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] On Behalf Of tony
Sent: 01 December 2014 20:24
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: RE: 3M "WhisperPrinter" (Trendcom 100) docs?
Nowdays, you can buy "thermal fax" paper at office supply stores and
it will work in the TI printers. Unfortunately, it's 8.5" wide so you
would need to modify the roll for the Whisper Writer. Maybe there is
a version of thermal cash register paper that will fit??
I've not seen thermal fax paper in office supply shops over here for about
years. Can you still find it in the UK (I've got a
few HP thermal
including the 9866 on top of my 9830, that use it).
Over here there were 2 common widths. 210mm and I think 216mm The
latter was the one used in most American printers, the former was much
easier to find. I obtained an HP printer (2761 or some such) that was
designed to use the wider paper. All I could find in the local shop was
narrower stuff. It would use that provided the roll
was in exactly the
place, otherwise the head would go off the edge of the
paper and snag on
the paper as it came back. So I grabbed some brass rod, cut a couple of
slices, drilled a centre hole and carefully faced them
off to be just the
thickness to put the roll where I needed it. Worked
fine and I was happy
unitl I went to another branch of the same office
shop. They had the 216mm
You can still get it, but its becoming rarer...