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Obey Print - Removing Backing Board

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:42 pm
by bsharp
I recently acquired an Obey print that was only ever distributed framed (floated). It's a standard screenprint on the current speckletone paper.

After taking it out of the frame, I noticed the top edge of the print is adhered directly to the backing mat rather than being hinged. Most of the print is loose, it's just a couple very small spots of adhesive along the top, from what I can tell. I'd like to separate the paper from the board but don't want to risk tearing the paper, if possible, since the print is otherwise in perfect condition.

Does anybody have experience removing this kind of mount? I'm considering just taking it to a local conservator but wanted to know if this process is simpler than I thought.

Re: Obey Print - Removing Backing Board

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:33 pm
by meskell
Image

Re: Obey Print - Removing Backing Board

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:39 pm
by bsharp
meskell wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:33 pm
Image
That’ll be plan B.

Re: Obey Print - Removing Backing Board

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:45 pm
by jjttdw
Take it to a conservator if it has any real value. If it is a couple hundred in value...just carefully pull that fudge loose.

Re: Obey Print - Removing Backing Board

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:51 pm
by bsharp
jjttdw wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:45 pm
Take it to a conservator if it has any real value. If it is a couple hundred in value...just carefully pull that fudge loose.
It’s an unreleased print that I doubt I could replace easily, if at all. So I’m leaning towards conservator. The only way I’d do it myself is if I’m missing something that could make it relatively easy - but it seems that’s not the case.

Re: Obey Print - Removing Backing Board

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:45 pm
by ygolohcysp
Hair dryer

Re: Obey Print - Removing Backing Board

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:19 pm
by trarex
You've been drymounted

Re: Obey Print - Removing Backing Board

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:30 pm
by bsharp
trarex wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:19 pm
You've been drymounted
Eh, the print was only ever released in this way, I don’t see it as a big deal.

Re: Obey Print - Removing Backing Board

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:35 pm
by IWish
No telling what kind of adhesive was used. That makes it difficult to offer suggestions. If you know who framed them...call 'em.

Re: Obey Print - Removing Backing Board

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:06 pm
by ygolohcysp
ygolohcysp wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:45 pm
Hair dryer
This will likely release it from the mat or do nothing. Just start on the lowest setting and see what happens. Once you have it off the mat you can figure out what to do with the stains

Re: Obey Print - Removing Backing Board

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:15 pm
by jjttdw
Now i want to see the image. Photo please

Re: Obey Print - Removing Backing Board

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:33 pm
by bubbie
“What’s the print?” seems to be the more relevant question.

Re: Obey Print - Removing Backing Board

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:37 pm
by Codeblue
Pics of the print or GTFO.

Re: Obey Print - Removing Backing Board

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:55 pm
by bsharp
Codeblue wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:37 pm
Pics of the print or GTFO.
Image

Re: Obey Print - Removing Backing Board

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:58 am
by papaver
love them blues