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« on: October 23, 2013 06:50:48 PM »

Oh my good and crafty friends! I have some posters (they're maps) that have some creases from the way they were folded.  I want to hang them up but the creases would, of course, detract from the amazing maps.  Any idea how to rid the paper posters of these creases?

Theyre Game of Thrones maps

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2013 07:22:47 PM »

Umm. You could try ironing them on the back side with a dry iron, set about medium heat, or just a bit hotter.
After that, I would suggest a laminating film. Not sure what size you are working with, but the Office Depot, Office Max, those types of stores can provide this service to you. Sometimes the bigger print shops have larger laminators, as well. It may not completely remove the lines, though. Once paper is crinkled, that pretty much does the fibers in.

Paper is made from trees, and has a "grain" similar to wood, and splits when folded. Here is an example: take a paper towel, and tear it in half....uneven rip? Now tear one in half the other direction. Wow. A more even tear? YUP. You just found the "grain" of the towel. Also similar to fabric grain, but that is woven.

Another idea I would have for you is to just crinkle the whole darn thing up, and make it look like you planned it that way...like it was wadded in someone's pocket. Then smooth it out flat-ish, and frame it that way.

Hope this helps!
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2013 07:28:31 AM »

I can't believe that no one else has posted to this, yet.
Helloooooow! Just posting to maybe bump this up.
Here is a website that may be helpful. I googled "map creases".

http://www.raremaps.com/maptrade/jan05/msg00015.html

There are several others listed there, as well.

Hope this helps you.

~T

Edit: and that guy is creeepy! happy Halloween!
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http://www.grammasbabystuff.com/I_Spy_-_Hill_3_Finished_Smaller.jpg
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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