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Our Digital Restoration Process

We know you're meticulous with your gear and expect the same of your documentation, that's why we utilize a restoration process that ensures documents of high quality and durability.

1st Generation Scans: Unless specifically noted on the individual item, you can count on our manuals being produced from originals. None of our standard offering of vintage documents are taken from 2nd or 3rd generation copies of the originals. However, there are a few instances where customers have asked that we reproduce from a copy when very rare documents are concerned.

Resolution: We scan our literature at 400 dpi and digital restore each item as described below. Don't be fooled by other sellers who claim they scan and print at 1200 dpi... While it's technically possible, there is no benefit since by 400 dpi, all possible resolution has been extracted from a printable image. By comparison, professional color photographs are printed at 300dpi. All of our documentation is scanned on an industrial scanning device designed for extremely high quality and accuracy.

Digital Restoration: We spend a significant amount of digitally removing stains, handwriting, notations and other non-original marks from each page where possible. Photos are optimized, text is darkened, and contrast is increased to produce a crisp document that easy to read. Where schematics or other diagrams fall on foldout pages, we digitally join these to create one unified image and reproduce them in landscape format. Where appropriate, we may enlarge original diagrams or photo's where the originals were hard to read or unclear. These processes allow us to create a reproduction that is superior to photocopies and old or damaged originals.

Paper and Binding: Quality 24lb stock with a brightness level of 94 is used for the body of each of our manuals. The body is then enclosed in clear front & back covers and bound via the Comb Binding process, so that it will lie flat while in use.

Printing: All manuals are printed in grayscale at 400dpi.

Immediate Downloads
Now Available!

No more waiting for manuals we've already restored! Now, where indicated on each product, you can download your manual in PDF format immediately once your payment has been processed.

3 Easy Steps:
1. Add manual(s) to cart
2. Checkout via CC or Paypal.
3. Download your manual!

Some manual file sizes can be pretty large, so a broadband connection is recommended.

If your manual doesn't have the PDF icon next to it, please allow 1 week processing. Your manual download will be emailed to you once processing is complete. Thank you for your interest!


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