Skip to main content

Clear Plastic Film: An Alternative Book Cover

NOTE: November is National Reading Month here in the Philippines; and in order to commemorate this great and enjoyable pastime, I've decided to showcase book reviews, and other related items, this whole month.  We'll return to my regular hodge podge of post-able topics after.  So sit back, relax, and let the reviews begin!  J

I cover my books in plastic.  It's automatic.  Whenever I get a new tome, I grab scissors, tape and a few pieces of cover and happily wrap my newest treasure.  It's a great way to protect my new find.

Recently though, I've found another way of wrapping my "babies"... with clear plastic film!

Klear Cover, just one brand of clear plastic films available

Clear plastic film is simply transparent plastic cover with a sticky backing, thus eliminating the need for scotch tape and other similar sticky tapes.  Personally, I use Klear Cover™ , just one of the clear film brands available in the market. 

Covering my copy of Eat, Pray, Love

I usually use clear plastic films to cover my books.  You simply measure (it's ruled at the back for a more accurate measurement), cut to the desired portion, and wrap as usual (more detailed instructions can be seen at

Measure twice, cut once.

Aside from books, I also use clear plastic films in laminating/sealing art projects with flat surfaces, like the Little One's personalized magnet souvenir which I did in celebration of her Baptism.  It's also perfect for providing a protective covering for brochures and booklets.

Souvenir and prayer booklet

A roll (good enough for about 10 to 12 regular-sized paperbacks) sells for Php88 at select Japan Home/American Bazaar outlets nation-wide (Philippines)  Another brand, called Cover Ups!, is also available at Fully Booked (Rockwell and BGC branches) for Php149 to 249 a roll (patterned designs also available).

Nothing sure beats a good find, don't you think?  J


  1. Thanks for sharing this. I will check Japan Home. ;)

  2. I work at a library, and we do use this, but only on a few books. It's not something we order a lot of. We still use the old school plastic for covering. I think we don't use it much because it doesn't stand the wear and tear from the hundreds of kids who borrow our books everyday. That's probably a good option only for personal use books :)

    1. I didn't know that. I guess it's nice nga lang to use for personal use. Thanks for the tip! =)


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

PH | Bang's Tony & Jackey Beauty Salon's Aqua Volume Rebond

I've always had ruly, unmanageable hair for as long as I can remember, hence the introduction of rebonding services here in PH is a blessing.  I've been having my hair rebonded or relaxed once a year since 2002.  It's an expense that I make sure is always included in the yearly luxury budget.

Whereas before I used to have my hair rebonded at a David's Salon (since they always deliver consistently great results), I had to stop and look to other establishments when they eventually jacked up their prices (what used to cost me Php3,000 is now priced at Php5,000 to Php6,000, depending on the branch!).  Too much for my already hurting wallet.  Hence, the need to try other salons.  I've been happy with the results, so far.

The one thing though. that always gets me though is how lifeless and limp my hair tends to look when newly treated.  It's always the case wherever I have my tresses done.  It will look it's best at least a month or 2 after treatment.  It was onl…

Style for Less: Ballerina Flats (Tory Burch vs Kamiseta)

Have you ever noticed how fashionable high-end items just keep on being reinvented by some other brand.  Well after having my eyes checked for fear of seeing doubles (normal daw sabi ni Doc), I decided to scour through the malls in search of fashion doppelgangers.

THE SPLURGE: Tory Burch's Reva ballerina flats (USD195 or around Php9,000)

When well-known American fashion designer Tory Burch released her line of Reva ballerina flats, it was an instant hit.  Known for its incredibly comfortable material and structure with a nicely padded sole and an elasticized heel, these babies made a killing and everyone wanted one. 

How to Apply for a Philippine Postal ID Card

I've said it once and I'll say it again, woe to the newly married woman who has, for years, have gotten so used to her surname only to find that a single (wedding) day, will change this familiarity forever.

I have to admit, it was not easy for me to adapt to a new surname, due mainly for professional reasons.  Throughout my profession career, I have been known by my maiden name and to have to inform all my contacts of the change was, well, too tiresome.  And so I decided to go the hypenated route and I eventually ended up with 2 surnames.  Such was the compromise!  =)