[ModLib] Mylar question

Don Eveland pecksgrove at aol.com
Wed Apr 27 21:39:54 EDT 2011


I use brodart, it has stood up very well for the years, 11, I have been collecting ML


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On Apr 27, 2011, at 7:50 PM, "Graham, Charles" <charles.graham at dominican.edu> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am fairly new to the list serve, and have been enjoying the discussions about bindings, dust jackets, etc.  I also enjoyed Roger's in-depth coverage of ISBN numbers and the color printing process.  Roger, maybe you can talk about blind stamping on the bindings next.
>  
> It all started at the now closed Odyssey Bookshop in Novato, CA.  Something drew me to a particular edition of Faust by Goethe.  It stood out from the other three or so editions of the same name.  It turned out to be published by the Modern Library (red dust jacket, 1960s).  I was impressed by the quality of the book.  There was also a certain quaintness I still can not put my finger on.   I bought other Modern Library books as they turned up at Odyssey, and it just kind of snowballed.  My collection is small, so have not been able to contribute to the 10 minute challenges of late. 
>  
> Now for the question.  I do have a number of titles that need Mylar, and wonder what the real collectors prefer.  Does one use polypropylene, polyester, or specifically Mylar?  A search for Mylar will return all three.  What thickness is preferable- 1.5, 2, or 2.5 mil?  Is paperbacking better to protect the dust jackets?  I have checked Demco, Brodart, and Gaylord, but am not sure what to get.  Any advice would be much appreciated.
> Thank you in advance,
>  
> 
> Chuck Graham
> Mail Services Coordinator
> Dominican University of California
> 
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