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Love the artwork on that Bogart, Rosa!
Love the artwork on that Bogart, Rosa!
That is a stunning poster, and thankfully it arrived ok.
With posters going missing, ends being cut off..FARK! I don't think I would be able to take it!
Congratulations to you Rosa on another gorgeous piece!
Gosh I always liked that Satelitte in the Sky poster...though I am more partial to the daybill. Need to get me one.
Really like Beast with 5 fingers.
Hey Sven, unfortunately he's never admitted fault from anything I've questioned in the past. The fact that the other item I sent away with this came back covered in faults (which he took offence to being pointed out and denied responsibility for), even the mass of hairs and failure to correctly replace artwork on a small missing section was put down to me being picky.He kept delaying starting them and eventually after 5 or 6 weeks rushed them through, which has obviously lead to problems.
That is terrible news for your Wil. Sorry to hear you are having such a rough trot getting the guy to accept what are clearly issues with the backing. How he can justify it not being his issue is beyond me.
One thing you said strikes me as odd. From your post above it sounds like you have had issues with stuff he has done in the past, which he hasn't acknowledged and I am assuming corrected. If that is the case, why keep sending to him and not find someone else who will do a better job.
I know he is local to you but local is not always the best, as Rosa has said.
Good luck to you in getting him to either correct the issues to your satisfaction, or giving you your money back.
Side note...question for you guys who do some resto...I am assuming it is harder/more work to reback something already backed? Wondering if another restorer would charge more to reback, than to just back...
theartofmovieposter If that is the case, why keep sending to him and not find someone else who will do a better job.I know he is local to you but local is not always the best.
I know he is local to you but local is not always the best.
Gees...that is quite bad. I wonder if his work load has picked up and rather than turn work away, he is trying to get everything done and thus his quality is suffering....?
Actually now that I think of it, you would think that as a long time customer of his, he would go out of his way to make and keep you happy...considering the business you have sent him! Guess not. I've not used him and don't think I ever will.
I've never used any backers in Australia. When I was getting stuff done, everything went to either the US or Dario in Canada.
I know a few people on this forum have used Michael Brewster (I think that is right) up in Sydney and speak very highly of his work.
I do have a poster here that was done by him, but based on the before pictures I was provided it didn't need much done to it so can't speak to his restoration abilities. But the backing was done very nicely.
You could send him one thing and see how you like that...I've no idea on his prices or anything, so you would need to get in touch with him.
Perhaps the guys on this forum whom have used him can chime with their opinion.
If you are willing to send them overseas to either the US or Canada, there are plenty of talented people there you could try...You could send off one thing first to whomever you are willing to give a try and see how you like their results.
I've never had an issue with any posters I've had...except the first one I sent off, I wasn't that impressed with the work, but I was a novice then so just sucked it up and didn't bother making a fuss. I just didn't use them again. I am sure if I had of said something they would have fixed it.
Though I have had people who have had things done with issues, but the restorer has always agreed to correct the issue, without fuss.
This sucks. I am planning on have a few things done later in the year and this bad work and stolen posters has me very very concerned!
Keep us posted on whether or not you have any luck with your posters from this bunch...