Portfolio format

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  1. gwatson

    gwatson Member

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    Hi all

    Although having been a photographer for some time, I have never considered gallery sales as a source of income, until now. I am creating a body of work for this purpose and have just started printing a portfolio.

    The images are in square format, printed on 12x16 Polywarmtone 17. I had intended to present them in individual sleeves in a portfolio box, unmounted. The reason for unmounted is because I try to use as little adhesive as possible, hinging the top of the print and using those photo-corner-thingys for the bottom corners, relying on the museum and frame board to keep the print flat against the mount. However, since they will not be framed, I thought this would look a little messy in a portfolio. Also, I prefer to print large.

    However, I have had a look through previous posts of this nature and have noticed that most people mount portfolio prints. Is anyone able to advise me as to whether presenting unmounted prints would be considered in anyway sloppy or half-hearted on my part? This is initially for the UK market.

    Many thanks

    Geoff
     
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    UK members can best advise you on what the expectations are there, Geoff. On this side of the pond, however, I suspect that unmounted prints would not be well received.
     
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    Perfectly flat mounted and matted prints are just more presentable. So, why nut just make a special set of mounted and matted prints for your portfolio? You can still leave the normal vintage prints unmounted.
     
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    Thanks for the response people. Mounted it will be.

    Geoff