With this in mind, let's take a look at the
'enemies' of your collectibles
- moisture (water damage)
- humidity (mold and fungus)
- heat (makes brittle and brown)
- light (fades the colors)
- acidity (disintegrates the paper)
- critters (eats thru it)
ALL of these areas have to be covered to protect
your collectible. ANY weakness in ANY of these areas will affect the value
and longevity so as we cover each different situation, let's look back to
make sure each area is covered.
Where do we start?
Let's look at it's current condition of your
poster... what kind of shape is it in? Let's say that there are some blemishes
on your poster....... ok... what do you do???
We have prepared a variety of blemishes
and how to handle them. So let's take a look at the main ones
Next we need to look at what you plan to do
with your collectible...WHY do you have this piece?
Is it a beautiful piece you want to show off?
Is it an investment for future profits?
Do you just LOVE this movie?
You see what I mean... the point is... are
you wanting to display it for everyone to enjoy or are you wanting to put
it away for protection. Let's look at how you want to display your poster.
Displaying your poster
you want to protect it AND be able to display it
We know that trying to cover this area presents
a little different problem. Each situation is different and can range from
someone in college just trying to put something on their wall for the semester
to a collector hanging a $5000 poster.
You hear something different from every direction..
ALL the different things that YOU need to do to YOUR poster. Well, please
remember this..... there are pros and cons to EVERYTHING.... that's why we
try to put them for you. BUT BE SURE TO LOOK AT ALL THE PROBLEMS AND NOT JUST
Let's look at a variety of ways starting
with the least expensive and working our way up.
The cheapest way to both give some protection
and be able to display your item too.
Here's a slight step up from the B&B BUT
read the B&B first.
Let's look at some ways of handling smaller
pieces in your collection.
OK, how do you display LARGE pieces inexpensively.
Racks and sleeves
Better when you have multiple
items you want to show but very little room to show them in.
Sounds like you're going in space or something!
What is encapsulation and can it help?
Let's look at the differences - is it a viable
This is what your framer will recommend! What
is it and what will it do to the poster?
The good, the bad and the not-suppose-to-be
ugly. Different points of view. Here's a real can of worms.......
Like saying .... 'buying a car' - there are
so many different ways and types that you need to do a little research before
you do damage to your collectible
Yes, they look just like the theater... BUT...what
about the heat?
Storing your poster
OK, let's start with the simplest first and
work our way up.....the first 3 sections are different ways to STORE your
NOTE: Before you store your poster.. make sure that it's
clean and free from all tape, dirt and marks that may continue to eat away
at your poster while you have it stored.
your FOLDED poster
This breaks down all the ins and outs of storing
your poster folded.
your ROLLED poster
This gives the ins and outs of storing it
your posters FLAT
How, where and what to put them in..