8 Oct 2016

We R Memory Keepers typewriter ribbons




I forgot to mention that these are not on universal spools—they will not work in many German, British, and other typewriters that use DIN spools.

Sent from my Facit TP2, Royal Model P, Olympia SM3, and Underwood Quiet Tab Ace

10 comments:

  1. Did you get these color ribbon on ebay?

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  2. Shane, I think he got them at Michaels craft store.

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    1. thank you Joe. Didn't know that typewriter ribbons are still on offer in US stores. Envy you guys!

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    2. This is a recent development, as of this year, that these are offered (along with the new typewriter I posted on last month)

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  3. Thanks for testing these ribbons for us! I picked up a teal one at my local Michaels the other day, but hadn't tried it yet. If it's "paint," does that mean that the color doesn't flow back into the fibers after use, so that this ribbon will be exhausted sooner than a regular ribbon? (I hear that they're short, too. Evidently one isn't supposed to write a novel with these ribbons.)

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    1. I suppose technically rather than paint, it is pigment vs dye based inks. (and pigment based stamp pads seem to last a while) So I think it ought to last at least for a few cycles.

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    2. As I recollect, my 82 y/o typewriter repairman friend once told me that , in the old days, ribbons are "oil-based" but nowadays, they are more likely pigment based, pretty much like water-color. That's the reason they don't last

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  4. Thanks for the update on the ribbons. I have not gotten to the local Michaels yet thanks to Matthew.

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  5. Argh, that'll teach me not to clean my typelugs immediately afterwards. I was using the teal on my Aqua S&C Ghia model. Have to clean my lugs, and ribbon holders. Definitely paint like.

    Recently bought a purple one, logs great, but extremely messy and will only use it on a junker.

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  6. Has anyone tried these ribbons on a smith corona machine?

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