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Old 20th June 2020, 03:24 PM
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Question Presentation box materials

Dose anyone know where I could buy materials to make a presentation/ portfolio box from.
I have looked on line only to find lots of companies selling services to make them for you at some cost.
I have a special print run in mind that I would like a special presentation box for.
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Old 20th June 2020, 03:44 PM
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Hi Mitch,
You could try Ratchfords in Manchester for book binding materials.
You might also like this video of how to make a clamshell presentation box.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SndRqJekaqY
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If you are not totally against buying a premade one, at least one of our sponsors, Silverprint, have portfolio boxes in various sizes, as does ebay UK. I found them doing a search with the words, 'portfolio box'.

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You could try CXD International. They have the Royal Warrant and do quite a range of different items. I've bought some of their boxes for negative storage.

https://www.cxdinternational.com
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Silverprint have grey colours clamshell boxes in various sizes
The also sell the photo sleeves
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You could try the tiny box company, much cheaper than silverprint and you can even get them personalised.

https://www.tinyboxcompany.co.uk
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Sorry for the slow replies I have been busier than I had expected.

Thank you Alan for the utube vid interesting watch had a lot of good ideas.

Terry, I'm not against using pre made I have done so in the passed.

Collas thank you for CXDs web address I already use their boxes to store my negs which I get through silverprint. Which in affect answers you Paddy thank you.

Monst I did look at the tiny box company did not have what I was looking for.

I want something hand made to go with a special set of prints I'm going to produce.
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Hi Mitch, this is something I've done various times. You need a bookbinding supplier for these materials. I have used this company because of their wide range of colours and materials: https://www.schmedt24.de/en/.

Here's an 8 x10 presentation case I made for a wedding. 3mm board with fabric covering chosen to match the Groom's blue suit!

The prints were made in my darkroom, but I doubt the happy couple would have cared if they were digital prints. (Although they did specifically ask for my services alongside the Digital photographer).
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Hi Mitch, this is something I've done various times. You need a bookbinding supplier for these materials. I have used this company because of their wide range of colours and materials: https://www.schmedt24.de/en/.

Here's an 8 x10 presentation case I made for a wedding. 3mm board with fabric covering chosen to match the Groom's blue suit!

The prints were made in my darkroom, but I doubt the happy couple would have cared if they were digital prints. (Although they did specifically ask for my services alongside the Digital photographer).
Thank you Edmund, your box is really nicely done If I can get near that I will be pleased.
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The prints were made in my darkroom, but I doubt the happy couple would have cared if they were digital prints.
From what you show in your post Edmund, I am very impressed with the quality of your colour printing. Well done you!

I love the colour of the box as well and have read quite a few posts over the years of reading forums, of more and more 'customers' asking for a film camera photographer to take pictures of their wedding, and I'm sure you'll get a few recommendations by the bride and groom.

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