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GregYager
09-16-2010, 10:02 PM
Can someone recommend a good place to buy a case for submitting competition prints?

Cheri_MacCallum
09-16-2010, 11:44 PM
It's been a while since I bought my cases, but I know Showcase photo in ATL used to carry them, I used to work there. Their # is 800-886-1976, ask for Ron.

Or Dury's in Nashville may carry them as well. 800-824-2379, ask for Robert.

Both places are great to deal with.

Betsy_Finn
09-17-2010, 12:11 AM
If you're fine with 16x20 max print size, I may have an extra lying around somewhere that I'd be willing to sell.... let me know and I will see if I can find it.

GregYager
09-17-2010, 03:04 AM
That would be great Betsy. Let me know if you find it. Otherwise I'm gonna call the store in Atlanta that Cheri suggested.

Angela_Lawson
09-17-2010, 02:27 PM
B&H Photo and Adorama carry some too. Not high end, but I bought one and it seems to work fine.

GregYager
09-17-2010, 02:37 PM
The cases I've found have a place for shipping labels. Do most people ship them utilizing this or do they put the case in a plain box for shipping?

Joe_Galioto
09-17-2010, 02:56 PM
greg,
i like everyone affixes a label to the case and ships.
Secure the straps with strong packing tape.
joe

Betsy_Finn
09-17-2010, 04:00 PM
Hi Greg, I was able to find it. I actually have two...

One is a Tenba Airbook (http://www.archivalmethods.com/Product.cfm?categoryid=40&Productid=167) - originally $200 new,... in very good condition (only shipped once or twice in this one). Maybe $100 for it incl. cost to ship to you? (OBO)

The other one is an older Tenba shipping case, of similar design, with a smaller clear plastic window for inserting shipping slip ...as well as place to affix shipping label. Most times I've used this one, they affix the shipping label directly to the plastic window instead of using the "proper" shipping label spot.

I'd be willing to part with either, I think... I will say that the Airbook is lighter (so potentially less cost to ship once prints are in it).

Regarding your shipping question ...when I ship my cases (using FedEx) -- they typically attach a shipping label to the handle. When it comes back from print comp... that's when there is the sticker shipping label attached. :)

GregYager
09-17-2010, 04:49 PM
I'll take the first one Betsy. You can send your mailing address to my e-mail at gregyager@bellsouth.net and I will get a check to you. Thank you.

Betsy_Finn
09-17-2010, 05:11 PM
Great! Just sent you an email.

GregYager
09-17-2010, 06:06 PM
Thanks again Betsy! I'm now one step closer to entering my first competition!