The oldest cels we were focused on in 1976 and 1977, when S/R began, were already more than 50 years past their prime. It wasn’t until the 1984 animation art boom that we were beginning to ask the hard conservation questions, but at that time we really had no answers. When I started the Search […]

Animation history

Color is a fascinating and sometimes confounding subject. Colors come from many sources. Some are derived from minerals found in the earth, some from chemical reactions, and some are made using the skeletons of insects. Duplicating a color takes understanding and craftsmanship, and a little help from friends.   ENTER THE COLORIMETER   A colorimeter […]

Animation history

THE FRAME SHOP S/R Labs maintains a professional full-service frame shop under the direction of Ron Stark. trained With the assistance of aanimation art technician ours is the only frame facility in the world specifically designed to meet the requirements of animation art. In addition to the special handling needed for your artwork, we offer […]

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW “My aunt bought it at an art gallery in San Francisco years ago and gave it to me when I was a child. Now it’s damaged and we need to know what it’s worth.” Being prepared makes sense. Which is why S/R Labs provides carefully researched and documented written appraisals […]

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The heart of S/R Labs is our conservation laboratory. Treatments and procedures are based on traditional conservation practice and have been developed expressly to meet the exacting and particular needs of animation art. Using the newest technologies, we have reconstructed the methods used in the creation of animated films from all periods and apply them […]

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