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olus
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:19:04 PM
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I have an oversized comic that is 7.5" x 11.4". Any suggestions for a board & bag to use with this? Magazine ones are too short. Treasury ones are too tall and too wide.
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I don't know of anything between those sizes. I'd suggest using a Treasury size bag and board. Fold the bag up to size, and cut the board accordingly.
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Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:07:02 AM
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I've made custom bags and boards for odd-sized books - mostly ashcans though.
I use a guillotine style paper cutter, but scissors and a steady hand will work just as well.
Cut the bag a bit wider than you need it, and for height/length cut across the bottom so you can keep the flap.
Once cut to the size desired, very carefully place in a LARGE book with just a tiny amount of the cut side hanging out - press down hard on the book and apply fire (FIRE, FIRE, FIRE!!!) to the cut edges to melt the bag shut. If the bag catches on fire, you screwed up.... start over.
WIth practice, I've gotten it down so the bags look 99% "original" - you can't even tell I made it. Dealers/Stores have asked me where I bought the ashcan bags and boards.
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Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:46:54 PM
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Xylob wrote:
(FIRE, FIRE, FIRE!!!)

Heh, heh! Yeah, He said FIRE! Heh, heh. That was cool!

Shut up, Beavis!

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Xylob wrote:
I've made custom bags and boards for odd-sized books - mostly ashcans though.
I use a guillotine style paper cutter, but scissors and a steady hand will work just as well.
Cut the bag a bit wider than you need it, and for height/length cut across the bottom so you can keep the flap.
Once cut to the size desired, very carefully place in a LARGE book with just a tiny amount of the cut side hanging out - press down hard on the book and apply fire (FIRE, FIRE, FIRE!!!) to the cut edges to melt the bag shut. If the bag catches on fire, you screwed up.... start over.
WIth practice, I've gotten it down so the bags look 99% "original" - you can't even tell I made it. Dealers/Stores have asked me where I bought the ashcan bags and boards.

That sounds like a pretty nifty workaround. I was going to second what Corey said, cut a larger board down to size and fold the bag to fit. I might have to try your method.

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olus
Monday, January 21, 2019 10:52:56 PM
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This worked great. I just cut the Treasury board down to the right size and used a butane soldering iron to seal/trim the bag down so that it now looks normal. I tried using wax paper to protect the tip from getting plastic on it, but I couldn't get the heat/timing right to effectively seal/trim the whole bag. Since I'm only doing one bag, not really enough plastic to worry about the tip.
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I actually cancelled out my order for a title due to them announcing it as being oversized yesterday.

Quote:
Product Update:
IDW Publishing's
Amber Blake #1
Trim Size Increase

Regular Cover
(DEC180788E, $3.99) Free 10-copy Incentive
(DEC180789J)

Dear Diamond Customer:

Please be advised that IDW Publishing's Amber Blake #1 will be published at the slightly oversized dimensions of 8-3/8" x 11", rather than at standard comic size.

Retailers who feel the new size may impact their ability to sell the book may adjust their orders by its Final Order Cut-off Date of Monday, March 11.

If you have additional questions regarding this advisory, please contact a member of the Diamond Retailer Services department. Thank you.



Adjusted to ZERO COPIES.

That FCBD book last year that was oversized I slipped into the paper whacker and trimmed it down to fit.

As near as I can tell it appears all the Black Label DC comics are coming in magazine sized so we cut waaay back on them also since they're too big to ship in Flat rate envelopes and require Magazine sized boards and bags.
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