TESTING LOCAL TREATMENT METHODS ON MOCK-UPS
These photos show the largest stain area before and after treatment (top: VIS, bottom: UVA). Pictured is the left side of the print’s bottom edge where the most severe staining was located.
The final part of the project concerned mounting and framing the print. Here, the print is transferred to a large table for taking dimensional measurements.
The print was placed onto the prepared board. At that point, all of the Japanese paper hinges that were to be slotted through the board had already been adhered to the print; the V-hinges were already adhered with wheat starch paste.
Two team members were in charge of applying the adhesive to the hinges in the center of the print. They are seen here sitting on the table ready to work on the hinges as soon as the lower part of the large-sized print is lifted by two other team members.
Seen here is the moment at which the adhesive is applied to the upper row of cross hinges. The lower row of cross hinges was done separately after the top row had been adhered and the hinges had dried.
The mounted print seen from the front.
The framed print seen from the back of the frame shows the polycarbonate sheet secured with a wooden frame insert (blue arrow). The edge of the trimmed vapor barrier film is also visible (red arrow).
For light-weight glazing, a Perspex sheet was used. In this photo, the Perspex is still covered with its protective pink foil which remained in place for shipping.