Almost all of our posters undergo conservation treatment. At our restoration studio, the posters are dusted with a fine brush or with a very soft erasing powder. Next they were washed with clear water in large basins to neutralize any acid in the paper, to remove any extra surface or ingrained dirt and to flatten folds.
The wet poster is then pasted onto an acid free paper which had previously been pasted onto cotton canvas, all using ph-neutral water soluble paste. Depending on the poster’s size, drying time is 10 days to a month, in a dust free environment.
We use only materials of the highest quality and all of our restoration/conservation work is totally reversible.
Our technical know-how is the result of skills that have evolved from a 150 year tradition of poster mounting, and is recognized and appreciated by museums worldwide.
Mounting also protects from any further damage such as tears and folds and gives the poster extra support when framed.