carbon paper

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at
Fri Jan 17 04:32:59 EST 2003

--- Devra at wrote:
> I remember carbon paper.  I remember wax stencils
> that you typed (hitting the 
> keys VERY hard) on a manual typewriter, so that you
> could then put them onto 
> your (borrowed) Gestetner mimeo and print off copies
> of your friends' 
> deathless (ok, semi-deathless) prose about Spock's
> -er-mind....and sometimes, 
> when the art work had a lot of dark areas, you had
> to peel each page off by 
> hand (rather than trusting that it would drop off by
> itself) and gently lay 
> it onto a flat surface to dry...   Ah, the old
> days....  

Gestetner - (putting on Yorkshire accent)
Luxury!!Fordigraph anyone?? I did a fordigraph (called
ditto in the US i think), fanzine many years ago - ah
the sacred purple. I've even used a hectograph.

Jon Noble

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