After all the time and effort it takes to create a work of art, the last thing you want is for all of your hard work to be ruined by being bent and mangled inside your portfolio. It only takes one bump or spilled drink to undo hours of hard work. While soft sided portfolios do provide some protection fro your work, if you want the maximum protection you should consider using metal portfolios for your artwork or presentations.
Why pay the extra money on metal portfolio cases? The answer is simple: security and style.
It is very important that your artwork or presentations come out of your portfolio in the same condition they went in. When you take your work out to present it to a buyer or a client you want it to be in the best shape possible. Leather, plastic, and vinyl portfolios are fine to a point, but they fall way short of the protection you can get from a metal case.
Although you may try to protect your portfolio from harm while you are out, accidents do happen. Typically these accidents happen at the worst possible time. You are on your way to a big client for a job that could result in a large payday, and that is when the person walking by you on the street trips and falls right into your portfolio.
If you use one of the cheaper soft cases, the art inside could get heavily damaged. However, if you were ready to spend a little extra to purchase a quality metal art portfolio, the contents inside would be kept safe from damage.
It is also possible that the day you are required to meet with the client for your big presentation is the day of the big rainstorm. While some of the less expensive cases may give you some limited protection from the weather it may not be enough when faced with a stronger rain. You are left with the option of risking your presentation, or trying to reschedule the meeting for a less rainy day. Either option is less than desirable. You can improve the weather resistance of your case by choosing a metal case that has a good seal around the edges.
If you want to make a strong statement even before you show off your work then you should consider a silver portfolio case. It effectively sends the message that the contents are worth protecting, and that they differ from the usual presentation.
Competition is fierce in business today. Some clients see many different presentation during the week, and unless yours stand head and shoulders above the rest, it could get lost in the pack. Sometimes it is the image of the presenter as much as the actual presentation that wins the potential job. One way you can stand out from the crowd is to carry a portfolio that is more stylish than the typical case that gets toted around to clients.
When you wish to show your presentation with safety and sty;e, the best option you have is to use a metal art portfolio.