gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sun Feb 3 12:18:45 EST 2008
On Sunday 03 February 2008, Phill Harvey-Smith wrote:
>Neil Morrison wrote:
>> Most printers now are fairly dumb and need Windows to generate the data
>> for them. They can't run off 8 bit computers.
>Most, the trick is to get one that understands a recognised protocol
>such as PCL or Postscript, as most of these will also work as plain text
>printers. Unfortunatly this tends to be the higher end printers, also it
>seems that most cheap printers these days are USB only, which also cuts
>down on the possibilities :(
Are we to the point where it would pay me to excavate the coco stuff in my
basement, and pull out an old 15 cps Brother Daisy Wheel I used with my coco
for many years, replacing it because I came across a 40 cps Xerox 1650-ro at
a flea market for $25 in '87, not because it had failed?
It has a pull tractor for fanfold paper and IIRC has both rs-232 and parallel
(centronics) interfaces. It has a pure ascii wheel that I modified so as to
be able to tell a lowercase el from a one. It uses a one time carbon film
cartridge ribbons and prints very well, better than but just not as fast as
the Xerox as the Xerox platen is as hard as glass from old age. I believe it
is also able to work with wide paper, like business green bar that's 15" wide
but after all this time that part is hazy. Up until ink jets fixed the paper
format available choice for me, I always bought wide ones just in case so my
codes long comments would print. :-)
Offers? Shipping would be for a bit less than 20 lbs IIRC.
I also have a dmp-120 in what I think is usable condition, but that one is
heavier and I don't have its original box. Probably 25 pounds packed in
plastic peanuts. It too is rigged for fanfold tractor paper, and uses cloth
I could part with either at the right price since neither has been used in
years. The dmp-120 is about 8x faster.
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