Plastic Sandwich was founded in the early 1970s by Joyce Pinto. Rob Jacobs joined the company 5 years later. The service provided a complete portfolio presentation package for photographers, designers and ad agencies.
At that time a portfolio consisted almost entirely of laminated tear sheets, proofs and prints mounted and laminated to a uniform size. In the 80s the increasing trend was for mounted transparencies mainly duped to 10x8. This was staggeringly expensive for our clients to keep an up to date folio. The cost of a dupe plus mounting was getting close to £100 for one new image and some clients had several portfolios to update.
Around the end of 1999 this type of presentation made way for prints in book form. By this time we had already designed our print book which is now 99% of what we do.This period in our company has probably been one of the most enjoyable. It’s almost irresistable to walk past our leather store without giving a loving touch to this wonderful natural product.
As well as the leather book, the sleeves etc. are all custom made in house and can be any size or format. If help is needed we are always available to discuss our client's requirements in planning a portfolio. Normal service is a week to 10 days but we will always meet a deadline.
Our client base includes stars of the photographic and advertising industry worldwide as well as film makers, corporations, PR and event organisers, architects and anyone whose activities or craft are best shown through the presentation of images.