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Re: Color printer question
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Color printer question
- From: Mary Bookwalter <gmbookwa@GOVST.EDU>
- Date: Tue, 6 Oct 1998 16:25:43 -0500
- Message-Id: <199810062135.OAA19870@SUL-Server-2.stanford.edu>
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I have found a use for used Alps ribbons.
They work well to put type in a mixed media work. I paint down white glue with a
brush, cover that with the ribbon, right-reading, and let dry. When dry carefully
remove the acetate film backing of the ribbon leaving the ribbon color with reversed
type. I just use this as a graphic element, but I suppose you could type , print
out something especially for this purpose. Parts of images look cool done this way.
Darryl Baird wrote:
> I spent a great deal of time rethreading broken ribbons, while I printed an
> edition of ten (70+ pages) onto different paper stocks. The paper, a vellum
> stock, jammed often and caused the head to stall mid-page and sometimes broke
> the ribbons.
> I keep them in reserve for those days I run out of ribbons and can't get to a
> store or find them locally...they seem to break again if I don't even out the
> tension. I also find that several feet are already spooled past the printer head
> when they come "new" out of the box. I've rewound them back to the front of the
> spool with no adverse effects.
> fingers crossed always
> "Jack C. Thompson" wrote:
> > 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
> > tools.
> > Jack