Re: album-backing and trimming


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Posted by Theo de Kreijger on May 08, 2002 at 02:33:59:

In Reply to: album-backing and trimming posted by Axabrax on May 07, 2002 at 18:16:58:

: I see many auctions for prints on eBay that have "album-backing" and/or "trimming." What impact do these factors have on the value of a print?

That depends. Album-backing has been used to preserve designs printed on very thin paper. If done professionally with the same high-quality material it's a garanty that the print will survive much longer. But I must say that I've seen less well done backings, which made things worse for the quality of the print.

Trimming though is never good. Even when it means that only the margins are gone. What's cut off is lost for ever. But in most cases even more then the margins is missing, because they wanted to print the fit in a book or (worse) into a small frame.

My experience is that trimming always affects the price, but album backing might not (if properly done).

Theo


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