6 thoughts on “Stormchasing from home

    • The Typestar line of electronic typewriters used a ribbon that transferred “ink” to paper when a small metal strip was heated. The ribbons aren’t being made anymore so many folks use thermal fax or cash register receipt paper. In this case, I used a sheet of 8.5-inch wide fax paper cut in half, so the paper had a tendency to curl. I could have taken a few extra minutes to flatten it but I was lazy. A couple of other Typestar posts show the same curvature.


      • You are using thermal paper on a typewriter!? I didn’t know such a thing was possible. I’ve always wanted to print my own receipts. Not for any sort of proof of purchase, but just for fun. Now I’m going to try this.


      • The Canon Typestar is a lightweight electronic typewriter with a heated print head that creates letters and characters on standard paper. It uses a one-time use cartridge with a ribbon whose pigment (or whatever) is heated and transferred to the paper. Trouble is, the ribbon cartridges are no longer made and are becoming hard to find and pricey. Thermal paper causes the same reaction but without the ribbon. Joe Van Cleave (a creative guy like you) compares two thermal typewriters in this video.


    • On very, very rare occasions I’ll use Photoshop to prevent myself from looking like a total moron — but nearly all the time what you see is what I typed.


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