Discussion of large systems
jwhitton at bellsouth.net
Thu Nov 2 21:35:47 CST 2006
> > Tektronix also made a very weird printer for its 40x0 graphics
> > terminals. The paper is silver-coated! For some of these weird
> Silver, or silver compounds? I thought it was a photographic process,
> using a 1-line CRT to expose the photographic paper.
Yes.., I recall those. The cool part about them, *if* I recall correctly, is
that the 'printing' was done by leading the individual light sources up to
the fixed print bar (which was full width) via fiber optics...., i.e., they
could obtain fine resolution without having to locate a mechanical device. I
can not for the life of me , recall how the light source(s) were controlled.
Which leads me to wonder if anyone ever produced a general purpose
oscillagraphic device for conventional printing use, as opposed to a plotter
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