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Topic: My paper keeps ripping - HELP!  (Read 1213 times)
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vira
« on: April 15, 2008 01:37:57 PM »

I really need some advice! I sold at a craft fair this week and a customer wanted a special order...(I make notebooks). The paper that she chose for the cover doesn't fold well and it keeps ripping at the folds! I don't know what I can do to fix this! I really don't want to contact the customer to tell her that I can't make it for her....I could camouflage the rips with a black marker but I would feel bad if she notices....

Any ideas?

Thanks!
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PurpleHeather
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008 12:00:49 AM »

Could you make the cover out of a sturdier paper in a colour that goes well with her choice, then mount rectangles of the paper she chose on that?
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vira
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2008 06:30:03 AM »

Well I made it last night, touched up all the white spots with fine tip markers and then patched up the rips with clear glue...looks pretty good. You can't noticed unless you're looking for it.
thanks for the advice Shocked)
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roccstarr75
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009 12:27:46 PM »

In the future you could maybe try backing the fragile paper with something more sturdy.  I've had this problem too with paper that seems "dried out" for some reason and it drives me crazy!
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excelsior
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2016 11:49:47 PM »

I know this is an old thread but I will add my two cents. Machine milled paper tends to have a grain. If you fold against the grain the fold is rougher--try folding a sheet of paper in both directions and ripping it on the fold. You will see one way creates a more jagged rip. Also, it might depend on the fiber content and how large the fibers are. A soft paper, like origami paper, is easier to fold. maybe you can also try scoring before folding.
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