Product for repairing posters?

BRenshaw

Grumbler in Training
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Aug 2, 2004
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From
Canton, CT
Is there a product one can use to spot out those little white lines or imperfections in the black ink of posters? My customer brought in a poster with a black background and holes where "the dog" chewed it. So the crumple lines are visible and there's a few holes in it. Sharpies are not the answer because they leave a red tint to the ink. So is ther a product available to do this?
 

A.Wise

CGF, Certified Grumble Framer
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Wadsworth, Oh
I sometimes use colored pencils. Sometimes you can mix colors by coloring over top of another color too. If the poster is in bad shape even a little improvement makes them think you're a saint
 

wpfay

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How much are you going to charge for your time to repair the poster? How much is the poster worth? How much more is it worth if you screw it up?

If there is a possibility of replacement you are better off doing that. I have done it often enough to be worth the look. Check the perimeter (often at the bottom) of the poster. You can usually find some contact information that will help in getting a replacement.
 

Uncle Eli

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Sunny Malibu CA.
You might try some photo spot. You can pick it up at your local camera store (not the camera department @ walmart, but a real camera store) It's used to spot out stray hairs or scratches in the negative. It comes in various shades of grey, and some colors. They are available in pen form, but I find the liquid form with a very fine brush works better for me.
 
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