Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Just the other evening, I read on one of the miniature store's web sites an essay from the shop owner's hubby. He is adamant that items printed on most computer printers will fade and fade badly, and the degradation will occur rapidly. I think he's overstating the case to promote sale of the shop's wallpapers. (Except for doing up some simple, striped wallpaper, I'd rather use commercially produced miniature wallpaper than try to make my own, anyway!)
So, the reasonable thing to remember is that if you do print out anything from your computer and plan to use it in your miniatures, be sure to spray it with fixativ to help reduce the degradation of the image due to ultraviolet light. And if you can put a museum-quality glass in the front of your room box, that will further help to reduce impact of UV light.
Illustrated above is my great grandmother, Lucy Hainline Bundy. The photo was taken in 1915.
Posted by George the Miniguy at 6:34 PM