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I can't see pictures today, but I don't want to be left out! Fabulous! (but I'll confirm for sure tonight when I get home )
English one sheet. Above Us the Waves
Looks like someone spat on this poster twice. Huh?
Plenty of dirt came out in the wash on this one.
Lower two foreheads, stains running down through the U and the W of the title.
Thanks for that Flicksie. So you don't back posters anymore?
Oh and Welcome!
I bought a 1954 Jane Russell titled Underwater, it was a 3 sheet poster in bits lots of tears dirt etc when it was finished it too went back to america through Christie’s.
Matt do you find that the paper consistency is changed much after you do the bath and let air dry (with no backing)? In my limited experimentation I have found that the paper becomes more rigid and less pliable...
I know paper, usually post '60s paper will become stronger with rehydration, but not sure how it is the same with no real change. do you mean structurally?
The paper does deform if bathed and not flatten out by some sort of press or paper/linenbacked?
What year was your quad? I would imagine the more recent the paper (glossy/clay based) the more it would react.
my only experience with not backing paper after a wash was a lobby card and it curled up & was wrinkled with in 24 hours is not adhered to a flat surface while drying.
sounds good. thx. I have a two Elvis one sheets, and they both were "exposed to moisture" and they are "warpy" along the fold lines and few other places, but other areas feel as strong as the rest of the paper which did not see moisture.
Hi Matt, I have Not linen backed any posters for over a year I always seem too busy, though I did used to back up railway posters travel posters and sporting posters. Calcium Chloride make a better cleaning agent than Chloramine T. But watch it all the time. 15-30 min depending on the stain/dirt, wash at least 3 times. Lobby cards clean up nicely too.