We are excited to introduce a new line of quality portfolios that are ready to go! No custom orders, RTG, is for those in need now. Quick and easy, orders are shipped within 1-2 business days and are available in our most popular color combinations and sizes. They are handmade with the same superb craftsmanship that you have come to expect from our custom portfolios and boxes. RTG offers an convenient solution for those in a time crunch.
I’m continuing to be pleased with the results of the inkjet printing process and wanted to share some photos of recent portfolios that I’ve made using this wonderful technique.
Inkjet printing is a versatile and cost effective way to personalize your portfolio. You can find some more information on the website www.kdbooks.com. If you have any questions regarding the process and the possibility of adding it your portfolio please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
6 new coated fabrics have just been added to the covering options for portfolios, presentation boxes and invitation folders.
There are now 43 options available in 3 types of covering materials; linen, metallic and coated.
These new coated fabrics are very easy to maintain as they can be gently wiped down with a lightly dampened cloth. They are impregnated with a sizing that prevents the moisture from penetrating the material and reaching the core of the structure. The metallics also have this property which make them, along with the coated materials, ideal for portfolios that will see a lot of use or that are left out to be handled on a daily basis. You can request swatches of these or any of the 43 fabrics by sending an email to email@example.com. The full color chart can been seen here at kdbooks.com
Mounting your printed invites to a fabric covered panel or folder can add texture, dimension and elegance to any invitation.
Recipients are sure to take your invite seriously when they find it in their mailbox. They’ll feel as if they’ve received a special package rather than just another piece of mail.
Now, after many years of producing these fabric covered invitation folders and panels in the studio, they have finally been added to the easy to use online store. Prices start at just $4 per piece with a minimum order of 10 pieces (printed invites not included).
Panels and folders are available in 4 sizes that fit comfortably into A7, A9, #10 and square format 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ envelopes. Printed pieces can be easily mounted to panels and folders by using double sided tape, glue sticks, spray adhesive or adhesive rolls like GUDY.
All invitation presentation structures can be covered in one of the 37 fabric colors available. In addition, pocket folders are available and can be covered in a combination of up to 3 colors, one for the folder itself, one for the liner (back of the pocket) and one for the pocket.
Fabric swatches are encouraged and are available upon request. You can see the 37 colors here.
As with everything at kdbooks.com, folders and panels are all handmade in California and constructed with the highest attention to detail.
Custom sizes and colors are also available. To discuss a custom project or to get answers to any of your questions please contact the studio
I am very excited to be adding this new portfolio design to my website. Many artists and designers are finding that printed portfolios are no longer suitable for presenting their work. Thankfully new technology and streamline tablet designs have now made it possible to present this same work conveniently and efficiently in a digital format.
This drop spine flip top presentation box has a magnetic flap closure and can be custom made in one or two of the 37 colors available. As with all boxes and portfolios in the online store, the Portfolio for iPad can be personalized in a number of ways. Foil stamping and embossing of a name or logo are 2 of those options.
There are also many style and sizes of pockets that can be added to the inside lid liner. The Portfolio for iPad can viewed flat on a table or the cover can be inverted to create an easel. To see more details and photos of The Portfolio for iPad please visit the website.
I just wanted to share some photos of portfolios that I’ve made recently that use inlays to add compositional interest and a little splash of color to book covers. Using the inlay as a background for foil stamping is particularly effective but in the case of the Sila Portfolio and the Dionne Portfolio the inlays speak for themselves as simple colorful shapes. Inlays can be made in all geometric shapes and sizes and can be placed anywhere on the book’s front or back cover. They can now be added to custom built portfolios in the online store. When ordering online I recommend sending a pdf for accurate size and placement of your inlay.
The inkjet experiment that I blogged about back in March has proven to be quite a success. In the past few months I’ve had the pleasure of working on several projects which called for the printing of large areas.
While it’s been challenging getting the printer to accept the bookcloth, the actual printing has gone very smoothly and I’ve been very happy with the vibrancy of the colors.
Large format portfolios are now available online. There are 3 new standard sizes;
13 x 19 landscape
19 x 13 portrait
20 x 15 portrait
Each style of portfolio; hidden screw post, exposed screw post and coffee table, can be ordered in these larger sizes and all are customizable with one or two of the 37 colors of bookcloth.
Hinged pages and hinge strips are also available for each of these sizes.
If you need a size that is not offered on the website please call or email to discuss placing an order for a custom sized portfolio.