Itoya Profolio Review: Cool Product Of The Week

This weeks cool product is the Itoya Art Profolio series. I really like these for presenting and storing prints. They solve the problem of displaying images in an easy and portable fashion. Having images in print simply makes a better impression than looking on a screen.

Profolio’s come in various styles, but the bottom line is that their a reasonably priced simple way to present your work. Coming in a broad range of sizes such as 5×7, 8×10, 11×14, and even 13×19 (which is the odd print size that comes out of my Canon Pro 9000 Printer).

Here’s a few available styles and some Amazon links. I also found them on B&H Photo.

Standard Art Profilio: This has a simple hard plastic cover with plastic sleeves inside. It’s not the most finished and while I would not sell it as a client album, but it’s simple and clean looking for a REALLY low price. This is basic presentation that’s inexpensive enough to double as print storage.

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Itoya Art Profolio Std from around $7

Art Profolio Professional: The professional is a bit more money, but with clearer pages and a nice leatherette cover, it feels a lot more high end. These are worth the extra for making a really nice presentation with your image portfolio.

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Itoya Profolio Professional from around $36

The bottom line is that these little guys rock. They solve a common problem of too many prints and not enough mounts and frames. Go try a few for yourself and start making more prints.. Gavin Seim