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Old 03-08-2011, 10:53 AM   #1  
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Question stamp storage in CD cases - issues and successes

I've been reading threads where some people have been reporting they've had some issues with storing certain stamps in CD cases, while others say they've had no issues. I'm wondering, if you've had any problems, which stamps (i.e. clear acrylic/photopolymer, ez-mount, Aleene's TIO&O) did you have issues with, and what environment are you in? I'm curious to see if there is a trend with certain issues occuring in humid or arid, hot or cold.

I'd also like to hear from those who haven't had problems... what type stamps and what environment do you have?

Also, those with problems, have you noticed that the problems are across the board for a particular type stamp, or does it differ between manufacturers?

I have come into possession of large number of CD cases (so many that I'm selling a bunch off). So, I am going to give the CD case storage method a try.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:03 PM   #2  
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I don't have a lot of stamps but, I have stored unmounted stamps in CD's without a problem. The only ones I've had problems with are some of my un-mounted rubber stamps. They are to thick for the CD cases. I live in a very dry, high mountain desert climate. Dry, dry, dry! All of my inks, glues and craft paints dry up very quickly.
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I live in coastal Georgia with pretty high humidity. I used to have all my unmounted (on EZ mount) stamps stored in CD cases. I read somewhere that the EZ mount loses its adherability (is that a word?), and the people on the Sunday Intl. website said the same thing regarding the CD cases. They won't take any back that have been stored in CD cases, I think. (I was actually having problems with some of them (not the clear), so I took them all out of the CD cases (gave away over 100 of the cases) and started a new system where I keep them in white 8x10 envelopes. I just didn't want to have to remount all my stamps; time and cost were issues so I didn't want to take the chance of ruining them. I've been really happy with my new way. The envelopes are cheap, lightweight and I can store over a hundred envelopes (with upwards of twenty, give or take ten stamps in each envelope) in a large Rubbermaid tub. The tub is maybe 3 feet by 2 feet.
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I use CD cases exclusively - rubber or clear, doesn't matter. But I also use the CD case panels from Sunday International in each and every case so that I don't have to worry about the life of my stamps OR my EZMount.
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I keep my UM stamps in CD cases, and I notice that the stamps that are grey rubber (ie. Magnolia, Sugar Nellie, Art Impressions, etc) tend to lose their color when they are close to the 'gap' in the case. The rubber is pale and yellowed, and even looks a little dry. I live in the tropics, but our office/studio is air conditioned, and the window is tinted... not sure what the issue is here.

(I have had ink pads go moldy here, but you didn't ask about that!!)
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I haven't had any problems, I have ex mount and all my stamps are in cd cases. They are still sticky...
Oh and I live in a fairly humid and warm area
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I've had nothing buy problems with CD cases and finally dumped them. I tried both clear and unmounted in them.

My problems were:
-the CD cases broke - sometimes just after opening and closing them on the second try. They are just too flimsy.
-for many of my stamp sets the entire set would not fit - so I would have to put one set in one, two and in the worst case - 3 CD's.
-Some stamps are just too large for a CD so you have to find another storage solution
-The CD case has a small area that remains "open", or without a top (don't know how to explain this better). So you have to make sure you don't have any small stamps in this area or they will fall out.
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I never had any luck with the CD cases either...All of my stamps have been un-mounted and done with Aileen's TIO&O...I use cut up SU clam shells or 4x6 photo sips to store my stamps on and slide them into a 6x9 catalog envelope sealed on both ends and cut i half...Great storage and very cheap! I store the envelopes in Cropper Hopper Photo Boxes...
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Karen-do you have a picture of your storage, it sounds really interesting. I'm using CD cases and love the space saving aspect, but I HATE that open space in the case and have broken several just opening them. Thanks for sharing.
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Karen-do you have a picture of your storage, it sounds really interesting. I'm using CD cases and love the space saving aspect, but I HATE that open space in the case and have broken several just opening them. Thanks for sharing.
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If you use EZMount for your stamps, try this to fix that space:

