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----- Original Message ----- From: "Arthur Entlich" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2002 1:04 PM Subject: Re: Scanning old postcard for use on book cover > Based upon the circumstances set out below, it is unlikely there is a > valid copyright still in existence, and maybe there never was one. If > there is no copyright notice on the published image, and it is as old as > it appears, and the company is no longer around (and very possibly the > photographer or artist, also), it is probably considered within the > public domain at this point. > > You have been provided with several suggestions on scanning. I would > actually suggest one other point if no one else has brought it up. If > you know who is going to be making the films or the plates, they should > be able to tell you exactly what they want for the submission. Some > printers do not want any sharpening done, as they do it within the plate > making process. ....yes indeed, they overexpose the plate which is not sharpening at all but a fiddle used in order to make harder edged dots. If they want any bleed it will be done in Quark at page makeup which means this man need not bother himself with such matters - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.