Re: What do I have??

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Posted by Tony Gibb on September 09, 2002 at 13:41:30:

In Reply to: Re: What do I have?? posted by Noel Chiappa on September 08, 2002 at 17:38:49:

I endorse that advice strongly. There are excellent reproductions of many ukiyoe woodblock prints available on the web and through specialist sources. These are made using traditional fabrication techniques and materials and are very affordable. If a reproduction print fades or the paper becomes toned you can throw it away and replace it with an identical copy. If you like having them on the walls around you, this is the way to go. Keep your originals between acid-free paper in a dark drawer and enjoy them occasionally

: > Posted by Jennifer on September 07, 2002 at 04:56:05:

: > I was planning on taking it to regular framer to have it mounted with
: > archival/acid free paper. Any tips on framing to help preserve it?

: Yes. Don't.

: Seriously; prints from this era were made with vegetable colours which are
: very fugitive (they fade in light), and long-term display on the wall will
: damage them by fading. These pages:


: has more about this.

: With this particular print, you're probably OK, since from what I can make out
: in your pictures it's already in not too great a shape, and so you won't be
: doing a lot of harm if it does fade more.

: Still, in general, framing these prints for long-term display is just about
: the last thing one should do with them.

: Noel

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