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These are my favorite supplies to create a successful 8 ½” x 11” physical art/photography portfolio
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1. Five Star Zipper Binder - 2 Inch 3 Ring Binder, 6- Pocket Expanding File *
2. Samsill 200 Non-Glare Heavyweight Sheet Protectors, Reinforced 3 Hole Design Plastic Page Protectors, Archival Safe, Top Load for 8.5 x 11 Inch Sheets *
3. Avery 8160 Easy Peel Address Labels for Inkjet Printers, 1 x 2 5/8 Inch, White, 750 Count *
4. HP Premium Plus Photo Paper | Soft Gloss | 8.5x11 | 50 Sheets *
I like the handle for easy carrying, the zipper to keep it contained and clean, the extra pockets for your resume, artist statement and business cards.
When buying the sheet protectors, consider using the heavy weight and non-glare.
Most any heavy weight photo paper will work, but I suggest the Soft Gloss or Matte finish. This gives a clean look without the glare. You will obviously need a good photo printer or you can send your files to a company like OfficeMax or Staples, or most office supply stores and have them do the printing (make sure to ask for the soft gloss or matte finish, or they may let you provide your own paper).
This is a good size for adding your information to the outside of each image (on the page protector). Avery has a template that can be downloaded to create your labels.
There are many, many different business card printing companies. I have been using Vistaprint for over ten years and have always been satisfied with their products.
6. Don’t forget to include your Resume, Artist Statement, and List of Images!
I hope this helps you get started with producing a professional portfolio that you will be proud to present to a sales gallery!
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