What type of portfolio are you using? I currently have two of them for different reasons. One holds 8x12 prints, and I have various side images on 8x12 paper in it. Looks clean enough for me. I use this one just to show latest work to friends, and keep it with me just in case someone asks about my work. My main one, the one I show to people serious about buying a print is actually a 16x20x2" archival box. All prints are matted to 16x20 and are in plastic sleves.