REMOVING CREASES OUT OF POSTERS?

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Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:11 pm

v1101011 wrote:
Hate to hijack this thread but would this work on a crushed/bent corner?
The spoon-smoothing technique might work on this. Wait until someone w/more experience can confirm.

Here's a link:
http://forum.expressobeans.com/viewtopi ... n#p1071699
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Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:21 pm

sasquatch wrote:I need to put together a how-to thread on using an iron to get creases out. Works very well.

Put poster face-down on Mat board. Set iron to high, no steam. Place piece of kraft paper over the crease. Iron out.
i`ve done this with great success in the past
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Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:44 am

IWish wrote:
v1101011 wrote:
Hate to hijack this thread but would this work on a crushed/bent corner?
The spoon-smoothing technique might work on this. Wait until someone w/more experience can confirm.

Here's a link:
http://forum.expressobeans.com/viewtopi ... n#p1071699

Cool. Thanks for the tip. Appreciate it. :)
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Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:20 pm

Any recommendation on folded movie posters?

I picked up a small group of vintage movie posters tonight and was wondering if it's worth trying to smooth out the creases or leave them as is.
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Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:36 am

I was planning on floating this as it has four deckaled edges. Can these creases be steamed out.? I just got it in the mail yesterday and the seller says, just steam it.

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Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:54 am

Ironing works really well with that type of cotton rag paper, those creases should come out easily.
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Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:25 pm

I would try spooning it first before you go and throw heat on a print.. its not a big area so it should come out easy.
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Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:28 pm

willg wrote:Ironing works really well with that type of cotton rag paper, those creases should come out easily.
with or without steam?
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Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:30 pm

PLUSH wrote:I was planning on floating this as it has four deckaled edges. Can these creases be steamed out.? I just got it in the mail yesterday and the seller says, just steam it.
Was the damage indicated before you received it? If not, thats a whack response from the seller.
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gonzo303 wrote:
PLUSH wrote:I was planning on floating this as it has four deckaled edges. Can these creases be steamed out.? I just got it in the mail yesterday and the seller says, just steam it.
Was the damage indicated before you received it? If not, thats a whack response from the seller.

No, I thought it was from packaging as the craft paper barely covered the print, in fact when I uncapped it, you could see the print extending beyond the craft paper, and this is what I got. I don't really want to do anything myself, I am in the process of calling framers.
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Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:39 pm

I feel ya PLUSH. I had a $200 print arrive from a gallery like that, heavy cotton stock with banged up deckled edges. Luckily I was able to return it and the artist is sending me another copy.

I was told by the artist that I could try ironing it but felt more comfortable getting another in the mail. If this one comes banged up I'll be ironing it out.
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Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:53 pm

Well, I have been in talks with two framers listed here in the DFW area and sent these pics. I am waiting for them to let me know if it can be corrected. But was told if the fibers are damaged, ironing, or steaming it will not make it whole again. I would like it as I am in about $500 on this.
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Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:33 pm

PLUSH wrote:
willg wrote:Ironing works really well with that type of cotton rag paper, those creases should come out easily.
with or without steam?
I'd do it no steam and med heat on the backside of the paper.
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Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:46 pm

I'm no art conservator, but:

-- Steam is water. Water is scary. No steam.
-- If the edges are deckled and there's enough dead space around the image...re-deckle them. Cut an inch off. Nobody would ever know and the print would look fine.
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Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:58 pm

mistersmith wrote:Cut an inch off. Nobody would ever know and the print would look fine.
seriously?!?!? to a $500 print. personally, i wouldnt do it.

i would take it to the framer you are going with, and have them flatten it. that way, if they damage it, its not your fault.
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