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    Default $399.00 - Ouch!

    So you do mean $399.00!! Ouch, that's expensive! I couldn't for the life of me charge that much for a digital scan. To do the same thing, I would charge $45, and though I would do it at 600 ppi if that's what you requested, but professionally I think 300 ppi is enough, unless you planned to print an enlargment of the map.

    While I do have a large format roll-fed B/W scanner - its B/W not greyscale. If the work was in the hand-drawn style I use in pen, and not pencil with shading applied it might actually work though for the detail I prefer doing it the hard/longer way using the method I just described using a flatbed scanner. Using the large format method of scanning I charge $7.50 for lineart scanning - that's a far cry from $399.

    It almost sounds like it would be worth the hassle to ship your hand-drawn work to me for future scanning needs adding the shipping costs to my shop and back and the $45 is much less expensive than going to your Fedex Kinkos - certainly not as quick if you were on some kind of close deadline, it wouldn't help.

    Sorry, I can't get over the price you just quoted - that's crazy!

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    Whoops. I missed the decimal. Nope. Just $3.99. Whew. Probably gave you a heart attack. I would write the file myself, in binary, from a very finely drawn grid on my original if it was going to cost $399. No way, no how.
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    Default Phew!

    Phew, you scared the hell out of me! But then $3.99 might be a bit low for me to do that, when I said $45 that referred to a 24 x 36 drawing, grayscale or color with shading.

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    Unless he really means 39.99 but just has a problem with decimal points

    My mouth hit the floor on that 399 price as well GP, and I was like, there ain't NO WAY NO HOW I'm getting anything scanned by a pro, LOL. I was thinking, well my camera might not be as good but it's not 399 worse!

    I'm glad we got that cleared up at least.
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