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General Philatelic/Supplies, Literature & Software : Recasting first few pages of your (Scott) Specialty Albums

 

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Retired Consultant APS#186030

12 Sep 2022
03:00:09pm
Returning to an old concern of mine....


The density of stamps displayed on the first few pages of Scott specialty album, both regular and back of the book, is particularly unattractive.
They are stacked so tight, and if one looks at Scott catalog valuations, represent generally a huge $$$ amount.

As of late, I have been reprinting the fist few pages of some of my almost completed collections using Steiner pages, which are much more attractive, less dense, and even provide extra labels.
I have done France manually some time ago (I think I posted the original France pages here, I will check my old posts....(link) https://stamporama.com/discboard/disc_ma ... ), and recently have done Turkey.
But 8 1/2 x 11 format I can print on my printer does not integrate well back in the Scott albums, even when put in sheet protectors, so I would like to know if anyone has redone some of their own albums with Scott specialty paper, and how they have done it, without doing it by hand.
If your results are well attractive, please post them as well.

As an example, here are the first 3 Steiner pages of Turkey Semi Postal (just completed), replacing the 1 page overly dense and unattractive Scott album option. I think Amos (Scott) could make a lot of money redoing these early pages and selling them as replacement. (or printing on demand on their paper...heck Amazon will print everything on demand!)

Another option is to cut the Steiner pages within its border, and glue them on top of Scott Specialty blank pages, but I am not sure I like the results.

Suggestions anyone, and solutions if you have dealt with this issue?

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If someone wants to see some of the early redesigned pages, when I do them, let me know.

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12 Sep 2022
04:57:51pm
re: Recasting first few pages of your (Scott) Specialty Albums

Ralph,
After a bit of adjustment I was able to get the Steiner pages to print on blank Scott Specialty pages. I changed the Arial font to palatino linotype to better match the Scott font. I resized the pdf page to 11.65" x 10.25" to center within the borders. The bottom margins are a bit tight, but most of the Steiner pages are not quite as crowded. I picked this one because I knew it would test the limits.
I use FlexiPDF as a pdf editor.

https://stamporama.com/upload/2001240797 ...

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12 Sep 2022
08:58:02pm
re: Recasting first few pages of your (Scott) Specialty Albums

Harry, do you have an oversized printer? Or do you print at a service printing store?
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12 Sep 2022
10:13:41pm
re: Recasting first few pages of your (Scott) Specialty Albums

I have a wide format printer (Canon Pro-100).

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13 Sep 2022
05:42:21am
re: Recasting first few pages of your (Scott) Specialty Albums

Here is a link for someone who prints Steiner pages on larger paper as a business.

http://www.albumpages.net/

I prefer relaxed layouts where stamps are not butted together. When in black mounts, it can be quite messy looking.

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15 Sep 2022
10:13:45pm
re: Recasting first few pages of your (Scott) Specialty Albums

Ralph,
Here is my rendition of Steiner's early Turkish Semi-Postals as Specialty style pages.
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rrraphy

Retired Consultant APS#186030
12 Sep 2022
03:00:09pm

Returning to an old concern of mine....


The density of stamps displayed on the first few pages of Scott specialty album, both regular and back of the book, is particularly unattractive.
They are stacked so tight, and if one looks at Scott catalog valuations, represent generally a huge $$$ amount.

As of late, I have been reprinting the fist few pages of some of my almost completed collections using Steiner pages, which are much more attractive, less dense, and even provide extra labels.
I have done France manually some time ago (I think I posted the original France pages here, I will check my old posts....(link) https://stamporama.com/discboard/disc_ma ... ), and recently have done Turkey.
But 8 1/2 x 11 format I can print on my printer does not integrate well back in the Scott albums, even when put in sheet protectors, so I would like to know if anyone has redone some of their own albums with Scott specialty paper, and how they have done it, without doing it by hand.
If your results are well attractive, please post them as well.

As an example, here are the first 3 Steiner pages of Turkey Semi Postal (just completed), replacing the 1 page overly dense and unattractive Scott album option. I think Amos (Scott) could make a lot of money redoing these early pages and selling them as replacement. (or printing on demand on their paper...heck Amazon will print everything on demand!)

Another option is to cut the Steiner pages within its border, and glue them on top of Scott Specialty blank pages, but I am not sure I like the results.

Suggestions anyone, and solutions if you have dealt with this issue?

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rrr...
If someone wants to see some of the early redesigned pages, when I do them, let me know.

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12 Sep 2022
04:57:51pm

re: Recasting first few pages of your (Scott) Specialty Albums

Ralph,
After a bit of adjustment I was able to get the Steiner pages to print on blank Scott Specialty pages. I changed the Arial font to palatino linotype to better match the Scott font. I resized the pdf page to 11.65" x 10.25" to center within the borders. The bottom margins are a bit tight, but most of the Steiner pages are not quite as crowded. I picked this one because I knew it would test the limits.
I use FlexiPDF as a pdf editor.

https://stamporama.com/upload/2001240797 ...

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Retired Consultant APS#186030
12 Sep 2022
08:58:02pm

re: Recasting first few pages of your (Scott) Specialty Albums

Harry, do you have an oversized printer? Or do you print at a service printing store?
rrr...

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12 Sep 2022
10:13:41pm

re: Recasting first few pages of your (Scott) Specialty Albums

I have a wide format printer (Canon Pro-100).

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13 Sep 2022
05:42:21am

re: Recasting first few pages of your (Scott) Specialty Albums

Here is a link for someone who prints Steiner pages on larger paper as a business.

http://www.albumpages.net/

I prefer relaxed layouts where stamps are not butted together. When in black mounts, it can be quite messy looking.

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15 Sep 2022
10:13:45pm

re: Recasting first few pages of your (Scott) Specialty Albums

Ralph,
Here is my rendition of Steiner's early Turkish Semi-Postals as Specialty style pages.
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Harry

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