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Old 12-12-22, 10:06 AM
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Re: The Film Posters thread

Intrigued by those portfolios but I don't understand what this means in the listing:

  • Storage capacity:
    • Transport - safely hold up to 25 sleeves (50 prints)
    • Storage (Flat) - safely hold up to 50 sleeves (100 prints)
I get that they're better stored flat, but are they suggesting taking pages out just to transport them? Also, what happens if they're not stored flat (or can't be)? Are the posters so loose in the pages that they slide and curl?

I don't have a ton of posters, maybe a hundred or so, but they've been rolled in tubes since the 80's and early 90's, so it would be nice to finally flatten them out and put them into one place where viewing is a lot easier (as well as possibly photographing them to sell them as time goes on!).
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Re: The Film Posters thread

Maybe I’m missing something but it seems like that would take up a lot of space. Do you just lay it on the floor in the basement or closet? I’d be afraid of stepping on it or accidentally stacking shit on top.
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Re: The Film Posters thread

Originally Posted by Brian T View Post
Intrigued by those portfolios but I don't understand what this means in the listing:

I get that they're better stored flat, but are they suggesting taking pages out just to transport them? Also, what happens if they're not stored flat (or can't be)? Are the posters so loose in the pages that they slide and curl?
From their FAQ:
Q - How many prints can each portfolio hold? How do I safely transport my prints?

A - All portfolios can hold up to 50 sleeves which is good for over 100 prints! We only recommend going over 25 sleeves in a portfolio if you don't plan on transporting prints around, but instead just using the portfolio for flat, long term storage. Refill packs are sold separately.

Due to the weight of the prints stored, please keep your portfolio flat when not being transported. We highly advise against standing them upright for storage as you will cause stress on the binder mechanism. We also recommend that when filling your portfolio with over 50 prints, that transport is done carefully and in a flat manner. Prints are heavy in large quantities so please be mindful of transport technique.
I suppose it's like a regular book. Thick, heavy books "sag" over time, where the weight of the text block pulls on the spine.




The size and weight of the portfolio, filled with pages and prints, would probably put a great deal of stress on the spine/binding mechanism, and probably the pages, too.

These binders will also allow you to put smaller pages into the binders, like if you have a 27x40 binder, you can also put 18x24 and 24x36 pages into it, but I'm not sure I would do that, as, when storing it flat, the weight of the pages might put dents in the shape of the smaller pages into the larger pages and their contents.
Old 12-12-22, 11:13 AM
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They need to design a better binding mechanism. From the looks of it in the various YT videos, the mechanism seems a bit . . . insubstantial. These would certainly be more ideal if you could store them upright, rather than trying to find room to lay them flat, which isn't easy for everyone. Still, tempting . . .
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Re: The Film Posters thread

I ordered the Portfolio this morning, but after reading the subsequent discussion I wonder if just buying the pages and devising your own storage method would be a decent alternative for some people? Assuming you're going to store the portfolio flat, you'd pretty much have to have it stored out of the way somewhere like under a bed. Could just as easily purchase a 30x45 cardboard box and keep the pages in there.
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Re: The Film Posters thread

There's a framing store I go to that has a bunch of posters and prints available for sale. They have them in large plastic slips/sleeves (similar to the binder pages), and then have those in large bins like record bins that people can flip through. Similar to this:




I haven't flipped through the poster bin in years, but I think the sleeves in that were a bit stiffer than the ones in the Baroque pages, but they also had the posters backed with cardboard, and I wasn't paying a lot of attention to the thickness of the sleeves.

A bin similar to the one pictured wouldn't be too difficult to build yourself for the cost of some lumber and a minimal set of woodworking skills.

The Baroque pages aren't very thick or rigid -- which is a compromise for maximizing out the storage space -- so if you're going to store them in a bin or box, you might want to put some kind of backing board in them.

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Re: The Film Posters thread

Found some youtube videos of the portfolio in action:




When I was putting mine in the sleeves, I used a method similar to that one video. I have an eight foot folding table with a smooth plastic top, which was ideal workspace for putting the posters into sleeves, with some assistance from my wife -- having an extra set of hands is really useful for getting them in straight.
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Re: The Film Posters thread

The 27x41 portfolio is huge. Exactly what I need, but huge.
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Re: The Film Posters thread

I have a 16x20 portfolio and I rarely take it out because it's so big. A 27x40 portfolio would be good for storage. But I doubt I'd ever take it out and flip through it.

I'd kinda prefer something like this. Although I don't know how good it is for long term storage.


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I don't know how often I'd flip through the portfolio either. But I would like it for storage. I think I'd rather store my unframed posters flat than rolled in tubes.
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Re: The Film Posters thread

It's certainly a lot easier and lighter than finding a flat file cabinet. Those things are heavy.
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Official Pix just announced a rare private signing with Clint Eastwood. It'll go live on Monday morning and probably sell out quickly. I can't even imagine what the price will be. And I'm sure there will be a huge upcharge for full size posters.
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And Bradley Cooper in the hopper too. I was already thinking about getting an American Sniper poster signed and Eastwood would obviously be a nice addition there. But with what thats going to cost, I think Id much rather get a poster of one of his classic films.
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I missed out on the signing, but looks like prices started at $1250....I think I would have spent that on a 92 year old Clint Eastwood autograph.
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Re: The Film Posters thread

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I missed out on the signing, but looks like prices started at $1250....I think I would have spent that on a 92 year old Clint Eastwood autograph.
$1250 for Eastwood sounds like a steal, to be honest.

It's really not much more than a fancy new iPhone, or what a couple would pay for a month's worth of health insurance.

One, Eastwood is a Hollywood legend. Two, it's probably next to impossible to get an autograph from him. Three, he's ninety-two years old.

Not a fan of Eastwood at all, but I would consider it to get a Harrison Ford scribble on an Indiana Jones or Blade Runner poster. (Star Wars, too, if I had one already signed by Mark or Carrie.)
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Yeah, I was expecting these to be in the $2000-3000 range. I completely missed the presale but probably would have been in for a poster. My concern would be what his signature must look like now. I'm sure there's a little shakiness to it given his age.
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Re: The Film Posters thread

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
$1250 for Eastwood sounds like a steal, to be honest.
On the one hand, yeah, it seems like a one-chance-only deal for a Hollywood legend who will not be around much longer and will probably be signing autographs for fans for even less time. I would love to have an Unforgiven or The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly poster signed by him.

On the other hand, when it comes down to it, were talking about a couple scribbles with a sharpie, something that would take him literally 3 seconds to do, for $1200.

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On the other hand, when it comes down to it, were talking about a couple scribbles with a sharpie, something that would take him literally 3 seconds to do, for $1200.
It's the world we live in right now. Gone are the days of going to a card show and getting Mickey Mantle to sign your baseball card for $10....and yes, that was his actual rate in the early 90s. But as long as people pay these prices, they'll keep on charging them.
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