Paper tape carriers and paper tape

Dave Wade dave.g4ugm at
Fri Nov 11 17:05:39 CST 2016

Not seen one of those for ages, These days, at least in the UK, Credit Cards seem to come attached to a standard letter with a blob of sticky stuff...


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> Subject: Re: Paper tape carriers and paper tape
> The machine that is used where I'm referring to cuts from a roll about 2 cards
> wide.  The system also has to be able to merge up to four sheets together
> per form as the real product is for the full size credit card forms that one uses
> with either NCR paper, or with carbon.  They can handle both.
> they print with offset plates onto the stock, and not with the types of
> cylinders I've seen.  The Holerith card stock was made by taking an actual
> card, and measuring it and making a die to cut to that size, and scanning the
> image on the card.  not a big difference from the cards that are used in full
> sized credit card machines.
> The machine is about 15' or more long, 2' wide and probably 10' high.
> Multiple stock roll holders can be positioned depending on the number of
> forms being laminated for the run, so the setup can get pretty large.
> I don't know how many lines they had, but there were several of the
> machines.  Not sure I've got any photos, any I have were when I had a film
> camera, quite some time ago if I have any.
> thanks
> jim
> On 11/11/2016 2:46 PM, Al Kossow wrote:
> > CHM has one, and a collection of printing cylinders
> >
> >
> >
> > On 11/11/16 2:03 PM, Ian S. King wrote:
> >
> >> Somewhere I have a photo of the machine that IBM used to make punch
> cards.
> >> It's in a small museum in Endicott, NY.  It did indeed take a roll of
> >> paper made to IBM specs and produce the flat punch cards many of us
> >> know and some subset of those, love.  It hadn't been run in years when I
> saw it.
> >>
> >

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