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Reducing Book Page Glare

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Reducing Book Page Glare

Post by SonjaMarie » Sat August 1st, 2009, 5:06 am

Hi,

I've been reading two books that have shiny pages when light is on it and I was wondering if there is something that I can buy to put on the page to reduce the glare when I'm reading?

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Post by michellemoran » Sat August 1st, 2009, 6:01 am

Wow, really? You mean, like a glossy history book with photos?
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat August 1st, 2009, 6:03 am

[quote=""michellemoran""]Wow, really? You mean, like a glossy history book with photos?[/quote]

Yes, both are highly illustrated. The pages aren't like the type of pages found in most hardcovers or paperbacks.

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Post by LoveHistory » Sat August 1st, 2009, 4:25 pm

Please check this idea out online before using it because I've given it very little thought and never tried it myself...what about hairspray?

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Post by Margaret » Sat August 1st, 2009, 4:38 pm

What about a piece of non-glare glass from a picture frame the right size?
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Post by Chatterbox » Sat August 1st, 2009, 10:23 pm

It's a bit quirky... but what I think might work is a kind of flexible plastic that I use for making templates for quilts (applique and pieced squares). If you put it right up against the page of whatever you are tracing, you can see clearly, but if you pull it back, it looks more opaque (meaning you can find the pattern pieces if you drop them!) You could cut it to fit the size of the book or page in question, it seems to me. I'm sure you could find it at an online quilting supplies stores. It's very light weight (you can roll up the pieces in a tube shape, just like a piece of cardboard used for children's projects.) When I buy a large sheet (12x20 inches or so) it's usually just a few bucks.

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