This has saved me a few times when I have dropped a comic. I heard about this online. Acid free means no staining the fabric. I did this not even a month or so ago. I really would like to hear opinions but better yet if anyone can point us in the direction of actual science that would be sweet. I also had some boards when I was a kid that had a shiny side and the rough side was just brown cardboard so I assumed from those that you always used the shiny side.
Choose the form of plastic that best meets your needs. Grasshopper L0ngB0x said: this thread boggles my mind. This time though, I think I will stick with the Shiny side until I see any damage. Each Pack comes with 100 Silver Age Comic Book Size Backing Boards. Until I personally see any damage from the way I store my collection, I will continue to use the shiny happy people side.
So basically flat means matte and shiny means glossy as these terms are being used to describe a backing boards finish and not if its bowed or crowned or bent. The glossy side of the board does not act like silly putty removing color from the comic. But as usually the case, my surmations have usually been wrong heh. Longboxes and shortboxes can usually store dozens and dozens of comics most shortboxes can hold 100+ comic books , and at some shops you can even find thick plastic dividers sized to fit within them to help organize the books. The earliest comic books of the Golden Age contained 64 pages, enough to support 4 or 5 adventures within their covers. However how sure are you about less acidity? On the other hand, I had found a few open packs of the Wizard Brand bags and boards from back in the mid 90's in a box I had apparently used for supplies that I dug out of storage a spare room at a relatives house, no basements or attics and they looked like they were just bought. I figured it was meant to be used or there wouldn't be a shiny and non-shiny side.
I was asking about doing everything he is doing, but then sticking it into a bag itself. The boards are crafted with certified acid-free 24 point cardstock buffered with calcium carbonate. If you're using Mylar It would be better to have no board in your bag than one that's not coated on both sides. To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. One side had less capability to absorb than the other. Would the Golden Age top loader fit inside of a Golden Age bag? Glossy is synonymous with shiny.
I like to see a cover on both sides. So naturally thinking the shiny side had a less porous side, that was the side I was going to use. It would all be the same. This size accommodates comics published since 1990. Would the Golden Age top loader fit inside of a Golden Age bag? Nice thread by the way.
Comics produced from the 1980s onward were produced in greater quantities than those prior to that time and therefore are less valuable and first issues, first appearances of popular characters, or iconic and well-liked stories, tend to sell better than later stories or less-famous characters or stories. If thats wrong someone needs to clarify, because I will change em up. This size accommodates some late Golden Age comics published in 1951 as well as Silver Age comics published as late as 1965, including annuals and 80-page giants published during that period. Note that some comic books have been published in magazine format. I've actually had the reverse experience, with the dull side of the backer pulling ink away from the comic. People mean the flat side is the non-glossy side.
The thing that stood out for me is that the uncoated side of backing boards are unbelievably acidic. The answer is have the shiny side of the backing board against your comic. Makes it easier to match fabric colors. I just checked one that hasn't been read for maybe 6 or 7 years and there's no colour pulling on either one. Honestly, I would do what puts your mind at ease when storing your collection.
I don't like my comics too tight and snug in the bag. To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. The shiny side is there for a reason plus it looks much nicer. As the cost of paper gradually increased, the number of pages was reduced to 48, which accommodated up to 3 graphic stories, and then to 32, which usually meant a maximum of 2 stories. Additional items are sold separately. What side of the backer board do you use to rest the comic against in a bag.
For the best use of these preserving materials, it's important to know how to size your comic books for proper storage. Man behind the curtain DarthLego said: This is what I plan to do with all my key issues. Plastic storage bins, especially ones that seal tight, may be preferable to keep pests away, particularly for unbagged comics; you can also go the extra mile and add desiccants, such as silica packets, which will help keep moisture from building up in the box and attracting the bugs. What you are seeing is the natural aging of a comic book and the gasses released by the comic are absorbed onto the board. Recently I went back to check on some of my crappy book boxes. Get larger bags and boards still for treasury-sized comics.
This article has also been viewed 115,032 times. Otherwise they would have made both sides shiny but that probably costs more. I just thought it made sense from the reasons listed already. As for the debate about shiny or non-shiny side. The boards I had used for the valuable silver age stuff were bought for their archival quality, and I just thought it was notable that the boards were advertised as low acidity and they were dull on both sides. Wise Beyond the Years Pick-ups this month? People mean the flat side is the non-glossy side. I thought of the boards like a sponge.