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Storing Doujinshi, Not Sure What To Do? (A4 size)Storing Doujinshi, Not Sure What To Do? (A4 size)

Josephl64Josephl643 mies. temuAsk MFC
Hi guys, so I have a sizable collection already, however mine were all the standard B5 size.

The same size that would fit in a comic box, or one of those doujinshi storage boxes they sell on toranoana, however I now have several A4 sized works and am having trouble storing them.

They're too tall for my bookshelves, and won't fit in the aforementioned boxes so I'll have to get something else. Any suggestions?
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Josephl64 (3 mies. temu) #47472571I'm currently using these: www.ebay.com/it...
I feel like they'll be good enough for the time being, but I'll upgrade down the line. I'll also have to grab magazine mylars for the larger books. Hopefully they'll have resealable versions for both sizes.


Please read my update to my post. Basically I mistyped, so yeah... PP is a hard no, would only use it for shipping and even then personally I would ship using PE, since I would feel better about the commonly uninitiated person who won't know they should rebag. (PE isn’t anywhere near as excellent as Mylar, but it’s a lot better than PP)

Guess I should write an article about proper doujinshi storage sometime soon, meant to write it all down anyways to easily refer to everything.

The information is scattered across the web, having one place that bundles up all tips could go a long way.
3 mies. temu
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AlexChama (3 mies. temu) #47421246I know you're asking for boxes or the general container for carrying and storing, but I'll extend this thread a little by talking about bags.
As a general advice, be sure to bag them with Mylar bags if they are very near and dear to you, or at least Polypropylene bags, latter I would only use for a few years though and then rebag.
Mylar is unparalleled though and archival-grade. The library of congress uses it amongst other institutions.
You want Mylar D, which is used by Gerber (product line Mylites) and BCW (they have other bags as well, Mylar is written on the front of their packaging though as would any other material they offer, so impossible to buy the wrong ones).
As for which thickness, personally I'm using 4 mil, 2 mil is better than not going Mylar, but provides a little less protection against dents and stuff. Either will protect against acids and other harmful external influences.
They don't block UV light though, so keep in a dark environment, at least don't expose them to direct sun light.
Avoid frequent drastic temperature changes, room temperature is ideal, so moisture doesn't build up and cause mold.
If you bag with Mylar, you can store them in whatever you like, PVC container, cardboard box, etc...
If you don't, at least get archival-safe cardboard comic/magazine boxes. That's the VERY VERY least you should do, but really, do think about using good bags.
Western comic collectors haven't made a science out of this for nothing. It's wise to learn from their decades of accumulated experience.


I'm currently using these: www.ebay.com/it...

I feel like they'll be good enough for the time being, but I'll upgrade down the line. I'll also have to grab magazine mylars for the larger books. Hopefully they'll have resealable versions for both sizes.
3 mies. temu
1pt
GimmeFigs (3 mies. temu) #47466227I use a simple trapper keeper to store mine. Managed to fit 48 books of all sizes inside the rings, plus the front has a multi pocket file full of posters. Some of the books stick out of the sleeves, but because the keeper is rigid they don't bend and it zips closed to help protect them from damage and prying eyes.
http://i66.tinypic.com/16a4ccz.jpg
Or if you want mobility and the ability to lock them up, this is a nice container. I'm sure it's cheaper on Amazon. www.staples.com...


Never thought about a binder. I'm surprised it works as well as you say it does. I don't really need a lock(although of course that'd be nice), so I'm thinking of just going with a simple Legal tote since they also stack. Thanks for the help.
3 mies. temu
1pt
I use a simple trapper keeper to store mine. Managed to fit 48 books of all sizes inside the rings, plus the front has a multi pocket file full of posters. Some of the books stick out of the sleeves, but because the keeper is rigid they don't bend and it zips closed to help protect them from damage and prying eyes.

http://i66.tinypic.com/16a4ccz.jpg

Or if you want mobility and the ability to lock them up, this is a nice container. I'm sure it's cheaper on Amazon. www.staples.com...
3 mies. temu
6pt
EDIT: I originally recommended polypropylene as intermediary solution, that was a mishap. I meant to write polyethylene. Sorry everyone. I hope nobody went straight ahead and shopped the wrong items, because PP is the worst you can buy.

I know you're asking for boxes or the general container for carrying and storing, but I'll extend this thread a little by talking about bags.

As a general advice, be sure to bag them with Mylar bags if they are very near and dear to you, or at least Polyethylene bags, latter I would only use for a few years though and then rebag.

Mylar is unparalleled though and archival-grade. The library of congress uses it amongst other institutions.

You want Mylar D, which is used by Gerber (product line Mylites) and BCW (they have other bags as well, Mylar is written on the front of their packaging though as would any other material they offer, so impossible to buy the wrong ones).

As for which thickness, personally I'm using 4 mil, 2 mil is better than not going Mylar, but provides a little less protection against dents and stuff. Either will protect against acids and other harmful external influences.

They don't block UV light though, so keep in a dark environment, at least don't expose them to direct sun light.

Avoid frequent drastic temperature changes, room temperature is ideal, so moisture doesn't build up and cause mold.

If you bag with Mylar, you can store them in whatever you like, PVC container, cardboard box, etc...

If you don't, at least get archival-safe cardboard comic/magazine boxes. That's the VERY VERY least you should do, but really, do think about using good bags.

Western comic collectors haven't made a science out of this for nothing. It's wise to learn from their decades of accumulated experience.
3 mies. temu
2pt
yaiba (3 mies. temu) #47415381There are various magazine storage boxes that may work for you.

Ah yeah, they are about the same size aren't they.

I guess I'll be looking into those.
3 mies. temu
3pt
Storing Doujinshi:


Living by yourself:

Good sized shelf



Living with your parents:

Under your mattress and/or under a false bottom of a drawer
3 mies. temu
2pt
There are various magazine storage boxes that may work for you.
3 mies. temu
Buy from Japan. Easier than ever.

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