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Prat's Start 1 Portfolios are attractive enough for professionals, and attractively priced for students. They have a black archival/acid-free embossed polypropylene cover, with a smooth black inside.
They also feature two full inner pockets, elastic holding straps with plastic buckle, solid molded plastic drop handles, and a smooth running double-action nylon zipper.
Portfolio Dimensions — The Sizes noted for presentation cases, portfolios, binders, and refill pages are the sizes of the artwork they are intended for, not the actual outer dimensions of the product. For all dimensions, see the Item Specs tab.
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from Denton, TX
Comments about Prat Start 1 Portfolio:
I've used these portfolios for the past 25 years. When my originals got destroyed in an accident, I replaced them with new ones. The new ones have the same basic design as the originals. They are offered in a wide array of sizes that works well with standard paper sizes. The exterior of the portfolio is made of a material that seems like it will be even more durable than the originals. However, some of the hardware seems a little more cheap--namely the zipper, handles, and the way they are attached to the portfolio. Still, these are a great value and very useful item for artists who must transport works on paper. I cover the interior fasteners with tape or line it with black foam core so that they do not rub against the paper and cause damage.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Good product, good service
from Sandy, UT
Arrived quickly, will serve my needs for years to come
Great item. Hard to find quality
Thanks. Great item
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Very nice, what I needed for archiving old works
By Art & photo
Light weight, smooth zipper. Handy inside pocket. Used for storing older works.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Jenkintown Pa
Holds a lot ! I have safely transported several framed water colors along with brushes, paint and paper safely to and from destinations.Very happy with my purchase.
Big but functional
By SF artist in NY
from Nanuet NY
I use this case as storage only. It is quite large so carrying it could be difficult if paper were stored inside. I especially like the pocket on one side and the cross straps to hold paper in place
Just what I needed
from Rochester Hills, MI
I use this for transporting mounted photographs to meetings. It does its job very well.
What I love most about the portfolio is that is EXACTLY what was portrayed and came very quickly. It's one I use specifically to transport and store sketches. Light weight, well constructed. I am extremely pleased. And that can de difficult to do
from Myrtle Creek, Oregon
I love the quality of this product. Nice thick outer shell and I love the elactic straps that will hold my art work in place as I travel with it!
Prat Start 1 Portfolio
from Flagstaff, AZ
This is a product for artists on a budget who want durability and protection for their art work. I purchased one for myself and one for a friend. We use them for transporting our art work to and from lessons.
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