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Re: How To Preserve Your Autographs

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stefanievonguest wrote:I have another question, how would I preserve a poster? It would be shipped in a poster tube but honestly I don't have an acid free pouches THAT big :lol:
LOL thats a hard one... perhaps framing it? If you want to spend the money for it but otherwise... idk...
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mashka wrote:
stefanievonguest wrote:I have another question, how would I preserve a poster? It would be shipped in a poster tube but honestly I don't have an acid free pouches THAT big :lol:
LOL thats a hard one... perhaps framing it? If you want to spend the money for it but otherwise... idk...
Yeah I wasn't quite sure what to do with a poster. Sadly this autograph is only available on a poster direct from the musician as he doesn't accept fanmail so I can't get an 8 x10. I will see about framing it.
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stefanievonguest wrote:
mashka wrote:
stefanievonguest wrote:I have another question, how would I preserve a poster? It would be shipped in a poster tube but honestly I don't have an acid free pouches THAT big :lol:
LOL thats a hard one... perhaps framing it? If you want to spend the money for it but otherwise... idk...
Yeah I wasn't quite sure what to do with a poster. Sadly this autograph is only available on a poster direct from the musician as he doesn't accept fanmail so I can't get an 8 x10. I will see about framing it.
Whe I was looking to frame my friends autographs I got them, I looked into large non-PVC pouches. I found Jarrolds in Norwich (I know you're not from there) sold them in their art department.
I don't know if you have something similar where you are...

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Definitely keep them out of constant direct sunlight... learned that the hard way on a few.
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I keep mine in acid-free/archival safe sheet protectors in a binder. It's stored in a dresser drawer which is suprisingly cold inside (no chance of humidity). I think this is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to protect your autographs if you don't want to display all of them. Just make sure that anything close to or in contact with your autographs is acid-free!
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Hello. I recently wrote to the Being Human cast and they were kind enough to sign for me. The problem is that the only picture I could find to send them was a magazine clipping. Is there anything special I can do to prevent it from fading?
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sonicsam wrote:Hello. I recently wrote to the Being Human cast and they were kind enough to sign for me. The problem is that the only picture I could find to send them was a magazine clipping. Is there anything special I can do to prevent it from fading?
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I am just getting started with collecting autographs and was wondering if these sheet protectors are what I need. There is a link below. It says right on the package acid free and archival safe. Let me know if I am doing this right.

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sddave wrote:I am just getting started with collecting autographs and was wondering if these sheet protectors are what I need. There is a link below. It says right on the package acid free and archival safe. Let me know if I am doing this right.

http://www.amazon.com/Avery-Standard-We ... B000WGCN8E
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Photos: Store photos in acid free pages and store in binders. If u have them displayed used an acid free mat and uv glass to keep the ink from fading. The mat is to keep the photo from sticking to the glass and ruining it. Also I only use Adoramapix real photos for collecting autographs on. Inkjets fade and Sharpie does not stick to them properly. If a silver Sharpie is used on an inkjet it messes up the pen and sometimes the ink never really dries on the photo. It will continue to smudge and never really sticks to the inkjet like it would on a real photo. There's a bunch of different companies not just adoramapix but trust me real pictures no inkjets.

Anything big on display like sports equipment: Should be kept in uv protected glass or plastic. Ultrapro makes holders for every piece of sports equipment and offers UV protected options on all. If possible use industrial sharpies (see my thread) which don't fade like normal ones do then u don't have to worry about displaying anything even if the holder isn't uv protected. Also paint markers never fade and can be used if u have time to let them dry and have them properly prepped (they can be a pain and not very practical at group signings like training camps). Silver Sharpies work but on sports balls they are hard to write with all the bumps which is why people started using decocolor silver paint markers for them. I don't think silver Sharpies fade either or I have never seen on fade.


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