[vcf-midatlantic] Greenbar print

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Sat Feb 27 18:58:05 UTC 2021


On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 1:55 PM Andrew Diller via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Most of the printers at VCF are daisy wheel. So far none of the dot matrix
> work.
>
> I don’t think we can print from VCF.


That's what I thought. If we had a few weeks, then we could have someone at
the next repair workshop repair one of the printers, but we only have a few
days.


>
>
>> Andrew Diller
> 267-353-2203
>
>
> > On Feb 27, 2021, at 1:42 PM, Jameel Akari <jakari at bithose.com> wrote:
> >
> > 
> >
> >> On Feb 27, 2021, at 12:09 PM, Andrew Diller <dillera at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Anyone want to talk on discord about this? Who is actually doing it?
> >
> > Send me an invite to the appropriate Discord, I don’t seem to have it
> anymore.  (Maybe I left because it was idle?)
> >
> > I will go test my Proprinter and see if it works.  It’s been a long time
> since I’ve tried, and I know I have a second non-working one so hopefully I
> haven’t confused the two.
> >
> >
> >>
> >> I'm at InfoAge and we have greenbar, if needed I'll find a widecarrige
> printer and see if I can get it to print from a PC
> >
> > Serial into a DECwriter if you can’t find a printer with a Centronics
> port.  Oh, and a ribbon that isn’t fossilized. :/
> >
> >
> >> .
> >>
> >> Let me know if you are actually doing the print-out.
> >>
> >
> > If my printer self-tests ok and I have a ribbon, I’ll fire up my test
> mule Linux PC that has a parallel port and give it a shot.
> >
> > —
> > Jameel
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >> -andy
> >>
> >>>> On Feb 27, 2021, at 9:45 AM, Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> They want a printout only?  Not a printer too, right?
> >>> Bill
> >>>
> >>> On Sat, Feb 27, 2021, 9:34 AM Jameel Akari via vcf-midatlantic <
> >>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> I was thinking the same - NLQ might be good enough, assuming the thing
> >>>> still works at all. An OfficeMax store-closing liquidation fated me a
> full
> >>>> case of greenbar.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> --
> >>>> Jameel Akari
> >>>>
> >>>>> On Feb 27, 2021, at 9:19 AM, Dean Notarnicola <
> dnotarnicola at gmail.com>
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> I was guessing that they would want wide carriage and impact
> printing,
> >>>> depending on the time period. I got my proprinter xl out of mothballs
> as
> >>>> well (the NLQ mode may be sufficient) , but the bigger challenge is
> finding
> >>>> greenbar on short notice.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 9:14 AM Jameel Akari via vcf-midatlantic <
> >>>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> I will dust off my Proprinter XL and work on it too if the details
> >>>> include “dot-matrix is ok.”
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>> From the context I’m guessing they’re really looking for that
> >>>> band/chain printer look that a 1980s DMP doesn’t have.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> --
> >>>>>> Jameel Akari
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>> On Feb 26, 2021, at 11:28 PM, Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
> >>>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Can you please send technical details of the printout?  Ascii
> file?
> >>>>>>> Characters per line?  Is the printout file ready and all they need
> is
> >>>> a
> >>>>>>> print or does thenoutput need to be formatted first?
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> I recall you said it was roughly a hundred or so total pages?
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Maybe someone near the museum can look for the two DECwriter III's
> >>>> that
> >>>>>>> might still be around the warehouse, or some other wide carriage
> >>>> printer
> >>>>>>> there.  If you put a new ribbon on one of those and attach to an
> old
> >>>> pc
> >>>>>>> running word perfect paginated to 132 character lines you could at
> >>>> least
> >>>>>>> try to print this at infoage.  I bet there is some green bar in the
> >>>>>>> warehouse
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> When the file and details are available I would be happy to at
> least
> >>>> try to
> >>>>>>> do of it too.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Bill
> >>>>>>
> >>>>
> >>
> >
>


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