clear album cover
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Posted: 4/22/2013 11:03:16 AM
i'm looking for a clear album cover option. right now i'm working on a mini book that's 5 x 8"h and so i don't know that i'll find a piece of clear acrylic precut to size. i saw some thin plexiglass at hobby lobby but wasn't sure about cutting it and punching the sides w/ my crop-a-dile. anywho...any suggestions on what to purchase? how to cut it? where to purchase?

thanks!


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Posted: 4/22/2013 12:53:33 PM
Would transparency be too thin? I've used it as a mini book cover before. It's pretty durable & u can buy it at office supply stores relatively cheap or some pretty designed sheets here on 2 peas
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Posted: 4/22/2013 12:55:18 PM
oh i hadn't thought about that...hmm. not sure. i did want to put some elements on it but that might be an option. pretty sure i have some sheets of it somewhere so i'll have to pull out and take a look...


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Posted: 4/22/2013 1:06:02 PM
HAve you tried theses people. They are all over in Arkansas http://www.globalspec.com/search/products?page=gs#sqid=2179618&query=acrylic%2520sheet

Here in Oregon we have a place called Tap Plastics. It has all kinds of plastics and the best part is they will cut any of it to size for you.

I never thought of doing a clear book cover before. I might have to try it some time.

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Posted: 4/22/2013 2:35:06 PM
You can buy (or use an old one if you have them) those 3 prong folders that have the clear cover. It's thicker than transparency.

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Posted: 4/22/2013 3:34:56 PM

You can buy (or use an old one if you have them) those 3 prong folders that have the clear cover. It's thicker than transparency.


I've used something similar - I found a clear binder at my local dollar store, and it worked great... It was acrylic so it was more flexible than plexiglass, and punched well... Plexiglass can crack sometimes... You can also buy the clear plastic covers they sell at office stores like Stapes, in their copy centre - the ones they use if you take in documents to be bound... It's thicker than a transparency and of course punches well... Most copy centres will sell you a couple out of their own stock so you don't need to buy a whole box...

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Posted: 4/22/2013 5:59:44 PM
Big Box hardware stores also sell plexiglass - and they may be able to cut it to size, too! I bought some and the tool (knife blade like tool) to cut the size I needed. My cropadile cut the holes perfectly!


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Posted: 4/22/2013 10:21:48 PM
What about Bazzill's "plastic sheets"? They are thicker than a transparency but thinner than plexiglass. Heidi Swapp used them a bunch and they are the perfect thickness for a mini book cover.
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