let's look at a holder. Some people like to store their posters
in envelopes. This is NOT recommended. Even coated paper is
still paper which means that it's disintegrating itself and
I don't want ANYTHING that's disintegrating holding MY poster.
Plus I always liked being able to see it (even if it's folded),
so I suggest a plastic holder. and NO NOT THE KIND AROUND
PVC and plastic bags like the cleaners bags that you find
around the house WILL NOT DO. They give very little protection
and usually do more damage that good.
plastics are NOT alike. Cheaper grade plastics contain acid
also. You need to store your collectibles in a better grade
need high grade untreated plastic OR the best that I've heard
from all preservationist is mylar. The best place to get these
are collector supply houses or collector shops. I recommend
that you use the best grade that you can afford. Some people
have larger collections so you may have to break it down if
cost becomes a problem. Store your best in the best grade
and the rest in as good as possible.
you've picked out your covers, then you have the choice of
putting in some type of backing or not. It's better to have
no backing than to have anything acidic. Acid in lower grade
plastics and newspapers or regular paper will travel to your
poster and start eating the fold lines. It's called 'acidic
migration' so you MUST store your poster as far away from
it as possible.
your folded poster in a cool, dry place away from heat, humidity
it's fairly inexpensive, takes up a smaller storage area, usually
easy to get to and move around, they can be sealed fairly tight
- they can't be displayed
and usually are difficult to show.
If you have several posters stored this way, be sure that you
label the outside of the bag with all pertinent info to keep
from reopening the bag. As your collection grows, this REALLY