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How can I make a grave-side photo which will not fade?

Search for "photo-etching on metal" and you will find many sources. These are not super expensive. Have more than one made so you or your heirs can replace down the road.
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How can I make a grave-side photo which will not fade?

There is a technique for somehow etching a picture onto polished stone (granite?). I saw this on a few gravestones in the Rye Colorado cemetery in August of 2016. The polished stone was dark. The ...
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How can I make a grave-side photo which will not fade?

This seems to be popular in some cultures. The photos I have seen appear to be fired in a ceramic kiln. A quick web search finds suppliers who will inkjet print the ceramic and fire it into a ...
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Is there a trick to separate an old photo moisture-fused to glass?

Since I do photo restorations I frequently see the results of others efforts of trying to separate the photo from the glass.I personally do not try separating them. I do a high resolution flat bed ...
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How can I make a grave-side photo which will not fade?

Normally pictures used in cemeteries are porcelain pictures and they won't fade because the ceramic toners are fired onto the porcelain at high temperatures. They are sold in many shapes and sizes. ...
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How can I make a grave-side photo which will not fade?

If you are looking for a color photo, carbon printing is about as permanent as it gets, and the image can be deposited on more or less any substrate. The black and white version of the process uses ...
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How to detect or estimate the age of a photo?

Clothing, hair, makeup, facial hair, furniture, cars, landmarks, etc... those can all be used to make an educated guess. Although we can't see all of that in this image. Beyond clues in the image ...
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How can I restore this scratched 1930s print?

I took Nathan's image as a baseline then used Wavelet Decomposition with a rough select around the people to duplicate two layers of detail and re-merge it back in to try to sharpen without producing ...
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How to Preserve Antique Framed Photos

UV blocking window films are available at auto window tinting shops. That being said, harmful UV rays are stopped by ordinary glass. That being said, silver based black and white prints are unlikely ...
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What archival properties does Fuji Instax have and how to prolong?

I can't find anything on long-term archival properties of Instax film, either, but this phoblographer article on current instant film and cameras mentions that the B&W Instax will turn sepia (but ...
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How can I restore this scratched 1930s print?

Here is my image after removing major scratches and defects. I tried playing around with whole-image FFT to remove finer scratches and texture but could not find a good way to keep foreground details (...
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What is the best way to preserve chlorophyll anthotypes?

Perhaps try a weak borax and water solution. It works to fix turmeric- based anthrotypes. Also consider grass- stained clothing: the the heat or detergent seems to “fix” the green stains and make them ...
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Safe Deposit Boxes & Dehumidifiers

If you are concerned about fire, it is prudent to store flammable materials in a fireproof box. If you are in an area prone to flooding, you might consider keeping your film and photographs offsite (...
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Is PEC-12 effective at removing old fingerprints from film and negatives?

I have found nothing better than PEC-12. I have used it to take off permanent marker ink. I think it would take off old fingerprints unless they embedded in the emulsion or the finger oils have caused ...
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Removing finger oil and finger prints from photographic prints

It depends on what prints you have. My prints made from digital photos don't need cleaning. Some old which I made from analogue negative long long ago, do need. Old prints with gloss coating I've ...
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I have old magnesium 1931 newspaper photo plates..how to clean?

Use fine brass bristle brush to remove the corrosion (careful it might do more harm than good) followed by pencil eraser. You might try the eraser first. start with artgum from an office supply store. ...
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How to detect or estimate the age of a photo?

This jpeg is unfortunately so lossy that it probably isn't going to be helpful for analysing things like film grain or fading. Even then, it would only give an idea of the film used, not necessarily ...
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Is there a trick to separate an old photo moisture-fused to glass?

I used a very sharp scraper blade. It got the picture off the glass with minimal damage. There was some, however. Maybe if I had soaked it AND used the scraper blade, it would have worked even better.
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Is there a trick to separate an old photo moisture-fused to glass?

I had the same issue with my son's photograph which was only in the frame for a year. Anyhow, soaking did nothing. Nor did heat from a hair dryer. I ended up losing parts of my picture to the glass ...
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What are the downsides to framing without glass over the print?

I get the prints onto a quality fine art paper (Hahnemühle). I then give them a couple of coats of Windsor and Newton matt varnish this seems to be working so far
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