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Linen-backing

Linen-backing

A vast majority of pre-1980's movie posters were issued folded by the studios. Linen-backing achieves the effect of flattening the folds as well as making the poster more visually alluring, whilst conserving and preserving the piece.

By linen backing these posters, the folds and minor defects become virtually undetectable at normal viewing distance.

Film posters are traditionally designed and printed on paper, however with time, the acid in the paper gradually breaks down the structure of the material which is further accelerated by exposure to sunlight, atmospheric pollutants etc.

Advantages of Linen-backing a poster:

  • Linen-baking dramatically improves the overall appearance of the poster making them more visually alluring.
  • It smooths and flattens out waves, wrinkles, creases and folds therefore the poster ages far less.
  • Framing a linen-backed poster is easier and cheaper than framing one without a linen-back.
  • Generally, linen backed posters sell better.
  • Linen-backed posters are much easier to ship as they can be rolled into a tube for safe shipping.
  • Linen-backing is a great way to professionally preserve your valuable vintage movie posters.

AT THE MOVIES: LINEN-BACKING PRICES 2015

POSTER SIZE IN INCHES LINEN-BACKING Posters purchased from ATM LINEN-BACKING Posters NOT purchased from ATM
PHOTO-STILL 8 x 10 N/A N/A
US LOBBY CARD 11 x 14 £75 £100
ITALIAN LOCANDINA 13 x 28 £100 £125
US WINDOW CARD 14 x 22 £100 £125
AUSTRALIAN DAYBILL 13 x 30 £100 £125
ITALIAN PHOTOBUSTA 19 x 27 £120 £150
US INSERT 14 x 36 £100 £125
DOUBLE CROWN 20 x 30 £100 £125
US HALF SHEET 22 x 28 £100 £125
GERMAN & FRENCH 23 x 33 £100 £125
BRITISH QUAD 30 x 40 £150 £200
US ONE SHEET 27 x 41 £150 £200
JAPANESE 2 PANEL 20 x 58 £150 £200
ITALIAN 2 FOGLIO 39 x 55 £200 £300
US 40 x 60 40 x 60 £250 £325
FRENCH ONE PANEL 47 x 63 £250 £325
US THREE SHEET 41 x 81 £325 £400
 ITALIAN 4 FOGLIO 55 x 79 £350 £425
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