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Gears Online Needs Books!

Post by Tachyon » Sun May 21, 2006 2:23 pm

Gears Online needs the 2 books pictured below. If you can help me find a way to purchase any of these I would really appreciate it.

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Post by Newton » Sun May 21, 2006 3:31 pm

I have the first two. Now, if you can figure out a way for me to scan them without cutting them up or damaging them, I'm open to suggestions.

The main conundrum I have is that I've got a lot of what this site needs, but the books are valuable, and I don't want to destroy them in the process of scanning.

Let's come up with a non-destructive way to scan book illustrations. It's really important to the site. Have you priced any of those hand scanners? I think I'm going to look into the matter this afternoon.

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Post by Newton » Sun May 21, 2006 3:33 pm

Let me rephrase that second line: I've got a lot of the books this site needs, AND I WANT TO SHARE THEM. I just can't figure out a non-destructive way to scan the pictures.

A lot of these books (especially the Bandai/B-Club books) have really fragile bindings. Pages falling like autumn leaves is a most uncool thing.

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Post by Tachyon » Sun May 21, 2006 4:42 pm

When I worked at a science lab when I was younger they had a scanner/photocopier that was set up to scan books without hurting the binding too much. The left edge of the glass area was shaped so as to support the book well while holding it open. I haven't seen that kind of scanner anywhere else, though.

As for other scanning solutions, I'm not sure. If you find those books for sale anywhere please let me know.
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Post by Newton » Mon May 22, 2006 12:45 am

Will do. I'll keep an eyeball out for them at my conventions this summer.

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Post by Hung » Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:00 pm

be quick with it man

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Post by Azuriel » Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:03 pm

now that is a most unfriendly way of responding to a friendly guy offering his resources. shame!

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Post by Newton » Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:21 pm

Thanks, Azuriel!

Hung, chill man. We're gonna get the artwork up here as soon as possible. Both Tachyon and I have work to do; we'll be getting the job done as soon as time permits. I promise.

Hung

Post by Hung » Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:47 pm

sorry gentlemen, i'm just so interesrted :cry:

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Post by Junkyard Angel » Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:08 pm

Page scanner for around £200.00 that almost does colour scans as good as the originals, but it does say that is for photos - so maybe graphics and cell animation and anime style of artwork would work out looking as good, not sure how it fares at colour-matching,

http://www.scanningpens.co.uk/product_i ... cts_id=101

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Post by 2000YearsOldMan » Fri Aug 11, 2006 5:02 am

masq.net got some picture of that, can you take from there?
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Post by Tachyon » Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:01 pm

masq.net got some picture of that, can you take from there?
I'd rather not.
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