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Comic 2785 - Ep. 36, Page 8

29th Jan 2019, 10:52 PM in Episode 36 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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smbhax 29th Jan 2019, 10:52 PM edit delete
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Well, the Christmas miracle got it this far, but after a few hiccups in the past week or so my trusty el cheapo yet large-format Mustek scanner of the past eight years has finally refused to scan a full page, and I was unable to convince it otherwise, even after cracking it open. : P

So I've ordered their latest model to replace it, but until that gets here—due next week—all I've got for digitizing these new A* pages is my little digital camera, so until I can replace them with scans, the new page images will have slightly irregular lighting and perspective. : P

(One thing I did learn from opening the scanner up is that the power cable socket, which was the source of the problem, is indeed mounted directly on the scanner's circuit board, with no other support or bracing, so most likely eight years of the cord's weight and occasional tugs or whatnot just pulled its connection to the board a little loose to the point where it can't quite provide an uninterrupted solid power flow. The product photos of the new scanner look suspiciously like the old scanner, only black instead of beige, so I won't be too surprised if the power port on the new model is similarly precariously constructed—but at least this time I'll know to rig up the cable so it isn't hanging loosely down, so hopefully this next scanner can last at least...10 years? : D Anyway on the plus side the old scanner's condition it picked up some years back of weirdly low-res left and right border regions will be banished, as will the one black spot it would always scan in the mid-upper-left of the page, that I would always have to Photoshop out. : P I suppose all this is a bit suspect re: their product quality, BUT, while not pocket change, they are like 1/10th of the quadruple-digit prices (how much $$ do they think comic artists have? : o) of large-format scanners from the big name companies, and the scans the old scanner produced were reliably sharp and color-accurate.)