A conservation method dating back to the 19th century, linen backing is used to mount and preserve vintage poster. modern backing techniques using archival materials protect and stabilize the poster, allowing it to be handled, displayed or framed without compromising its value. Linen backing not only improves the appearance of a poster but can increase its value.
Linen backing, touch-up and all restoration performed at Poster Conservation is water based, and therefore reversible with water. This is important because the use of non-water based materials, i.e. acrylic paints which are essentially plastic, destroy the value of a poster once applied.