Learn About Movie Posters
Heritage Auction House
Movie Art of Austin

Ewbanks Auction Movie Poster Page

Film Art

Dominique Besson French Movie Posters
eMovieposter.com
Hollywood Poster Frames
 
Posters Database

Advanced Search

Login:
Password:
Remember Me:
Bags Unlimited
L'Imagerie Gallery
Institute for Cinema Ephemera
Movie Art GmbH
Spotlight Displays Poster Frames
Yazoo Mills
Channing Posters
Movie Art of Austin
Bonham's Poster Auction
Original Posters
Cinema Retro Magazine

TRIMMED MOVIE POSTERS

Trimming results when pieces of the border of the poster are cut or shaved off.

CAUSES

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 poster.

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!

REPAIRS

Professional poster restorers can restore a trimmed poster through a linen backing process.

Here are LAMP Approved restorers:

US Restorers
L'Imagerie Gallery
Hollywood Poster Frame Hollywood Poster Frames
California
Washington
Movie Poster Works
 
Texas
 

 

 

 

 



This section is for reference use. Images found on this site are property of L.A.M.P. and are for reference purposes only with NO rights implied or given. See LAMP Disclaimer
A little BIGGER and a little BETTER each day - Saving the Past... For the Future