While I am no Mario Testino I have been published thousands of times in features and ads and such in magazines and big company websites. Some in multiple editions, multiple languages. Then I have had giant ad banners in gyms to billboards in Eastern Europe. It was pretty exciting to see my work in like eight magazines, more or less, at a big book store in the same month, and month after month after month.
Anyway keeping all of that around in printed form became overwhelming. Some of my favorites I have torn out multiple copies just to have around, as well as a few copies of my favorite entire magazine features. Many I have as pdf's, scanned, screen saved. I have enough to where I could send out actual copies or print some from the files.
What I have learned is that it appears that art directors, publishers and others are just as happy to see my work on my website. I have a few "tear sheets" up along with my other photographs. Just Tuesday, by example, I had a national magazine contact me about shooting a feature based on the work on my website. Based on that alone they say they are convinced that I am the guy to shoot this for them.
That is just my experience at the moment so far
Attached is a "tear sheet" from New Zealand Fitness that I always just kind of like. It was fun because it was so different from the usual bodybuilder features. I don't even know if I have a copy of the magazine but they sent me the pdf's which are much more useful.