Topic: DIY Framing  (Read 3929 times)
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« on: September 21, 2021, 09:44:17 am »

Hi there,
    I'm new to the forum and just getting back into collection banknotes. Not only Canadian.

I have some notes that I want to frame myself and I want to be sure I don't ruin them. So I'm hoping to get some pointers.
My plan is the following:
- use acid-free and lignin-free matboard
- place the notes in mylar sleeves (This is actually what led me here - I'd love some advice on brands and a good Canadian source)
- I plan on hanging the frame in the basement next to my desk. I've read that basements/attics are the worst places to store notes, but mine is dry and a constant temperature

With regard to using DuPont mylar/melinex  (or similar) sleeves: would it be safe to use a non-acid-free mat? i.e. would the sleeve protect the notes against any acidity from the board?

The frames would not be exposed to sunlight

Any other tips/advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2021, 01:35:28 pm »

Welcome to the forums!

Photo corners might work well to hold them in place if you are able to find sleeves without the rounded edges at the top.  I don't think they are too hard to find and should stick nicely to the background.


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