Smoothing creased foamcoare
June 9, 2012 7:19 AM   Subscribe

Bought a piece of art (yay!) at a festival, and it got slightly damaged before I could get it home (boo!). It's a print on foamcore, 9x12", with no framing, and now it has a single, not-quite-straight crease across the back. No damage is visible from the front, except that the surface isn't flat. What's my best solution for flattening it out before framing?
posted by IAmBroom to Home & Garden (4 answers total)
I wouldn't do anything because the pressure of a frame will probably be enough to flatten it so it doesn't show from the front.
posted by squeak at 7:46 AM on June 9, 2012 [2 favorites]

In the process of checking to see if it would bow out in the center when held by the edges, I discovered a joyous thing: It's not mounted on foamcare; it simply has a cut-to-size piece behind it for safety.

The print itself is unharmed. Yay!
posted by IAmBroom at 8:26 AM on June 9, 2012 [1 favorite]

That's excellent, and lucky! For the record, mounting on foamcore (dry mounting) is bad for the art, so I don't suggest doing it.
posted by rhizome at 10:43 AM on June 9, 2012 [1 favorite]

Yeah, it was just there to keep it safe on the trip home... but I couldn't see that it was unattached while it was all plastic-wrapped.
posted by IAmBroom at 10:47 PM on June 10, 2012

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