@68km if you don't mind, that would be awesome. I'll dm you my address and you can tell me how to pay you
@68km That's super neat! I knew the series existed, but I've never seen any in the wild.
@enkiv2 Or I guess I could use the dotmatrix printer to poke holes in a waxed paper, a la ditto machine...
@enkiv2 @email@example.com It was a linotype style device that led me down this road. Specifically the Matel linoprinter toy, which used a reverse embossing label maker to make lines for a lintotype style machine. It was really neat.
I feel like there's a way to replicate that kind of a device using modern technology. A dot matrix printer or a daisy wheel printer is like half way there already.
If I could use a dot matrix printer to stamp an embossing plastic sheet....
@bentosmile That's really the trick to getting things to look nice. My fancy chopper was like $200 or so, but it's perfect.
@bentosmile My favorite method is basically to use some binding brads or heavy duty staples in conjunction with a thick cover stock and the glue binder. That produces the most durable results.
But mostly, I just use the glue binder. It works well enough.
@bentosmile Book binding isn't super tricky.
I've done it a few ways to varying results. I mostly print books on a laser printer though, and while it's cheap, it is super inefficient in terms of energy use.
For binding, right now I use an off the shelf glue binder, which cost about $75. In the past, I've used brushed on glue, sewing, a drill press and thread, and heavy duty staples.
@zardoz So that's why.
@zardoz I don't know of any at home offset presses, or machines for preparing plates.
I have been thinking a lot about the linoprinter toy I saw this weekend, and about offset printing preparation and offset printing in general as distinct from digital printing and as a method of reliably and quickly generating lots of copies of a piece of literature.
The more I think about it, the more I want to see a reliable home offset printing press come out of the maker movement.
Analog Tools are sometimes the right tools for the job.
@enkiv2 I'll share some examples once I figure out my audio sync issues and let you see what I mean.
I wish I could remember which Minecraft Forge mod randomly created sky islands with houses atop them made of glowstone. They'd have a few chests and at least one blaze spawner inside them.
I miss it, and that's probably just some relatively minor element of a far more sweeping pack. So I may never find it. #Minecraft
Weekend update - Film Preservation Project
@paul optical sound! It's a projector. Needs a bulb to produce audio.
@oz As soon as they are done rendering.
@enkiv2 I'm taking kinoscopes of TV broadcasts, which were made by pointing a film camera at a TV screen while a live broadcast was being made, and converting them to 24 FPS progressive frame video files.
This looks okay.
What I'm suggesting is that I then filter that to a 30FPS interlaced file, or leave it as a progressive file and just add in some artificial scan lines.
I have a question about my #FilmPreserveationProject
I find that these old shows look Much better with scanlines added.
I'm planning on sticking a scanlined version and a non-scanlined version on archive.org, but I think I'm just going to stick the scanline version on peertube.
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