Bob at BRADLEE.ORG
Tue Oct 11 21:39:28 CDT 2005
Some where around the cave I have a timex/sincair printer
my dad brought back from england that used the aluminized paper.
It never got FCC approval because as the aluminized paper came out
as it printed it became a very slow sweep wide band spark gap
transmitter that blew any chance of getting type acceptance here in the
states. It connected to the back of a timex 1000.
I have a second example in a rusrack chart recorder where a sharp
point scratched or more like pecked the surface away without using
a spark. It did meet the type acceptance :)
On Tue, 11 Oct 2005 22:01:16 -0400, James Fogg wrote:
>> Back when small printers were hard to come by, there was at
>> least one technology that used a "paper' made of a black
>> layer on a paper substrate covered by a very thin layer of
>> aluminum. The printer burned through the aluminum, leaving
>> the black spots exposed. Oddly enough, this sounds like a
>> fiarly permanent process. Was the stuff called
>> "electrographic" paper?
>This might be Readex Microprint technology. I've never seen an example
>of Readex output, although the company is a few miles from me and used
>to be a microfiche customer. I do know they got significant storage
>reduction compared to paper.
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