View Poll Results: What would you like to protect your chapbooks?

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  • A binder

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  • A slipcase

    6 42.86%
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    How to store and protect chapbooks

    I have several chapbooks and was wondering what others did to store and protect these.
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    Someone sent / show'd us pictures of how they stored their chap books. It was a binder, there was some talk about putting together an official CD binder for this, but I don't think it ever got past the talk phase. If there's interest from you guys, I can start the talk again and see what we can come up with.
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    Protecting Your Chapbooks

    After calson posted a thread about how everyone stores / protects their chapbooks (which is now merged into this thread). It struck up a conversation here about which option is the best. A slipcase or a binder. So we decided to have a poll to see what everyone thinks. Below is an image of a customer's binder in case you weren't sure what we meant by binder.

    http://forum.cemeterydance.com/images/chapbind.JPG
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    I have a bunch of Chapbooks. I love those little guys. I currently keep them all together on a bookshelf held in place with a bookend. A slipcase would be great!

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    I like the idea of a binder because it's "expandable," but I like the look of a slipcase more.
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    Oops, sorry if I missed this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by calason View Post
    Oops, sorry if I missed this...
    You didn't, you inspired it.
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    The poll needs a "none of the above" option.

    I keep my chapbooks individually in archival comic book bags, generally accompanied by the archival board.
    Last edited by Patrick; 05-10-2011 at 12:13 AM.

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    I think a binder is the way to go, especially if you can put each chap book in its own separate "comic book" style sleeve.

    I actually do this with my Cemetery Dance Magazines, put each one in a plastic sleeve and keep them in a three-ring binder. It works pretty well that way.

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    I do like that binder concept. I might have to get motivated to try it out.

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    I don't own any chapbooks.
    I'm not even sure exactly what they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frik51 View Post
    I don't own any chapbooks.
    I'm not even sure exactly what they are.

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    They are folded stapled "little" books. CD has done a fair number of them as "promotional" items over the years.

    http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/CTGY/chapbooks
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    For chapbooks I use semi-thick, see-through plastic you buy at Walmart in rolls for around six bucks. It's used to cover furniture when painting. Cut and fit, folds then tape. Works like a brodart HC protective cover only it's for softbacks. Use it for trades, too. And also, when in a pinch, run out of Mylar or Brodart ? works for the hard-backs too.
    Works and looks pretty darned good.

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    What about a slipcased binder, or a traycase with binder rings? That would satisfy my need for "expandability" and look good whilst doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    They are folded stapled "little" books. CD has done a fair number of them as "promotional" items over the years.

    http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/CTGY/chapbooks
    Thanks, Dan.

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    If this is specifially for CD chapbooks, I would love to see slipcases with the text of the titles on the slipcase sort of like the slipcases Borderlands Press did for the Little Books. But then again, I don't know if there are enough people who would have all of the CD chapbooks to make that worth the time and costs. In second place would be more generic CD chapbook slipcases that would hold 10 or so chapbooks and had the CD logo on the spine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsaenz24 View Post
    If this is specifially for CD chapbooks, I would love to see slipcases with the text of the titles on the slipcase sort of like the slipcases Borderlands Press did for the Little Books. But then again, I don't know if there are enough people who would have all of the CD chapbooks to make that worth the time and costs. In second place would be more generic CD chapbook slipcases that would hold 10 or so chapbooks and had the CD logo on the spine.
    I'm pretty positive it would be far too expensive for both us and the collectors to do individual slipcases for the chapbooks. I'm also not sure that'd work out so well with the manufacturing process as they'd have to be incredibly thin. We where thinking a slipcase that would hold several chapbooks similar to the magazine slipcases we have done before.
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    I should have been clearer....that's what I meant....Borderlands did slipcases that held 5 of the Little Books series books...I figured the slipcase could hold 8? 10? of them. My dream factor would be the titles of the chapbooks on the side of the slipcase, but not everyone would have them all, so that would not be as popular overall as more generic chapbook slipcases.

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    Ahh I see. Yea I'm not sure how popular / feasible that would be. I do however like the idea of a traycase with the 3 ring binder built into the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    Ahh I see. Yea I'm not sure how popular / feasible that would be. I do however like the idea of a traycase with the 3 ring binder built into the case.
    Oh, I get it....I work at CD, so I'm gonna have them do it the way I WANT!!! Yeah, real nice Dan!!! LOL!!!!

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