T+ 48 years and counting…

Posted on July 20, 2017 by

Today, we celebrate 48 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon. Space geeks unite!

It’s no secret that I have an affinity for all things space-related. Since I was little, I was fascinated about what was going on in the cosmos, and how we got men to the moon – and back.  Even today, you can find me live-streaming the latest SpaceX  or ULA launch, feeling just as excited as I was all those years ago when I counted down a NASA lift-off on TV.

Kansas City Times

Earlier this year, Pinetec added a large format scanner that would enable us to digitize documents larger than traditional paper sizes. I immediately began to think about how to preserve my own collection of newspapers. The Kansas City Times was one of many newspapers I have collected over the years, and one of my prized possessions is their July 21, 1969 front page “Extra” detailing the Apollo 11 landing, 48 years ago today. With the addition of the large format scanner, I had a way to preserve and read the pieces of my collection whenever I wanted. I picked the most fragile ones in to scan, and by turning them into digital files, I will never have to worry about the original newsprint deteriorating more due to handling.

The process was simple: I brought the stack to the office and began to digitize them using our new scanner. Within minutes I had a high-quality, crystal-clear digital image of each page, forever preserving the content and allowing me to access the images anytime, anywhere. As I continue digitizing my collection, it is quite exciting  to see the files on the computer, and it helps me understand my clients’ enthusiasm when they first see their aging documents come alive again. 

Pinetec’s scanning technicians realize how important your documents are to you, whether they are from last week or last century.  Contact us to learn more about how we can digitize whatever your collection may be.  Or if you just want to talk about NASA and SpaceX, I’d love to hear from you too!  

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