Digitizing Preparations Now Underway

Cover Image: Our new Digital Transitions Titan ready for action.

Aloha Nūhou Monday!

Dear Reader, the much awaited set up and calibration of our new Digital Transitions Titan machine is complete and we received initial training early September! This machine will allow us to take high-resolution digital images of even the large-format Hawaiian language newspapers.

We are now in the long process of working out the most efficient and safest ways to produce the best digital images of the newspapers. Here are a few sample closeups from the front page of Ka Nupepa Kuokoa published on the 1st day of January 1862. While most of the newspaper images available online today are black and white, we will be imaging in full color, to replicate what the original pages actually look like.

Image: Newly digitized front page of Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, printed on January 1, 1862.

Here are closeup images from the newly digitized front page of that issue compared to what is found online on Papakilo.

Image: “Ka Hae Nani” Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, January 1, 1862, as found online on papakilodatabase.com.

Image: “Ka Hae Nani” Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, January 1, 1862, newly digitized.

Image: “Ka Hae Hawaii” Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, January 1, 1862, as found online on papakilodatabase.com.
Image: “Ka Hae Hawaii” Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, January 1, 1862, newly digitized.
Image: “He Kaua Kaulana o Napoleona I” Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, January 1, 1862, as found online on papakilodatabase.com.
Image: “He Kaua Kaulana o Napoleona I” Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, January 1, 1862, newly digitized.

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