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Attn medical publishing types here... question for ya...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: February 24, 2006 07:20PM
For medical/scientific articles, they charge an arm and a leg for reprints (more like several arms, several legs!). The reprints are on the typically high quality, heavyweight, glossy paper that journals are normally printed with...

My question is, is there any good do-it-yourself alternative, to save on costs, but which wouldn't look too amateurish? My inkjet will produce amazing, journal-level quality color images, but only on one side of the glossy paper, and obviously the ink will run if it gets wet. A color laser might be an option, but I don't know that the quality would be as good as an inkjet in terms of the color reproduction and photographic quality (which is an issue). Alternatively, I wonder if a local print house type place would be able to do this, using the PDF as source material...




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Re: Attn medical publishing types here... question for ya...
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: February 24, 2006 07:35PM
> but only on one side of the glossy paper...

Kodak and Epson make paper that's glossy for photo quality prints on both sides.


> Alternatively, I wonder if a local print house type place
> would be able to do this

Why not try a color laser print at Staples or Kinko's?
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Re: Attn medical publishing types here... question for ya...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: February 24, 2006 08:16PM
Hmmm... I'll have to see if I can dig up some of the glossy double-sided stuff and see if that does it...

Staples or Kinko's, I'd have to pay for time using the equipment? Or just have them do it...




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Re: Attn medical publishing types here... question for ya...
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: February 25, 2006 01:57PM
Would you be side-stepping copyright restrictions? Should we call in the DRM Gestapo?
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Re: Attn medical publishing types here... question for ya...
Posted by: JoeBob
Date: February 25, 2006 02:08PM
I think Kinkos and Staples would only charge you per copy.
Worth a phone call, anyway.

You are right, those reprints are ridiculously priced.
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Re: Attn medical publishing types here... question for ya...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: February 25, 2006 02:54PM
ka jot, yes, I would be sidestepping copyright restrictions.

Do I give a rat's @ss?

No. Not if they're charging literally thousands of dollars for reprints (which they are).




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Re: Attn medical publishing types here... question for ya...
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: February 26, 2006 01:41AM
Tsk tsk.

I was once asked by a former employer to reproduce an article because they didn't want to pay for reprints. Fortunately (except that it would have been interesting to try to reproduce it accurately), wiser heads prevailed and decided that it wasn't worth the potential legal problems. Of course, they may have just lost interest when they realized they'd have to get someone to re-enter all the text or buy OCR software, and then proof-read it with painful thoroughness.
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