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Old 02-02-2017, 02:40 AM   #1
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Default Recommendations on safely flattening rolled posters

I'm finally to the point in my new(ish) home where it is time to start really decorating the rooms with pop culture fun. All my posters are rolled and I was just looking for some recommendations on an easy way to safely flatten them out so that I can frame them.

If it uses common household items, all the better.

Sorry if this may have been posted already!
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I took my American Pie poster out of storage this week and have to flatten it out as well. I put it in one of my poster frames and am going to keep it in there until I need it in May to take to a comic convention. Shannon Elizabeth and Mena Suvari are going to be there signing! I'm tempted to take an American Beauty poster as well.
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Just lay it down on a flat surface with the rolled side facing down and let gravity take it's course. I've had cardstock posters rolled up and after a few days, they're almost flat.

If you have the frame or a cardboard box, you can always lay it on top to speed it up.
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I lay it flat and put 4 glasses on the corners and leave it like that for about 8 hours then I put it between 2 pieces of acid free foam board which you can pick up from any craft store. I leave it between the foam board until I'm ready to frame it. You can keep a lot of posters in between the foam boards and just separate them with acid free tissue paper. Keep the foam boards closed with office clips.
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I lay it flat and put 4 glasses on the corners and leave it like that for about 8 hours then I put it between 2 pieces of acid free foam board which you can pick up from any craft store. I leave it between the foam board until I'm ready to frame it. You can keep a lot of posters in between the foam boards and just separate them with acid free tissue paper. Keep the foam boards closed with office clips.
GREAT - and pretty cheap - idea. Thank you! I'll be hitting a craft shop this weekend for these supplies.

Managed to flatten the Toy Story 3 Buzz Lightyear poster for my son's room. Michael's was having a sale so I got two nice 27x40 frames for $35 instead of $70! lol Naturally, this means I now have a second frame to fiddle with, in terms of framing for the rest of the house, that I wasn't expecting.
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GREAT - and pretty cheap - idea. Thank you! I'll be hitting a craft shop this weekend for these supplies.

Managed to flatten the Toy Story 3 Buzz Lightyear poster for my son's room. Michael's was having a sale so I got two nice 27x40 frames for $35 instead of $70! lol Naturally, this means I now have a second frame to fiddle with, in terms of framing for the rest of the house, that I wasn't expecting.
Nice! Its always good to get a deal on frames. I know people that only do custom framing for their prints.... my pockets aren't that deep.
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GREAT - and pretty cheap - idea. Thank you! I'll be hitting a craft shop this weekend for these supplies.

Managed to flatten the Toy Story 3 Buzz Lightyear poster for my son's room. Michael's was having a sale so I got two nice 27x40 frames for $35 instead of $70! lol Naturally, this means I now have a second frame to fiddle with, in terms of framing for the rest of the house, that I wasn't expecting.
I could be wrong but I think the coupons for Michael's will stack with their sales. They sometimes have coupons in the Sunday newspaper for 30-50% off one single item. When I am set up at a convention and have a wall of posters up behind me, to display them I use the Ultra-Pro semi-rigid top loader sleeves, they don't make them 27x40, the size you would want is their largest size 29x43, it does a good job keeping posters flat. I keep my Mondo prints in the 24x36 ones as well.
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Nice! Its always good to get a deal on frames. I know people that only do custom framing for their prints.... my pockets aren't that deep.
Oh I will - get some custom framing - but the TS3 Buzz Lightyear poster was $10 on ebay and is for my 3 year old's room. lol I couldn't possibly spend big $$$ on a custom frame job for that one.

That is where it gets tough though, because, at least where movie posters are concerned, even older ones that I have are still going for like chump change on ebay. I'm talking like a Disney Pinochio re-release poster from nearly 20 years ago...not even $20 yet. So why would I do a high-end frame on them? That is a question I keep asking myself.

I have newer posters that'd be worth it. NICE double-sideds from the Disney Movie Rewards for SW Force Awakens, the final and beach teasers for Rogue One...and they command $ so they'd be possibilities. I really need to juse unroll all my posters to see what the hell I've got!
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