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Post Print on demand
For some years now many publicers have made copies of old archery-books, almost everything from Ascham to Saxton Pope.
Three years ago I bought a copy of "Arab Archery" from Kessinger Publ., just to see the quality of it.
And it was an outrage. The text fair, drawings also, but the photos were a mess of grey and black, impossible to see anything at all.
And worst of all was, that I could see the stamps from the library where they got the original
Has anyone bought one of these "print-on-demand" copies recently and has quality improved?
Ole


Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:08 pm
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Post Re: Print on demand
Ole - what a shame - you have been "had" Sounds as if they are just photocopying, which will always result in a black blobby result from a photograph. This is why when I create Arrowhead (which is photocopied) all images are scanned in as greyscale - still not as good as a printed image but at least a lot clearer.

If you want copies of old books, most libraries will scan them for you - for a price. At least the money is going to the right place.

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