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Any way to flatten out near-punctures in cover art?

Old 02-25-14, 04:13 PM
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Any way to flatten out near-punctures in cover art?

I have a handful of blu-rays that, due to the damn eco-cases the studios insist on using, have creases and near-puncture bumps on the cover art. I've tried putting the art under heavy books to flatten it out, but that hasn't worked. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Old 02-25-14, 04:34 PM
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Re: Any way to flatten out near-punctures in cover art?

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I have a handful of blu-rays that, due to the damn eco-cases the studios insist on using, have creases and near-puncture bumps on the cover art. I've tried putting the art under heavy books to flatten it out, but that hasn't worked. Does anyone have any ideas?
Invisible scotch tape on the inside to hold the puncture flat? I've got nothing, sorry.
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Old 02-25-14, 07:37 PM
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Re: Any way to flatten out near-punctures in cover art?

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Invisible scotch tape on the inside to hold the puncture flat? I've got nothing, sorry.
I did an internet search but the only thing I wound was a blu-ray.com thread from two years ago. A guy in that thread said he puts the cover on a hard flat surface, puts a piece of paper over it, then runs a ruler over the bumps to flatten them out. I couldn't find a ruler, so i tried a credit card, but that didn't seem to work. I'll pick up a ruler tomorrow and try that.
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Old 02-25-14, 07:57 PM
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Re: Any way to flatten out near-punctures in cover art?

You could try a warm (cool enough to touch, but warm to the touch), iron or lay it flat under several heavy books for a few days. Both of these would be bump side up.
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Re: Any way to flatten out near-punctures in cover art?

Yeah, I was going to suggest dry-ironing it through a thin towel.
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Old 03-07-14, 10:59 AM
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Re: Any way to flatten out near-punctures in cover art?

I thought I'd give an update: I tried the iron method and, while the bumps weren't eliminated completely, they were smoothed out enough to where they weren't all that noticeable. Thanks for the input everyone.
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