Flattening, Steaming, Restoring border damage (creases and wrinkles)?
I recieved another poster with border damage. It never fails how some sellers so consistently wrongly priortize packaging. It's the rolled poster ends (borders) that need to be priortized and protected. People become so focused on using a strong tube ("a truck can roll over my tubes!" etc, etc) they forget the real work and diligence is properly securing the poster inside the tube from slipping and sliding. You can use a cast steel tube but if not properly protected and cushioned the ends of the merchandise within, the tube matters not.
Has anyone heard of pressing or steaming or somehow "flattening" border crinkles and wrinkles? Wrinkles that haven't lost any color or ink, just wrinkles and creases along one border from top to bottom. I've heard of a "flattening" process over the years but have never confirmed if such a procedure exists or is just myth.
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