How do you stop your pages from bending at the bottom corners of albums???

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Posted 1/11/2014 by Margaret20 in General Scrappin'
 

Margaret20
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Posted: 1/11/2014 7:39:32 PM
Ughh...Ive been moving things around for the last few days and today when I moved my albums I realized that allllll of the corners of every album (AC) has bent corners on the bottom right corners of evry page! They are all bent inward towards the back of the album...Blatantly obvious!!!!!!!!! wth....too many pages maybe???

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Posted: 1/11/2014 8:11:42 PM
I am not sure...I don't have any AC albums and I don't have any bent pages. I have WRMK 3 ring and CTMH post bound albums.


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Posted: 1/12/2014 1:19:02 AM
I usually find that happens with heavier pages as my earlier pages don't have this problem. There is an 'easy' solution. You need a solid piece that holds the pages in place. If you look at Becky's PL albums, these apparently come with them (and so did quality binders in the 70s and 80s). Basically, you need a hard plastic sheet to sit in front of the page protectors. Something that spans the entire height, and about 1/3 of the width of the page.

I have no idea where to get them, but that is what you need. If you can find yourself sheets of hard plastic or acrylic sheets, you could probably make them yourself. Just cut it to size and punch yourself some holes for the ring binding.


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Posted: 1/12/2014 8:15:06 AM
That just happens with 3 ring because the covers are so far away from the pages. So the pages slump. Even if the album is full they can slump.

It is the second most thing I don't like about 3 ring. The first is pages slipping off the rings.


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Posted: 1/12/2014 11:40:36 AM
Are you using AC page protectors? Theirs are a little longer (extra space by the holes) and are more susceptible to the corners bending. I don't have this issue with WRMK or PL pages. My books are also pretty full or with other full books so there is not a lot of room for them to slump. When I take a book on or off the shelf I always put my hand underneath the bottom to help support the pages. This also helps to prevent the top hole from stretching.
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Posted: 1/12/2014 12:56:38 PM
I have never had this problem. I use all WRMK albums.


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Posted: 1/25/2014 1:27:37 PM
Mine are doing the same thing! I have a mix of wrmk and ac and some are "really full" and some aren't and the bottom rift corner is bending just like the op said.

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Posted: 1/25/2014 2:56:08 PM
I've never had this problem either. I use WRMK.

I have a few albums with an elastic strap mounted into the back cover so that you can use it to secure the pages and keep them from moving. Perhaps sewing an elastic band to keep them in place while the album is stored might help?
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