Tektronix also made a very weird printer for its 40x0 graphics
terminals. The paper is silver-coated! For some of these weird
Silver, or silver compounds? I thought it was a photographic process,
using a 1-line CRT to expose the photographic paper.
printers, the devices survive but its impossible to
find media that
still works. The silver paper has a shelf life that makes me think my
partial roll is useless.
Indeeed. Thermal printers aren't too bad, since thermal fax paper
normally works (it certainly works in the HP9866). Well, unless it's an
HP7245 which used special sproketed thermal paper which seems to be