REDUX: Mylar dust jacket covers

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Thu Jan 12 17:47:23 EST 2006

In a message dated 1/12/2006 2:22:33 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
jwol at writes:


Curious as to why you cut the paper backing to fit the  flexis.  I buy the 9"
paperbacked and simply fold the paper then the  see-through to fit the
jacket, be it giant, regular, or flexi.  It  does not bulge or cause any
other problems that I can see.

Earlier,  DR posted he folded the paper about 1/8" from the edge, then folded
the  see-through at the jacket edge.  Why 1/8"?  I make two folds,  two.  But,
both at the edge of the jacket.  My feeling is it  gives just a little more
support to jacket, particularly the older more  brittle ones.  I live with
the white paper showing through the  chips.

John Wolansky

-----Original  Message-----
From: owner-modlib at  [mailto:owner-modlib at] On
Behalf Of Scot Kamins
Sent:  Thursday, January 12, 2006 2:06 PM
To: modlib at
Subject:  REDUX: Mylar dust jacket covers

On Jan 12, 2006, at 10:57 AM, Scot  Kamins wrote:

> I use Brodart Plasti-Kleer Just-A-Fold Adjustable  Book Jacket Cover.
> Giants:  10-507-602   9"
> Regulars (flexis, blumnethals): 10-507-601   8"
I neglected to note that these are the ones with the paper  backing  
(no glue tabs). They are suitable for dust jackets but not  for  
jacketless books. I find myself cutting down the 8"ers to fit  flexis.

Scot Kamins
When the elephants  dance in the lowlands, it is best that the  
musicians play from the  hilltop.

My concept is that folding the mylar separately gives it a sharper  edge.
Donald D.  Ramsey
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