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Subject: Press-and-Seal
Date Posted: 8/23/2008 11:43 AM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2008
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The printed labels say not to use Press-and-Seal wrap, but I'm not sure what that is.  Is it the same thing as cling wrap? I want to do something to waterproof books a little when I send them, and was hoping to use cling wrap, as it is inexpensive, and something I already have around.


Date Posted: 8/23/2008 11:49 AM ET
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Press and Seal is a special type of cling wrap that is kind of sticky.  You create air tight seals with the press and seal.  Regular cling wrap is ok to use.


Date Posted: 8/23/2008 11:58 AM ET
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Press and Seal is definitely a no-no..I have received a few books where folks have used it and it leaves a film on the cover and or dust jacket.  I was able to get the residue off quite easily, but I have read that some people have had an awful time with the stuff.  I sent a VERY nice PM to the sender about it ..I mean, she was just  trying to protect the book even more...you have to give her credit for her effort.

Date Posted: 8/23/2008 12:10 PM ET
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That's what I suspected, thanks for the information.

Date Posted: 8/23/2008 12:16 PM ET
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If that is what you have, wrap your book in one piece of paper, then wrap it in the plastic wrap and then use the top sheet.  That way you don't have to worry about any residue getting on the book.

Date Posted: 8/23/2008 1:24 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/24/2008 2:05 PM ET
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I sooooo appreciate the people who try to protect the books from water hazard.  I've gotten 3 soaking wet books since I've been a member.  Books can get wet many different ways, and only wrapping them in some form of plastic (or Tyvek) can help.  Having been the victim - I do protectively wrap my books.  I don't always use the food wrap because I look like a scene out of" I Love Lucy"  when I try to use it.  So I use free plastic to wrap them with.  Dry cleaner bags can go a long way - wrap lots of books with each one.  I save and reuse everything I can.  My DH is starting to get annoyed with me over it!  ;D


Date Posted: 8/24/2008 2:49 PM ET
Member Since: 2/22/2008
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Jeri, I started doing the same thing this week.  The cling wrap has been driving me bananas, cause I run my ceiling fan and it causes the stuff to blow around and stick to itself.  I refuse to mail out books without some type of plastic wrap.



Date Posted: 8/24/2008 2:52 PM ET
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I've started with the plastic grocery bag too...nice to have another use for those things.

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 2:57 PM ET
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Welcome to PBS! In case it helps clarify, here's a link to the manufacturer's page on Press'n Seal Wrap: http://www.glad.com/plasticwrap/pressnseal.php/



Date Posted: 8/24/2008 4:47 PM ET
Member Since: 5/15/2008
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ever since i joined and started mailing books, i've always wrapped in plastic wrap....better to be safe then sorry!   my hubby is the master wrapper....i think i've only wrapped one book so far....and he pushed me outta the way...lol

Subject: plastic wrap
Date Posted: 8/26/2008 12:45 AM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2005
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I use the pladtic bags from bags of paper plated from work.  I also have an old shower (clean) as well an an old  pull down window shade.  Lots of stuff to wrap books in.