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  • lithicacid326
    started a topic Paper photo restoration

    Paper photo restoration

    Hi all,

    Could I get some advice on how best to repair this old printed photo? It ripped and I had to glue the front on but as you can see in the picture it is torn and will continue to weather away since it is a rough edge. Is there some sort of plastic that can cover it? Something better than scotch tape? Lamination?
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  • Doug Nelson
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    It needs to be cut out and reframed, ideally behind a mat and UV glass. A frame store could do it if you'd rather not bother.

    However, I'd recommend carefully removing the frame (that newsprint and wood is slowly destroying it), making a good quality scan, and putting the original in an acid-free envelope (larger art supply stores should have it). Then restore it digitally and make a good print for display.

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