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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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