Banner Logo
Home
The Real Kato
About Me
Twitter
Facebook
Frozen Lunches
Links
Dooce
Sweat Pants Mom
Secret Agent Josephine
Vindauga
Contact



Archives
Most Recent

2018 October
2005 May
2005 April
2005 March
2005 February
2005 January
2004 December
2004 November
2004 October
2004 September
2004 August
2004 July
2004 June


Categories
All Categories 

bloggers 
books 
commentary 
dating 
food 
funnyhaha 
interesting 
life 
movies 
music 
politics 
reviews 
science 
site-business 
sports 
style 
techwatch 
television 
theater 
travel 


Recent Comments
On New CBS Show Scorpion Riddled with Errors
e.* said:
also, 7a: disk-based backup targets don't work that way. you don't back up anything to one single so...
On New CBS Show Scorpion Riddled with Errors
Stephen J* said:
Wasn't planning on watching, now definitely won't.

19a: if the whole Ethernet cord to sportscar th...
On College Football 2013: Week 10 Preview
Ken said:
Update: Bryan Underwood is out with an injury. Umm, that's not good.
On It's Just (a) Lunch (Scam)?
kiki* said:
Run! Do not join this service! It is a waste of money. I was scheduled for several different dates. ...
On It's Just (a) Lunch (Scam)?
Informed* said:
Guys and women,

Amost everybody seems to be scammed by this company. Why then are they in business ...


<< Previous: Today's Dogginess | Next: Three Things >>

The Secret World of Og, Part II
Tuesday, 2005 May 31 - 11:32 pm
I've finished my book restoration.

I'm pleased with the way the project turned out.



It took a bit of experimenting. Along the way, I discovered that:
  • my little inexpensive printer (a Canon iP1500) DOES have a borderless-printing mode
  • my little inexpensive printer makes surprisingly good prints
  • it makes a HUGE difference printing on photo paper versus plain paper
  • it's important to laminate a color print before picking it up with wet hands
  • it's important to perform the lamination process correctly to avoid bubbles, hairs, and food crumbs
  • as proficient as I may be at clone-stamping in Photoshop, I absolutely suck at book-binding
  • white glue is not my friend

I mean, on the outside, it looks GREAT. But I kinda made a mess of the inside front cover. The good news is, I can probably figure out a way to clean it up, eventually. I just have to stop playing with it right now, or the book will become one huge mass of glue.

This came out so well, I'm looking around my house to see if there's any other books that need restoration. I don't think I'll find any, though, because with my OWN books, I'm anal-retentive about keeping them in good condition.
Permalink  3 Comment   Bookmark and Share
Posted by Ken in: books

Comments

Comment #1 from MonoCerdo (Guest)
2005 Jun 1 - 10:49 am : #
Magic! It looks amazing. I have PLENTY of books that could use your help, though I do sometimes like the look of a worn book. It adds character. (At least that's what I tell the books when they start complaining that they're embarrassed to leave the house in their condition.)
Comment #2 from Timothy Ross (Guest)
2005 Jun 2 - 1:01 am : #
Not only do you need to use photo paper... you need to tell the computer you are using photo paper. I wish it just KNEW these things.
Comment #3 from Speaker (Guest)
2005 Jun 3 - 10:16 am : #
*claps*

very impressed!

Comments are closed for this post.
Login


Search This Site
Powered by FreeFind