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Captain Mimeo, thanks for setting me straight on the mimeo path & contacting your friend for me. I never knew about L.A.S.F.S. (My friends tease me for liking Dune. It would be nice to know people who get my Fremen jokes.)
I read that Mimeograph runs can be infinite, as opposed to limited prints with the Ditto/Spirit. Is this true?
http://www.irememberjfk.com/mt/2007/04/mimeograph_machines.php If so, I just put my foot in my mouth. I always assumed they were limited, imagining the master stencil to not be made for durability.
100 lbs! Ouch. I'd better remember to lift with the thighs & not the back.
James, I read about a portable Roneo mimeograph, but only once. (In the above link.) What a lucky score! Where did you find it? Is it manual? I'm keen on the hand-crank type, but I do imagine that electric might appeal once my arms are tired. Thanks for the offer. Now I know where my next $2 or first zines are going.
I have a Gestetner 360 machine in very good condition. Used last by my Grandparents about 20 yrs ago. Stored inside and covered since. I'm in Western NY state - let me know if you're interested.
Meanwhile, check out my Facebook page called:
Mimeograph Users Group
Hello again knowledgeable zinesters,
I just purchased a spirit duplicator- like a mimeograph. I've tracked down the necessary master stencils, but I need spirit fluid and a new wick. I understand that I should use methanol but can't find it in mid-michigan. Any ideas? Or safer alternatives?
Thank you! Yep, Repeat O Type has fluid but he said it can't be shipped. Great to know about rubbing alcohol!! I posted in your FB group as well :-)