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Old 06 January 2019, 01:32   #1
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Tiny Disk Bags!

Does anyone know where to get those tiny bags that 3.5" disks used to come in?
You know the ones that quality software used to come packed in.
(Like the Workbench disks, and such)

I miss those!

I just bought some games, and they came in really old wrinkled bags and I'd like to replace them.

I don't even know what to call them though, to start looking.
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Old 08 January 2019, 22:29   #2
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Do you mean something like that:

https://www.amazon.com/Five-Single-F.../dp/B00JBSUVEC
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Old 12 January 2019, 00:54   #3
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No, I meant something like this:
http://www.okoffice.com.au/product.a...=60344&cID=207

But, not those exactly.

Back in the dawn of time, when you bought a new box of Verbatim disks, each disk in a box of 10 came in it's own little plastic bag!

And, if you bought your Amiga new, the commodore disks came in little commodore branded bags. Atari only did this for the system disk, not other disks, for some reason.

I'll take a photo of some later.
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Old 12 January 2019, 02:57   #4
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Haha, I usually just throw them away, though my little daughter love them and I gave her a some. Not sure if she kept them, why would you want them? It is just a sleeve open at the top with no real function.
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I have a small collection of those bags as I save them whenever I come across them. Not sure why, but I thought they might come in handy some day. Guess I can blame my hoarding genes for it.
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It is just a sleeve open at the top with no real function.
They keep disks clean!

Much like a dust jacket on a hardback book.
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They keep disks clean!

Much like a dust jacket on a hardback book.
...or 12" vinyl
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Old 12 January 2019, 18:56   #8
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I think you wouldn't find those bags, even if we would have the eighties outside. (I have problems with if-clauses.)
I recommend you to get one of those little machines (Folienschweißgerät in German) that you can fuse your own bags together with. You can get them on Amazon and you can make as many bags as you like.

German link:

https://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_no...3%9Fger%C3%A4t
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I think you wouldn't find those bags, even if we would have the eighties outside. (I have problems with if-clauses.)
I recommend you to get one of those little machines (Folienschweißgerät in German) that you can fuse your own bags together with. You can get them on Amazon and you can make as many bags as you like.

German link:

https://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_no...3%9Fger%C3%A4t

I never considered those, but, from the few times I've used them, they're really not right for these tiny bags. too big and messy and uneven!



A handy thing to own though...
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They keep disks clean!

Much like a dust jacket on a hardback book.
Aha.

But the rather sturdy plastic and sliding metal door to keep the actual disk surface clean. Given the amount of dust and crap that the fan pulls through the internal floppy drive on my A3000, well...

If a floppy has been on the table for long and is really dusty I just give the hard plastic a quick swipe, but otherwise I store them in a closed diskette box, they do not get dusty in there.

The sleeve gives some luxury feeling I suppose, at least until it gets a bit worn.
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I never considered those, but, from the few times I've used them, they're really not right for these tiny bags. too big and messy and uneven!
It's just a long hot wire fusing the two layers together. If it's uneven, then it's probably damaged. Normally you get one straight weld with it, as straight as the wire is. I had one of those in the past and I used it for tiny bags as well.
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Normally you get one straight weld with it, as straight as the wire is.
Yes, but, alas, my hand isn't as accurate as a machine that makes tiny bags

It's fine for one or two custom bags, but they begin to look horrible when you've made 400 of them, and they're all in a row each looking slightly different
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O.K. and the other chance, when you need that many, is to order the bags directly from a manufacturer. If you really need 400, then it's worthwhile the effort.
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