How Long Can You Safely Keep a Poster in a Tube?

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Postby dinkydoggy on Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:56 am

Timbrh2001 wrote:
wneff wrote:but that's God paper, it's different


I'd certainly wipe my butt with it.

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Postby CHR1S on Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:18 pm

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Postby ceevee on Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:40 pm

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Postby virtualmert on Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:52 pm

I think it really depends on the paper. I had a Rob Jones White Stripes poster that I got at the show before I had any idea what posters were. It stayed in a tube for 5-6? years and it is completely flat today.
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Postby DavidaLoca on Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:14 pm

virtualmert wrote:I think it really depends on the paper. I had a Rob Jones White Stripes poster that I got at the show before I had any idea what posters were. It stayed in a tube for 5-6? years and it is completely flat today.


This response = on point.

I've had many of my prints in a tube for like maybe 7 years and when I finally got around to putting them in a portfolio case, they're nice and flat.

It depends more on how tight or small the tube is that's holding the print. If the tube is super small, and is holding a thick stock 36" print, you best bet that thing will look wavy even after flattening the print. If keeping prints in a tube is your only option at the moment, I suggest keeping prints in a reasonable sized tube (the bigger the better... that's what she said) and you should be fine.
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Postby brrrmanza on Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:52 am

So I'm going to ask the question... What do you think is the best way to flatten said prints? I saw this: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=96755&p=1586248#p1586248

...Yet, I wonder if there's any merit to it. Obviously, I would start with a print of much less value (but of similar paper stock). Anyone tried the above method? Or what are some opinions on flattening prints? Plenty of opinions out there :notworthy: I'd love advice.
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Postby Codeblue on Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:33 am

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Postby wonkabars7 on Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:03 am

Codeblue wrote:http://forum.expressobeans.com/viewtopic.php?p=29961#p29961


You were much more wordy 8 years ago.
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Postby brrrmanza on Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:53 pm

Codeblue wrote:http://forum.expressobeans.com/viewtopic.php?p=29961#p29961


Thanks Codeblue!!

Now, to clear off my drafting table and make some magic happen :pint:
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Postby Simulacrum7 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:01 pm

I think most everything has been covered here already. I would add that ink can matter in relation to the weight of the paper. Heavy inks on lite paper = no buenos for tube storage. And, high quality cotton rag paper flattens easier in my experience.

If you're going to store it in a tube I'd suggest you get the widest tube you can find to give it a very loose role.
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