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Pete Lancashire pete at petelancashire.com
Sat Dec 2 22:30:51 CST 2017

I would photocopy them within a few days of them. The paper was still
available into the late 80's but the Hunt brothers with the Silver scam
pretty much killed it. If you kept the printouts
in a binder/drawer they would last quite a long time. I think I still have
some. The 2nd generation Tek printers did a pretty good job of keeping
clean, but the first one did need quite regular cleaning.

I somewhat remember the small but I guess being in my 20's it didn't bother
me that much :-) Where out HCU was, there was a lot of ventilation so it
never got that bad.


On Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 7:32 PM, Jon Elson via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>

> On 12/02/2017 08:08 PM, Randy Dawson via cctalk wrote:
>> I considered the Tektronix 4051 hardcopy unit, but my search turned up
>> zilch for the paper (3M Dry Silver type)
>> Price is right, the printer looks great, but no source for the paper that
>> I can find.
>> Oh, man!  That stuff hasn't been made since about 1974 or so, and was
> absolutely HORRIBLE stuff then.
> The thermal developer emitted nasty smells and filled the whole unit with
> white crystals.  The paper turned brown after a few weeks exposure to room
> lights.  So, good for short-term copies only.
> Jon

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