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    Does anyone else have an issue with the covers to the books?

    The front and rear covers seem to fan out on all my books. Even after sitting for a month+ back in the bookshelf, I pull one out and the cover fans open again. Now, I'm familiar with paperback books, but it does seem a little excessive.

    This is just one of the facinating things I think of when reading script books @ 1 in the morning.
    Last edited by glindros; 04-24-2008, 07:44 AM.
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    Same issue here. The very moment I pulled them out of this plastic wrapping, the covers started to curl up.
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    • #3
      This happened to all my covers. I put my heaviest hardback books on top of them and it keeps the covers good for awhile, but they re-curl eventually. I'm not sure if it's the cover itself or the lamination that pulls on it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JoeD80 View Post
        This happened to all my covers. I put my heaviest hardback books on top of them and it keeps the covers good for awhile, but they re-curl eventually. I'm not sure if it's the cover itself or the lamination that pulls on it.
        I had the same problem with many of mine since around Volume 7. Any books that are still doing that you should report to Jaclyn at babylon5scripts.com. They have been committed to making sure you got the product you paid for, even if you feel like you're being persnickety for bringing it up. Their philosophy is: You paid a lot of money for these you should be 100% satisfied.

        Seriously. Get in touch with them while the books are still being made and can be replaced.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Kresche View Post
          I had the same problem with many of mine since around Volume 7. Any books that are still doing that you should report to Jaclyn at babylon5scripts.com. They have been committed to making sure you got the product you paid for, even if you feel like you're being persnickety for bringing it up. Their philosophy is: You paid a lot of money for these you should be 100% satisfied.

          Seriously. Get in touch with them while the books are still being made and can be replaced.
          I have a feeling it's a result of the cover stock weight, more than any true defect. It would be nice if they could increase the weight of the cover stock for the other books due out.

          I'll email Jacyln with the input, but I don't expect a refund or replacement.
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          • #6
            It's probably a combination of factors, including binding and the different lamination they switched to after production moved to KY or TN or where ever it is now. But replacement volumes I've gotten have cut down on the fanning considerably and made me happier to come back time and again, because I know if I have an issue, they won't give me the proverbial heavy sigh and act like I'm putting them out over nothing. They will take care of you, trust me.

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            • #7
              I brought this up to my wife this morning, who has some professional background in printing.

              She said the problem stems from the fact that the covers are only laminated on one side. If you're in a humid location, the inside of the covers are absorbing moisture from the air, but not the outside, laminated part of the cover. The best thing to do is get the books into as dry an environment as possible and then store them in plastic bags of some type. You don't want any moisture in the bag when you store them, as that could lead to mold.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by frulad View Post
                I brought this up to my wife this morning, who has some professional background in printing.

                She said the problem stems from the fact that the covers are only laminated on one side. If you're in a humid location, the inside of the covers are absorbing moisture from the air, but not the outside, laminated part of the cover. The best thing to do is get the books into as dry an environment as possible and then store them in plastic bags of some type. You don't want any moisture in the bag when you store them, as that could lead to mold.
                I appreciate your research. I live in Florida, so no surprise on the humidity issue. I had two that curled substantially more. They are all kept together so I wouldn't think those two should exhibit such a variance.

                I wish I could afford a humidor for all my books, but the script books broke me
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                • #9
                  The research wasn't hard. Just walked into the bedroom with my copy of volume 12...
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