Scanner cafe?


#1

I don’t have the equipment to scan. Not wanting to buy a scanner, is there a place where a person can go and have this done?


#2

Wolf,
I have a scanner. You can drop in and scan for free anytime, under one condition: You promise to become a ‘lovely poster’ from now on.


#3

I guess I’d need a definition of a “lovely poster.” I could wear make-up while I type…

One of the things that I’d like to do, is scan in the collection of articles from the China News/Post I collected from the mid-80s. Some of them are unreal and usually hilarious. I’d need to find some free hosting site…all this is just a thought. Seems a shame to have all those sitting in a scrapbook at home. And I have a slide show that I made in 1986 that people might like to see. Back when the Taipei World Trade Center was the edge of town…


#4

I used to know 2 netcafes which had scanners, but they’ve both closed.

I need to do some scanning too, so does anyone know a place that has one?


#5

I have been looking for the Kodak Picture CD service (scanning from film negatives), but found that this is not available in Taiwan-(

However, I did find out that Kodak Shops do offer a photo scan service, they charge nt$300 for about 40 scans, plus they burn it on a CD-R.

I have a scanner but hardly use it for bulk scans, as it is way too time consuming, so this is a good way to get it all done by someone else.

You could ask if they also scan other material??


#6

Any luck Wolfie? I got less than a week to find a place.


#7

I know you’ve already said that you don’t want to buy a scanner, but I would still recommend considering it. Since I need to do a little scanning now and then, I’ve decided to go out and buy a new, inexpensive scanner. After pricing them out, I’ve found a decent scanner for about NT$1500.

Of course, if you buy one, you’ll have to store it somewhere. If you’re like me, though, and need to scan stuff frequently, then it’s worth having.


#8

No, I haven’t found a place, other than Alien’s Lovely Scanner Cafe…which I have yet to try.
I would buy a scanner if I had a computer (that wasn’t made in 1995).


#9

Wolfie,

If you want a scan job, just email me.
You do know how to email, don’t ya?
You just put your fingers on the keyboard and type.


#10

Does the scan job come with hot oil?


#11
quote[quote] I know you've already said that you don't want to buy a scanner, but I would still recommend considering it [/quote]

Unless the scanner comes with a built-in computer it’s not much use to me


#12

Wolf, you mention that you collected clippings from China News/Post from the mid-80s. Are you still collecting them? I made a scrap book of stuff from them; mostly fucked-up stories and typos (ads for restaurants were a great source!) from '94-'98 but then gave up. I used to buy both the rags every day but stopped when i started using the internet more regularly. It would be good to know that someone’s still collecting this stuff.


#13

I stopped around 1994. I didn’t collect religiously, but there are quite a few gems. Some of the editorials are laugh out loud funny.
I think the weird stories started to fall off the radar of the papers and fewer of them were printed as the years went by.
I started collecting in late 1985, by the way.