges

Build your own custom portfolio book

Custom white acrylic portfolio book with cut-out treatment

black acrylic portfolios

Custom black acrylic portfolio with cut-out treatment

White die-cut portfolios

Custom white acrylic portfolio book with cut-out treatment

awesome custom portfolio books

Custom red acrylic portfolio book with cut-out treatment

 

Favorite Custom Brushed Silver Screwpost Presentation Books by Klo Portfolios

Cool custom portfolio books

Custom brushed silver portfolio book with engraving treatment

Unique presentation book by Klo Portfolios

Custom brushed bronze portfolio book with engraving treatment

Build your own custom portfolio book

Custom brushed silver portfolio book with cut-out treatment

graphic design screwpost portfolios

Custom brushed bronze portfolio book with engraving treatment

custom graphic designer portfolio book by klo portfolios

Custom brushed silver portfolio book with white vinyl decal treatment

custom album books

Custom brushed silver portfolio book with engraving treatment

 

Favorite Custom Bamboo Screwpost Presentation Books by Klo Portfolios

custom presentation books

Custom amber bamboo portfolio book with over-sized engraving treatment

Awesome custom portfolios

Custom caramel bamboo portfolio book with engraving treatment

graphic design portfolio presentation book

Custom caramel bamboo portfolio book with engraving treatment

 

Custom bamboo portfolios for graphic design

Custom caramel bamboo portfolio book with engraving and cut-out treatment

cutom screwpost portfolio

Custom caramel bamboo portfolio book with engraving and vinyl decal treatments

Graphic designer presentation books

Custom caramel bamboo portfolio book with engraving treatment

30
November

25% OFF Custom Portfolio Books Holiday Sale

Klo Portfolios 25% off hoilday sale

 

We’re excited to offer 25% off our custom engraved 8.5 x 11 caramel bamboo portfolio books from now until December 31st, 2012.  Regular price is $235, on sale for $175. Treat yourself, or buy it as the perfect personalized gift.

Email us with your design file and mention HOLIDAY PROMO to receive the discount.

Happy Creating!

Tarlan

19
October

Custom Bamboo Portfolio Book for Designer Anthony Foronda

We recently had the pleasure of creating a custom portfolio book for Illustrator and Designer Anthony Foronda who has graced the pages of The Washington Post, Red Herring Financial Magazine, St. Petersburg Times, and National Public Radio.

He has been recognized in The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Illustration 43, 45, and 48 as well as a Third Place Award in the 2005 Alternative Pick Awards . Last year he had 5 works selected in the Lurzer’s Archive of Illustration’s 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide. He has taught at Ringling School of Art and is in the Art Institute’s online curriculum for multimedia graphics.

Anthony wanted a custom engraved portfolio book which incorporated his branding, a bit of color, and a lot of wow-factor.  He chose our caramel bamboo material with both front and back cover engravings.

The Solution: Klo Portfolios created a custom 8.5 x 11 caramel bamboo portfolio book with engraving and vinyl decal treatments.   The subtle amount of red vinyl and his custom logo engraving on the cover perfectly compliments the over-sized back engraving which is eye catching and unexpected.

Custom caramel bamboo portfolio book with engraving and vinyl decal treatments

bespoke portfolio books

A close up of the custom engraving and vinyl decal treatment on this custom portfolio book

Over-sized engraving on the back cover of this custom bamboo designer portfolio book

All of Klo Portfolios custom presentation books like Anthony’s,  are cut-to order, treated, and hand assembled in our Vancouver studio.  Each piece passes through multiple hands before its final destination.   If you have a unique custom portfolio book idea, chances are we can bring it to life. 

You can see a few examples of Anthony’s work below.  Visit his website for his complete portfolio.

Custom bamboo portfolio book

Compensating for Computers, Editorial illustration for Private Schools Magazine, Art Director: Glenn Pierce

Custom designed portfolio book

"Sometimes it's right under your nose.",Promo Piece for Studio Foronda

Unique presentation book; Anthony foronda

Plug and Socket ; Uncommissioned

Custom presentation book, Anthony Foronda

Startec Server Colocation Ad

custom engraved portfolio, Anthony Foronda

Inphonic (Web Based Ad Agency in Telecommunications Market): Lexus pop-up ad for mobile phones on MSN.

 

 

 


23
March

Custom Graphic Design Screwpost Portfolio Book for Kevin Liu

Kevin Liu, a dedicated designer from Charlotte, NC specializes  in modern, abstract, and minimal 3D design.  Driven by his love of packaging design and light photography, he was propelled to go back to school.  Kevin feels an overall sense of calm and fulfillment when designing which is completely in congruence with what he wants to do: create.

Kevin came to Klo Portfolios and wanting a custom portfolio book that embodied his minimalist yet sharp design aesthetic.  Looking for something that captures his simple yet crystal clear aesthetic, he was naturally attracted to the white acrylic portfolio books.

The Solution:  We created a custom-cut 11 x 17 white acrylic graphic design portfolio with die-cut treatment on the cover.  This allows Kevin to visually play with the first page of his portfolio to make certain patterns and colors pop through.

All Klo custom portfolios are cut and treated when they’re ordered, and hand assembled in our Vancouver studio.  You can’t get much fresher than then.  Our philosophy is waste not want not which is why we aim to have minimum wastage with maximum freshness.

Do you have a custom portfolio design idea you’d like to bring to life?  Cruise through the Klo Flickr page or visit our gallery to see our latest work.  We’d love to hear about your ideas so don’t be shy, email info@kloportfolios.com if you have any questions.

Happy Creating!

 

Tarlan

Unique custom portfolio books

Custom 11 x 17 white acrylic portfolio with cut-out treatment on the cover

Custom graphic designer portfolio books

A closer look at the die-cut treatment on this custom-cut white acrylic screwpost presentation book

 

Here are a few pieces of Kevin’s work.  You can see more on his website here.

 


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