Miller....I mean, Mylar

Mecianne

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Researching the archives for mylar sleeves (framing magazine). I plan to do a sink mount (probably), but want to support with a mylar sleeve. Thing is I don't want to buy 50 of one size nor do I need a whole 100 ft roll. I found a link to Bags Unlimited. They have 25 for around $13.oo. Problem there is that they are 2 mil. Larry Peterson was advising that 2 mil is not strong enough to provide long term support. What do you folks use? oh, and, United only sells in rolls, am I correct?

Thanks in advance

--M
 

Rozmataz

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Mecianne, I have a 100 ft roll that I dont' use much of - I would be happy to send you what you need... got lots of spare tubes around!!! Just give me your address, etc.

By the way Bags Unlimited is in my city!! They have great items in this range.
 

B. Newman

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I also have a chunk of the envelopes. What size do you need? I'd be happy to share.
 

Mecianne

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Awwww, you guys are so nice
The magazine is 8 1/2 x 11. I don't mind spending the $13, even for 24 extras...just wondering if the 2 mil is sturdy enough. I rarely use mylar (except for corners & strips). This is the first whole magazine I have done in a year. I'd also be glad to have someone send me one. I'll pay you for it & the postage.
 

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There are both 2mil and 2.5mil archival bags available for comic books. You could check with a local trading card/comic store.
 

Jim Miller

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Originally posted by Mecianne:
...just wondering if the 2 mil is sturdy enough...
Clear polyester film is incredibly strong. I doubt you could tear the 2 mil film unless you start with a cut.

I use 3 mil and 5 mil films, only because thinner film is harder to handle without accidental creases & dimples. 3 mil film will easily support a 5-lb. hard-bound book.

I've never used clear film envelopes for book/magazine mounting because they can't conform to the shape. I prefer to fold & crease the film to fit the book, which also give it good support.

Also, we can't be sure the clear polyester film used for envelopes is uncoated. I'll keep buying Melinex 516 by the roll from United.

If you mount and frame a book, magazine, whole newspaper, and some other wowjobs for display in your gallery, your customers will order more framing of that kind. And for that work you won't have to compete with every frame shop in town. $$$
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Mecianne

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Thanks to everyone. But especially to Betty! I got the sleeves today. I love this place.
 

B. Newman

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Well, bless your heart. You're just as welcome as you can be. Glad I could be of some help.
 

Mecianne

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Jerry, I do hope I'll get the chance. I am still learning something new everyday. But it's usually the hard way!

BTW, Betty, I got the frame for the magazine finished this morning. The small sleeve worked perfectly. Frame & mount turned out great.


I think Mr. Miller may be on to something when it comes to encapsulation & mylar. ;)
 
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