So, I've done a few fabric finish basses, but I'm now being asked to do one with a poster finish. It's actually the first bass I did a fabric finish on - the girl I sold it to is asking me if I can redo it with a poster of that Lady of Shalott painiting by John William Waterhouse. She found a poster that's a good size. The bass is a P copy, with a pickguard, so she plans to order two copies. One for the body and one for the pickguard, to be aligned perfectly. Quick and very dirty Photoshop showing the rough size and planned placement. Luna sells acoustic guitars with the same painting, but they're aligned wrong. Well, aligned right for sitting on a stand not being played, but pick up the guitar to play and the boat will tip over and she'll fall into the water. Not good. Not what we want. The bass was my first attempt at a fabric finish, it came out too dark and dull and misaligned. Plus, she says it doesn't look girly enough, it looks like she borrowed it from her boyfriend. And, hey, this also means I get to cut the BURBERRY BRIT tag off the headstock and reattach it to my Burberry bass. So I don't mind redoing it. So... what should I know about doing a poster finish on a bass? I guess it will be a lot like doing a fabric finish but not quite. In other words, here's the important part of this post: 1. Should I brush it with filler before spraying lacquer, or do posters not need that? In general will this need less lacquer than fabric? 2. How do I get the images aligned? With two copies of the poster and a non-repeating pattern, I have to get it right the first time. Any trickery? 3. Avoiding wrinkling - will that be hard? Any tips? A wrinkle in fabric can be stretched out before the glue dries, but on a poster it would stay forever... 4. Anything else I need to know? 5. Or is a poster completely the wrong technology and do we need to do something completely completely different to get that image on that bass?