The idea from Hannelore from Berlin:
The story of the book cover in which I can put my annual paper calendar:
I am Claude. I would be very happy to produce your request of book cover. I would suggest kitenge material and leather. Do you have any other material in mind? Which colors do you want? What is the size of the book cover you have in mind
hello Claude, I am looking forward to getting to know you and your project.
The calendar sizes vary somewhat from year to year. The largest calendar had the following dimensions (maximum):
thickness: 1,5 cm
The material should be robust and light.
the cover can be colourful
What is Kitenge?
If you want to know some products we make you can visit our Facebook page called Mount Kigali Youth Center ! You can also find our different fabrics we use !
The kitenge are common material we use , I uploaded photos of samples of Kitenge. I am also still searching on the market the material you suggested.
yes, I like the kitenge patterns and the material seems to be suitable
all patterns are beautiful. What I like best in the second row on the left is the colorful pattern with the two green leaves
Thank you !!
can I please see a design/model?
The price is good. If necessary, it can also cost more
this model didn't work out. I'm uploading a model of my idea.
I don't understand the question. What am I to do?
I can't quite make this out.
it would have to be three pages? (2 to insert the calendar booklet and one side to insert notes etc.)
and how does everything, for example, remain closed in the bag and not open accidentally?
is the fabric stable?
on the photo the fabric looks very soft. This is enough to plug in the calendar.
But for the page for the slips of paper I imagine this to be difficult - this cover page should be stable (firmer).
And how is everything held together so that everything (the booklet with the calendar and the notes) cannot open when I put it in my pocket.
and the third question: what are the dimensions of the tab for inserting the notes?
thank you very much, the video has solved many questions.
The idea with the small pockets on the middle side is wonderful. Zippers are not necessary, the pockets can remain open.
The calendar is inserted between the middle and the right outer side.
The left outer side is also good for larger papers, as I wanted it to be.
How stable is the left outside when the whole booklet is closed and can the whole booklet be closed with a rubber (like the red rubber in my first photo)?, a zipper would not be good.
And is it possible to attach a tape to mark one side (like the yellow thread in my second photo)?
Warm regards to the team
i have tried to upload a video. because i don't know if it will work i have uploaded some photos.
i think the left cover page is too soft, not stable enough when i put the calendar (the book) in a pocket
I can't see how the book stays closed when I put it in a pocket.
I hope you can open the video so you understand my questions.
I would like to add inside of the calendar cover either of this foam or couch to give the both main outer side if be more stable. I would also like to use elastic where the calendar will be hold so that it stays in and stable.
I don't know which is better. Maybe foam makes the shell too thick? maybe the idea with rubber is good.
I think the outer sides, especially the left outer side, need to be stabilized. maybe you can just insert a booklet for a test and see how the sides behave?
how should the rubber for the calendar be attached? it should be possible to turn the pages forward and backward
Rubber/caocho will maintain the stability of the left side to keep the calendar hold in. The rubber has better structure and density which makes it good. We tried to put the booklet as you suggested, the result shared proves that the left side need to be very stable to hold anything.
you can upload a video so I can see how stable the pages are and please show me how the whole booklet stays closed when I put it in my backpack for example.
Many thanks for your patience
I have uploaded a video to show you how stable the left side has become now after adding caocho.
Thank you very much. What does it look like when the envelopes are closed (fully closed) so that I can put them in my pocket or backpack without them opening?
I adjusted everything you asked to ensure whatever you put in are stable and safe. I am now ready to deliver your calendar cover
I did my best to take all necessary precautions to make sure that what you would put inside will not fall out. The caocho maintain well the stability of the bag. For the calendar pocket I ended up adding elastic to bring materials more together so that the calendar stays inside and safe. I have showed it on the video that I uploaded.
thank you, but i can't see how the bag is closed effectively so it won't open in the bag. please send a video. how does it look fully closed?
I have uploaded the photos of the calendar cover fully zipped.
I think the calendar cover is ready.
Too bad I don't know English
Many thanks to the team
The final book cover in which I can put my annual paper calendar:
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