Paper tape carriers and paper tape

jim stephens jwsmail at
Fri Nov 11 15:56:46 CST 2016

On 11/11/2016 8:53 AM, Al Kossow wrote:
> On 11/11/16 7:42 AM, Paul Koning wrote:
>>> No one is making new 80 column punched card stock either.
>> No stock, or no cards?  I would think that one of the paper manufacturers would be putting out postcard stock of the right specifications.
> This has been discussed for several years here. No one is making paper stock to IBM card stock specifications.
A friend I know in St. Louis had them made regularly at an client's 
operation.  The card stock for credit card pull forms is correct. They 
may still have the dies for their machines.  However I don't think the 
favors exist to get more made.

Can check though.   The card stock comes in 12' diameter rolls, so it 
isn't a "pretty please" sort of favor to get the machines set up that 
handle the manufacturing process.  Think rolls of paper the size of 
newsprint, and weighing in at 3000# +

They might also be able to do paper tape, though I'd favor if it is a 
scratch operation doing it from mylar, even though that is hard on punches.

> Using a paper folder to convert roll to fanfold has also been discussed.
> Nothing has resulted from either discussion.

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