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#1 Bartsfam OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:43 AM

I just purchased some Coleco advertisements, I thought that I would scan and share.  They have probably been scanned and shared before, but some I had never seen before. 

 

This first one is something...I can't get over the 80's hair!  

 

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Order form.jpeg

 

Some Coleco Pac Man Collectables:

 

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And finally, a "More for You" Coleco catalog from 1982.  It's probably been scanned before, but here it is anyway:

 

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catalog.jpeg

 

catalog 2.jpeg

 

page 3.jpeg

 

 

The ads were a little weathered, but I got a great deal on them. The package also included a Pac Man table top arcade instruction book, and an "Illusions" instruction manual. 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:36 AM

The scans are great, but could be better.  Notice the bleed through of text/images that is on the other side of the sheets.  This can be overcome by placing a sheet of black paper behind the sheet you're scanning - makes a huge difference in the quality of the final scan.

 

I'd also recommend saving the scans as png files as this is a lossless format with reasonable file sizes.  With it being lossless it allows for further editing (cropping etc.) without losing any quality.  Editing and re-saving jpeg files is like photocopying a photocopy - the quality gets worse every time.



#3 Bartsfam OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:06 PM

Thanks. Didn't know there was so much to scanning. I'll do them again in a couple of days when I return to work.

#4 Ikrananka OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:50 PM

Thanks. Didn't know there was so much to scanning. I'll do them again in a couple of days when I return to work.

 

Cool  :)

 

I also scan stuff like this at 600 dpi.  File sizes are much larger, but it also means that if you ever have a need in the future for a higher res image then you already have it.  Higher res is also useful if you later want to zoom into, and crop, an area to create a new image while getting the best quality you can.  I've found 300 dpi can be lacking when doing post editing stuff like this.



#5 Bartsfam OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 1, 2019 3:59 AM

I rescanned the above items as png files and 600 dpi as suggested.  Of course the resulting files are HUGE, so, they can now be found here if anyone wanted to download them:

 

http://www.mediafire...lu/Coleco_Merch

 

http://www.mediafire...for_you_catalog

 

 






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