A mark is defined as any blemish on
the front of the poster caused by pens, markers, grease pencils, regular
pencils, crayons, or any other type of writing device.
There are a number of options available
when repairing marks on posters, depending on whether the marks are old
If the mark was made by an older fountain
pen, an ink eradicator may be used to remove it. Ink eradicator is a type
of bleach - when the mark is removed, so is the color. Thus, the area
where the ink eradicator is used would have to be colored back in.
If the mark is the result of indelible
ink or a ballpoint pen, it cannot be bleached out. The marks would then
have to be removed by a professional restorer.
Pencil marks can be removed with the
use of a yellow brick art gum eraser. The art gum eraser is very soft
and crumbly. Regular pen and pencil erasers will not only remove the mark,
it will also remove all color. A REGULAR PEN OR PENCIL ERASER SHOULD NEVER
BE USED TO REMOVE ANY TYPE OF MARKS.
Since removing marks from the artwork
of a poster almost always results in the loss of color, it is recommended
that the removal of marks be done by a professional.
For this type of procedure, be sure to
have a good restorer:
Here are LAMP Approved restorers: