Linen-backing: a three layer process.
-first, stretching canvas to a frame -then using archival quality paste, attaching a layer of acid-free (slightly buffered) paper -the third layer is the poster or print. The finished item is then trimmed with ample white borders.
Posters like, movie, general advertising, theatrical, exhibition, travel, World War, all these kinds of items, as well as old maps, natural history prints, illustrations and even the occasional watercolor paintings are what we handle.
Movie Poster one-sheet 27 x 41" = $95
Half-sheet or insert 20 x 30" = $65
Movie Poster three-sheet 41 x 79" = $230
Swiss 36 x 51" = $115
Italian dué or "two-sheet" 38 x 55" = $140
Italian quatro or "four-sheet" 55 x 77" = $260
French Grande A-size 47 x 63" = $150
French 1/2 Grande 32 x 47" = $110
For more price quotes, call or write.
All aspects of restoration like, touch-up, restoration, piece-in, airbrush and relining is priced at $70 per hour.
Discounts given for large orders, dealers and major collectors.
If you have a question on cost, bring the piece in, or take pictures and ask questions; we could give a price quote.
Often these fragile old items have areas of wear-and-tear. Typically, we add-back some of the small areas of lost color (Touch-Up), or where the paper has crumbled-off, we replace, from our inventory of scrap paper (Piece-In). Ultimately, we try to do as little as possible to the valued old pieces. We like to develop a dialogue with the customer in order to find the best approach to conserve and restore.
Besides simple touch-up and piece-in, we can also provide safe washing, or in some extreme cases, bleaching. Also, in cases of severe staining or color/paper loss, we offer airbrushing (semi-permanent water-based archival, flexible guache paint).
Have a question, please ask.
If you want to come by, drop-off or pick-up:
We have a limited staff who are often busy, so it's best to call or write before coming. Best days are Monday to Friday 10 to 5