Paper tape carriers and paper tape

Philipp Hachtmann hachti at
Wed Mar 1 09:11:17 CST 2017

On 11/11/2016 04:32 PM, Al Kossow wrote:
> There are no suppliers, and the NOS stuff is all gone.
> No one is making new 80 column punched card stock either.
Really? I thought there is still some card stock to buy.

> On 11/10/16 5:36 PM, Charles Dickman wrote:
>> And where can I get new fan-fold paper tape to put in the trays?

Would it be interesting to make new paper tapes? I once built a 
prototype of a fanfolding machine. It worked not perfectly due to lack 
of mechanic precision. But that could be fixed.

It's no problem to get some paper cut and rewound to the right 
dimensions. Even printing something interesting onto the roll is no big 
I'm so sorry about our factory (where I have my printshop and storage 
now): There was all the stuff needed to flexo print and cut paper tape 
rolls. In fact they even actually produced some punch tape in the past.

I sometimes thought about getting back into small scale (before it was 
HUGE) flexo printing and paper roll processing to create a small 
"vintage supplies" business.

Thought of teletype rolls (the sprocket oney!), paper tapes, FORTRAN 
coding forms (which I could already deliver from my letterpress shop!), 
CalComp plotter rolls and so on.



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