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    old poster care...?

    so, anything you can do to minimize the creases on an old poster that's been sitting folded in a drawer for 20 years? maybe i should just put it up, enjoy the nostalgia, and not worry about it....?


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    Iron it between two pieces of a paper grocery bag. Not too hot though.



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    If the poster is going to be "matted & framed", I'd use "acid-free" papers (this is also known as "Archival"). The process used to manufacture said papers minimizes the chemicals associated with "yellowing" of photos/posters etc.

    ...c'mon, I'm not a scientist; this is just something I learned working at an art-supply store a while back.

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    Yup, take it to a reputable framer and they can do it all. Acid free uv blocking glass, acid free matting.

    -Schmitty-

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    From crackpot to the jackpot,,,

    http://vintageconcertposters.com/_ma...&id=266&gid=11



    Posters put the down payment on my son's 1st house in Seattle. Very good idea to take care of that old stuff.
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    Foxing is your biggest problem, like in the Velo Sport poster above. Mostly because it can really work fast. The above information is all pretty good, but if you poster was printed on non-acid-free paper you'll always have a potential problem.

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    thanks fellas!


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