How to restore faded signatures on a ceremonial document?
October 27, 2006 1:29 PM Subscribe
The ink with which we signed our ketubah (a Jewish marriage contract, in this case a beautifully illuminated one) has almost completely faded in less than three years! What should we do?
Please, no jokes about bad omens...we're (still) quite happily married, thank you. This document obviously has great sentimental value, and we'd like to honor the original moment of signing by preserving the original signatures in some way, before they are completely gone (which, at the current rate of fading, figures to be within the year).
We used a purple fine Sharpie pen, and the ketubah is on high-quality paper, and has been professionally framed.
What are some options for restoring, darkening, or redoing the signatures, and what type of pen/frame/backing should we use to prevent this from happening again?