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General Philatelic/Supplies, Literature & Software : Using AlbumEasy

 

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DannyS
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10 Sep 2022
11:13:44pm
I took a couple of hours away from my usual work and experimented with the add image function in Clive's AlbumEasy software. I was very pleased with the initial results. Putting the images inside the frames to be eventually replaced with, I hope, stamps is very useful. The album almost becomes the "wants list". Well done again Clive. It makes real albums affordable and will empty some of my stock books and give me lots of duplicate stamps to trade.

I will put a black mount over the image when I have a stamp to put on the page. (I can't use clear mounts because my printer is an inkjet and the colours would run. If you were using a colour laser printer clear mounts could work.) This time I added images of all the stamps. In future I will just add images of stamps I don't have. (In this series I don't have any values over 1 shilling and I'm missing one or two of the shades.)

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11 Sep 2022
05:38:13am
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Very nice. AlbumEasy is a great product for product for creating pages.

Are you saying when you moisten the mount and apply the moisture on the mount causes colors run?

I use a glue stick, Elmer's Craft Bond Repositionable, so avoid moisture but not because of ink running. I do not like the licking or applying moisture. The mounts can be repositioned for some time after mounting before final bond sets and usually removes cleanly without damaging page in case you need to reprint page. I do use a colo(u)r laser printer.

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rrraphy
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11 Sep 2022
02:49:00pm
re: Using AlbumEasy

As of late I have been attaching my mounts with the 3M 811 archival removable tape.
Love that stuff!
rrr...

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psgStamper
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11 Sep 2022
06:52:44pm
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I second the use of Elmer's Craft Bond Repositionable for low value used stamps... everything else gets mounts.

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clivel
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12 Sep 2022
01:15:27am
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What a nice looking page DannyS, I am pleased that you are finding AlbumEasy useful.

I collect British South Africa Company (Rhodesia) so I am quite familiar with this group of stamps but I have more or less resigned myself to the bottom row always remaining empty boxes.

Clive


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angore
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12 Sep 2022
05:51:20am
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I use the glue stick with mounts. The adhesive is a dry type somewhat like post it notes (not sure about actual chemistry). It does not harden like water activated adhesives.

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12 Sep 2022
07:08:17am
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I can't find the repositionable glue sticks. Ones I found are repositionable, but only for a few minutes. They are far too permanent for me. I continue, as I have since the early 70's, to just give a quick lick at the centre-bottom of the mounts. Mounts from the 70's still hold tight after all these years. I have always been amazed at how people seem to think the entire mount needs to be adhered to the page!

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DannyS
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12 Sep 2022
09:26:01am
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"What a nice looking page DannyS, I am pleased that you are finding AlbumEasy useful.

I collect British South Africa Company (Rhodesia) so I am quite familiar with this group of stamps but I have more or less resigned myself to the bottom row always remaining empty boxes.

Clive"



Thank you Clive. I'm a big fan of your work. With the British Central Africa high values I suspect they are even harder to obtain than the BSA originals. Luckily there is no level of damage I will not stoop to; revenue (fiscal) cancels, holes, creases and even coming in two pieces would be acceptable Happy

I finished my first AlbumEasy album, Thailand 1940-1983 and the next big project will be Siam to 1940. Following this will be the Cape of Good Hope, BCA/Nyasaland, Union of South Africa, BSA/Rhodesia and GB Machins and my Windsor GB albums to 1983. I will part with my bits and pieces of the other S. African states. I think I will stop there apart from the book I want to publish on the DC-3 illustrated with postage stamps. That will be enough for me Happy

p.s. If I can fill the third line of that BCA page I will be well pleased.
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19 Sep 2022
03:50:35pm
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DannyS wrote:

" I can't use clear mounts because my printer is an inkjet and the colours would run."



I have often seen this comment about inkjet printers; however, I have also read that modern inkjet inks are water resistant. I decided to perform an experiment . I sprayed water from a mister on an inkjet printed page (printed several years ago), placed another sheet on top, placed serveral books on top and waited a couple of hours. The paper had dried and was warped from the moisture, but there was no ink transfer to the blank sheet and no smudging or blurring on the original. I can't image that the moisture from a mount or hinge would create a problem.

I did own the original HP Deskjet printer and moisture was definitely an issue with that ink formulation.

