Well, with newsprint, you wanna stick it in a bag with a board.
Glossy paper, I find I end up sticking in a bag, with a board.
So, really, it's quite different.
Hmmm, that is complicated. I'll print these detailed instructions out and put them next to my longbox for future reference.
(Your biggest enemy with newsprint is acid or things that catalyze acidic breakdown, like sunlight and such. If you're using acid-free comics bags and placing the shiny side of the board towards the book, you're fine with both type of paper.)
Thanks! I'm not even sure if I have acid-free bags but I'll check. Is that whole shiny side of the board thing for all books? What's the reason behind it?
Well, I could make something up, but the honest answer is purely anecdotal. The shiny side has less friction, which makes it easier for me to get the books in and out of bags, which with old ones, is pretty crucial. If you have comic book bags, you can be pretty sure that you're dealing with acid-free or at least low-acid bags...
If you ever have to bag an 80 Page Giant, or one of DC's mid-70's double-size 100 page books, that extra slippiness (which is a word I've just made up) can be the difference between bag sizes...