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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #50 on: June 25, 2012, 02:16:01 PM »
This is heading into Hughes territory.  Is there some chemical these restorers use that melts the "return your poster" part of the brain? 

And it certainly cant be his own brand of methyl cellulose archival glue (Pfix) that he uses and sells, since he says it is odorless and non toxic.   :-X

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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #51 on: November 24, 2012, 06:53:57 PM »
Where NOT to keep your rusted cans of pencils, brushes and the like  :o :





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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #52 on: December 02, 2012, 06:20:51 PM »
Man, that picture makes my skin crawl.

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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #53 on: December 02, 2012, 06:30:56 PM »
Did the owner ask where the 3 light, rust colored circles came from.  wynk



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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #54 on: December 02, 2012, 07:52:01 PM »
Did the owner ask where the 3 light, rust colored circles came from.  wynk



Could you imagine actually owning a Forbidden Planet one sheet and then sending it to that tard and letting him put his inept hands and rusty cans all over it  :-X
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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #55 on: December 03, 2012, 10:33:17 AM »
It's a crime against humanity and the perpetrator should be bitch-slapped by Robby for eternity.
May the creature from the ID haunt his/her every waking hour....


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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #56 on: January 24, 2013, 11:33:47 PM »
Gotta love, too, how he thumps his finger ON the poster, to show how taught the dried linen has become   :P  :

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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #57 on: January 25, 2013, 12:07:42 AM »
Below he puts a lid on a pen. Are there conservation quality pens (watercolor pens???). A few seconds after this shot he says he did full archival conservation.


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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #58 on: January 25, 2013, 12:23:21 AM »
Aren't black sharpies reversible??   laugh1





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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #59 on: January 25, 2013, 11:33:35 AM »
And he's laying all over the poster, markers everywhere!  Really shocking.  Compare it with Poster Mountain, where they are up on easels...crazy!

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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #60 on: January 25, 2013, 12:55:23 PM »
I'd really like to see a hi res image of this completed poster. 

I looked at his site again, just now. He does show some "befores and afters," but none are large image files. I wonder why?   :-\






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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #61 on: January 25, 2013, 11:17:11 PM »

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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #62 on: January 25, 2013, 11:24:10 PM »
And he's laying all over the poster, markers everywhere!  Really shocking.  Compare it with Poster Mountain, where they are up on easels...crazy!

You never should do any wet restoration (even pencil work as it can crease the dried product) work once the poster is off (cut down) the frame.  The guy is an idiot.  Plus WTF; you can't even dedicate a single frame to a $5000 poster.  Nope this clown is so worried about the $$$ that he puts two within a single frame.  The tensions don't match from frame edge to center.  Meaning that the left side of that beauty dried at a different tension than the right; FAIL!  It amazes me that this guy stays in business...

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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #63 on: January 25, 2013, 11:58:12 PM »
He sucks.

The question states the obvious.

No hi res after images = something to hide or not disclose.

And I shudder to think that I even half considered trying him about 8 years ago. I didnt, thank goodness, but I can only imagine what might have been.



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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #64 on: January 26, 2013, 06:27:10 PM »
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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #65 on: February 10, 2013, 08:36:38 PM »
Here, CC restores bullfighting posters. (Steve (50s), you might like these posters, too, in any case :) )

What is astounding to see, is the older Asian woman that is working for him, slathering ELMER'S GLUE, with a brush, under parts of a poster that looks to have been recently backed (but not yet totally dry @ 7;40-8;40). So much for using water based, archival materials.

There are some fantastic looking posters, however.

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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #66 on: February 10, 2013, 08:49:25 PM »
Dario has said Elmer's is the absolute worst!
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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #67 on: February 10, 2013, 10:59:45 PM »
Dario has said Elmer's is the absolute worst!

I say Posterfix is the absolute worst!
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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #68 on: February 10, 2013, 11:51:03 PM »
Looking forward to Charlie's list of errors made in the video.

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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #69 on: February 11, 2013, 12:01:35 AM »
I say Posterfix is the absolute worst!

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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #70 on: February 11, 2013, 12:19:30 AM »
He used the elmer's glue because he was too lazy to take off the tape.  It bubbled on him after it dried where you see the guy make the cut. He had to use it because the methcell would not adhere it... Else I hate how he lays it down, probably does more damage than necessary.  Hate that he puts more than one poster on a single frame.  Ergo the reason he had to cut it down before it was finished so he could probably send the other two out.  Then he does wet work once it is off the frame.  Probably warped the poster... he always setting stuff on the poster and does all his touch up work flat; I would imagine if he was professionally trained artist as he says he would have a eisel somewhere... Lastly that tape he is using is the worst probably ripped half the masa off with it. That is probably what happened to Mel's bond poster... ripped off the masa and cover up...

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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #71 on: February 11, 2013, 12:28:06 AM »
Here, CC restores bullfighting posters. (Steve (50s), you might like these posters, too, in any case :) )



Thanks yeah, I've seen that one. It has been discussed on NS4 .

He reads out the names of the bull fighters (like he knows what he is talking about) vertically eg 'Jaime Diego' but their names in fact are read horizontally. Their names are 'Jaime Ostos' & 'Diego Puerta'




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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #72 on: February 11, 2013, 12:36:27 PM »
I know, Steve. 

It was as if he was doing a first, cold read out of some bullfighting history book. What he should have been talking about was the way that Asian woman was manhandling and further damaging that poster. Or why she was applying Elmer's glue and using an Exacto knife with a dull blade. I noticed how it pulled and tore the paper slightly when she started to make that first cut, prior to slathering the Elmer's.

Not to mention the paint touch ups, and mixing the paint colors right on top of the poster.  :o  The colors applied in several areas did not truly match and no airbrush detailing, shading or texture was even applied.

And when he pronounced the name, "Jaime," with a hard J sound, I knew it was all going to be downhill from there.   eyeroll





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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #74 on: February 19, 2013, 07:29:03 PM »
Other Posterfix videos here

Oh dear lord there should be Not Suitable for General Exhibition disclaimers on these videos!
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