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David_Dismukes
08-23-2008, 02:48 PM
Can anyone recommend where I can purchase a good print case?

D._Craig_Flory
08-23-2008, 04:11 PM
Hi David;

B&H Photo sells them, among others: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?ci=0&shs=Fiberbilt&sb=ps&pn=1&sq=desc&InitialSearch=yes&O=jsp%2Fproductlist.jsp&A=search&Q=*&bhs=t&Go.x=13&Go.y=13

I recommend at least a 3" width.

Don_Chick
08-23-2008, 06:20 PM
http://www.lightimpressionsdirect.com/item.action?itemGroupId=59

KirkDarling
08-23-2008, 06:50 PM
Has anyone been able to get a Fiberbilt case in the last several months?

Rick_Massarini
08-23-2008, 06:51 PM
Both Dury's and Showcase are stocking them. They brought some along when they exhibited at our State Convention a couple of weeks ago.

Jeff_Dachowski
08-23-2008, 08:45 PM
I just bought three from Adorama.

Jeff

Heather_L._Smith
08-25-2008, 02:15 AM
I got mine from Adorama as well. They had the best price on the Fiberbilt cases, and at the time I ordered, shipping was free on that particular item.

David_Dismukes
08-25-2008, 03:24 PM
What's the best print case size?

Heidi_Theriault
08-25-2008, 04:00 PM
I recommend at least a 3" width.

Why 3" and not 2"?

D._Craig_Flory
08-25-2008, 04:08 PM
Why 3" and not 2"?

Hi Heidi;

I own a 2" and a 3" too. If I did it over again I'd buy a 3" & a 4". A 2" is ok but I like the extra room for lots of padding that my 3" case affords. And, I have used my cases, over the years, for other than competion. One use was taking prints for display when I taught. I have also used them for shows where I had a display booth.

It is best to own at least two cases. For those that enter state, regional, and Imaging, one case isn't enough. Especially for anyone entering Imaging where you don't get the case back for many many months, if you want to enter somewhere else you are without a case if you only own one.

Heidi_Theriault
08-25-2008, 04:15 PM
Thanks, Craig. That makes sense. What do you use for padding between the prints?

Heather_L._Smith
08-25-2008, 04:38 PM
Heidi - I reuse the pacakging materials I get from my lab. When they send images to me, they use a thin sheet of squishy packing material (very thin) between the images (so I do the same), then they use a larger air-filled, sectioned plastic packing material (like little pillows) to fill the empty space... so I use the same thing. Between your images, you just want to use something thin - just enough to keep the images from scratching each other or sticking or anything like that - you don't want to use any big packaging materials between the images (it makes it harder to handle when they're opened). Oh, and they case handlers really, really do NOT like packing peanuts :)

D._Craig_Flory
08-25-2008, 05:18 PM
Hi Heidi;

Besides what Heather said, you can also use blank thin matte board in between.

Heidi_Theriault
08-26-2008, 01:13 AM
Thanks, Heather and Craig.