Sunday, September 18, 2011

Purple


Full Disclosure: I attended a parochial grade school in the early 1980s. Our school still used spirit duplicators because they were still very cheap to operate. I'm not that old.

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  1. Used to be able to pick up spirit duplicators for a few bucks just about anywhere in the late 90's (as schools and churches and such finally gave in to the photocopier wave). It's gonna be the chemistry and master sheets that'll be impossible to get ahold of. You'd be better off finding a used tabletop A.B. Dick offset press if you want to satisfy your zine-making bone. Offset mats are readily available and relatively cheap if you hit up the trade supply shops for discontinued inks and such.

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  2. Ah, the heady smell of mimeograph ink...it takes me back.

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  3. I have four mimeograph machines I need to get rid of. Any takers? No supplies, I didn't invest in them.

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  4. the smell, the smell! I remember kids sniffing the xylene in their marker pens, and then taking a hit of spirit copies :-(

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  5. I've been searching - in vain - for a scented candle that mimics that scent. They have everything else imaginable; and some beyond imaginable.

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