[ModLib] Mylar question
scot.kamins at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 23:50:46 EDT 2011
Here's a link to discussions we've had in the past about this very
issue. from the mailing list archives:
On Apr 27, 2011, at 5:50 PM, Graham, Charles wrote:
> 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
> ModLib mailing list
> ModLib at thuban.owu.edu
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