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From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.product.8bit.tricks
Subject: 1027 Ink Rollers
Reply-To: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Posted-By: xx004 (aa700 - Michael Current)
Date: Sat Nov 21 12:12:57 1992

Reprinted from Atari Classics, Vol. 1, No. 1, December 1992

Tips 'n' Tricks

     1027 Ink Rollers: Good news for anyone still using the Atari 1027 
letter-quality printer.  Our Managing Editor recently obtained a replacement 
1027 ink roller from B&C ComputerVisions and is pleased to report their 
latest stock of this item appears to be fine.
     During the period 1989 to 1991 many vendors--including Atari Corp.
itself--had acquired defective lots of these rollers.  The defectives were
easily identified by the fact that they quickly disintegerated, flinging
bits of ink-laden material everywhere as the roller turned; it was also
easy to scoop out a chunk of the spongy roller with a fingernail.  The
latest available stocks have a tough roller surface that doesn't come to
pieces with use andwill hold up to several rounds of re-inking.  Better
stock up!
         Michael Current, Cleveland Free-Net 8-bit Atari SIGOp
Carleton College, Northfield, MN, USA / UUCP: ...!umn-cs!ccnfld!currentm
      Internet: / Cleveland Free-Net: aa700

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