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A nice thing about typewriters was they achieved something like
letterpress printing but without the hassle or cost.
Business card tray included.
Fine, automated control of the document positioning mechanisms and
feeding combined with typed periods makes printing of images a snap.
more like a million snaps)
Invented in 1969
[pocmloc, Jan 19 2014]
Teletype Model 33
As used by God to print the Ten Commandments ... [8th of 7, Jan 22 2014]
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||Will it run with a steam engine?
||Yep, fine until you get a new character like @ then you need a new wheel/typewriter...
||This is very, very WKTE. At least, it was at one time. IBM
produced a variant of the Selectric that was capable of
printing documents via an electronic interfaceno mean
feat, considering the Selectric was an entirely mechanical
device. There was an entire system that stored documents
on magnetic cards for later reprinting. Some offices held
this system until as late as the mid-'90s.
||As somebody who has owned dot-matrix printers what do this sort of thing, they are extremely messy. Wotcha need is a plotter with a selection of fountain pens; change the angle or press harder for a wider stroke.
||That's just a daisywheel. Or a golfball. Actually, whatever happened
to those? Were rhey too fiddly to work properly?
||They worked fine. But "everybody" wanted all sorts of fonts and graphics.
||Daisywheels are noisy, and for LQ printing the single-pass carbon
ribbons had short lifetimes.
||This idea is WKTE and Baked to a crisp. Have a look at the 33 series