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.
marks found on posters were put there intentionally. Mustaches
and devilís horns may be found on the faces. Scribble marks,
doodles and other "color additions" at the hands of amateur
artists can be found on posters.
ON POSTER VALUE
that are found on the border of a poster do not have much affect
the value. Marks of any kind that deface the artwork of the
poster are considered serious blemishes and will severely affect
the poster's value. Marks that are located on the back of the
poster are not considered a defect, unless they result in a
bleed-through or see-through.
are a number of options available when repairing marks on posters,
depending on whether the marks are old or new.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.
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.
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.
REGULAR PEN OR PENCIL ERASER SHOULD NEVER BE USED TO REMOVE
ANY TYPE OF MARKS.
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.
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