Cut a 1/2" by 4 1/2" piece of white cardstock
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Cut it out with your hot knife
Write the stamp set name on the paper
Stick the EZMount label you just made right at the hinge side of the case
Ta da! Labels your sets AND closes up that little open space

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I have stored my ez mount stamps in DVD cases. This is a different plastic from CD cases and haven't had any problems thus far. Has anyone experiences problems with DVD cases or just CD cases?
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I have stored my ez mount stamps in DVD cases. This is a different plastic from CD cases and haven't had any problems thus far. Has anyone experiences problems with DVD cases or just CD cases?
I am interested in this as well. I was planning to place an order for the SU cases and get rid of all my CD cases.

Like the others, my CD cases tend to break...and I think they are flimsy. Looking for a more durable method to store things.
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I keep my UM stamps in CD cases, and I notice that the stamps that are grey rubber (ie. Magnolia, Sugar Nellie, Art Impressions, etc) tend to lose their color when they are close to the 'gap' in the case. The rubber is pale and yellowed, and even looks a little dry. I live in the tropics, but our office/studio is air conditioned, and the window is tinted... not sure what the issue is here.

(I have had ink pads go moldy here, but you didn't ask about that!!)
Dini, that's been happening to some of mine too. My TAC stamps have turned white around the edges. I'm in the process of consolidating a few sets together into the empty cases from SU.... I don't live in the tropics nor do I have AC (Germany....)
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Valeria-first your craft room is so organized, thanks for sharing. That EZ mount label/hole cover is brilliant! Looks very neat and I love that everything is uniform. I would have never thought of that, I did try a cs wedge type thing, but it wasn't near strong enough. Thanks for sharing
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I have some of the SU! dvd cases; IMO, they are a bit difficult to close. The "catches" have to be lined up perfectly or they don't snap together.

I have a lot of my sets stored in regular (single) DVD cases & arrange the stamps around the center hub. I am now in the process of transferring my sets that are still in CD cases to the DVD cases. Not because I have a problem with the CD cases but more so because I like everything being the same.
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I have some of the SU! dvd cases; IMO, they are a bit difficult to close. The "catches" have to be lined up perfectly or they don't snap together.

I have a lot of my sets stored in regular (single) DVD cases & arrange the stamps around the center hub. I am now in the process of transferring my sets that are still in CD cases to the DVD cases. Not because I have a problem with the CD cases but more so because I like everything being the same.
I have had a handful that want to be difficult too, but I found that by just squeezing from vote ends rather than in the middle helps. I am in the process of unmounting and am planning on using the SU cases. I really like them, and also want everything the same. I haven't had any trouble with any of my stamps, that I am aware of, but our climate is always changing and extremes are usually short-lived. Which is a good thing sometimes.
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I've been reading threads where some people have been reporting they've had some issues with storing certain stamps in CD cases, while others say they've had no issues. I'm wondering, if you've had any problems, which stamps (i.e. clear acrylic/photopolymer, ez-mount, Aleene's TIO&O) did you have issues with, and what environment are you in? I'm curious to see if there is a trend with certain issues occuring in humid or arid, hot or cold.

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I have come into possession of large number of CD cases (so many that I'm selling a bunch off). So, I am going to give the CD case storage method a try.
If you decide that storing your UMs in a CD case isn't for you, consider using the cases in this way:

http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com/20...y-does-it.html

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If anyone would like some CD cases please PM me. I have a lot of brand new ones that I would love to send you just for shipping cost.
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Here is a sample of how I store them...
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I tried using CD cases but due to arthritis in my hands, found it too difficult to open cases and some stamps were too thick to fit in. I use Thin Stuftainers for my clings and keep the clear sets in photo dividers in binders, one for alphabets and words, the other for images. Works great for me.

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