Ideas for Presentation & Storage of Prints

Today I thought I'd share some ideas about products 
to help you care for the prints you have already made; 
storing, safe & easy transportation, and to present them professionally.

Standardised conservation products can be found here:
These standard storage boxes are made from 1000 micron archival boxboard, 
and pass the Photographic Activity Test (P.A.T).
They stock archival envelopes, clear polypropylene sleeves, foam board,
acid-free tissue, linen tape for framing, label pockets for filing....

Archival products available from Conservation Supplies
for storing and organising your prints and editions

For bigger prints you may need to invest in some plan drawers (horizontal)
or there are rack and furniture for hanging (vertical) that take up less space.

Plan drawers / PlanMate Hanging Storage Rack for display

Drawers and boxes are great for storage and organising at home, 
but when it comes to taking your prints out and about,
you may want something more suitable for transporting.
Here are some art bags and portfolios from Gordon Harris Art Supplies.

Cardboard Folio (up to A1), weatherproof black polypropylene carry bag (up to A2),
Calendar Folder (up to A3), Display Books with removable sleeves (up to A2).

For presentation, you may want something prettier...
I highly recommend you contact Louise, from The Binding Studio
as she is a master in this craft; especially her beautiful print presentation boxes, 
customisable folders, branded folios, artist book construction, etc
which are a wonderful compliment to your works on paper.

The Binding Studio can make your boxes (shallow or deep) in any size, 
any colour, any style, to suit your needs for odd-sized editions, or your portfolio. 
You can even get your name or logo embossed, debossed, or foiled on it!

Here are some examples of her beautiful work:

Hinged Lid Clam-Shell Print Box (with or without ribbon)
Presentation Folder, Lay-Flat Clam-Shell Box, Lidded Box with tab for business card
Boxed Folio with Screw Binding, Japanese Bound, Boxed Folder with internal folio binding
Classic A4 and A3 Folio Covers available in landscape and portrait options,
in black white or colour of your choice, plain or branded.
Various coloured album screws mean you can change contents as often as needed.

If you are interested in getting several boxes, 
to store different editions, or sizes, or a bulk purchase for an exhibition,
you can order custom options directly from The Binding Studio's website,
or click here to check out her Felt shop for some ready-made products.

Perfect Binding Workshop at The Binding Studio
In addition, Louise also runs regular workshops.
So if you are interested in learning some additional skills 
to make your work look super professional with your own 2 hands, 

If you have any other favourite storage or presentation products for prints,
please do comment below (and links for NZ companies & products)
and let us all know about them so we can support more NZ companies!