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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Good newspaper storage
I bought this to store broadsheet-sized newspapers flat with just one fold, the one between the pages. They insert easily, so I easily that I wish I had bought the next smaller size (17x22) - I was worried about getting them inserted into that size without accidentally damaging them, and so bought the next one up. If you need to store broadsheets, I'd recommend the 17x22 Itoya Art Profolio Storage/Display Book 17 in. x 22 in. 24, although I'm happy with the larger size I bought.
The folder is sturdy and nice looking. The reason for four stars rather than five is that light and dust protection could be better if it had a zipper closure, or a slipcase, or even if it came in a box that I could store it in (which I was hoping for but turned out not to be the case). I wound up getting an old-fashioned red cardboard portfolio to use as a dust case. Star Products Classic Red Rope Soft Woven Handle Portfolio, 20-Inch by 26-Inch
It beats any alternatives, though. I did a lot of research and this is the best I came up with.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
If you have a lot of posters, the Itoya Profolio is THE solution. I can't frame all my posters, so this the perfect alternative to storing them with the ability to easily show off my posters. This is far better than rolling up posters into poster tubes. The exterior is very durable and the interior pockets sheets are nice. It's acid-free and PH-neutral, but I don't think that it's meant for anything high-end. I would definitely recommend this item.
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Functional, low cost portfolio, perfect for storing kids' easel art
By Citizen #57283
I bought this to store the large paintings my toddler brings home from school. Those big pads for the easel are 1.5 feet x 2 feet. We occasionally look through the art, but the portfolio is mostly just wedged upright next to a bookcase for storage. It is perfect for this purpose.
The cover is flexible, but not too thin. The protector sheets are clear and thin, but that reduces the bulk of the book--they're still plenty sturdy. Each protector has a black, acid-free sheet in it, so you can put two papers in back-to-back. Sometimes, when I have two very similar pices of art, I put one in behind the other, so I end up with some protectors with three sheets, plus the black sheet. I wouldn't do it in every page, since it would add too much bulk, but it's fine occasionally.
This is designed to be a functional, low-cost portfolio, so it doesn't have any bells or whistles. It's stripped down to the minimum functionality. If this company made a portfolio with zippered sides and a spine handle, I'd probably get that instead, so my child could carry it around when he's a little older without my help (and without fear of damaging the art).
Bottom line: This functional, low-cost portfolio is perfect for all of your 18" x 24" paper storage needs. I wouldn't use it as a display portfolio if I were a graphic designer or whatnot, but it's fine for storage.