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Old 01-16-2007, 11:41 PM   #7
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I ended up using the Xacto trimmer (from Staples), because I couldn't find anything else locally (and didn't really have time to shlep to another store anyway). And it worked just fine.

I used to use Mr. E's ancient old photo trimmer, which had a dull blade that was out of adjustment. I had to push the blade to the left to get it to work at all, and it often deckled the edge of the paper (not the effect I was looking for). So the new trimmer was a huge improvement.

BTW, it was a fun (not work) project I was working on. A friend was having a 60th birthday party, so I got a photo of him from his wife (on the sly), scanned it, photoshopped his head onto another body, added some other artwork and 3D lettering, and created fake beer bottle labels. Had them printed on heavy stock at a local service bureau, which did a great job, including adding some kind of coating to keep the artwork from smudging.

Anyway, I cut out the labels, glued them over the existing labels on a six-pack of beer (carton was spray-painted black and also labeled), and presented them to the birthday boy. It was a big hit.

Too bad I can't do stuff like this for a living. <g>

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