[ModLib] Mylar question

Scot Kamins scot.kamins at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 23:50:46 EDT 2011

Hey Chuck,

Here's a link to discussions we've had in the past about this very  
issue. from the mailing list archives:


- Scot

On Apr 27, 2011, at 5:50 PM, Graham, Charles 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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Scot Kamins
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