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laminating the original art... problem, help and advice

Discussion in 'Art Matters & News' started by HIEP, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. HIEP

    HIEP Grumbler in Training

    Hi all,

    I have a problem with the original prints having a signature ( of customer,) that i laminated prints on vacuum hot press machine to make it flat, after getting prints out (it is perfect flat, but ...) I found there are 2 tiny yellow traces (around 10cm) on 2 sides of prints at the white coated border (not inside the picture) may be caused by the heat. These yellow lines is unclear, but this happened and customer does not satisfy that problem. I use eraser, it does not work, because this line is under the coated substance, I think.

    So I intend to ask this issue on the grumble:
    - Can Original prints be laminated by vacuum press machine?
    - How to solute/ or erase the yellow traces which I believe it is caused by heating.

    I already apply other method, that use a mat board cutting a window which covering the yellow traces (lines) and the matboard is fixed in frame.
    But this method is not really well appreciated.

    Thanks for your advice and help.
    Hiep
     
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  2. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    I would need a bit more information: what do you mean by "original print"? Is this a print made from an original artwork, or is it an original artwork? What is the medium? Is it a giclee? Is it a print made by the artist?

    If the yellow marks are on the border, and not on the artwork, what is wrong with using a mat to cover them?
     
  3. Keith L Hewitt

    Keith L Hewitt MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Hiep, I suggest you add a photo to show what you are describing.
     
  4. HIEP

    HIEP Grumbler in Training

    Sorry for late reply, I think this is giclee print (have a signature, emerged stamp and number from other side.) photo is attached.
    You can see yellow line from each side of border (unclear), but pay more attention, then you can see these traces and other photo which matboard covered.
     

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  5. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    So you laminated it with a plastic film and the yellow lines appeared under the laminate.

    What could have happened is that the yellow lines were already there, and the laminating process just made them darker. In some cases they will disappear over time.
     
  6. HIEP

    HIEP Grumbler in Training

    Actually I laminated the back of prints, put it into vacuum press machine to extracting air and making flat the prints. There is not lamination on top of prints, except for releasing film.

    "the yellow lines were already there"? when we received this prints from customer, we have not noted these lines, so I dont know really; yes perhaps, when laminating process then making them darker...! And yes, hopefully this will be disappeared over time, . That is courtesy reply way to customer.

    So question, the artwork (as this ''original" prints) on giclee printing, can be laminated on heating vacuum press machine?
    Or just do a hinge as conservation method?

    Regards,
     
  7. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    Giclee can be laminated, but I only do this when plaque-mounting or mounting and laminating on HDF. Usually giclees get the full mat treatment.
    I laminate giclees on canvas as well.

    I've never dry-mounted a giclee to flatten it, however. If the customer wants it flattened, I would really try to talk them out of it.
     
  8. HIEP

    HIEP Grumbler in Training

    Thank you very much, for your help. it is experience for me, he complaints why I dont tell him about this before.
    I dont know how to get out the the yellow marks, I must use a matboard to cover these marks.

    Regards,
     
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