Personalizing an Off the Shelf Presentation Book

Photographer Simon Winnall of Birmingham, UK, says, “I’ve moved to a Pina Zangaro book, after having a lovely custom leather folio and case in the past, as the cost was so much cheaper I could have multiple books out at ad agencies for the price of one leather book! I print and finish in house, so I can easily change pages or print personalized books aimed at particular clients.”

PORTFOLIO: Pina Zangaro Machina – Name laser etched onto cover
PAPER: Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Duo
PRINTER: EPSON 4000 – Printed both sides
FINISHING: Pages creased, cut and punched by hand

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Graham Winterbottom, a Vancouver Photographer, also uses a Pina Zingaro.

He says, “The book is a Pina Zingaro 11″x14″ Vista portfolio. My original intention was to do a custom housing but since I was building multiple versions it was more cost effective to go with the off the rack version. I did however have a custom slip case made by a local bookbinder who also built the pages and hinging. To personalize it I had both the book and the slip case embossed with my name. I finished the book in October and have had a bunch of meetings since then with really positive comments from designers and art directors about the books construction and images. My plan for 2010 is to get a few more made in order to ship out to agencies across the country.”

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