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by prospero
Wed 09 Jun, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Photo mounted on warped board
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: Photo mounted on warped board

The card it's mounted on is likely to have deteriorated to the point where it has the consistency of Weetabix. You are wise to avoid trying to stick it down. It might just sit a bit flatter in a mount/frame. :roll: The best course of action would be to scan/reprint. Frame the reprints and make a nic...
by prospero
Tue 08 Jun, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stretching a big canvas.
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Stretching a big canvas.

Hi Jon. :D Get a good strong stretcher frame with keyed corners and maybe one or two cross braces. Harris-Moore do good stuff and will cut them to the exact size you need. https://www.harrismoorecanvases.co.uk/25mm-1-deep-premium-stretcher-bar-cm.html Take time putting the frame together to make sur...
by prospero
Sun 06 Jun, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: C&H Advantage G60
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: C&H Advantage G60

I started out with a Magnolia mountcutter. :lol:

Comparing it to a C&H is akin to comparing a Austin Allegro to a Bentley. :roll:
by prospero
Sat 05 Jun, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: C&H Advantage G60
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: C&H Advantage G60

I have a C&H 48" of 1980s vintage. Cost me the best part of £1K but it has done great service. They are well built machines, very well-engineered. :D Never had to replace any parts. One thing with the 60" models, you have to make sure they are well supported on a flat surface in case they sag in the...
by prospero
Sat 05 Jun, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: protecting watercolors.
Replies: 19
Views: 913

Re: protecting watercolors.

With all due respect even glass doesn’t stop the thunder flies we get here in Scotland. Check out the very best sealed backboards and after a few years spot the thunder flies. The tapes will still be perfect but the flies are there nevertheless. They get in between the glass and the sight edge. Thi...
by prospero
Sat 05 Jun, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: protecting watercolors.
Replies: 19
Views: 913

Re: protecting watercolors.

Watercolours do deteriorate over time as many of the pigments are known as fugitive and even behind glass they will fade and even disappear entirely. Many watercolourists aim to prevent or at least minimise this process by waxing their paintings. Should probably still be framed behind glass though ...
by prospero
Fri 04 Jun, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: protecting watercolors.
Replies: 19
Views: 913

Re: protecting watercolors.

The thought occurs: What exactly are you seeking to protect them from? Physical damage? Wax won't do it. Oils on canvas can be repaired relatively easily if you poke a hole in them. Not paper. Airborne Pollution? Wax won't do it. In fact it will pick up gunk more effectively and be impossible to cle...
by prospero
Wed 02 Jun, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Van livery/signage
Replies: 15
Views: 435

Re: Van livery/signage

When designing advertising signs you have to put yourself in the observers place. On a vehicle it needs to be BOLD and simple as it will mostly be read in motion. Avoid to much text. A phone number split into four groups looks disjointed and is hard to remember. Area code/space/number is easier - to...
by prospero
Mon 31 May, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Laminator, dry mounting question
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Laminator, dry mounting question

For the most part, having a press will not be a big cash-cow unless you use it often. If you have one and
a job requires drymounting then it's indispensable. It's a bit like an oval mountcutter in that respect. :lol:
by prospero
Sun 30 May, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obeche Vs Pine?
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Obeche Vs Pine?

Pine is a very general term used for Softwood, that is any coniferous species of tree. NOT soft wood. :lol: It varies greatly according to species and also rate of growth. It's graded from 'construction' grade to very close-grained knot-free stuff that you could make a violin from. :P It's great if ...
by prospero
Sat 29 May, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Laminator, dry mounting question
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Laminator, dry mounting question

Dry mounting is a one-way process, so is not appropriate or desirable for items of value. Basically, if you can't replace it, don't dry mount it. :roll: But for things such as large posters and such like they are very useful. People like things flat and a dry mounted item should stay flat. But do no...
by prospero
Wed 26 May, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass spacing
Replies: 14
Views: 308

Re: Glass spacing

If the spacer doesn't have to be 'blind', i.e. hidden under the rebate, I use a narrow moulding. I did some posters recently, all with black frames with a ½" cushion moulding as a spacer. The posters were drymounted, so they simply fitted into the spacer. The glass on top. One good thing about this ...
by prospero
Wed 26 May, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Underpinner v nails
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Underpinner v nails

I used Casesse Uni wedges for years in my manual Euro, before it was retired. They were better than
the original Euro ones. 8)
by prospero
Wed 26 May, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: V Nail Cartridge Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: V Nail Cartridge Issue

Getting the little plastic 'pusher' out requires a bit a brute force and ignorance. The little ratchet prongs
can be snapped off with no ill effect, but you have to handle the cartridges carefully so the wedges don't
slip out the end. :roll: :lol:
by prospero
Wed 26 May, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass spacing
Replies: 14
Views: 308

Re: Glass spacing

Rose&Hollis do 4.5mm x 6mm PSE (F1) in four different timbers. :D

I have in the past used strips of mount board covered one side with d/s tape. (stuck to the glass).

Depends on how much spacing you need.
by prospero
Tue 25 May, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: V Nail Cartridge Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: V Nail Cartridge Issue

I always refill the cartridges. Thanks to Mark for the tip. :yes:

I also have some Imnes wedges in cartridges and I can confirm they are crap. :lol:
by prospero
Mon 24 May, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How does the British Museum mount their prints?
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: How does the British Museum mount their prints?

David McCormack wrote:
Mon 24 May, 2021 10:29 am
This video shows you how they do it :D
That's a very interesting vid. :D

I do question the wisdom of the hinge placement though. :roll:
by prospero
Mon 24 May, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How does the British Museum mount their prints?
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: How does the British Museum mount their prints?

A great deal of the paper art in museums and public collections is not on display. They just don't have the wall space. It is usually mounted not for aesthetic considerations but to make it so it can be handled safely. Academics can visit a gallery by arrangement and examine the work that the galler...
by prospero
Fri 21 May, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: 2mm or 3mm glass?
Replies: 14
Views: 1182

Re: 2mm or 3mm glass?

I would be happy to use 2mm glass on any size. :D
by prospero
Thu 20 May, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: 2mm or 3mm glass?
Replies: 14
Views: 1182

Re: 2mm or 3mm glass?

2mm bends more easily than 3. :D