Before beginning any lining treatments, we thoroughly inspect each poster and ensure it is free from unwanted tape, stains and previous repairs.
We offer two types of archival lining, linen backing and Japanese tissue lining. Lining vintage posters stabilises them and assists in the safe handling and display of these ephemeral works of art.
After the poster has been backed, fold lines, remaining discolouration and regions of loss can be reintegrated to restore readability and aesthetic balance to the piece.
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Before lining vintage posters, we remove any tape, blu tack and other adhesive residues present
Inscriptions can be treated to avoid the seeping of media during wet treatments
For particularly dirty posters, we will offer a full immersion wash to remove soiling, stains and/or mould
Poster is laid onto the backing using starch-based paste. This process is reversible, so your poster will remain safe into the future.
120gsm Fabriano Academia acid-free paper provides a smooth white backing for the poster
10oz unprimed cotton duck cloth provides stability and durability, allowing the poster to be handled safely
The backing is trimmed to create a 3-4cm border, ideal for safely safely affixing the poster to framing devices