PORTFOLIOS

There are a few things you should keep in mind when you are planning to print a whole porfolio. So we tried to collect some of the most important aspects and give you a little overview below. Generally the easiest way to produce a portfolio is a simple folder with book binding screws. In this case you keep the flexibility to add new pages afterwards or change the order of your pictures depending on your client.

Characteristics

Characteristics

Double-Sided Print
If you want that your clients can flick through your portfolio like a book, then is a double-sided print the choice to go for. This will create a continuous image flow and new layout possibilities. Furthermore it can lower your production costs since you will only need one piece of paper for two pages. This requires an additional ink absorption layer on the backside of the paper – these papers are normally called “DUO” papers by the manufacturers.
Punching
If your portfolio is going to be binded with book screws/binding screws, you will need the compatible holes in your paper sheets. Depending on the size and format of your portfolio this might vary a bit but the normal standardized space in between is 80 mm from one middle of the hole to the other. In case of a four hole folder it will be 80 mm between all holes as well (this “4-hole extension” is unofficially called ISO 888 – a variaton of ISO 838).
Grooving
Grooves make it much easier to browse through your portfolio and ensure that the pages do not bend too much. 
A double grooving with two rills is commonly used with a distance of about 5 to 7 millimetres between them.
double-sided print
If you want that your clients can flick through your portfolio like a book, then is a double-sided print the choice to go for. This will create a continuous image flow and new layout possibilities. Furthermore it can lower your production costs since you will only need one piece of paper for two pages. This requires an additional ink absorption layer on the backside of the paper – these papers are normally called “DUO” papers by the manufacturers.
Punching
If your portfolio is going to be binded with book screws/binding screws, you will need the compatible holes in your paper sheets. Depending on the size and format of your portfolio this might vary a bit but the normal standardized space in between is 80 mm from one middle of the hole to the other. In case of a four hole folder it will be 80 mm between all holes as well (this “4-hole extension” is unofficially called ISO 888 – a variaton of ISO 838).
Grooving
Grooves make it much easier to browse through your portfolio and ensure that the pages do not bend too much.
A double grooving with two rills is commonly used with a distance of about 5 to 7 millimetres between them.

Preparation & creating a master

The highest quality in the inkjet printing process can be achieved with uncompromised files (e.g. TIFF) and a RGB color space (e.g. AdobeRGB or ECI-RGB). The conversion in the color space of the printer/paper happens within our special printing software. A conversion to a CMYK color space prior to that could turn out quite lossy and we would not recommend to do that. This comes down to the fact that our printers are using way more colors than only “Cyan”, “Magenta”,  “Yellow” and “Black”.
So if you are planning to layout your portfolio, it is preferable to do this directly in Photoshop with guide lines and grids. You should also think about the needed space for rilling and grooving. In case of a borderless print or portfolio it is also wise to plan at least a 3 mm bleed section around your final format.

Duo-Papers

Here is our collection of DUO-PAPERS with both-sided inkjet coating.
Tecco PD190 Duo

TECHNICAL DETAILS:

  • Surface: matt
  • Weight: 190 g/m²
  • Thickness: 235μm
  • Opacity: >97,5 %

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Tecco PD305 Duo

TECHNICAL DETAILS:

  • Surface: matt
  • Weight: 305 g/m²
  • Thickness: 339μm
  • Opacity: 99,9 %

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Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre Duo

TECHNICAL DETAILS:

  • Surface: matt
  • Weight: 210 g/m²
  • Thickness: 320μm
  • Opacity: >95 %
  • Tint (D65 2° 460 nm): 90%

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Ilford Heavyweight Duo Matt

TECHNICAL DETAILS:

  • Surface: matt
  • Weight: 310 g/m²
  • Thickness: 340μm
  • Opacity: 99 %
  • Tint (CIE L*a*b): 97,3 | 2,3 | -7,5

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Sihl Masterclass Lustre Photo Paper Duo

TECHNICAL DETAILS:

  • Surface: semi-glossy
  • Weight: 325 g/m²
  • Thickness: 270μm
  • Opacity: >99 %
  • Tint (CIE L*a*b): 93,8 | 2,0 | -7,5

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Hahnemühle Photo Rag Duo

TECHNICAL DETAILS:

  • Surface: matt
  • Weight: 276 g/m²
  • Thickness: 450μm
  • Opacity: 99%
  • Tint (D65 2° 460nm): 92,5%

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