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Online skyjackers

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Flattening rolled posters for storage in a plan chest
« on: October 05, 2019, 09:42:32 AM »
I appreciate that this has probably been discussed on more than one occasion but still I'd like some advice.

I recently purchased a plan chest and I'm eager to fill it with my previously rolled posters. This is my flattening process pictured below. I think I may already know the answer, but am I going to need a lot more books/weight to get this done in a timely manner? I don't want to damage the posters but I also have quite a few to flatten.

Thanks for any tips.


Offline okiehawker

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Re: Flattening rolled posters for storage in a plan chest
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 12:00:49 AM »
Hi Skyjackers, You could get two slightly larger than one sheet sized pieces of plexiglas to sandwich the posters between to help get an even flattening.  Okie

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Re: Flattening rolled posters for storage in a plan chest
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 01:36:52 AM »
I have found a sheet of foamcore works fine for this too (as would Plexi as already suggested)

Then you can put any old heavy stuff on top without worrying about marring the posters.

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Re: Flattening rolled posters for storage in a plan chest
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2019, 05:12:13 AM »
Thanks for the advice guys. I guess it's pretty simple but I didn't want to make any rookie mistakes. I appreciate your input.

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Re: Flattening rolled posters for storage in a plan chest
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2019, 04:35:47 AM »
I'm in the process of flattening two posters.

They are currently is protective sleeves and sandwiched between two thick backing boards.

On top of that I have a spare super heavy oak table. I've turned that upside down and will leave it for a week or so.

Always worked for me.
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