Playing with Steam

So I have a few posters with the good old brown paper tape on the reverse used to repair tears.  I have always suspected these would come off with steam application.  I also had an insert with a snipe that I thought would come off the same way.  Result: They did and steam works. Steam even helped with removing old masking tape.

 

A busy day of backing….

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Well I wanted to see how many I could back in around 4 hours. I managed four posters and had to CT bleach all of them. I am thinking of exploring a different bleaching method as the process didn’t work as quickly as I had hope on the more modern poster. The CT worked very well on the three older posters…

Dirty Harry Japanese B2

Dirty Harry Japanese B2 prior to backing...

 

Dirty Harry Japanes B1 was very dark due to acid...

French Small War and Peace

French Small War and Peace Prior to Backing

 

After Backing and CT Bath...

Outlaw Josey Wales Daybill – This one was stained badly in the middle…

Outlaw Josey Wales Daybill Prior to Backing

Outlaw Josey Wales Daybil After CT Bath and Backing...

The Empire Strikes Back US OS – Had Acid Yellowing

ESB US OS Prior to Backing

ESB after CT batch and Backing... Whew!