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Re: Color printer question
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Color printer question
- From: "Jack C. Thompson" <tcl@TELEPORT.COM>
- Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 23:49:20 -0400
- Message-Id: <199810060349.UAA21070@SUL-Server-2.stanford.edu>
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I've just purchased an Alps MD-1000. This is a color printer which uses a
set of ribbons to print color via the CMYK protocol. That is, the paper
goes through the printer 4 times (automagically) to print color.
Tests show that the color is more permanent than ink jet and it does not run.
I purchased a Macintosh version, which cost more than the same printer set
up for a PC. Purchase price, from Netsales:
(http://www.netsales.net/pk.wcgi/devshed) was $257.06.
This is what I am printing the covers of my latest publication on and the
quality is satisfactory. Somewhere between ink jet and laser; closer to
Last night, a ribbon broke and it did not take too much time to take the
ribbon package apart and re-thread the ribbon. I do not expect that people
are expected to do this, but book-binders are infamous for being handy with
>Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 15:17:44 -0500
>From: Wayne and Mary <whaegele@ITOL.COM>
>Subject: Color printer question
>Can anyone recommend a color printer that uses a
>permanent ink. Most inkjets use water soluble
>ink which runs when it gets wet. I'm looking for
>a reasonable alternative without having to incur
>the expense of a color laser printer.
Jack C. Thompson
Thompson Conservation Lab.
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, OR 97217