PhotoPlus Expo 2009: Do-It-Yourself Portfolios from Moab

Oct 22, 2009
By Dan Havlik, PDN's Technology Specialist

Moab Chinle

Utah-based paper company Moab is showing off a clever new do-it-yourself photo portfolio at Photoplus called the Chinle Ice Nine. (Well, perhaps the name isn't so clever.)

The portfolios, which are the result of a collaboration with Lost Luggage, ship as either 8x8-inch or 12x12-inch kits with scored and drilled Moab paper and a gray translucent cover. The covers include Lost Luggage's classic hinge design with expandable screw post binding for easy assembly.

Though students and young photographers are clearly the target market for these low-cost portfolios, we could also see professionals using them as a basic show book or leave behind for clients.

The 8x8 books will sell for $40 and the 12x12 books will sell for $60 when they ship next month. The ten-sheet starter kits use Moab's popular Entrada paper but the company says there are plans to introduce other papers, including Colorado, to the Chinle Ice Nine kits.

Moab was also showing off their new bright white "Entradalopes" at PhotoPlus Expo which pair with 5x7 folded Entrada cards. Moab is hoping that photographers use the cards as self-promotion items, holiday cards or announcements using their own images.

The Entralopes will be sold as a set for $35 with 25 cards and 25 envelopes in the box.

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