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Impressions from stamping dies

From: Karen L. Pavelka <pavelka>
Date: Monday, November 30, 1998
Robert J. Milevski <milevski [at] phoenix__princeton__edu> writes

>I have a research project on the horizon, part of which involves
>binders cover stamping dies.  I want to make sharp dark impressions
>of these dies for scanning into a computer.  I want to do this, if
>possible, without heating them up individually in a hot stamping
>press.

Would it be possible to photograph the dies in black and white under
slightly raking light and then transfer the image to a scanner?
Kodak might be able to suggest which film and developer would give
the most contrast.

Karen L. Pavelka
pavelka [at] mail__utexas__edu
Senior Lecturer, Preservation and Conservation Studies
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
SZB 564/D7000, University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas 78712-1276
512-471-8286
Fax: 512-471-8285

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