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Username Post: My first post-bound album experience        (Topic#324626)
RedSquirrel 
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01-06-13 09:43 AM - Post#4037236    

And it was NOT good. How on earth do people add page protectors to those things by themselves? You need two hands to hold the page protectors together, another 1 or 2 to keep the cardboard folds off the screw head, another hand to turn the screw and another to hold the back of the screw to stop it turning. Stupid, stupid design.

DH and I managed it together after 20 minutes of me getting mad at the album and him getting irritated with me.

I'm not doing that again. I only got that one because it had a union flag on it, it was half price and I didn't realise it was post-bound. I'm going back to my SnapLoad albums.... Grr.

 
WorkingMommy 
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01-06-13 10:41 AM - Post#4037240    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I went to 3 ring albums. I don't like the gap between LOs, but I mostly do one page LOs anyway and nothing beats the ease of just snapping open the rings and adding more (or moving them around). Post bound albums make me crazy!

 
kaleidoscope 
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01-06-13 11:18 AM - Post#4037248    
    In response to WorkingMommy

I can handle it pretty good and I even use longer posts.

 
Kiwifarmer 
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01-06-13 12:14 PM - Post#4037276    
    In response to kaleidoscope

I prefer the 3 ring too.

You know if you have a dedicated two pager, you can sew the page protectors togther, if they are ones that have photos etc that cross the middle?

 
scrapanda 
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01-06-13 12:23 PM - Post#4037284    
    In response to Kiwifarmer

I make my dh do it for me. He seems to have no problem whereas I always make a mess of it! I prefer the Creative Memories albums though.

 
buttonscrapper 
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01-06-13 01:04 PM - Post#4037296    
    In response to scrapanda

It's been awhile since I added pages. Usually I can do it myself. Occasionally, I'll need help.

 
Scrapjanny 
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01-06-13 01:28 PM - Post#4037304    
    In response to buttonscrapper

I don't have too much trouble, but the ring albums are so much easier.

 
RedSquirrel 
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01-06-13 02:24 PM - Post#4037318    
    In response to Scrapjanny

People who don't have much trouble, what are your tricks? Is it easier to take all the LOs out of the page protectors first? Do you clamp them together?

 
scrapanda 
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01-06-13 03:15 PM - Post#4037348    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I asked DH his secret and he said " I hold the pages that are already in down with my arm"

 
GwynnAsbury 
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01-06-13 03:38 PM - Post#4037366    
    In response to scrapanda

that is the same reason that I switched to 3-Ring as well! I was able to manage it pretty well when I used posts - it's easier if you get the extenders so you don't have to hold so much and you can add more, but I got tired of it, particularly since I scrap out of order but store in chronological order. I also don't like the gap between two pagers, but I dislike the postbounds even more.........

 
kaleidoscope 
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01-06-13 04:11 PM - Post#4037392    
    In response to GwynnAsbury

I decided I didn't like rings not just because of the gap but because I was concerned about rings pulling apart/weakening over time making a gap in the rings and also I hate having to work the pages over the rings.

 
RedSquirrel 
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01-06-13 04:15 PM - Post#4037394    
    In response to GwynnAsbury

Can you tell me, are the 3-ring binders bigger? I mean deeper when they're on the shelf? My snapload ones stick out quite a lot from my bookshelves already. Although I like D-rings for studying etc. it would be a shame if they were a different size from my existing ones. So far, all my albums are the same. Trivial, I know, but....

 
Scrapjanny 
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01-06-13 04:20 PM - Post#4037398    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Rosey, I was worried about the D-ring binders hanging too far over the edge of my shelves too. They hang over a few inches more, but not enough to really bother me. I put them on the far end.

As for the post-bound albums, I hold the other pages down while I add new ones. I don't take the layouts out of the book. It gets easier with practice. At least it did for me.

 
RedSquirrel 
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01-06-13 05:09 PM - Post#4037414    
    In response to Scrapjanny

Thanks for confirming, I thought they must be bigger.

I just had a thought. I wonder whether you could glue the back screws to the album so that you don't have to hold both screws when you tighten them up? that would reduce the need for a couple of extra arms, so I'd only need about 2 more than I have.

 
kaleidoscope 
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01-06-13 06:59 PM - Post#4037460    
    In response to RedSquirrel

No, because you could end up just twisting the screw post off the part you glued it to.

 
WorkingMommy 
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01-06-13 10:02 PM - Post#4037524    
    In response to Kiwifarmer

  • Kiwifarmer Said:
You know if you have a dedicated two pager, you can sew the page protectors togther, if they are ones that have photos etc that cross the middle?



Thats a great tip, I would never have thought to do that!

 
Kazzam 
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01-07-13 12:52 AM - Post#4037540    
    In response to WorkingMommy

I have converted all my post bound albums by using a retro fit snap load system. I also add extra liquid adhesive as the adhesives sometimes lets to if not secured properly.

http://www.scrapcentral.com.au/index.php?route=pro...

Not sure if you have access to them in the UK.

They are easy to install and I find it easy to install extra pages into the album as I only have to work with one strap at a time. I add and secure the pages on one side and then straighten the pages and secure on the other side. I hope that makes sense. I'll see if there is a video online showing how it works.


 
Kazzam 
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01-07-13 12:58 AM - Post#4037544    
    In response to Kazzam

Here's a video of how to convert post bound to snapload. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAcadigg0-c

 
RedSquirrel 
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01-07-13 03:40 AM - Post#4037556    
    In response to Kazzam

Thanks Kaz, yes I've seen those and they were my next idea. I just thought I'd check to see whether there was something obvious I was missing first.

But it seems not, so I will be doing some surfing...

 
Kazzam 
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01-07-13 07:52 PM - Post#4037984    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I got sick of the pages leaping off the posts so I thought I would try these. I've been happy with them as you can control the slippery pages better.


 
RedSquirrel 
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01-08-13 02:20 AM - Post#4038028    
    In response to Kazzam

All my albums have been from Spotlight until this one, and they were all Snapload from Grant Archival. I love them.

I've just done some searching though, and it seems you can't get the Grant Snapload rapid refill system in the UK. There is another company which does something similar called Snapload but it starts at £6+ ($9.20) for 1, and in Australia the Grant ones are available for $6 for 3. Heck, the albums were only $15.

 
carpe scrapum 
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01-08-13 10:02 AM - Post#4038102    
    In response to Kazzam

I just recently moved to three rings but I have a million post ones.

 
ScrappinTraveler 
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01-08-13 10:57 AM - Post#4038118    
    In response to carpe scrapum

I do the post ones, but since my albums are so big I use the long metal posts. I put all of my pages in protectors and when I'm all done with them, I add them all into the book at one time, I do my best to make sure I have everything in order so that I don't have to go back and re-arrange anything once it's in the book. I agree, it takes some practice. . . :-)

 
Grandma to 3 
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01-09-13 10:50 AM - Post#4038498    
    In response to ScrappinTraveler

I use the same thing that Kaz pointed out. They are the bomb on postbound albums.

 
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