Laser copies of family history books
- Read the article and save as *.MHT by joining up the link. Internet pages
can be saved as MHT as a single file instead of sets of files for regular
HTML. The option is in Windows XP, probably in WindowsME.
I have a hard-bound family book that was made by sending the ink jet "master
copy" of 380 pages to a laser photo copy service in Calgary. Then the copy
pages were bound by a different service that is used by staff and students
from the University or Calgary. A color photo with the book title was bonded
to the cover of each book.
The cost was high due to the number of color pages and varied by the number
of copies requested at one time (1-11 copies.) Anyone planning a family book
needs to check the cost of copies. Basic photo copies on regular paper are
around 5 cents a side, say $10 for a book of 200 pages. Copy services may
charge up to $1 per page based on their earlier Internet advertising, with
no discount if most of the pages are plain black text.
Laser copies are more permanent. Ink jet copies are affected by water --
test a printout that is ready to be discarded or a color picture that didn't
turn out well by wetting a corner.
Pricing for copies seems to require starting an online order. It might be
easier to visit the nearest convenient copy service with a list of
requirements and ask a human staff person about the price of large family
tree charts printed as PDF, family books saved as a single PDF file or
photocopies of ink jet family books with a number of color pages.
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> > Gordon - do you think the dist-gen would be interested in this article?
> If so, you'll want to "E-mail this article" from the page (I think that
> avoids the need for them to 'sign up' for NYT access.
> > rempel@...
> > Color Prints, Laser Tweaked and Sharper Than Ever
> > October 24, 2002
> > By ROY FURCHGOTT
> > Laser-based photo processing machines, like those found at
> > the local one-hour photo shop, can make even the most faded
> > print look good.