WHAT IS INTERLINING?
Interlining is the action of taping a paper work on a conservation support, in order to consolidate it, to tighten the folds and creases.
WHAT IS POSTER RESTORATION FOR?
This allows an optimal conservation for the work and a perfect presentation.
3 major assets
All our materials are acid-free and preserve the durability of the works over time.
CANSON PAPER I NATURAL UNBLEACHED COTTON I STARCH GLUE PH NEUTRAL.
STEP BY STEP
Ananalysis of the work
and preliminary preparation.
In order to preserve the works, we bring to each poster a paper conservation treatment, we establish a first assessment of the state, and of the operations which are going to be necessary for the good restoration of the poster, we test the paper and the inks. With the help of bread crumb gum and sock gum, the posters are dusted. Tape and paper strips, glue and paint stains or other materials deposited on the work are removed with solvents or dry. Once all the preliminary preparations are completed, the poster is ready to go into the baths.
The posters are then immersed in clear water in a large basin, the paper absorbs the water, the paper fibers relax, and dust is removed. We can then work in depth and clean the alterations due to the humidity, the sun, or the time. The acidity of the paper is neutralized to stabilize it at a neutral PH. The action of Washing allows to bleach the paper to revive the colors.
Beforehand we look for a paper of the same color, same thickness, of the same period, we add it then in the gaps, (hole of pin, lack of paper) the tears are put back in place and glued, the folds are tightened.
Once all the paper restorations are finished we transfer the work on our conservation support, the poster is marouflé, the air bubbles and surplus of glues are driven out, the margins are cleaned. A global verification is then necessary in order to finalize the last details so that everything is perfect.
the poster is then ready to dry quietly between 5 to 10 days depending on the ambient humidity.
Once the poster is dry, we can begin the painting restoration stage. An assessment of the condition of the poster is made in order to define the different restorations to come. According to the document to be restored we adapt our techniques (acrylics, pencil, lead, ink, gouache and colored pencils). We work with matte hair brushes that allow an unequalled precision. With the help of a toothbrush (original spray technique invented by Toulouse Lautrec) we project the paint and recreate the lithogtaphic grain. The tears and folds are enhanced. A real work of colorist painter, we always try to find the perfect color, for a restoration as discreet as possible.
Once restored, the posters are ready to be sent anywhere in the world. We unhook them from their support, adjust the margins around the document according to the request, a last checkup so that all is perfect, and manufacture a rigid packing to measure so that the poster travels in the best conditions. We offer a variety of shipping services to best suit the needs of our customers (Colissimo, Chronopost, Fedex, Relay).