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Failed to Scan PG-14 Rated SW Comic . . . 
11th-Sep-2008 10:56 am
Luke from ANH

How do you scan an entire page of a graphic novel ??


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T_T

 

A few days ago, I tried to scan a very funny comic from the Star Wars Tales 19 called “The Rebel Club” that contains 8 pages in all and . . . failed.  T_T

 

Since Vader, Luke, Leia, Han, Chewy and Ben are all in the story and part of the comic made me wonder if Imperial officers have a wet dream about Luke every night, I thought I might as well be sharing this comic with my LJ friends . . . but . . . failed. 

 

Agh ~ . . . how can anyone scan two entire pages of an opened book without having the bended part in the middle gone ??

 

*kicks an imaginary pebble*


Comments 
11th-Sep-2008 05:09 am (UTC)
It sounds great, but don't mutilate your book for us. Maybe others will have a clue to solve this high-lowtech problem.
12th-Sep-2008 12:39 am (UTC)
Actually, they ihave a BIG photocopier over at the local Co-op here in my town so I'm thinking of making copies of the pages of the comic over there first, and then scanning them at home. This time, it will work ... I hope. ^_^;
11th-Sep-2008 05:30 am (UTC)
what kind of scanner are you using?
12th-Sep-2008 12:26 am (UTC)
Um ... *takes a CLOSER look at the scanner* ... it's PIXUS made by Canon. The product(?) number is MP600, by the way. :)
12th-Sep-2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
so if it has a flat bed scanner on it, (the kind of scanner you can open and lay your paper down, and it scans it right there), then you will be able to scan your comic.

if it has a feed scanner (that means you lay down your paper and the machine takes it through to scan it), you will not be able to scan your comic :[

it looks to me (from a picture of the printer), that it has a flat bed which is good. Now, as it is not a large/industrial sized scanner, you will have to scan one page at a time (like this person is doing http://www.inventorysource.com/images/dh/DHOPTICBOOK3600CO.jpg), then rotate it in a computer program. you can save each page and upload them then.

if you still want the pages together, you are going to have to scan each page separately, then add them together in your computer.

unfortunately, there is no getting around this process. i know a few people who do fan scans/with translations, and this is the process they go through.

if you want i can edit your pages for you, just send me the files when you have them all scanned, labeled with which ones you want to go together. (ie 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B... and so on)



did that help?
13th-Sep-2008 08:57 am (UTC)
Finally - BACK HOME ! I've been over at the local cinema to watch "Hancock" with my mum, dad and my brother ! It was a lot of fun, you know ! :)

Tokorode(BTW) . . . Arigatoh(Thank you) so much for ALL the advice you've just given to me ! :D *hugs*

However, I just noticed that my home scanner is WAY too small for this SW comic I've been talking about, plus this hardcover book is SO . . . well, "hard and stubborn" to be bended to fit into such a small space on the scanner which is why even "a page" cannot be scanned properly. *shrugs*
So, I'm kind of thinking of visiting the Co-op in my neighbourhood on my way back home so I could use their enormously big photocopier.

There in that place, I can put the comic face down and press it hard onto the glass bed of the copier, cut each copy in half once I get back home, AND THEN, I get to scan every single one of them ( 8 pages ) - one by one.

This is Saturday over here in Japan, by the way, and since Monday is our national holiday called "Keiroh no Hii", the day when elderly people are honoured for having lived for such a long, long time, I'll make copies on Tuesday and if I don't get too busy that week, I WILL post the scanned ones to my LJ and the other sites by the weekend !

Again, Arigatoh ~ !! *hugs again!*
13th-Sep-2008 09:06 am (UTC) - T_T
Oddly, sadly, my home scanner is not anything like DHOPTICBOOK3600 mentioned above that a book just cannot be placed completely flat on the scanning glass since there is a certain "space" between the glass and the edge of my scanner. *smiles sadly*

Arigatoh, anyway. ^_^
13th-Sep-2008 02:29 pm (UTC) - Re: T_T
no problem, sorry if my advice didn't help :[

anyways, there is a way you can get around the "space". it is a little inconvenient. you can hold the book up, yourself while it is scanning.

sorry to hear that the book is stubborn though :[

hope everything works out the way your doing it. if you need anymore scanning advice, i'm here, ask away :D
14th-Sep-2008 04:47 am (UTC) - Re: T_T - - > ^_^
Yes, I will ask for your advice and a bit of your help in a case like that - but only after I try a little harder myself, of course. *smiles broadly*

Anyways, Arigatoh so much for your help and . . . one day, I'll do the same for you, I hope.

*bows*
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