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Old 11-14-2008, 02:40 PM   #31
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digitalpic: That is amazing stuff, the controller guy really has the delicate touch skipping above the water like that.
I thought it was pretty amzing too...really quite lovely to watch...


>>I wonder how the fish are thinking about this weird, noisy bird above them

LOL!!!

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Old 11-14-2008, 02:44 PM   #32
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digitalpic: Terrie, if ever this project gets moving beyond me merely collecting digital images I'll be needing a Photoshop person for sure.
I'd be very interested in working on something like this...

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Old 11-14-2008, 03:10 PM   #33
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As I watched it I was thinking "I wonder how many helicopters he destroyed?" Of course that may be why he flies them over water instead of trying that over dry land. A little more room for error.

   
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Terrie, you are on the top of my list for that position if I go that way. Appreciate the interest. I will get back to you at that time. Take care.
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Cool...

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Old 11-17-2008, 11:14 PM   #36
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Mimeo, hey? Small world. They're .. uh ... you're one of the sponsors for a conference I work at every year. (PPTLive)

There was a problem with the conference guides once and we were all pretty amazed at the lengths Mimeo went to in order to make everything right. Impressive outfit.
Good to hear err... read.
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:42 PM   #37
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High-quality files? Of course. That doesn’t necessarily define the result, however.

I have mixed feelings about this sort of print-on-demand enterprise, especially when high quality is important. It isn’t obvious what technology is used, but it seems unlikely it is offset printing. How durable are their inks? How true to color? There seems to be no mention of color proofs, and what you order, you keep (no refunds; returns only for production defects).

Then there is the cost: $30 for a 200-page 7X7-inch paperback ($27 if you order more than 10 at once) is high. The stock is 80# matte coated, which should be fine, but I would want a sample before running the job. (The premium paper is 100# silk finish; yuck.)

This is probably a good choice if you want a book of pictures commemorating a wedding, reunion, etc. — where the run will be too short for conventional printing and the requirements are personal, not commercial.
I've seen 1.5 digi-press models now that you could not distinguish from CMYK offset. Good offset at that. ...and they're getting better with each passing day. I think it'll take 1200dpi, >4 colorants and some coatings before the luddites <wink/><wink/><nudge/><nudge/> let go of their phonographs, err... soy oil.

At TicTac my goal was to allow for the production (@ one impression) of a product that rivaled the finest, offset, photographic pieces. My reference/goal (run the old fashioned way, short run ... first quality) was a wrapped, canvas, hard (glue wrap) bound, coffee table book printed by a photographer from AZ named Greg Lawson (I paid $100 for it at a studio in Scottsdale). When I left we hadn't achieved that goal but it was clear that, in time, it will happen. Since then, TTP has made some interesting progress.

Mimeo is focused on a different market/goal. ...one I believe we'll succeed at.
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Good to hear err... read.
And even better to hear "The new conference guides are here!" <g>

   
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:40 AM   #39
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Thinking further about your project in general — have you contacted the American Helicopter Society (aka Vertical Flight Society) to see if they might want to underwrite it? Or give you a grant toward the work?

Seems as if they ought to support this project.

   
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