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Postby Bushleaguer28 on Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:49 pm

I apologize if this is a topic that has been addressed, I did a quick search and couldnt find a specific thread so I just thought Id ask.

What are the best ways to flatten out a poster thats been rolled for a while? Im in the process of trying to do this for all of mine.

Thanks for the help
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Postby kramer73 on Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:55 pm

buy two pieces of foamcore, stick poster in between, and clip them together.
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Postby chalkdust on Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:08 am

use these kind of clips around the edges of those foamcore sheets...

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usually cheap at office stores (or free from work) :lol:
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Postby ChefFerrari on Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:14 am

where do you find those weighted "bean" bags I see at the framers ?
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Postby charter on Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:21 am

I have a huge piece of cardboard layered in acid free paper that I put all of my posters on and they flatten...it is my cheap flatfile.
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Postby bysleightofhand on Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:23 am

if you're not in a rush and have the space (ie no kids or pets that will enter the room), I allow my prints to naturally unroll for a day or 2. I just open the tube, take the print out, and let them unfurl on their own. They'll lose that tight wind up pretty soon. Then I can easily place them between foam core without them trying to immediately roll themselves back up.
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Postby twilight77 on Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:25 am

That sounds easier than what I do. Is foam core available at Michaels or places like that?
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Postby chalkdust on Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:27 am

about $5 bucks for a full sized sheet at Hobby Lobby. $12 or so for the acid-free kind.
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Postby twilight77 on Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:29 am

chalkdust wrote:about $5 bucks for a full sized sheet at Hobby Lobby. $12 or so for the acid-free kind.



Eff my laziness. Twelve bucks it is. Thank you. Life will be a tad bit easier now.
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Postby Anville on Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:37 am

A large piece of drywall works really well, if you have the space to spare on a large flat desk. It also removes moisture from the print.
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Postby ChefFerrari on Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:57 am

Anville wrote:A large piece of drywall works really well, if you have the space to spare on a large flat desk. It also removes moisture from the print.


what about the dust scratching or scuffing the ink?
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Postby bigB_3 on Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:19 am

chalkdust wrote:about $5 bucks for a full sized sheet at Hobby Lobby. $12 or so for the acid-free kind.


Binders Art Supply has 32" x 40" acid free sheets for $7.99 each.
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Postby electrachrome on Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:00 am

Bushleaguer28 wrote:I apologize if this is a topic that has been addressed, I did a quick search and couldnt find a specific thread so I just thought Id ask.


viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5717

the Art Care forum has lots of info.
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Postby IWish on Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:13 am

I get mine (backing boards) at jerry's...if you're in no hurry to get them. They have a variety of thickness...I got the 1/8" since I'm using them with Krystal Seal art bags for storing prints. Works out nicely until I can get a portfolio.

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discount- ... acking.htm

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discount- ... o-Bags.htm

Edit: Just noticed the 3 day sale at jerry's. 15% off w/free shipping for orders over $99.
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Postby thegig on Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:23 am

ChefFerrari wrote:where do you find those weighted "bean" bags I see at the framers ?


believe it or not, we make 'em. ;) You can also stack pieces of glass and wrap it in tape, paper and fabric.
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