Oops, I forgot to mention.. it needs to be unexpectedly, to the point of
absurdly cheap! ;-)
Really though, these printers are mostly of "historic" interest, and not
much more - the mechanism is slow and noisy, with print quality somewhere
between 'poor' and 'acceptable'. I suspect that most owners, like myself,
only wish to run off a few listings to verify operation, produce a few demo
print-outs, (PrintShop maybe?) etc.
I'm mostly looking for a cheap & cheery way to re-ink or otherwise
rejuvenate the ribbon for a couple more goes, so it can be demonstrated,
etc. As of this writing, the whole black analine + ethanol + glycerin
recipe is starting to look good.. so long as the inking roller in the
cartridge will hold-up!
On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 7:46 PM, Curious Marc <curiousmarc3 at gmail.com>
I have used ribbonsunlimited.com
recently to remake a
lot of my HP2631
very odd ribbons. Wasn't cheap but sure worked perfectly.
lanie at ribbonsunlimited.com
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On Jan 30, 2016, at 5:24 PM, drlegendre .
<drlegendre at gmail.com> wrote:
Has anyone found a source for replacement ribbons, or even re-inking
supplies, for the Commodore VIC-1525 printer?
This printer was manufactured in Japan by Seikosha for CBM, and was also
sold in the USA by Radio Shack, re-badged under the Tandy / TRS-80 brand.
For reference - The VIC-1525 employs an odd two-cassette ribbon system,
that uses a continuous-loop ribbon only about 24" in total length. One
cassette contains a spring tensioner mechanism, with the second cassette
holding the inking roller and (friction?) gear.
The ribbon loop is strung side-to-side between the two cartridges, with
front strand passing in front of the print head,
and the rear strand
passing through the ribbon advance clutch.
Google turns up nothing, except for some homebrew recipes for making new
ink.. and one site offering exorbitantly priced NOS ribbons that are just
as likely dried up.
Thanks for any & all input..