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> Hi, all,
> This was the first year all my students had sketchbooks, not just the
> Drawing students. To cut down on cost, we used the English Dept's comb
> binder to punch holes and assemble them. I used illustration board
> for the backing, poster board for the front cover, and filled it with
> white sulfite drawing paper. Cheap, and the students were able to add
> pages as needed, but they were time-consuming to make, and the English
> Dept. wanted their binder back. Plus, a lot of students don't want to go
> rebind their added pages, so now they have a lot of loose pages falling
> Do you have any ideas for cheap sketchbooks for next year? I've
> considered ring binders so we have the flexibility of adding pages. Have
> also looked at the inexpensive red pasteboard "wallets" which wouldn't
> bind the pages, but they do have a flap with a Velcro enclosure. I
> thought these might be good as Sax has them for something like $1.35 for
> 100 or more 12x18 size; they would be like portfolios, as well as keeping
> work in progress.
> I know someone Out There has a great solution!