Copying diplomas, certificates

Sherry Lee

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Those of you with this experience, where do you go to have these valuable diplomas, cert's, etc. copied?...so you can frame the copy and give the original back to the customer.

Do places like Kinko's, Staples know how to care for the originals? Do you copy onto like paper?
 

Jim Miller

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The copy shops around here have been spooked by copyright violations -- or maybe fraud liability, and will no longer copy a diploma. Rather than searching for a copy alternative, I have advised customers to buy a "replacement" from the school for framing. That works.
 

Bandsaw

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If you do get a copy the metalic seal will not look matalic - you'll have to find a seal to put on the copy.
 

Bob Carter

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Sherry-We get ASU and UA diplomas copied at Kinko's all the time. Costs about a buck, takes no time and have never had even a question

I'm looking at a framed example on the wall that is a copy and it looks pretty darn good

If you are worried about handling the "priceless, Magna Carta quality" objects, they all have self service machines


We sure seem to enjoy making pretty basic issues into some very difficult, philosophical decisions

For what it is worth, we get these incredibly valuable documents once in Blue Moon. Everybody else seems to get them all the time.

I'll give you a real world example

i was visiting with a framer in St Louis on my recent trip. His son was there and mentioned that he was a NASA fan. I have a nice collection of memorabilia and took a photo signed by all Mercury Astronauts and a Nasa photo of Neil Armstrong (signed) on the Moon to Kinko's.

They popped them into a color copier, copied both on photo quality paper and we had to look carefully at the prints to make sure I kept the original

Sherry-take them to a copier and if someone balks, take them elsewhere. It won't be a problem
 

Sherry Lee

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Bandsaw - GREAT point! The gold seal hadn't crossed my mind yet. Ooooph.

Bob - Re: your comment: "We sure seem to enjoy making pretty basic issues into some very difficult, philosophical decisions."

Personally, I like it when people do this. In anything in life, if the fundamental issues haven't been thoroughly examined, just imagine what will become of the more complicatd issues! When framer's write "I have a stupid question." or "I know this is a beginner's question, but.." - I QUICKLY look at those responses and almost always get something from it! It's GREAT STUFF!

At the risk of pure boredom, I repeat that I get this 'habit' from my lengthy nursing career. For years I was on the "Policy and Procedures" comittee. EVERYTHING a RN, LPN, or AIDE does in a hospital MUST be backed by a documented policy and/or procedure. And when writing these, EVERY i must be dotted and every t crossed - BECAUSE, when something goes to court, you better believe the policies and procedures are examined! It was a tough committee to be on, but most interesting.

Like they say, "old habits are hard to break"!
 

PhotoKris

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We ar ea photo shop and if someone asks, we will make a copy to frame. We scan it in using photoshop and print it out on matte surface photo paper. I can generally match the color pretty well, adn since it is printed using my photo machine (wet chemical print, not ink) it is much more archival. If there is a foil seal, my scanner often pics up some of the angles and does a pretty good job
 
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