Portfolio pages without plastic
February 26, 2014 8:30 AM   Subscribe

Are there any portfolio inserts (similar to what Prat or Itoya makes) that don't have plastic protectors?

I'm looking for just plain black pages that I can mount something to and which have holes across the top for placing in a portfolio book. I need 11x14 and it'd be great if I could order them on Amazon or buy them at an art supply store in Boston.
posted by msbrauer to Shopping (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Are you talking screwpost, or multi-ring spiral?

Screwpost portfolios have a lot in common with scrapbooking books so you might want to start looking there.

If you can't find exactly what you need, you can likely bring some black paper to a Minuteman Press or equivalent and have it cut down to size and have holes drilled if you provide a template. With a screwpost portfolio, you might also want a line scored where the pages would fold back, to make that go easier.

You can always do this yourself as well with a hand hole punch and paper cutter. It'll be tedious, but can be done.
posted by fontophilic at 8:42 AM on February 26, 2014 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Screwpost, I think; definitely not spiral. It's a custom made book with 4 rings that the paper needs to hook into. That's a good thought to look at scrapbook paper.
posted by msbrauer at 8:50 AM on February 26, 2014

Something like this?
posted by okieangel at 9:23 AM on February 26, 2014

If you want to use your own paper, I've used these adhesive hinge strips and they worked really well. It sounds like you may have to cut out your holes with a hole punch for your custom portfolio book.
posted by suedehead at 11:30 AM on February 26, 2014

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