Okay, so the massive, "scan all the things" job is just about done -- or at least, I've dumped about 5,000 sheets of 8½"x11" paper on the office copy center, and they're presumably taking care of turning them into about 1GB of digital files. So now that leaves me with one last pile of stuff to scan: about a hundred 20"x25" drawings. Most of them are charcoal drawings, and the rest are pencil and sumi-ink.
This is very frustrating. The pictures are too big for any scanner I have access to myself. The office copy center can't deal with anything bigger than 11"x17". I tried bringing the drawings to Kinko's today -- I thought I could scan them, copy them down to 11"x17" for cheap, and then take those copies to the office copy center -- but it turns out the rollers on their large-scale document-feed scanner leave streaks across charcoal drawings. (This, in spite of the fact that I sprayed down the drawings with all the fixative I had.)
Grarr. I guess my current plan is to take out all the pencil drawings and sumi-ink drawings from the pile, and get those copied at Kinko's. Then I guess I can take the remaining charcoal drawings and bring them to Precision Micrographics or something. But then, I'm not sure if they even *have* a flatbed scanner that can handle 20"x25". It'll cost a fair bit, regardless, but I guess I just have to eat that fee. I'll call them tomorrow and see what's up.
Grr. Stupid art.
Mood: frustrated · Music: none