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JenniferG

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I spent a couple hours cleaning up the public domain artwork freely available online in a PDF.  It's all ready to print.  Print pages 1 and 2, double sided, on card stock (I chose an ivory'ish color) with high drum heat setting on color laser printer.   Print the rest two sided, black and white, on regular 20 lb white paper.  Saddle staple.
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Here is the PDF file I assembled in my desktop publishing software with the cleaned images.  It's all in order to be made into a folded booklet. 

  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-SO5Xvk33i8X6zn0pzSocSxYnMDiY9U4/view?usp=sharing

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Jennifer. Thanks so much for what you contribute.
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How nice Jennifer! Thanks for your hard work on this.

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Thanks, Jennifer! I printed a copy myself.
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JenniferG

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Thanks everyone.  Awesome you already printed it out Chris 😉. What color cover did you go with?  I guess I went with ivory because the original PDF I got looked aged.  But I am guessing original was like white?  I dunno.  Do you have a long stapler? I had to buy a special long stapler for saddle stapling.. did that a few years ago when I made some other booklets.
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What year was this booklet released? I wanna put it in the right spot on my bookshelf.  I keep my magic bookshelf ordered by year.
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Thanks everyone.  Awesome you already printed it out Chris 😉. What color cover did you go with?  I guess I went with ivory because the original PDF I got looked aged.  But I am guessing original was like white?  I dunno.  Do you have a long stapler? I had to buy a special long stapler for saddle stapling.. did that a few years ago when I made some other booklets.


Sadly, I'm not as fancy as you yet. For the time being, I just printed the whole thing on plain white (all I have handy) without the red ink (black and white laser printer). I was just wondering about the logistics of stapling (was surprised when regular stapler wouldn't reach), so it's good to know there's a special tool for that purpose.

Thanks for sharing the fruits of your labor with us.
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This is the stapler I bought from Amazon about 3 years ago.  I paid $12.50 for it then.  It's now $17.50 or so on Amazon.  You might be able to find it elsewhere for under $13 perhaps.. maybe ebay?  But it is long reach for saddle stapling and it has a friction stop guide you can adjust.. so you just fold a white piece of blank paper and use it to adjust the stapler.. once set u are good to go.  I measured the staple to be x inches in from each side then used another booklet as template marking light pencil marks where to staple. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001B0GWKU
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This is the PDF artwork I started with 😉. 

https://www.deceptionary.com/ftp/SStebbins.pdf

I had to reconstruct some pieces by copy and pasting, like one side of the heart and spades and red rectangular borders, then flip along the horizontal in photoshop. Used "levels adjustment" to make the background white and the text dark. I removed all the saturation from the non-color pages first. Then I used the eraser tool to clean things up.. along with the clone tool. Used the paint bucket tool to get rid of all the yellow background on the color images, which included having me to zoom in and fill in all the e's, o's and any letters with enclosed loops 😉
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This is the stapler I bought from Amazon about 3 years ago.  I paid $12.50 for it then.  It's now $17.50 or so on Amazon.  You might be able to find it elsewhere for under $13 perhaps.. maybe ebay?  But it is long reach for saddle stapling and it has a friction stop guide you can adjust.. so you just fold a white piece of blank paper and use it to adjust the stapler.. once set u are good to go.  I measured the staple to be x inches in from each side then used another booklet as template marking light pencil marks where to staple. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001B0GWKU


Thanks for all your hard work well done.

Good ol' Amazon. This appears to be the same stapler branded differently for 6 bucks less.

https://www.amazon.com/Business-Source-Reach-Stapler-62827/dp/B006K0OR4O/ref=psdc_1069344_t2_B001B0GWKU

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JenniferG

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Good catch, Intensley Magic.  Yeah under $13 seems like the fair price. 
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A big thank you from me also Jennifer.  It took a lot of patience to put this together.

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Thank you Jennifer, All your work is amazing and it is evident you are a perfectionist. Again, thank you!
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Thanks! Si Stebbins is such a great stack.
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"For a professional magician, a stack of playing cards is as good as a stack of money" - Amit Kalantri
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Thanks Jennifer! It looks great. Wonderful job.
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