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Re: Vinyl Disc and LP Jacket Preservation

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phillip holmes <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 19 Aug 2008 09:36:17 -0500

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Ditto.  I like their service and prices.
Phillip

Douglas Small wrote:
> I have been very happy with the products from Sleeve City; they will 
> send you samples of everything for a penny per item +s/h I believe.
>
> They also have a 20% off sale good until 31 August; see below:
>
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> accessories, binders, storage boxes and more for your back to school 
> media storage needs.
>
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>
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>
>
>
>
> On Aug 18, 2008, at 11:36 AM, Larry S Miller wrote:
>
>>   For an LP jacket, Mylar is generally considered better than 
>> Polyethylene.  Whether a flap is desirable or not may depend upon the 
>> item's storage conditions.  For my own personal collection, I 
>> generally do not use outer jackets with flaps.  I find they often 
>> catch and sometimes tear when removing an LP from the shelf.  
>> However, if an environment is particularly dusty, a flap may be 
>> advisable.
>>   Recommendations for inner sleeves can be more difficult.  For my 
>> own collection, I favor HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) sleeves, 
>> whether enclosed in a paper shell or alone.  One must be cautious 
>> about sleeves simply labeled "poly."  They could be almost anything.  
>> A general rule I go by is: if it's frosted in appearance and slippery 
>> to the touch, chances are it's good; if it's clear and sticky or 
>> tacky (like a dry cleaning bag,) look elsewhere.
>>   It may also be advisable to properly clean an LP before putting it 
>> into an new and, these days, not inexpensive inner sleeve.  For one 
>> thing, cleaning can reduce the risk of mold formation.  Also, if an 
>> LP is dirty, that debris can be transferred to the sleeve and 
>> re-contaminate the LP even if you clean it later.  A clean record in 
>> a clean sleeve is a good practice.
>>
>> Larry Miller
>>
>>
>>
>>>>> "Stephen M.H. Braitman" <[log in to unmask]> 8/17/2008 
>>>>> 7:54:39 PM >>>
>> Hi, Folks:
>>
>> I wanted to get some feedback from the folks here on the ARSCList
>> what they think about the various archival preservation products out
>> there.
>>
>> The goal is to archivally preserve an old vinyl LP and its jacket.
>>
>> Bags Unlimited offers the most variety of products. They have a "
>> "Rice-Paper" Style HD POLYETHYLENE & ACID-FREE PAPER" for the disc.
>> Is this the best thing?
>>
>> For the LP jacket, the thickest they offer is a "6 mil POLYETHYLENE"
>> jacket sleeve without a flap. The thickest Polyethylene with a
>> sealable flap is 3 mil.
>>
>> They also have a 4 mil Polyester (Mylar) jacket sleeve without flap,
>> and a 2 mil with flap.
>>
>> They also have LP jacket inserts, which can go inside the LP jacket,
>> or 12" jackets to store the disc outside the jacket.
>>
>> If there are other companies with better supplies of these types of
>> products, I'd appreciate the recommendations.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Stephen
>>
>> -- 
>> Stephen M.H. Braitman
>>
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