[vcf-midatlantic] Greenbar printout DONE!

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 14:07:40 UTC 2021

One issue that I noted yesterday messing with the paper- the track-feed area of the wide-green-bar is not perforated and does not come off like the 8.5x11 tractor feed I was used to.

So any period authentic bound print-out, wether dot matrix or drum, would still have the tractor holes on it- so that would mean you'd have to have a wide-format laser printer that would accept the fan-fold paper. Maybe not impossible, but... at least as annoying as trying to hook up some vintage printers :)

Also remind me to never get into a printer competition with Mike Loewen, those are some monster printers I saw on that page (for having at your house)...


> On Feb 28, 2021, at 8:53 AM, Bruce via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Fascinating reading about you guys jumping into the fray to deliver this
> greenbar printout.  Congratulations!
> FWIW, I have two or three old printers in my attic.  I know at least one is
> a little (Epson?) dot matrix.  No memory of the others, but one is a
> "large" desktop printer, similar in size (but not printhead) to an IBM
> Selectric typewriter.  We're talking about printers that were run on IBM PC
> or clones back as far as the early '90's.
> But my real reaction was:  Why not fake it?  Modern printers can routinely
> print 1200 dpi, so virtually any character set could be created --
> including errors such as vertical offsets I believe someone mentioned.
> Greenbar paper might be a bit harder to fake, but if any color printers
> available in print centers can handle fan-fold, they could print the bars
> and the text simultaneously.
> Bruce
> NJ
> On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 11:09 PM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> Much thanks to Mike Loewen for being able to printout and ship the
>> printouts to LA!
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