Look mommy – no pixels! i.e. Printed version of typesetting job of Apple-1 Operation Manual

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Look mommy – no pixels! i.e. Printed version of typesetting job of Apple-1 Operation Manual

Hello everybody,

 

today, the postman brought three early christmas presents:

1. The printed version of the first full page ad of the Apple-1

2. The printed version of the Preliminary Basic Users Manual

3. The printed version of the Operation Manual (incl. fold-out section, see pictures)

I inspected the work of the printers with my thread counter magnifier and my verdict is: I am close to tears: They are such a beauty – see the pictures.

Over the next couple of days, I will inspect the whole print run and then will make them available. The printers still work on the Cassette Interface manual which should be with me in a week to two. Then I will make the whole set available.

 

For now, please enjoy with me these pictures!

 

 

Best

 

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PS: To give an example of the

PS: To give an example of the quality, please see this detail from the 1/3 schematic's bottom right corner:

 

And here a direct comparison of a reprint from the best scan to be found online and the typesetting job:

 

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Looks great well done!

Looks great well done!

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Hi!

They look very tempting!

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They look incredible in

They look incredible in person, they really do. I ma very, very happy with the printer's job. 

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Feature about the process

For everybody interested, I have posted a feature that tells a bit more about the project:

 

https://www.retroplace.com/en/feature/operation-manually/162

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Cassette Interface Manual finished, too (pictures)

We are almost done! Today, I have received the ACI manuals back from the printers.

 

 

But there is one more thing …

On some of the photos of the original manual you can see a stamp of Byte Shop. I though it would be fun to recreate the stamp in case people would like to have a stamp on their manuals. So I have recreated that one, too, and have it produced as I am typing this …

 

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Hello...yes your quality of

Hello...yes your quality of your documents is good.What I did not understand, I had already ordered from you on Ebay and had it delivered before you said here that the delivery from the printer had just arrived.Do you still have different variants / qualities?I don't have the circuit diagram inside as a fold-out document.In particular, the "size" of the documents seems to be different from the original ?! or did the main instructions and basic instructions also look in DINA-4 at that time? and how big is the real ACI manual?On your basic instructions, the symbol still seems a bit washed out, that the template could have been replaced with the symbol in the main instructions.Best wishes

 

 

 

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AppleMicha wrote:Hello...yes
AppleMicha wrote:

Hello...yes your quality of your documents is good.What I did not understand, I had already ordered from you on Ebay and had it delivered before you said here that the delivery from the printer had just arrived.Do you still have different variants / qualities?I don't have the circuit diagram inside as a fold-out document.In particular, the "size" of the documents seems to be

I think you bought the OLD variant I produced there. I had printed the scans properly by a printing company.

 

These are NOT the re-creations I have mentioned in this thread, tough, which look WAY, WAY, WAYYYY better. PM me and we will sort this out, ok?

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No problem .. if the "new"

No problem .. if the "new" ones are even better ... it's "even better" ;)I had used the cheap offer ... so, ... everything is ok.Maybe just an info about the "new size" would be helpful. thanks

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The "new size" is US letter. 

The "new size" is US letter. 

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9to5mac.com ran the re-design

Cool! Just found out that 9to5mac.com ran the story about the manuals today!

https://9to5mac.com/2021/06/17/apple-i-manuals/

 

So, from today onwards I am officially recognized as an "obsessive apple fan". :-D

 

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