The Clamshell Box

Learn how to make custom, professional portfolio boxes for your print (or drawing) series. We will cover the process from design to construction. These boxes are not only a beautiful way to present your artwork but allow for safe storage.

One-day workshop on the use of a board shear, book press and basic tools to construct a basic cloth and book board double wall clamshell box. Each student will construct a box using the materials provided. Handout will be provided that explains the cuts and techniques In this class we will discuss:  Measuring and spacing for box construction The use of a board shear to quickly cut book board to accurate repeatable sizes How to glue up box pieces using a book press Discuss types of cloth and alternative materials for covering boxes How to measure, cut and glue book cloth to wrap box trays and covers Techniques for hiding book cloth seams on boxes Use of book press to "nip" or adhere box trays to covers Use of card stock to raise or lower the surface of box trays (for labels and inserts) Tricks for fixing problems with construction
  • February 15, 2020 at 11am – 4pm
  • Saltgrass Printmakers
    412 S 700 West
    Salt Lake City, UT 84104
    United States
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  • The Clamshell Box

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