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Artwork Restoration: Did all the colour facsimile editions undergo it?

#1 · Posted: 10 Mar 2015 18:53 · Edited by: Moderator
Back in 1996, Casterman went on a restoration process to release a facsimile edition of the 1943 version of "L'ile Noire". I saved a few pages which are now gone from the official site explaining the painstaking digitisation process of the original films, mono-scanning, Prismagic colour separation etc, done in cooperation between Casterman r&d and a company named Europixel. The release of the book was celebrated with numbered commemorative sheets from the story sold to collectors, and of course we saw the stunning book.

The question is, do you know if the subsequent colour facsimiles of other coloured books went through the same process? I didn't hear much about them as they were released in the following years, and it makes me wonder if they were more of a straightforward photocopying or digital reproduction unlike "L'ile Noire". Any information is welcomed.


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