We currently have all of our portfolios custom made, and made such that the pages are interchangeable. But right before we switched to our current “look” we were having portfolios permanently bound to take on the look of an actual “book”.
We were doing cloth bound books and slip cases with our logo embossed on both. They looked great but the big drawback is that once there we done.. that was it.. there was no changing them. Which in the scheme of things is not a very good idea for professional photographers. I have found you should always be able to add new shots or take old shots out of a portfolio at a moments notice.
These particular portfolios were never intended to be a long term solution, but should you ever have a body of work that will most likely remain unchanged, it is a great presentation.
We used A-1 Bookbinding in Downtown Los Angeles.