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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:40 pm    Post subject: Old topic rehash, Plastic sleeves Reply with quote

Not that I'm going to jump on this band wagon but I was talking with a another photographer friend who says a bunch of the big boys are moving back to sleeves. Chris McPherson, Timothy Archibald and Andrew Heatherington have all gone back to sleeved pages because of use and abuse.
My friend is in the middle of redoing her's and going generic with Pino albums and sleeves. I still love my book; the feel of Hahnemule heavy rag and the smooth book linen surrounding it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm moving towards print on demand books. That way when they look too rough, I just have a new one printed. Expense might be a bit more, though if I consider some books as leave behind portfolios they are more like marketing materials. The other thing is that more commercial printing is moving towards digital presses, so I think it is good to show how your images look printed that way.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There have been and always will be photogs who care more about how their books look and/or the cost of replacing images over what the people who buy photography clearly state they prefer. I can only say that I still hear art buyers say that they loathe plastic sleeves.

I'm just sayin'...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get to see a few portfolios a month when AD's/Producers setup meetings at the studio where I work and... I honestly see most/all with plastic sleeves. These are from several shooters in commercial/fashion and art who don't seem to be having any trouble finding work.

On the other hand, I know also of several shooters sending out Blurb/Paperchase custom books -- I'm pleasantly shocked how good the work looks.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was at a printing & publishing industry trade show about a month ago. There I saw many samples from the latest digital presses. In the past it was easier to tell digital press printing from offset, but that gap is closing. Set-up is different, and skin tones are tough to nail, but with some test runs getting results close to offset is possible. The only ranges that do not reproduce as well as offset are deep reds and strong yellows. An understanding of CMYK, or working with a talented graphic designer, are highly recommended for best results.
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i'm HOPING for a company to come out with a dual sided pearl surface on cotton paper so I can get rid of my sleeves. I've debated sandwiching two pages together, but haven't tried (worried about my consistency in drymounting the images together)

Right now I use Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl. I keep trying out several types of dual side matte but nothing has the punch and sharpness that the pearl surface does. I love the feel of the cotton based paper so I've not really considered the RC based dual side pearl/lustre.

I guess I'll keep dreaming and using those darn sleeves that I hate for now...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ilford make a double sided luster. I have a box here but havent started using it yet.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

calindustries wrote:
snip..... I love the feel of the cotton based paper so I've not really considered the RC based dual side pearl/lustre.

I guess I'll keep dreaming and using those darn sleeves that I hate for now...


If you love the feel of cotton paper why are you using sleeves. Question

The sleeves always reminded me of my cousin's house when I was a kid. They had plastic on the lampshades, couch and plastic runners in the living room. Razz

I figure replacing pages that get dirty or frilly edged is the COSAP (cost of showing a portfolio)...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you love the feel of cotton paper why are you using sleeves. Question

The sleeves always reminded me of my cousin's house when I was a kid. They had plastic on the lampshades, couch and plastic runners in the living room. Razz

I figure replacing pages that get dirty or frilly edged is the COSAP (cost of showing a portfolio)...[/quote]

I agree. Which is why I'm dumping them. I meant I'll just keep using the same paper and bust out the old Seal press to make my own double side "extra" heavyweight.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plastic sleeves?!

The competition is fierce. But by all means PLEASE use plastic.

Less competition for me.
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