On collecting printers...
rdawson16 at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 26 21:09:33 CST 2008
I'm with you, impact printers!!
I want a Printronix, P300, or P600 and then their later tiny desktop.
There was also a 3 color ribbon and hardware mod for these, TRILOG, that would roll the paper back thru these for color printing. we had some processor cardsthat went in these too, for barcode.
A color Versatec electrostatic would be welcome in my house.
The best classic computer stuff, is the $$$$ leading edge graphics from the 80's!!!
I was at Siggraph in 84 I think, at the Houston Astrodome, showing a realtime 3D Rubics cube solution on a high end Jupiter terminal...
wow. Those were the days.
> Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 18:53:44 -0800
> From: davis at saw.net
> To: General at saw.net
> Subject: Re: On collecting printers...
> Tom Watson wrote:
> > It isn't difficult. But as anyone who knows, you must collect IMPACT printers!
> > None of this silly laser stuff, or even worse an ink-spitter (they actually
> > has ones that did!). Me my collection has a few:
> > <snip>
> The Tek "ink spitters" of the 80's were built for long term, high volume
> service. The ink carts contained
> not milliliters, but ounces of ink. I'd grab one in a second.
> Jim Davis.
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