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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #275 on: December 14, 2019, 07:57:23 PM »
Just in case anyone needed more reasons to never send their poster to him:

https://youtu.be/DjmNZkON-r0

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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #276 on: December 16, 2019, 01:06:28 PM »
I want the 1:17 I made it into that back!
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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #277 on: January 27, 2021, 03:04:04 PM »
I like the style of this guy's videos, the restorations though...

At 4:15, the huge tear created on the edge - can really see it at 4:29, along with the huge tear on the opposite edge at the fold line; both clearly not there at the start.  The use of pens/markers at 9:26 and 9:37, among other things.

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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #278 on: January 27, 2021, 08:30:42 PM »

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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #279 on: July 01, 2021, 08:39:55 AM »
Yeah, his videos are entertaining.  How many restorers would dare filming their restoration work, not too many?  In fact, he is the only one.  A funny guy though, I engaged with him asking for one info, but specific to linenbacking, and he replied to me in the most secretive way as if I was a newbie, everything he touches is secret and magic :) :)   He is cheap so he does cheap job and needs a turnover.
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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #280 on: December 15, 2021, 06:42:29 PM »
I know this is a pretty old thread, but I have a poster fix story of my own I can share from back in 2016 when I first began poster collecting. I bought two Day the Earth Stood Still lobby cards that were in terrible condition. They needed a major overhaul. Being ignorant to the hobby, I had seen Posterfix videos so I sent him my lobby cards.

What followed was the typical BS. Not responding. Saying they were almost don’t. Etc.

A few weeks later he said that the paper backing failed… so he linen backed the lobby cards. Just terrible. I was ready to be done with him so he sent them back to me finally. The linen backing was the worst offense. The worst part was the second grade level hack job that was done as far as painting goes… I couldn’t believe it.

I then talked to a guy who is a long time collector/dealer/restorer and he said I should send them to Mario at Lumiere for a rehab. Somehow he was able to take them off the linen, and gel back them, and make them look pretty damn good in the end. Overall I spent way to much having the cards worked on… but oh well I suppose.

I sadly don’t have a picture of Chris’s terrible restoration, but I have a picture of them at the very beginning as well as after Mario Gel backed them.







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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #281 on: December 16, 2021, 01:44:30 AM »
They definitely look much better now, Mario is one of the best - glad you were able to have fix the work
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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #282 on: December 18, 2021, 05:17:51 AM »
A good, if upsetting story.

I would have loved to have seen the hack job results but, like above, glad they are sorted.

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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #283 on: April 04, 2022, 07:37:52 AM »
Hi, long time....    Ahahaha, seriously???     How to butcher a paper! 
Any restorer would have dumped the paper in a deacidification bath to gently remove the mesh linen and deal with acidic paper, followed by two alkaline baths...   

But this guy deciding to choose the rough road*, ahahaha, the struggle is real :) :)
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwYxFWf-3J8

* Well, does he even know I wonder?
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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #284 on: April 07, 2022, 02:51:47 PM »
Hi, long time....    Ahahaha, seriously???     How to butcher a paper! 
Any restorer would have dumped the paper in a deacidification bath to gently remove the mesh linen and deal with acidic paper, followed by two alkaline baths...   

But this guy deciding to choose the rough road*, ahahaha, the struggle is real :) :)

* Well, does he even know I wonder?

Yeah I've wondered if they ever do any deacidification, etc. baths
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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #285 on: April 07, 2022, 06:08:10 PM »
Hi, long time....    Ahahaha, seriously???     How to butcher a paper! 
Any restorer would have dumped the paper in a deacidification bath to gently remove the mesh linen and deal with acidic paper, followed by two alkaline baths...   

It is so painful to watch him further destroy that delicate piece of paper, I don't think I could sit through the next two parts.
It's borderline criminal that he is allowed to hold himself out as a restorer, and anyone who sends him posters should be reprimanded.
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Re: Restorer to avoid: Posterfix
« Reply #286 on: April 10, 2022, 01:41:31 PM »
Oh my God..........this idiot is just butchering the poster. Just because the paper is delicate and is being held together with muslin does not mean you pull out a box cutter and hack it into pieces to remove it. I feel sorry for the person who sent the poster to this douchbag to "restore". Ouch!