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Portfolios & Presentation Books FAQ

What sizes do you offer portfolios & presentation books in?

We offer custom wood and acrylic books up to 12" x 24" in size. This includes 8.5" x 11", 11" x 11", 8.5" x 14", 11" x 14", 11" x 17", A3 and more.

What are your portfolios and presentation books made out of?

Our books are made from the highest quality 1/32" or 1/16" birch, bamboo, walnut, teak and mahogany veneer or plywood, depending on your material. The inner lining, which acts as a front and back hinge, can be made from either neutral-colored calfskin leather or upholstery fabric to ensure a book that lasts.

Is custom laser-etching included in the price of the book?

Customization of the front cover is included in the purchase price. We provide templates that you add your artwork to which helps us get it into our systems. Simply add your artwork and upload it with your purchase when you add it to your cart. We will confirm placement by digital proof.

How are your books bound?

We use various length aluminum screw posts to bind our books. Our portfolios and presentation books can be assembled and disassembled easily to add or remove pages.

What are the differences between Tru-View, Direct-Fit and Lie-Flat Books?

Various customers have different needs and preferences for how they want their pages to fit in their portfolio. As a result we offer the following fitment types:

  • Tru-View: Tru-View books allow you to display a full standard size page. For example an 11" x 17" Tru-View book would be closer to 11.5" x 18" and provides an 11" x 17" page view using custom pages or binding strips.
  • Direct-Fit: Direct-Fit books use standard size pages (8.5" x 11", 11" x 14" & 11" x 17") as the full extent of the page, including space for binding. For example and 11" X 17" book would be closer to 11.25" x 17.25"
  • Lie-Flat: Lie-Flat books use standard Itoya, Prat or Pina Zangaro page inserts to allow for easy additions or changes. For example, an 11" x 17" book would be closer to 12" x 18" to accommodate the page inserts.

Are your portfolios and presentation books rigid?

Our books are slightly flexible in 1/32", the 1/16" is meant to be more structural. We have had clients with varying opinions on both so we offer them in two styles, flexible and rigid.

Do You Offer Clear Insert Pages?

Yes we do. We can include Itoya or Prat refills for an additional fee. If you would like to use another brand or would like to source locally we encourage you to support your local art supply store.

Are these available in bulk?

Absolutely, we offer discounts for volume and can customize for your business or event. Contact us at 310.305.1734 or sales@studioeqdesign.com for pricing or to place an order.