Custom Handcrafted Portfolio Cases

Clamshell cases are an elegant, yet practical, method for the presentation and protection of photographs, documents and books and the interlocking tray design provides safe storage and reduces the contents’ exposure to light and dust.

Also known as a Solander box, Dr. Daniel Solander sailed with Captain Cook aboard the Endeavour, as one of the ship’s botanists, to the Pacific Ocean. While cataloguing the natural history collections of the British Museum he invented this style of box, which is still used in libraries and archives today and considered the most suitable way of storing prints, drawings and manuscripts.

Cases can be personalised with a logo or name using a magnesium die to blind deboss or foil stamp the cover.

Each case is individually handmade to order, based on print size and capacity, using traditional techniques and the best archival materials. The prices listed are for standard size cases but they can be made to any size and depth. Other services include screw-post portfolios, slipcases and bookbinding.

Custom Portfolio Box Prices


Full Clamshell Up to 2” Depth 3” Depth
8.5 x 11” $260 +$30
11 x 14” $304 +$40
13 x 19” $360 +$50
17 x 22” $460 +$60


Magnesium Die $85
Blind Debossing $25
Hot Foil Stamping $35
2 Colour Hot Foil Stamping $50
Label Inset $20