Press Release—Tenba has introduced a new collection of specialized, highly-protective cases for carrying and shipping portfolios and mounted prints. The new series, called Airbook, is based on the same time- and travel-tested framework as Tenba’s equipment shipping cases, used by photographers and other creative professionals to transport photo, lighting, and computer equipment for over twenty years.
The core of the Airbook is Tenba’s patented Air Case frame—a multi-layered skeleton of air-channeled plastic panels, high-density foam, and specially-molded framing components—all wrapped with soft, brushed tricot to protect, cradle and elegantly present the contents. The Airbook interior has two special modifications specially suited for portfolios: corner cutouts, to protect mounted prints and delicate books (leather, Lucite etc.) from shipping damage or accidental drops, and hand cutouts on each side that allow easy removal of the contents. A variety of additional storage compartments inside the lid provide space for comp cards, cover letters, return shipping documents and business cards.
The exterior of the Airbook is wrapped in ultra-tough yet sleek Ballistic Nylon, the same fabric used in top-of-the-line luggage. The exterior of the case also the features the DataSleeve, Tenba’s exclusive, interchangeable shipping window and personalization solution. For instant “shippability,” standard waybills or other shipping/courier documents are placed inside the removable window, which is then slid securely into the DataSleeve. When the window is not being used for shipping, the Airbook owner can swap it out for a photograph, magazine cover, fabric swatch or other element of personal expression. Or, for an additional cost, Tenba can even laser-engrave a custom-fit, anodized aluminum plate with the artist’s logo or other graphic. Additional exterior features include triple lockable zippers, seatbelt-grade webbing, welded D-rings, deluxe padded handgrip, removable, padded and contoured shoulder strap and more.
Tenba Airbooks are available in four sizes, to fit 8.5x11-inch books, 11x14-inch books, 11x17-inch books, and 16x20-inch prints. Suggested retail prices from $198 to $250. Check with your professional photo or art supply retailer for actual “street” selling prices, or for more information, visit www.tenba.com.