Weathered Rock, California (from the folio Foundations)
I have started my research on the ‘missing link’ for the development of a Editioned folio, based on the Brooks Jensen folio, which is the folio cover. FYI, Brooks just left me a message that he is putting a tutorial about his folios in the LensWork Extended DVD #74, same one that will contine my series Bad Trip – Sad Trip.
My first solution was the ready off-the-shelf folio cover, which both Light Impressions and Archival Supplies has, but a slight color variations inside between the two and the Archival Supplies version is about $5.00 USD cheaper. My guess is that its the same manufacturer and each company wants to sell a ‘unique’ product. Anyway, I just ordered the 8-1/2 x 11″ digital version of the folio’s from Light Impressions and I expect it by the end of the week (they are about a hour from here so I was hoping to get it quicker, may go with Archival Supplies for the reduced cost). Thus I may be able to finish my Artist Proof (A/P) by this weekend. My outstanding ssue with this folio cover is how to identify my folio on it…..
Meanwhile, I have reversed engineered the folio design that I saw on Brooks web site and I have a friend who is a manufacturers rep for a bunch of printers getting prices for me. I hope to have a die-line by the middle of the week and some ball park pricing. I’m going to drop the blind emboss for the first go round, but keep the window for the folio identification. I will also have a choice in color of the 100lb cover stock by Gilbert Papers and their Oxford line. I did one quick check on the archival qualities, and what they state is that Oxford “is manufactured alkaline with archival properties for longer life” which is not to say that it is fully archival. I will think about this one, but I do expect that the folio prints will not be against the folio cover, the the print edges will be.
Meanwhile, I keep making some small updates to my web site to relect the pending folio availablity. And I need to start an ‘interest list’ as to who may be interested in purchasing this folio early next year (hint, hint).
Best regards, Doug