How to fix a flat


Chief Administrator & Benevolent Dictator
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Nov 6, 2006
Covington, Louisiana
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TOP SECRET engraver's trick. A flat spot on a scroll where it meets the border is NOT supposed to happen. Despite our best intentions, stircus fit (Latin for "manure occurs"). Maybe the gods were against you or perhaps the graver had a mind of its own, but it happened. And it's ugly. So what do you do now?

We can't make it go away, but by adding a couple of carefully placed shade lines we can disguise it to the point that most will never see it. I can't tell you how many times I have used....I mean it's never happened to me but here's how to handle it if it happens to you.