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5’ X 5’ antique map

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Mark V

Grumbler in Training
Joined
Feb 19, 2017
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Location
california
What would be the best way to mount a large antique map? I was thinking t hinges on gator board attached to a strainer then framed. But being so large I’m not sure it would stay flat. I’ve never framed anything this large before. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

JFeig

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Joined
Oct 13, 1999
Messages
4,628
Location
Oak Park, MI
There are many factors to keep a work on paper flat.

is the map mounted?
is the map fabric backed?
what are the environmental display conditions?
what type of paper?
what are the actual expectations of you and the customer? drum tight flat or slight waves?
how many hinges and where are they placed? I prefer pass through hinges.
 
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