In the increasingly competitive world we live in, having a portfolio, which is a compilation of one’s most important and outstanding work in printed form, is of utmost importance to both individuals and companies alike. Considering its significance, the design and creation of your portfolio can make or break a deal. A portfolio which is professionally prepared can help a jobseeker leave a good impression at their interviews and ultimately land them their dream job. Likewise for companies seeking to secure a lucrative business contract with a potential client, a portfolio can be very important. How exactly does one determine if your portfolio is professional looking enough? At Dazzle Printing, a customer-oriented online printing company with a history spanning over three decades, we are here to offer you valuable guidance throughout the entire process, from the design of your portfolio to the final production.
Portfolio Printing Services
Situated in Madison Heights, Michigan, Dazzle Printing is an online printing company which is able to fulfill all your printing needs at a reasonable price. We have assisted a wide range of clients from all across the United States, ranging from individuals and small companies to schools and nonprofit organizations, with the production of their portfolios. When designing your portfolio, there are three key aspects you need to pay attention to – size, cover, and paper stock.
Our standard sizes for portfolios are 8.5 x 11, 6 x 9, and 5.5 x 8.5. If you are in the creative industries, it will be advisable to opt for the 8.5 x 11 option as it allows for larger images. Meanwhile, if your portfolio is comprised mainly of documents, 5.5 x 8.5 size should suffice.
The cover of your portfolio is the first thing a potential employer or client will notice when they receive it. To make your portfolio stand out from the rest, consider using a heavy paper stock and having the covers laminated. We offer gloss, soft touch, leather, and linen lamination. We can laminate one side of the cover for perfect bound portfolios and two sides for plastic coil and wire-o binding. We cannot laminate covers for saddle stitch portfolios.
All papers fall into two categories – coated or uncoated. The former is paper which is coated either in matte or gloss and displays images and text with a denser color and sharper detail. Meanwhile, the latter is paper which is absorbent and has a non-glare surface. Apart from choosing between coated or uncoated paper, you should also bear in mind the paper thickness and weight, which can have a huge impact on the durability and quality of your portfolio. Choosing the right paper can be a confusing process and it is highly recommended you speak to a printing professional before making a decision. At Dazzle Printing, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to answer any questions you have regarding paper stock, as well as any other portfolio-related enquiries. Email us at [email protected] and we will respond to you within one business day.