So I am in a debate on facebook about what are standard backing procedures: regarding paperback vs. linenback.
My understanding is that almost all one sheet sized posters are linenbacked and that if a restorer is capable of completing both procedures (paperbacking and linenbacking), that inserts, half sheet, window cards, and lobby cards are paperbacked.
I have also assumed from my experiences, that paperbacking is the preferred method for card stock items due to the thickness and rigidity of the original materials.
However some inserts/half sheets are on very thin card stock and could easily accept both procedures.
But, when considering the thicker card stocks, my fear would be that, if linenbacked, and rolled the previously addressed creases would return to some degree. Versus a flat paperbacked effort.
Other than this assumption, does anyone have definitive answers why card stock items are paperbacked vs. linenbacked?
My other assumption is that there isn't a lot of information on paperbacking and many restorers aren't comfortable or knowledgable on it. So it is simply easier to sell linenbacking for these items.
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