Newspaper Framing

Creative Crafter Paul

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I took an excellant class at the WCAF confrence on Shadowbox framing from Jim Miller. In the class he suggested that we have a client scan and copy a newspaper in order to get a better longer lasting item to frame. I was so excited when my first customer came in with a newspaper. I suggested she take it to Kinko's and have it copied which she was more than happy to do. She just came back in to let me know that Kinko's said they couldn't copy it because it was "copywrited" and she had to get written permission from the paper. This sounds strange to me. Espeicially since this was a 3 year old Boston Paper and we are in Oregon. Has anyone else had this happen?
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Paul
PS Kinko's did laminate the news paper for her. How's that for preservation framing?
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Yes, it’s happened to us.

A customer paid for a “congratulatory” ad in the Coos County Democrat (a small New Hampshire biweekly), and Kinkos refused to reproduce it giving the same reasons.

Clearly I’m not a lawyer (I just play one on the web), but it seems to me since he paid for the display ad, and paid 35¢ for the paper, he ought to be able to photocopy it.
 
I think I'd rather have Kinko's err on the side of not reproducing things that can legitimately be considered to be "fair use" than allowing copyrighted items to be reproduced. It's a murky area of law, one that is long overdue for a set of clear guidelines.
 
Paul,

We should have talked about copyright issues in class -- we usually do.

Kinko's and most other reproduction professionals require permission, but it is usually a routine task. In my experience, a request to reproduce, submitted by email or FAX to the newspaper's publisher, will be answered affirmatively within a week or two. Just take the email or FAX reply to the reproducing company.

I offer to take care of the whole process for a reasonable fee. It's an administrative task that takes a little time, but it may seem like a big deal to a busy consumer.

I've never been asked to pay a fee for the privilege of reproducing a newspaper page or two, but if there ever is one imposed, I would ask the customer to pay it in addition to my fee.
 
Originally posted by Jim Miller:
Kinko's and most other reproduction professionals require permission, but it is usually a routine task. In my experience, a request to reproduce, submitted by email or FAX to the newspaper's publisher, will be answered affirmatively within a week or two. Just take the email or FAX reply to the reproducing company.

I offer to take care of the whole process for a reasonable fee. It's an administrative task that takes a little time, but it may seem like a big deal to a busy consumer.
Thanks Jim. That's good to know. I hope to get another chance to try this out.

Your lecture and workshop were probably the best I attended. And I did get the Museum glass home in one piece! :D
Paul
 
The paper company is used to printing on matte photo paper. This is simply the best-brighest looking print you have ever seen. Why not just ask the paper for a reprint. They get this request every single day. They aren't real cheap. I think here a whole page is like $20. But the quality is way better than reproducing some crappy paper.
 
Also watch for problems with "professional" photography. I tried to transfer my own business photograph, taken by a professional photographer, to CD and Walgreens turned me down. After several phone calls, a private photo shop agreed to the transfer, but I had to sign a waiver. The photographer had no problem with the transfer, but everyone else in this story sure did. It was quite a hassle.
 
How things have changed over the past few years...I used to operate a digital imaging bureau and refused a customer's request to make copies of Notre Dame parking passes. They responded that they'd take it to Kinko's..."because they'll copy anything".

Dave Makielski
 
Actually, if you take the item to the counter... they will refuse... They wouldn't even copy a page out of my first text book..... even though I was the author and copy right holder of record.

They also won't copy my articles either.....

That's why I have a flatbed scanner....

But back to Kinko's: If you use the self service, they usually turn a blind eye because "they" didn't do it. ka-ching ka-ching.
 
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