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Old 08-24-2001, 09:13 PM
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No matting or framing work here, but I was wondering about something else. I have several old 8mm movie films which were taken when my kids were small. I'd like to get some of the frames put on a CD at least for viewing on a monitor. Have any of you heard of anyone doing this? I wouldn't have the slightest idea how to do it unless you could somehow make a good copy setup, and you had the equipment to get super close with a camera. Maybe there are places that offer this service?

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Old 08-29-2001, 08:55 AM
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For all who are interested, been through the transfer business on t-shirts, mouse pads, tote bags and caps.

Needless to say I have now sold all my equipment and am through with it.

A few problems were customers wanted images on dark colored shirts and it couldn't be done without using an opaque paper which looks terrible when trimmed. Then the image on the mouse pad ran as soon as someone spilled something on it. Then the image on the t-shirt faded or ran when it was washed, never mind that they used laundry detergent with bleach.

I applaud anyone who gets into this quagmire as it is a never ending line of "I want my picture on this or that" and it can't be done or "this or that didn't hold up as I expected".

I did keep my flat plate press though because it does one heck of a good job in ironing jeans and slacks....expensive iron though.
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Old 08-29-2001, 09:26 AM
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Chris- Thanks for the valuable info on why not to persue the business of transfers. I always thought they were not what they seemed. I always thought that was best left to silk screeners.

Ed- You might want to e-mail Marni. Her husband does that kind of work. He's a professional videographer and I've seen his work. It's beautiful. He works with photos, films, video and I would think that isolating frames would be nothing for him. They might be able to point you in the right direction in your area. It's worth an e-mail.

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Old 08-29-2001, 01:30 PM
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Hey Debbie, thanks for the tip. I'll shoot an e-mail off to Marni.

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Old 09-07-2001, 07:33 PM
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More Ideas

Here's a link to some fun sideline ideas that could make you some extra cash.

The basic intent is for you to buy HP products but a lot of the stuff you can do on your own and is a good source of inspiration if you feel like trying something new.

http://www.homeandoffice.hp.com/hho/..._projects.html

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