Harry

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DannyS

10 Sep 2022
11:13:44pm

I took a couple of hours away from my usual work and experimented with the add image function in Clive's AlbumEasy software. I was very pleased with the initial results. Putting the images inside the frames to be eventually replaced with, I hope, stamps is very useful. The album almost becomes the "wants list". Well done again Clive. It makes real albums affordable and will empty some of my stock books and give me lots of duplicate stamps to trade.

I will put a black mount over the image when I have a stamp to put on the page. (I can't use clear mounts because my printer is an inkjet and the colours would run. If you were using a colour laser printer clear mounts could work.) This time I added images of all the stamps. In future I will just add images of stamps I don't have. (In this series I don't have any values over 1 shilling and I'm missing one or two of the shades.)

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angore

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11 Sep 2022
05:38:13am

re: Using AlbumEasy

Very nice. AlbumEasy is a great product for product for creating pages.

Are you saying when you moisten the mount and apply the moisture on the mount causes colors run?

I use a glue stick, Elmer's Craft Bond Repositionable, so avoid moisture but not because of ink running. I do not like the licking or applying moisture. The mounts can be repositioned for some time after mounting before final bond sets and usually removes cleanly without damaging page in case you need to reprint page. I do use a colo(u)r laser printer.

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rrraphy

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11 Sep 2022
02:49:00pm

re: Using AlbumEasy

As of late I have been attaching my mounts with the 3M 811 archival removable tape.
Love that stuff!
rrr...

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psgStamper

11 Sep 2022
06:52:44pm

re: Using AlbumEasy

I second the use of Elmer's Craft Bond Repositionable for low value used stamps... everything else gets mounts.

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clivel

12 Sep 2022
01:15:27am

re: Using AlbumEasy

What a nice looking page DannyS, I am pleased that you are finding AlbumEasy useful.

I collect British South Africa Company (Rhodesia) so I am quite familiar with this group of stamps but I have more or less resigned myself to the bottom row always remaining empty boxes.

Clive


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"AlbumEasy - Free software for creating custom stamp album pages"

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angore

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12 Sep 2022
05:51:20am

re: Using AlbumEasy

I use the glue stick with mounts. The adhesive is a dry type somewhat like post it notes (not sure about actual chemistry). It does not harden like water activated adhesives.

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BrightonPete

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12 Sep 2022
07:08:17am

re: Using AlbumEasy

I can't find the repositionable glue sticks. Ones I found are repositionable, but only for a few minutes. They are far too permanent for me. I continue, as I have since the early 70's, to just give a quick lick at the centre-bottom of the mounts. Mounts from the 70's still hold tight after all these years. I have always been amazed at how people seem to think the entire mount needs to be adhered to the page!

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DannyS

12 Sep 2022
09:26:01am

re: Using AlbumEasy

"What a nice looking page DannyS, I am pleased that you are finding AlbumEasy useful.

I collect British South Africa Company (Rhodesia) so I am quite familiar with this group of stamps but I have more or less resigned myself to the bottom row always remaining empty boxes.

Clive"



Thank you Clive. I'm a big fan of your work. With the British Central Africa high values I suspect they are even harder to obtain than the BSA originals. Luckily there is no level of damage I will not stoop to; revenue (fiscal) cancels, holes, creases and even coming in two pieces would be acceptable Happy

I finished my first AlbumEasy album, Thailand 1940-1983 and the next big project will be Siam to 1940. Following this will be the Cape of Good Hope, BCA/Nyasaland, Union of South Africa, BSA/Rhodesia and GB Machins and my Windsor GB albums to 1983. I will part with my bits and pieces of the other S. African states. I think I will stop there apart from the book I want to publish on the DC-3 illustrated with postage stamps. That will be enough for me Happy

p.s. If I can fill the third line of that BCA page I will be well pleased.
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hfbaker

19 Sep 2022
03:50:35pm

re: Using AlbumEasy

DannyS wrote:

" I can't use clear mounts because my printer is an inkjet and the colours would run."



I have often seen this comment about inkjet printers; however, I have also read that modern inkjet inks are water resistant. I decided to perform an experiment . I sprayed water from a mister on an inkjet printed page (printed several years ago), placed another sheet on top, placed serveral books on top and waited a couple of hours. The paper had dried and was warped from the moisture, but there was no ink transfer to the blank sheet and no smudging or blurring on the original. I can't image that the moisture from a mount or hinge would create a problem.

I did own the original HP Deskjet printer and moisture was definitely an issue with that ink formulation.

Harry

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