TRIMMED MOVIE POSTERS
Trimming results when pieces of the
border of the poster are cut or shaved off.
Trimming is almost always an intentional
act which is normally done to either reduce the poster to a smaller size,
particularly for framing purposes; to intentionally remove the credit information
from the poster's artwork; or to remove some type of border defect.
IMPACT ON POSTER VALUE
Posters SHOULD NEVER be trimmed, as this
is considered a serious defect and significantly affects the value of the
Trimming commonly occurs on window
cards, where the blank borders which were designed for use by theatres
to put show dates and times is cut off.
It is also common when framing a poster
where the frame is slightly smaller than the poster, OR some dealers use
this to eliminate some border damage. Even though if it is done only in
the border, it doesn't have quite the same impact as trimming into the artwork.
SEE GRADING FOR MORE INFORMATION!
Professional poster restorers can restore
a trimmed poster through a linen backing process.
Here are LAMP Approved restorers: