Comic Book Backing Boards come in different thicknesses and acid-free properties. The basic purpose for using a backing board is to give the comic some stiffness, which helps keep the comic pages from bending, creasing or wrinkling. When a backing is placed in the center of the comic it protects the comic book spine from crushing. The second purpose for using a backing board in a comic is its potential to neutralize acid in the comic book paper. Acid in the paper that the comic is printed can cause the deterioration of the comic. Using an acid-free backing in your comic can potentially trap and neutralize acid in the paper. The three types of comic backing boards we offer are: Economy comic book backings, Standard acid-free comic book backings and Archival comic backings.
The economy comic backing should be used for short-term storage and stiffening purposes only. It does contain acid and can contribute to the breakdown of the comic. People generally use this board for quick sale items. The standard acid-free comic backing material is acid-free and can be used for long-term storage (over 100 years). The archival comic backing material is acid-free and buffered with calcium carbonate, which means that it will remain archival for 100’s of years. Our comic backing boards are sized to properly fit into our comic bags.
Students who receive a rental textbook and decide that it is one that they wish to keep can generally purchase the textbook within 7-10 business days for the full price. This eliminates paying on-going rental fees. Students who do rent their textbooks need to make sure that they send the book spine design back on time once the rental period has expired. Otherwise, they may incur some hefty rental fees. Students who wish to rent a textbook cheap should compare prices. Prices can vary from site to site and students need to make sure that they deal with a reputable company.