Saturday, 7 March 2015

Displaying Your Cerebus Archive Portfolios

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MICHAEL RAGIEL:
(via email, 4 March 2015)
Sometime ago you had posted a few photos of how I display my Cerebus Archive portfolio. There has been a few people still inquiring about how to still display their prints. I created a very amateurish video, but I think it gets my point across. If you feel that it's not too horrible to post, then feel free to get it to all the backers and future potential backers. Hopefully, you can view it.

6 comments:

Margaret said...

That looks great Mike! I just slipped my archive prints into my Itoya Art Profolio - minus the photocorners.

I second the Itoya Art Profolios - I have several of them in different sizes for my Cerebus posters and prints I've accumulated over the years - as I can only fit so much artwork on my walls (what a nice problem to have). I like that they use archival safe paper.

mike r said...

Hi Margaret,

You should reconsider getting the photo corners that way you don't have to worry about the prints sliding out or around. It took me about 5 hours to do the Cerebus Archive prints, note pages and the bonus prints. It's well worth it. There all in and I don't have to worry about it again. The stay flat envelopes though if the folio is turned upside down , the envelopes will shift and possibly fall out.

I am also working on a cover page. I sent a sample of what I like to do to Dave and hopefully,I'm one of the last to receive a letter from him. I also created on the spine insert of the folio which reads "Cerebus Archive".

It's a work in progress and any major changes that I come up with that seems it will enhance the folio, I'll keep everyone updated.

Michael Ragiel

Jeff Seiler said...

Mike, I looked up Itoya online and found a brick-and-mortar store listed that is about 3 miles from me here in Minneapolis. They want $38 per portfolio. Is that about right?

Thanks for the VERY helpful video!

mike r said...

Jeff,
I paid $34.99 + $2.79 for 250 photo corners. I was able to put 20 prints from 2 archives, both stay flat envelopes, 5 note pages, 4 1/2 pages of bonus prints and 1page for 2 Gerhard prints. I still have 3 1/2 pages left. For me it's a good bang for my buck.
Originally, it was going to be a coffee table book but now I think it's going to be a dining room table book. ;) It's a big book. Not that heavy.

Jeff Seiler said...

Mike, I ordered 3 of the Itoyas from the art supply store a few miles from here and it came to just over $122 with tax. I'll add the corners when I go pick them up next week. And, I'll watch your video again before I start putting them together.

Thanks again for the great input. Very thoughtful of you to do that.

mike r said...

Jeff,
It took me approximately 5 hours to do measure, mark the corners, place the corners, insert the print into photo corners, repeat on back and then insert into sleeve. Done. Next.

If you want I can give you the measurements that I used to save some time.

Michael Ragiel