Fwd: Re: Mylar dust jacket covers
J B Krygier
jbkrygier at owu.edu
Wed Jan 11 15:34:39 EST 2006
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Begin forwarded message:
> From: Allbooks at aol.com
> Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 14:12:54 EST
> Subject: Re: Mylar dust jacket covers
> To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
> I have a customer who is a real ace in applying Bro-Darts. Better
> even than
> me. Aside from the general concept of getting everything
> perfectly flat, he
> uses a wooden roller to crease the edge. Same kind used for
> wallpaper. Wh
> ether this gives any advantage over the recommended bone folder, I
> don't know;
> but his Bro-Darts are exquisitely perfect.
> My own technique is to crease the paper about 1/8 inch below the
> edge, and
> then the mylar precisely at the edge. As opposed to creasing paper
> and mylar
> simultaneously. That allows a sharper crease.
> You of course work with the sandwich face down, the blank paper
> facing up.
> Bent corners of tears can often be persuaded to lie more or less
> flat for a
> few moments after some serious pressure from a warm fingertip.
> I have seen older jacket sleeves that had black edges. Very
> bad. Hope
> they don't make them anymore. They are often seen on ex-library
> books. Tend to
> leave black marks on the edges of the jackets in the long run.
> Jackets from ex-library books, preserved in sleeves, are often in
> near fine
> condition, and can be married to jacketless books if you are so
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