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How can I flatten curled artwork?

To flatten a rolled / curled print, follow these instructions: Prepare a flat and smooth hard work surface free of all debris, grit and dust. Wash and dry your hands thoroughly. Use of cotton gloves if available. Roll the paper in the opposite direction to the curl. Be careful not to roll it too tightly or you may damage the print. Place the rolled print back into the shipping tube. Allow the print to sit. The amount of time required will generally be one to five hours, depending on ambient temperature and humidity. Remove the print and unroll it image side up onto a flat surface. With a protective tissue paper covering the printed image, place a few smooth, flat, heavy objects on the ends of...

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What is the difference between the listed types of printing mediums for Ketubah. Which is the most commonly used?

Our matt paper Rag and the Canvas will output a very sharp and vivid colors preserving the watercolor looks, while the washi paper will add a beautiful muted note to the print.  The washi paper is currently available only in 13x19inch or 13x13inch (the small size). It can be arranged in larger size but it will add 2-3 weeks to the production and additional cost.    To see the way the material look, you can visit our Printing Materials section on our website: www.onceuponapaper.net/pages/options  The most popular is the RAG paper for it's brilliance in colours and smooth surface that makes it easy for signing. 

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Ketubah Hebrew Text typing tool

ElenaBerlo OnceUponaPaper provides a text document that can be filled in or typed out from scratched. The document is a Google Doc and all persons with a link, including your Rabbi, Cantor or Officiant, can edit the texts inside.  To access the Hebrew type tool please follow the next steps: STEP 1. Inside the document, go to File, and under File go to Language and select your Hebrew:    עִברִית   STEP 2. Now go to the toolbar and click "Input tools" button and you have 3 options for typing in Hebrew Phonetic input: Type the phonetic spelling of a word in Latin characters, then click the best match from the options on the screen. Keyboard input: To type letters and symbols, click the keys of...

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What pen or marker should I use to sign on archival prints

Pencil if the medium is matte. Go to a gallery or art museum and look; virtually all will be signed in pencil. It's the most archival writing instrument because unlike all forms of ink, pencil will never, ever fade. The graphite will literally outlast the paper itself. Also unlike many inks, pencil will not damage the paper because it has no chemicals in it acid or otherwise. It will smudge if rubbed, but you shouldn't touch the surface of a print anyway.  

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How colors can be customized on your Ketubah

Yes, we customize the colors of your Ketubah to detail. Whether you choose it from our chart or provide us with a pantone code, we can pick up the desired hues and embed them into the design of the Ketubah. For the watercolor work we mix the colours, and for the printed works we alter them digitally. Note that in both cases there will be variations due to the texture and variations of the designs that are, or are based on watercolor paintings. So for one hue will also be a range of light intensities.  On request and against a small fee for postal transit, we can mail you physical proofs. However this proofing method can only make sense if you wedding date...

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Woodcut Papercut and Giclee Ketubah framed and unframed examples

Please see this example of a framed woodcut ketubah: https://www.onceuponapaper.net/blogs/blog/18671423-onceuponapaper-woodcut-ketubah-real-weddings-nicole-daniel The wood is always poplar or mahogany, but it has also slight variations in color and texture being a natural material. Since the woodcut layer is 3-4mm thick, your local framing shop will have to allow for it, but in most cases it is still easy to have a glazing layer (optional), then a window mat (also optional), the ketubah layers, and lastly a backboard to hold tight all layers.  A papercut ketubah framing example: https://www.onceuponapaper.net/blogs/blog/65071235-onceuponapaper-papercut-ketubah-real-weddings-rebecca-gAlso, please see the attached pictures for more unframed examples:  

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What’s the difference between Giclée print and Watercolor Ketubah?

A Watercolor Ketubah is basically an original painting done by our hands, including the calligraphy, on museum quality heavyweight artist paper with permanent watercolor and gouache pigments. The Giclee Ketubah is a printed reproduction of an existing design made on high quality archival digital paper, 300gsm. It costs less than the original of course, but it preserves the looks of a painting. It is made with outstanding care to detail and it can easily be replaced in case of damage. They both take about 3 weeks to produce, and made to last decades due to the high quality mediums, pigments and inks we use.

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What type of pen and ink should be used to sign our ketubah?

A fine or brush tip are excellent choices as long as the ink or pigments are archival.  A few pens out there that will do a great job and are used for proffesional grade: Copic Multiliner SP Rotring Rapidograph Sakura Pigma Micron Prismacolor Premier Illustration Markers Uni Pin Fineliner Faber Castell Staedtler Pigment Liner Sharpie Permanent Marker fine tip or brush tip We include a paper sample so you can give a try before deciding.  Ballpoint or gel pens can be used if your hand is more used to it, but make sure they are archival and text first on the paper sample included. 

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How should we handle the ketubah during and after our wedding?

Extra care must always be taken when unpacking and handling artworks as they are highly prone to scratches, bends and fingerprints. Removing the work from the provided packaging without gloves could cause irreparable damage to it, like a visible fingerprint could leave a so-called “moon”. This would make returning the work impossible. Always use gloves or an equivalent form of protection when handling artworks. You can rest your Ketubah on a table or an easel for displaying art! We suggest you frame your artwork directly after receiving it using a conservation-grade acid-free board as well as museum glass or UV-blocking Plexiglas. Ask your framer people to use a removable frame and glass so you can easily put it back after signing....

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