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Re: Storing magazines

by Ghudda Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:43 pm

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Also this. I have a very large stack of Retro Gamer magazines located atop my bathroom counter at all times. I'd suggest laminating each magazine if you do decide to store them in your bathroom, in case one some how ends up finding its way into the toilet.
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Re: Storing magazines

by Hazerd Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:29 pm

Ghudda wrote:
TSTR wrote:by
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Also this. I have a very large stack of Retro Gamer magazines located atop my bathroom counter at all times. I'd suggest laminating each magazine if you do decide to store them in your bathroom, in case one some how ends up finding its way into the toilet.


How do you laminate a Magazine, i mean like each page what?
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Re: Storing magazines

by 8bit Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:54 pm

Cronozilla wrote:Take a note from comic collectors: bag and board them. That stuff is built to preserve the life of printed paper.

BCW makes them:
http://www.amazon.com/toys-games/dp/B002MRLZKS
http://www.amazon.com/BCW-Magazine-Back ... gy_t_img_y

as well as magazine size storage boxes, if that's what you want. The magazine trays would work as well.


Thats awesome! Looks like the perfect way to store as long as you don't mind them not being displayed. Very affordable too.
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Re: Storing magazines

by darsparx Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:52 pm

That actually sounds like the best solution, heck I need to do it with my stack of comics I got at goodwill for $10...I'm kinda tired of having them wrapped up in the bag but don't want to store them wrong and mess them up before I get a chance to read them...)
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Re: Storing magazines

by jmbarnes101 Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:50 am

Check out Herring and Robinson's website at http://herringandrobinsonbookbinders.com
And have your comic books and magazines custom bound.
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Re: Storing magazines

by Nemoide Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:38 pm

If you have a complete set and look at them regularly, I think having them bound is the classiest option. (I've never actually done it myself, but it's what you find in academic libraries and I'm a fan of the concept.)

If you are missing issues or almost never look at them BUT still want to keep them safe, I'd recommend bagging and boarding. I WILL SAY THIS about bagging and boarding: get "buffered" or "alkaline" boards and DON'T tape the top-flap shut. Even if a board is labeled "acid-free" or "archival" they can often become acidic over time and may end up needing to be replaced after a decade or two. That may not sound like a big deal, but it's annoying. As for taping the top flap, I've ended up accidentally getting the tape stuck to my comics/magazines enough times to have taught me it's a bad idea. Just fold the flap down or tuck it into the back and you'll be fine.
Oh, and I'd also recommend keeping them in a plastic box like this instead of the cardboard ones you might find in a comic shop. That cardboard is never acid-free and will degrade over time. It's more expensive but if you get things that last, you'll never need to worry about replacing them!

(I manage the local history section of a library so archival standards are what I'm about!)
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Re: Storing magazines

by Cronozilla Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:27 am

They also make bags that are resealable. No tape required.
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