Chris Polack's Creative Portfolio

8th March 2012 General Articles


We have been working with local Melbourne photographer Chris Polack for several years now (mostly scanning his awesome BMX work), but results from his most recent DIY process to create his own portfolio impressed us so much, that we thought we would share some details and images with you all.

Perfect bound and housed in a hard board slip case from OrtBindery.
Close up of folio inside the slip case.
Chromajet Duo Lustre 230gsm
One of the only quality semi-gloss duo papers for fine art printing.
  • ConstructionResin Coated
  • Made From100% Virgin Fibre
  • Paper Weight230gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneBright White
  • Optical Brighteners?
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Chris purchased some of the wonderful Chromajet Centurion Duo Lustre 230gsm stock from us, before printing the images himself using a Canon PRO 9500 mkII A3+ photo printer. Being the first time using any form of double sided paper, Chris mentioned how impressed he was at how fault free and easy to use the paper was.

Chris was looking to have a fully customised, one of a kind, folio and came to us asking whether or not it was possible for us to print on fabric. It just so happens that Pete, our print department wizard, is all over custom digital fabric printing and whipped one of Chris’ images out in no time on our cotton stock.

Custom cotton fabric print by Image Science, with gold foil embossing and custom binding by OrtBindery.
Both the slip case and front of the folio are gold foil embossed for "added radness", according to Chris.

The book was perfect bound by Phil Ridgway from OrtBindery located in St. Kilda. Phil also created the housing for the book, creating a hard board slip case, wrapped in black fabric and gold foil embossed.

Perfect bound folio covered in custom fabric printed Cotton. Perfect bound folio covered in custom fabric printed Cotton.
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Inside the folio featuring artwork from Chris Polack on Chromajet Centurion Duo Lustre 230gsm paper. Inside the folio featuring artwork from Chris Polack on Chromajet Centurion Duo Lustre 230gsm paper.
Close up from inside the folio. Close up from inside the folio.
Inside the folio featuring artwork from Chris Polack on Chromajet Centurion Duo Lustre 230gsm paper. Inside the folio featuring artwork from Chris Polack on Chromajet Centurion Duo Lustre 230gsm paper.
Close up from inside the folio. Close up from inside the folio.


Worth noting, Chris has an upcoming workshop as well – he’ll be spilling all his secrets on amazing action on-location photography – there will be some more details in our newsletter but in the meantime here’s the flyer: